Companies embrace the new age of manufacturing
One of China’s most prominent platforms for promoting industrialization and informationalization, the China International Industry Fair (CIIF) is a resounding example of the country’s rise in the new age of manufacturing, according to the organizer of the event.
The theme of this year’s CIIF, which ran from Nov 1 to 5 in Shanghai, was focused on innovation, intelligence and green technologies, and featured a wide variety of innovations including numerically controlled machine tools, robots, new energy vehicles, information and telecommunication applications as well as energysaving tech.
As many as 63 projects related to intelligent manufacturing were showcased during the event and there were models of the space lab Tiangong II as well as the Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) Satellite developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
“No matter which direction Shanghai will take in its development, manufacturing will always remain the top priority for the city. The CIIF gives Shanghai many new ideas in terms of industrial innovation and development, and advanced manufacturing is the key,” said Chen Mingbo, director of the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Information Technology.
Automation again took center stage at this year’s exhibition.
Two bionic butterflies developed by leading German automation company Festo take to the air during the CIIF.
German robot manufacturer KUKA drew a big crowd to their booth with their showcase of drum-playing robots.