Over 6,000 Professionals Visit Weldex This Year
This year, 189 companies from 14 countries took part in the exhibition. Weldex is the largest cross-industry venue that has brought together the welding specialists of Russian and foreign enterprises in a variety of industrial sectors virtually for twenty years already. These include such global leaders as Esab, EWM, Fanuc, Kawasaki Robotics, Kemper, Lincoln Electric, Panasonic Industry Europe, Voestalpine Boehler Welding, and Russian manufacturers and dealers: Altai Subassembly Plant, Ryazan State Instrument-making Enterprise, ITS-Engineering, Kedr, Tekhnotron, Uraltermosvar, Cniitmash, and 35 new exhibitors. The total exposition area was 9,000 sq.m.
The German National Pavilion featuring over 10 companies made its debut at Weldex 2019 with support provided by German Welding Society (DVS) and Messe Essen.
Weldex 2019 opened a totally new space — the VR zone created to introduce training solutions for welding specialists to visitors with the help of the Lincoln Electric VRTEX virtual welding simulator and the Rutector Soldamatic solution with augmented reality modelling. These solutions are intended to facilitate a wide spectrum of tasks: beginner and advanced training sessions, candidate testing, and further training of instructors in schools and on the shop floor.
Over the course of 4 days, 6,080 visitors from 26 countries reviewed the exposition with a view to picking up the equipment for their manufacturing tasks, studying the latest welding, cutting, and surfacing trends, and having as many face-to-face meetings with directors of the exhibitors as possible.
The updated and extensive business programme of Weldex 2019 brought together over 60 welding experts in a single venue and provided welding market professionals with extra dialogue and networking opportunities. Over the course of three days, around 500 specialists attended the business programme events.
Oleg Bochkarev, Chairman of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation, took part in the work of the All-Russian Welders’ Conference and delivered a welcome address to the professional community, which was a seminal event.
Aluminium welding was the focus of the business programme. On 17t October, Weldex 2019 held the Day of Aluminium with conference: New in welding, cutting, surfacing in the manufacture of products from aluminium and aluminium alloys as its pinnacle event. During the conference, the experts of the Aluminium Association, Prometey Central Scientific Research Institute of Structural Materials, FSUE Tekhnomash R&D Company, Arconik Russia, RUSAL, and S7 Development Centre shared their experience with aluminium welding in a variety of industrial sectors and spoke about the high-potential areas of welding technology development. Viktor Mann, Director for Technological Development, RUSAL, was the special guest of the event.
In her speech during the Day of Aluminium opening ceremony, Elena Asanova, Director for Market Relations, Aluminium Association, emphasised that the conference held at Weldex 2019 will facilitate deeper conversion of aluminium and more extensive use of hi-tech aluminium products. “This format makes it possible for a wide range of professionals to learn about state-of-the-art solutions in aluminium welding. The expertise and knowledge presented at this professional forum today are unparalleled. This is the only place to acquire them”, Elena Asanova said.
The visitors took particular interest in the subject-specific master classes organised on the stands of the leading Russian and foreign manufacturers of technologies and equipment: Lincoln Electric, ESAB, Rutector, Tekhnotron, FANUC, etc.
The programme of the exhibition traditionally included professional contests: Best Welder, Best Young Welder, Best Welding Engineer/Scientist, Miss Welder of the World supported by the partners of the year: Esab, Svarog, Elsvar, and 3M.
The exhibition is held every year with support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Investments and Innovations of the Moscow Region, the Machine-Building Commission of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and the Defence Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
Partners of Weldex 2019: MMAGS, Elsvar, Aluminium Association, RAR, РНТСО.
Registration sponsor: Rutector
Navigation sponsor: Cebora Russia
Technical partner: Air Liquidе
The 20th anniversary International Exhibition for Welding Materials, Equipment and Technologies Weldex 2020 will be held on 13–16 October 2020 in EEC Sokolniki.