Weldon Solutions attends IMTS 2022 – International Manufacturing Technology Show

IMTS 2022


Providing industry professionals with quality solutions and a glimpse into 2023 

Every other year, the most renowned industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere, The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), takes place in Chicago, Illinois.

With more than 2,000 booths, 90% of visitors find new products or ideas. Manufacturers, distributors, and drivers of manufacturing technology join forces to demonstrate their best-performing equipment, discuss their companies’ roles in the industry, and offer insights and solutions to attendees.

Weldon Solutions exhibits grinders and robotic automation solutions

At this year’s event, Weldon will display some of its CNC cylindrical grinders and robotic automation systems to showcase how the products contribute to its customers’ success. Weldon is bringing:

  • The 1632 Gold Grinder is suitable for medium-low production applications between centers or when chucking. Its shear damping base design provides superior damping, enhanced thermal stability, and improved static and dynamic stiffness.
  • The G300 Grinder is a mid-sized, high-precision model designed for grinding either between centers or in chucking mode. It can run in high-production environments and provides a variety of part configurations with a minimum amount of setup.
  • The AGN4 is a compact CNC cylindrical grinder designed to produce high-precision small parts between centers or in chucking mode. It can perform plunge, contour and traverse grinding operations.

Additionally, Weldon will display its FANUC CRX Collaborative Robot in partnership with FANUC Robotics. Collaborative robots work alongside employees to assist with tedious and repetitive tasks.

Weldon President provides insights for 2023

Where is Weldon going in the year ahead? Where is the outlook for the manufacturing industry?

Our President Travis Gentzler expects the industry to experience significant growth in 2023.

First, he predicts the silicon carbide (SiC) business will continue to thrive. Weldon created its first SiC microchip over 20 years ago and expects to design more CNC grinders implementing SiC chips in the years.

Due to the demand for SiC devices for power electronics, the SiC market is expected to grow to nearly $7.8 billion by 2030.

Industry research also indicates robotic automation solutions will continue to grow. Robotic process automation is rapidly replacing traditional applications for completing repetitive tasks, and the market is expected to be worth $71.72 billion by 2023.

In addition, it has been a challenging few year for many manufacturing companies due to supply chain disruptions and price increases. Over the next year, Travis is hopeful the industry will be able to find some relief in this area as delivery times begin to improve and inflation pressures cool off.

Overall, Weldon is optimistic that 2023 will be a big year of growth. Contact us for more information on our CNC grinders and robotic automation solutions.

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