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Camarillo, Calif. — Sept. 28, 2007 — Roughly 1,800 attendees visited the ESPRIT booth at EMO (Exposition Mondiale de la Machine Outil) Hannover 2007 Sept. 17-22, when the largest metalworking show in its sector took place in Hannover, Germany.
ESPRIT 2008, which features numerous upgrades — including turning stock automation for lathes, EDM specific machining technology, open pocket milling, and more — was on display at the show, which drew 166,000 visitors to see 2,118 exhibitors from 42 nations.
“I expected a lot of people this year and a very busy show, but what happened was far beyond that,” said Udo Ehnes, DP’s technical manager Europe. “We didn’t even have enough time to visit everyone at the show because we had so much traffic on our booth from so many different countries.”
The show’s impressive attendance was up 4 percent over the previous two years, “when EMO still ran for a total of eight days,” according to information released by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, or Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken e.V(VDW), which hosted EMO Hannover 2007.
The ESPRIT booth featured about 10 presentations each day, conducted by a professional speaker, as well the “largest ESPRIT team ever at a machine-tool show,” according to Ehnes, who said the ESPRIT booth was outfitted with 42 team members — including 20 resellers and 22 DP staffers.
“It was an outstanding show,” Ehnes said. “Besides the big numbers of visitors, we have never had so many machine-tool builders show up on our booth asking for cooperation. It’s unbelievable. I am so happy about this result and want to thank all of our resellers and our team for making the show a unique event.”
ESPRIT was on display at EMO at the booths of 14 different machine tool builders and partners, and helped program roughly 60 machine tools throughout the event. EMO marked the world premier of some of the machines powered by ESPRIT, including the Mori Seiki NMV8000 and the Niles N40MC.
The next EMO show, EMO 2009, is scheduled to take place Oct. 5-10. 2009, in Milan, Italy.
ESPRIT is a high-performance computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system for a full range of machine tool applications. ESPRIT delivers powerful full-spectrum programming for 2–5 axis milling, 2–22 axis turning, 2–5 axis wire EDM, multitasking mill-turn machining and B-axis machine tools, and high-speed 3- and 5-axis machining.
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