Electronic component manufacturers achieve the productivity and part quality essential to staying on pace with increased consumer uptake of electronics with GF Machining Solutions’ new AgieCharmilles FORM S 350 die-sinking electrical discharge machining (EDM) solution.
“Mechatronics and digitalization will be decisive in determining high performance assembly in the coming years,” highlights Business Unit Manager for Gripping Systems, Ralf Steinmann, in advance of SPS IPC Drives. “Electrically controlled handling modules score highly with versatility, communication capabilities and energy efficiency.
The servo press kit YJKP, designed for electronics and small parts manufacturing, represents the key features of Industry 4.0 by ensuring easy, intuitive operation and using the communication standard OPC UA. Thanks to its operating software, the Festo system provides the answer to major issues associated with Industry 4.0, such as precise sizing, adaptation to the application, and real-time data control.
Ultrafast lasers have introduced new possibilities in engraving ultrafine structures, and scientists are now also investigating how to use them to etch microstructures into thin glass. There are possible applications in analytics (lab on a chip) and especially in electronics and the consumer sector, where great interest has been shown.