Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Tool making and additive technology exhibition: Fraunhofer IPT at Formnext

31.07.2015

New technologies for manufacturing tools and dies are changing the technological and organizational process chains in the companies in that sector. The Fraunhofer IPT has collaborated with tool and die manufacturing companies in recent years to undertake numerous projects related to this development. The latest project outcomes will be presented from 17 - 20 November 2015 at Formnext in Frankfurt.

The Fraunhofer IPT will be presenting results of relevance to the tool and die manufacturing sector on the basis of numerous exhibits at the joint Fraunhofer booth in Hall 3.


Sensor-equipped die insert with laser-structured air venting channels

© Fraunhofer IPT

In the VentOpt project (funding reference 02PK2371), a laser was used to create air extractor channels in an injection molding tool. Preliminary results relating to the deployment of the tool under real production conditions are now available and document increased part quality in conjunction with reduced cycle time.

The tool will be unveiled for the first time at a fair in November: “We hope to stimulate a dialogue with plastics engineering companies and discuss the results with visitors” says Dr. Kristian Arntz, Head of Department at the Fraunhofer IPT.

In addition to the Fraunhofer IPT, the companies FKT Formenbau und Kunststofftechnik GmbH in Triptis, Komos GmbH in Bürgel and Simcon GmbH in Würselen are taking part in the project.

Numerous projects have been undertaken in recent years in collaboration with GF Machining Solutions (previously GF AgieCharmilles) with the aim of optimizing the die-sinking process within the framework of the “Electrical Discharge Machining” industrial working group. Efforts focused on achieving increased surface quality in conjunction with reduced electrode wear and shorter machining time.

“In one sub-project last year, the deployment of bronze infiltrated graphite electrodes in cemented carbide machining operations was evaluated” reports Dr. Andreas Klink from the WZL of the RWTH Aachen.

Contact

Dr.-Ing. Kristian Arntz
Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
Steinbachstrasse 17
52074 Aachen
Germany
Phone +49 241 8904-121
kristian.arntz@ipt.fraunhofer.de
  www.ipt.fraunhofer.de

This press release and some printable photographs can also be found on the internet under
http://www.ipt.fraunhofer.de/en/Press/Pressreleases/20150731formnext2015.html

Susanne Krause | Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT

More articles from Trade Fair News:

nachricht Innovative Infrared Emitters Optimize the Manufacture of Vehicle Interior Fittings Using Vacuum Lamination
01.08.2017 | Heraeus Noblelight GmbH

nachricht Bug-proof communication with entangled photons
22.06.2017 | Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

All articles from Trade Fair News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Exotic quantum states made from light: Physicists create optical “wells” for a super-photon

Physicists at the University of Bonn have managed to create optical hollows and more complex patterns into which the light of a Bose-Einstein condensate flows. The creation of such highly low-loss structures for light is a prerequisite for complex light circuits, such as for quantum information processing for a new generation of computers. The researchers are now presenting their results in the journal Nature Photonics.

Light particles (photons) occur as tiny, indivisible portions. Many thousands of these light portions can be merged to form a single super-photon if they are...

Im Focus: Circular RNA linked to brain function

For the first time, scientists have shown that circular RNA is linked to brain function. When a RNA molecule called Cdr1as was deleted from the genome of mice, the animals had problems filtering out unnecessary information – like patients suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders.

While hundreds of circular RNAs (circRNAs) are abundant in mammalian brains, one big question has remained unanswered: What are they actually good for? In the...

Im Focus: RAVAN CubeSat measures Earth's outgoing energy

An experimental small satellite has successfully collected and delivered data on a key measurement for predicting changes in Earth's climate.

The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes (RAVAN) CubeSat was launched into low-Earth orbit on Nov. 11, 2016, in order to test new...

Im Focus: Scientists shine new light on the “other high temperature superconductor”

A study led by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg presents evidence of the coexistence of superconductivity and “charge-density-waves” in compounds of the poorly-studied family of bismuthates. This observation opens up new perspectives for a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of high-temperature superconductivity, a topic which is at the core of condensed matter research since more than 30 years. The paper by Nicoletti et al has been published in the PNAS.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, superconductivity had been observed in some metals at temperatures only a few degrees above the absolute zero (minus...

Im Focus: Scientists improve forecast of increasing hazard on Ecuadorian volcano

Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the Italian Space Agency (ASI), and the Instituto Geofisico--Escuela Politecnica Nacional (IGEPN) of Ecuador, showed an increasing volcanic danger on Cotopaxi in Ecuador using a powerful technique known as Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR).

The Andes region in which Cotopaxi volcano is located is known to contain some of the world's most serious volcanic hazard. A mid- to large-size eruption has...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Call for Papers – ICNFT 2018, 5th International Conference on New Forming Technology

16.08.2017 | Event News

Sustainability is the business model of tomorrow

04.08.2017 | Event News

Clash of Realities 2017: Registration now open. International Conference at TH Köln

26.07.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

New thruster design increases efficiency for future spaceflight

16.08.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Transporting spin: A graphene and boron nitride heterostructure creates large spin signals

16.08.2017 | Materials Sciences

A new method for the 3-D printing of living tissues

16.08.2017 | Interdisciplinary Research

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>