The AWD (Association of Welding Distribution) has announced that almost 30 exhibitors from the UK and Europe have signed up for the AWD Welding World

village at MACH 2012 which it is sponsoring.

The ‘AWD Welding World Village’, features a seminar area and hospitality lounge facility and exhibitor stands devoted to high technology welding and cutting

equipment, welding consumables, health and safety equipment, process gases and other ancillary products.

Companies signed up to exhibit include Air Products with industrial gases, BOC showing a new welding pack for off-site maintenance and repair, Flextraction with fume and dust extraction systems, Gullco international exhibiting welding and cutting automation products. Also exhibiting are Brian Hyde showing high-performance industrial marking products for use in all types of manufacturing, Weldability-sif exhibiting MIG and MMA welding machines (pictured below) and safety equipment along with welding consumables, Abrasive Finishing with abrasive and finishing tools, Protem Gmbh with inside and outside clamping bevelling machines plus Orbital tube squaring machines and The Validation Centre (TVC) with a range of welding data logging equipment including the all new Mini Arc Logger (M.A.L.)

Adrian Hawkins, AWD director and national chairman says: “The AWD plays a lead role in the promotion of ­manufacturing technology and in particular, the welding and thermal cutting processes. We are extremely pleased at the response we have had to the Welding World Village with 27 companies signed up to exhibit a wide range of welding, cutting, safety equipment, industrial gas ­technology and ancillary products. This is the first time welding products in such great number have been exhibited under one roof in the UK for some years and MACH 2012 being the UK’s leading manufacturing equipment show, is the ideal platform for welding companies to reach UK manufacturers.”