32.BI-MU, From 14 to 17 october 2020, at FIERAMILANO RHO, the largest offering of digital technologies for sustainable production on show

Press Release 30.10.2019.

From 14 to 17 October 2020, fieramilano Rho will be the stage for the 32nd edition of BI-MU, the most
important Italian exhibition dedicated to the industry of metal forming and metal cutting machine tools,
additive and digital manufacturing, robots and automation, enabling technologies and subcontracting. It is
the only trade show in Italy related to the sector that has a real international appeal.
Promoted by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian machine tools, robots and automation systems
manufacturers’ association, and organised by EFIM-ENTE FIERE ITALIANE MACCHINE, 32.BI-MU will present
a renewed technological index of products, covering all solutions regarding the factory of the future and
a lot of new entertainment and thematic insight projects, conceived to make the most of the presence of
the operators attending the exhibition.
Metal forming and metal cutting machine tools, additive manufacturing, robots, automation, auxiliary and
enabling technologies, subcontracting, powertrain and fluid-power systems, mechatronics, surface finishing
treatments, tools, components, equipment and accessories, metrology and welding, IoT, Big Data,
analytics, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Augmented Reality and system integrators, vision systems,
software, solutions for industrial material handling and warehouse management: these are only a few of
the technologies on show at 32.BI-MU.
After over 60 years of exhibition evolution following the technological transformation of the sector, today
BI-MU is more and more a meeting point between production systems and digital world.
After all, data management and interconnection of machines are crucial factors for a sustainable
management of production cycles in a factory, which translates to higher profitability, smart use of
resources and enhancement of safety systems, according to the approach of circular economy that will be
among the hot topics of 32.BI-MU.
Energy streamlining of machines, optimization of production downtime, modular design in the designing
phase , predictive maintenance: these are only a few of the technological issues that will make their debut
at 32.BI-MU, together with integrated solutions for industrial material handling, warehouse management
and storage of goods, thus enriching the event with new contents.
For the edition number 32 of BI-MU, the organisers have worked on several new initiatives that will
increase exhibitors’ and visitors’ appeal of BI-MU. Indeed, in this edition, the exhibition will include two
new sectors, which are inherently contiguous and complementary to that of machine tools: the logistics
sector will occupy BI-MULogistics, a special area developed in cooperation with INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA,
and the sector of technical subcontracting and services for the industry will be hosted in the new
SUB4TECH, an area promoted by CIS-Comitato Interassociativo Subfornitura, (Interassociative
Subcontracting Committee).
In addition, there will be FABBRICAFUTURA, the area of BI-MU that will host developers of software and
technologies for connectivity and for data management and safety; ROBOT PLANET, an innovation area
supported by SIRI (Italian Robotics and Automation Association) and centred on industrial and collaborative
robots, integrators and automation systems; BOX CONSULTING, a space reserved for consultants and
integrators; BI-MU STARTUPPER, an area dedicated to young innovators and new enterprises, involved in
the development of products and projects linked to the world of production systems and metalworking;
Association of Additives Technologies) and intended as a place where developers, manufacturers and
customers of “machine tools of the third kind” can meet and exchange views; FOCUS MECHATRONICS, the
traditional area organised in cooperation with AIdAM (Italian Association of Automation and Mechatronics)
and IMVG (Italian Machine Vision Group) to host “smart solutions”, capable of optimising machinery
management and industrial processes; THE WORLD OF SURFACE FINISHING AND TREATMENTS, a thematic
area – sponsored by Anver (Italian Association of Industrial Coaters) – reserved for the most qualified
offering of machines and systems for surface finishing and treatments.
Another great novelty of 32.BI-MU is BI-MUpiùDigital, a demonstration space promoted by Fondazione
UCIMU in cooperation with MindSphere World Italia and set up within one of the exhibition halls to show
the potential of a digital factory, by connecting several machines displayed at different stands, where it will
be possible to observe their operation and processing.
Following on from the success of the past edition, again in 2020, BI-MU will combine its exhibition with a
thematic, in-depth cultural analysis, developed through a programme of conferences on specific topics and
through side events that will propose discussions with opinion leaders and presentations of technologies
related to the sector. The protagonists of the events, mainly addressed to visitors, will also be the
Exhibitors, who can be involved on the stage in special initiatives, insight opportunities focused on issues
linked to the world of the manufacturing industry and ad hoc meetings to encourage the sharing of knowhow. This and much more will be the content performed within the arena of BI-MUpiù and
BI-MUpiùAdditive, which will offer the international public many more reasons to take part in this biennial
In anticipation of 32.BI-MU, the organisers have planned a calendar of approaching events taking place in
some of the major industrial areas in Italy, which will partially anticipate the main technological issues
analysed during BI-MUpiù in the exhibition days.
The programme of approaching events and the information concerning participation and details of the
exhibition will soon be available on bimu.it.
Cinisello Balsamo, 30 October 2019
Claudia Mastrogiuseppe, External Relations and Press Office Manager, +390226255.299, +393482618701 press@ucimu.it
Massimo Civello, External Relations and Press Office +390226255.266, +393487812176 press2@ucimu.it
Filippo Laonigro, Technical Press Office, +390226255.225, technical.press@ucimu.it


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List of attending exhibitors

545 companies will already be present. Registrations continue and the organizational activity of 32.BI-MU proceeds.
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The Exhibitors’ Opinion

To have an idea of the product ranges on show at 32.BI-MU, you can read the interviews with some of the companies that have already registered.
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Hospitality Service for visitors

BI-MU for all exhibitors offers a range of facilities to stay in Milan or near the exhibition centre.
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How to exhibit

It is still possible to register at 32.BI-MU. Read the participation costs.
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Index of products

Metal cutting, metal forming and additive machines, robots, digital manufacturing and automation, enabling technologies, subcontracting.
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The official catalogues of 31.BI-MU / SFORTEC INDUSTRY are available.
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Request information

Do you need help? The organizing secretary will answer your questions quickly.
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Technologies on show

Not only machine tools, the 32.BI-MU edition welcomes a variety of technologies for the intelligence factory.
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2018 Edition Facts & Figures

Great success for 31.BI-MU/SFORTEC INDUSTRY 65,000 visits to the exhibition that enjoyed the full appreciation of exhibitors.
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BI-MUteam participation in events and fairs of the sector

The BI-MUteam participates in events with promo Speech and information desks
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Are you an exhibitor?

The secretariat is at your disposal to give you useful information, support to organize all the details for your company.

Are you a visitor?

Do you want help to better organize your visit to BI-MU? Contact the organizational secretariat. Your every question will be answered quickly.