Proseat, the leading manufacturer of foam parts for the automotive industry, will rely on the know-how of KUKA Industries in the production of the BMW seat covers. An automated CO2 laser system brings the complex 3D geometries into shape. In contrast to the proposed method of punching, the laser achieves clean and clear cuts.
The global market situation for sheet metal manufacturing has changed significantly in the last few years. Today’s challenges are the constantly changing lot sizes, a higher number of individual assembly requests, the ever increasing quality requirements and a wider range of materials and thicknesses to process. Additionally, in order to stay relevant on the market, these challenges must be faced quickly and at the lowest price possible.
With TruConnect, at the Euroblech 2016, TRUMPF is showcasing innovative solutions on the way to Industry 4.0 in the field of sheet metal processing. The concept for networked production links machines, people and information – for example, via the new data output interface Central Link. At the TRUMPF booth, TruConnect is omnipresent: the machines are equipped with smart features, and consulting and software offerings are a recurrent theme throughout.