Model Engineering In Thailand and South East Asia

METALEX 2014, ASEAN’s largest international machine tool and metalworking technology trade exhibition and conference.

Resource Provided by George

Don’t miss this fascinating exhibition showing the front line in modern technology for machining, forming and shaping metals.

19 – 22 November 2014

10.00 to 19.00 hrs

Venue: BITEC (Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centra)

BTS (Skytrain) Bang Na Station (Exit 1)

Click Here for a Map of BITEC

On Exhibit:-

  • Tools & Tooling, Accessories
  • Mold and Die, Machine Tools, Tools and Tooling, Metrology, Tools and Tooling
  • Machine Tools and Machining Centers, EDM Machines, Mold and Die, Foundry
  • Factory Automation, Pump & Valve, Material Handling, Accessories, Machine Tools
  • Sheet Metalworking, Welding Technology, Machine Tools, Wire & Tube

This Machinery Exhibition Is For The Small Guy As Well As The Big Companies

A number of the Announcement List members, George and John for example, makes a point of going every year.

They sometimes picks up some small pieces of tooling or consumables that are difficult to find elswhere. There maybe even ex-demo tools or equipment going cheap.

Pre-Register On The Netalex Website To Save Time Queuing

To saving queueing at the entrance on the day, you can pre-register online at the Metalex 2014 website.

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4 Responses to Metalex Machine Tools Exhibition

  • My precious wife & I drove down to BITEC on the 19th and spent most of the day examining the many, many exhibits. The place is HUGE, I could easily have gone back to see more exhibits in greater detail on Thursday or Friday, but simply laked the will to fight the traffic. We left our house at 8am and it took only a bit over an hour to drive the expressway part from Nong Khae, but once we exited onto the road in front of BITEC, the traffic nearly stopped….it took another 45 minuets to traverse the few kilometers to the BITEC parking lot. Once inside, I was “greeted” by a dynamic Yaskawa robotic welding display with 2 robotic welders going through the motions of spot welding a auto part.
    I found a few general tool suppliers based here in Thailand that reminded me of a Harbor Freight store; I picked up their products catalog and was pleasantly surprised to find prices listed for all the products,…and they mentioned that they would mail out their products once you placed an order….no need to drive to their store.

    Lots of large lathes (430mm swing over bed & up) on display, but only one in the 300mm swing category, and it was from China (Toptech) with no Thai storefront; however, I could order through IDDA ( There’s an english language web page at The salesman at Toptech quoted me a very reasonable price if I purchased it at their store in China,…but he didn’t know (or didn’t want to say) the shipping, VAT, and import fees to get into Thailand.

    OK, that’s my report,…It was nice going as a retiree and not as a business rep.

    Mike (Nong Khae)

  • Hi Mike,

    No, it’s free but as I said it’s best to register online before you go.

  • Is there an entrence fee?

    • Good afternoon Mike
      As Alan states it is free to get in but before they issue a pass badge there is a long form to fill in. No problem but does take a bit of time. If you pre-register you will receive an e-mail with a pass number. You just show this at the desk and your badge is already for you. That was the way last time I went.
      This year I registered a couple of months ago and yesterday they sent me an invitation to the VIP lounge. Not too sure just what that gets me but a cold beer would be nice!!!!!
      I hope to be there on the 22nd if I get back from Baku in time.

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