An intense program, a practical approach and a common objective: to discuss how industrial finishing should return to Europe by speaking the language of quality. These were the ingredients that led to the success of GET TECHNICAL 2023.
A two-day, free, live event dedicated to technical skills and innovations to discuss the best painting methods for bicycles and sports equipment.
The numbers and interventions
The event was a huge success, with over 180 attendees from across Europe , including OEMs, suppliers, contract painters and innovators. The morning session was inaugurated with a welcome speech by Eurotherm President , Paolo Ghiazza , who provided an introduction to the event. Next, Yavor Peshev , CEO of The Sppot , presented in detail The Sppot ecosystem , its objectives and projects, while Darren Bond, foreign sales manager of Eurotherm , analyzed the impact of Industry 4.0 in the surface treatment sector.
The themes of GET TECHNICAL 2023
The two round tables in the morning session, focused on crucial topics such as reshoring, the quality of production in Europe and circularity and involved several speakers and expert technicians. What emerged is that the future of the European manufacturing industry must bring the discussion back to the opportunity of re -localization and the challenges that European factories are facing.
The pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war brought to light the need for re-localization. The reduction of external dependence, greater flexibility and ESG standards suggest just some of the good reasons to return to believing in “Made in Europe”.
Not a cheap alternative, but a solution that focuses on quality, sustainability, and the social aspect of these choices.
The second-round table of the morning focused on the theme of circularity. An increasingly important topic within the European Union which leads us to look at longer life cycles for products with a strategic approach.
The longevity of the product in fact begins from production and in particular from the painting system which includes efficient pre-treatment, qualified operators on the line and rigorous quality control on surface finishes from the beginning to the end of the process.
From a practical point of view, the technicians were able to highlight which are the most common errors on the painting line and how to avoid them, emphasizing the importance of the human factor within Industry 4.0.
The quality of production
In the months preceding the event we set up a demonstration area with powder and liquid coating booths, Lesta robots, and WAGNER spray guns and application systems.
The objective of the afternoon session was to organize real-time technical demonstrations of painting and surface finishing processes of bicycle frames and components, capable of giving concrete answers to painting problems and to highlight our commitment to providing complete and cutting-edge solutions for the surface finish.
The participants were in fact able to focus on some of the most common problems in the bicycle painting process, being able to deal with the decal workshop organized by Posterama , the Duthoo scratch repair course , and with the latest trends in range of colors and shades of TIGER and Berlac .