At the heart of the MIDEST trade villages 

Back again in Lyon

This year, you will find two squares hosting discussions and dynamic presentations brought to you by different partners, associations and federations. They will offer technical and sector information, demonstrations, pitch sessions and talks during the show’s evening opening

These two squares will be an opportunity for you to monitor the changes in their respective sectors, the specific applications that they offer various industries and all the latest technological advances




1. Plastics Processing Know-how Squareallize-300.jpg

Organized in partnership with ALLIZE PLASTURGIE, this square will offer you three high profile attractions:

  • The PUXI 1 Lorry brought to you by Destination Plasturgie: 

Puxi 1 is an ‘educational’ semi-trailer that opens up to reveal an array of equipment for demonstrating the four technologies involved in the processing of plastics: 

    - ARBURG hybrid injection press
    - FORMECH thermoformer
    - MATEX VARESE extrusion line
    - RAISE 3D printer 
    - Plus a "Matériautech" space: Gems® presentation, a gallery of material samples revealing the composition of polymers and the sectors where they are used. 

Puxi 1 also offers a digital experience. 

Puxi is also the name of an interactive and educational digital experience focusing on innovation. Housed in the lorry, it offers a different look at the universe of plastics and composites

Issued with a tablet and helmet, you will plunge into the heart of plastics and composites

    - Digitization of industrial processes: discover what is going on inside the machines
    - Augmented reality design of a telephone casing 
    - 3D simulation of the injection of the Puxi mascot, with the option to vary the parameters 
    - Video presentation of eco-design, sustainable development… 



  • Manufacturing island

Consisting of an injection moulding machine, belt and grinder, this manufacturing island lets you experience the daily operations of a plastics processing factory.


The recycling of plastics, one of the challenges facing modern society, will also be featured through the use of products that are ground and then re-used by the injection moulding machine.

Visitors will be able to depart bearing goodies manufactured by the production line.



  • Lectures focusing on plastic and composite processing themes:

On the programme :

Tuesday 5th March:
Presentation of the plastics sector, in the presence of a Big Customer
    10.00 – 11.00 a.m.: Building and civil engineering construction
    1.00 – 2.00 p.m.: Pharmaceutical industry
    2.30 – 3.30 p.m.: Motor vehicles

Wednesday 6th March: 
    2.00 – 4.00 p.m.:
Conference “Additive manufacturing, the new industrial revolution in support of mass production”

Thursday 7th March: 
    10.30 – 11.30 a.m.:
Conference “The subcontractor relations situation in France”, lecture by Thierry Charles (Doctor of Law, Allizé Plasturgie Director of Legal Affairs)

Friday 8th March:
    9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.:
Conference  “The circular economy”, lecture by the IPC (Innovation Plasturgie Composites) 



2. 'We manufacture your electronics' Know-how Squaresnese-300_0.jpg

In partnership with the SNESE, this Square will host two major events:

  • The international hand brazing competition:

Once again this year, the SNESE space in the Electronics Industry Village will be the venue for the international hand brazing competition.

Brazing electronic cards by hand is an essential part of electronics manufacturing, even if much of the manufacturing process is undertaken by robots. 

No engineer who has not mastered this technology can claim to be competent.
It is the absolute foundation of the technician’s trade and it is the bread and butter of the industry’s skilled workers.
The international hand brazing competition shines the spotlight on it on stand 6 C69.

Organized by an international organization, the IPC, in partnership with the IFTEC, the SNESE and numerous expert suppliers, it is a qualifying competition for the world final.


  • The electronics industry in France is stepping up to the Industry of the Future:

The French electronics industry is rising to the challenge of the Industry of the Future with the presentation of the first electronics factory of the future by Lacroix Electronics, and the Dragon Fly, a 3D printer that revolutionizes the manufacture of printed circuits from metal powders, both being presented in partnership with the SNESE.

In a world premiere, a device for the production of a drug at home will also be on show. The drug in question is primarily intended for the treatment of mucoviscidosis and the device is the product of collaboration between two members of the SNESE – Créative Eurecom for the design of the software and hardware and Crosway Technologies for the manufacture – as well as DTF médical and Alaxia.

Finally, the SNESE will also be presenting two demonstrators in the Electronics Industry Know-how Square: TICIO APPROS and API NET TRONIC’S. These are management tools for secure company-to-company exchanges and for the management of surplus component stocks. It will be an opportunity to observe changes in the sector and specific apps that is offering various industries, as well as to discover all the latest technological advances.

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