Recently the demand for automation systems for small, complex workpieces, such as those found in the medical equipment and aerospace industries, for the production of a wide variety of parts in small lot sizes is increasing. Yamazaki Mazak has developed the VARIAXIS i-300 AWC in response to this increasing demand based on MAZAK FMS production expertise accumulated over many years.
FANUC will be unveiling its latest robot developed specifically for industrial washing applications in extreme working environments at the EMO. The R-2000 i C/210WE robot is a new model of the R-2000 i C series featuring a further developed mechanical design, which is of particular interest for the automotive, its suppliers, tear 1 and other industries with washing needs.
Confirming its position as developer and manufacturer of the world’s most advanced EDM systems, Sodick will be demonstrating the very latest technology at EMO this year. Machines on the stand will include no less than four wire EDM machines; with two brand-new models, the ALC800G and VL600QH, as well as a Premium ALC600L, while Sodick’s extensive die-sinker EDM range will be represented by an automation-ready AG60L equipped with a robot, as well as one of its highly successful entry-level AD55L machines. In addition, the company will be demonstrating its unique, ground-breaking 3D metal additive manufacturing machine, with integral milling capability – the OPM250L, which continues to draw crowds wherever it appears.
A veritable hotbed for business success; a fantastic window onto the global market; a pacesetter for the future of manufacturing − those are just a few of the ways in which participating exhibitors have described the outcome of EMO Hannover 2017. After six action-packed days, more than 2,200 international manufacturers of production technology left Hannover on Saturday with full order books, in a highly optimistic frame of mind.
GF Machining Solutions—a long-time, major actor in plastic injection and die casting, supplying market players with high-performance machine tools—continues its legacy of providing customers with solutions for manufacturing the most complex molds, dies and inserts with the addition of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology to its multi-technology portfolio. Discover the GF Division’s AgieCharmilles AM S 290 Tooling solution for mold and die in Hall 27, Stand B24, at EMO Hannover 2017, September 18–23, in Hannover, Germany.
Timesavers International will be introducing the latest generation of precision grinding machines from their 81 series. The grinders are deemed particularly suitable for the fine machining of titanium, corrosion-resistant steel, aluminum and other metallic materials with maximum lengths of 7,500 mm and widths up to 2,100 mm.
The German-language scientific periodical “Bild der Wissenschaft” has described Prof. Gisela Lanza as the “120-per-cent woman”, because for four years she worked simultaneously as the first incumbent of the Shared Professorship of “Global Production Engineering and Quality” at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and at the automaker Daimler.
The EMO Hannover 2017 is exploring new approaches for strengthening mutual feedback between the academic and business communities. In line with the EMO’s motto of “Connecting systems for intelligent production”, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) is therefore organising the Industry 4.0. Special Show area, on which Fraunhofer and university-affiliated research institutes of the German Academic Society for Production Engineering (WGP) will be showcasing the latest advances in networked production technology. Besides the WGP (a grouping of leading German mechanical engineering professors), representatives of the industrial sector will be showing what solutions they have already implemented in practical form. In an accompanying presentation forum, eminent academics will be elucidating their latest research results, and firms will be spotlighting their competences in regard to the smart factory concept.