To meet the demands of ever more discerning customers, manufacturers are constantly striving to improve product quality. One way to achieve this is through 100% inspection of components, rather than taking samples from a production line for quality control. There is a problem if components are complex or already partly assembled, however, as they can take too long to inspect by probing or laser scanning. In the case of additively manufactured components or plastic mouldings containing electronics, it may even be impossible to check them at all by conventional means.
This industry-focused event offers workshops, delivers talks and hosts an exhibition which appeal to a wide range of interests in what is increasingly seen as a critical and enabling technology.
Now in its 25th year, the event takes over the whole company’s headquarters campus in Ulm, Germany, with displays of equipment and live demonstrations from Zwick Roell and partner companies. To give an idea of the scale, on each day of the five-day event 1400 people from around the world sit down together for lunch.
How do you align a particle accelerator as big as the planned successor to the Large Hadron Collider or accurately measure large, next generation aircraft components during manufacture and assembly? Such questions in Large Volume Metrology (LVM) have triggered research by a collaboration of scientists across Europe to deliver a range of new ideas and prototype measuring systems for use in LVM. The three-year collaborative research project (LUMINAR*) reached its conclusion in summer 2016 with simultaneous demonstration of the new systems and research outputs in a live industrial environment at Airbus, Filton, followed by a two-day workshop.
OAL has been involved in designing, implementing and automating innovative engineering solutions for the world’s food industry for more than 20 years. The company boasts a range of competencies that include automation, design, mechanical capabilities and product development.
A global die casting company has seen a big boost in productivity thanks to a series of measuring systems supplied by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.
Brake and clutch manufacturer ALCON uses a ZOLLER venturion 450 universal tool presetting and measurement system ensure accuracy for its motorsport customers These include World Rally Championship teams, Formula teams and NASCAR.
Holmfirth-based precision engineering firm Holtex manufactures a large variety of high-end, high-precision complex components, as one-offs and in small batches.
Simulation Tools are having a significant impact in the manufacturing industry and virtual prototyping is playing an increasing role in today’s advanced engineering.
Always use the latest production technology – that’s the principal that a Aluline A/S, Danish manufacturer of aluminum components and solutions, relies on to excel in the global market.
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