On the way to my first meeting of the morning at Fakuma, I happened upon a small crowd gathered at the Barlog Plastics (Overath, Germany) booth, stand 3209 in hall A3. I had to stop, of course, and find out what was attracting all the attention. It was a racing game open to attendees, who sit behind the wheel of a Formula 1 type car and try to finish a lap in record time. A screen propped against the windshield lets bystanders watch the driver’s progress. Because it’s more fun to compete, as any pinball wizard can attest, the driver clocking the best time during the show will be awarded an iPad Pro.
The exhibitor’s goal was to create an interactive environment at the stand, and in that Barlog Plastics was successful. The novelty might also capture the attention of someone looking for materials ranging from low-emission POM grades for vehicle interiors to PA 6.6 alternatives, which the company is eager to supply. It also provides an array of raw materials for a number of other applications, including metal replacement in sanitary parts, and offers prototype and small series production services.
Fakuma runs through October 20 at the messe in Friedrichshafen, Germany.