Topics of Issue 1 // 2017
A selection of the current Themes of our EDM-Customermagazine "Profile"
Kegelmann Technik GmbH
Kegelmann Technik has been one of the best addresses for prototypes and small series for almost 30 years – and always a step ahead of the market. Its recipe for success is its use of brand-new and different technologies for the benefit of the customer.
At three locations in Europe, the USA and Asia, the HÄRTER Group produces stamping tools, injection moulds, stamped, deep-drawn and plastic parts, and integrated components for electronics and automotive. With high vertical integration – even in toolmaking – the specialists ensure maximum flexibility and quality. Needless to say, wire-cutting is also part and parcel of this.
In the production of precision dies for cold forming, the NICHIDAI Corporation occupies one of the world’s leading positions. Thanks to its skilled use of electric discharge machining, the company handles the production of dies and formed parts, as required primarily in the automotive industry, and is now making inroads into the fields of automotive component assembly and the production of industrial filters. We were interested to learn about the mindset behind the company’s technological development.
Few subjects are currently capable of stirring the emotions as much as digital networking. The debate is peppered with such terms as automation, digitisation, the smart factory, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0. So what’s it all about?
ITB Innovation, a French company domiciled in Autechaux in the Département Doubs near the Swiss border, designs clamping systems for turning and milling centres. It has its own wire EDM machine department comprising two machines, a MV1200R and a MV2400R.
Atlantic Zeiser GmbH
The product range of Atlantic Zeiser GmbH in Emmingen, southwestern Germany, revolves around the task of “creating identity”. The company’s specialists develop and produce systems that provide banknotes, credit and cheque cards, lottery tickets and packages with individual markings. The abundance of precision-machined components required for this are produced by Atlantic Zeiser on an MV1200S wire-cutting machine from Mitsubishi Electric.
IFA Powertrain GmbH & Co. KG
In all vehicles, propeller and half shafts transmit the power from the gearbox to the drive axle and drive wheels. The basic principle of flexible torque transmission has been known for about 500 years and has been perfected by the automotive industry for modern power trains. The IFA Group with its head office in Haldensleben is a component supplier to all major car makers. It is one of the world’s market leaders. .
Everyone’s talking about Industry 4.0. There are plenty of ideas on what could be done; there are also very different projects underway in a number of companies; and there are the first specific instances of practical implementation in industry. One thing is certain: the fourth industrial revolution is on its way. As with all far-reaching changes, there will be winners and losers. Which side of the divide small and medium-size enterprises will find themselves on is impossible to tell at present.
Nieuwstraten Metaalbewerking BV
Almost one and half years ago, the sister companies Nieuwstraten Metaalbewerking BV and Nieuwstraten Proefstaven BV each started working with a Mitsubishi Electric MV2400S Tubular. The machines were supplied by Dutch distributor Dymato. The machines are now so firmly established in everyday operations that they’ve become literally indispensable.
The history of Mitsubishi Electric is also the history of the development of modern Japan. The road to the future from a former shipping company to today’s market leader is based today just as much as ever on an unbroken tradition of innovation and evolution in its efforts to continue the tradition of Changes for the Better on the eve of its second century..
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