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 IFA 2019: Intelligent sensor technology for a better posture at the workplace
22.08.2019 | Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH, DFKI

nachricht IFA 2019: Architects develop 5G transmission masts made of wood for a sustainable city image
21.08.2019 | Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

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: Hamburg and Kiel researchers observe spontaneous occurrence of skyrmions in atomically thin cobalt films

Since their experimental discovery, magnetic skyrmions - tiny magnetic knots - have moved into the focus of research. Scientists from Hamburg and Kiel have now been able to show that individual magnetic skyrmions with a diameter of only a few nanometres can be stabilised in magnetic metal films even without an external magnetic field. They report on their discovery in the journal Nature Communications.

The existence of magnetic skyrmions as particle-like objects was predicted 30 years ago by theoretical physicists, but could only be proven experimentally in...

Im Focus: Physicists create world's smallest engine

Theoretical physicists at Trinity College Dublin are among an international collaboration that has built the world's smallest engine - which, as a single calcium ion, is approximately ten billion times smaller than a car engine.

Work performed by Professor John Goold's QuSys group in Trinity's School of Physics describes the science behind this tiny motor.

Im Focus: Quantum computers to become portable

Together with the University of Innsbruck, the ETH Zurich and Interactive Fully Electrical Vehicles SRL, Infineon Austria is researching specific questions on the commercial use of quantum computers. With new innovations in design and manufacturing, the partners from universities and industry want to develop affordable components for quantum computers.

Ion traps have proven to be a very successful technology for the control and manipulation of quantum particles. Today, they form the heart of the first...

Im Focus: Towards an 'orrery' for quantum gauge theory

Experimental progress towards engineering quantized gauge fields coupled to ultracold matter promises a versatile platform to tackle problems ranging from condensed-matter to high-energy physics

The interaction between fields and matter is a recurring theme throughout physics. Classical cases such as the trajectories of one celestial body moving in the...

Im Focus: A miniature stretchable pump for the next generation of soft robots

Soft robots have a distinct advantage over their rigid forebears: they can adapt to complex environments, handle fragile objects and interact safely with humans. Made from silicone, rubber or other stretchable polymers, they are ideal for use in rehabilitation exoskeletons and robotic clothing. Soft bio-inspired robots could one day be deployed to explore remote or dangerous environments.

Most soft robots are actuated by rigid, noisy pumps that push fluids into the machines' moving parts. Because they are connected to these bulky pumps by tubes,...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

The power of thought – the key to success: CYBATHLON BCI Series 2019

16.08.2019 | Event News

4th Hybrid Materials and Structures 2020 28 - 29 April 2020, Karlsruhe, Germany

14.08.2019 | Event News

What will the digital city of the future look like? City Science Summit on 1st and 2nd October 2019 in Hamburg

12.08.2019 | Event News

 
Latest News

Making small intestine endoscopy faster with a pill-sized high-tech camera

23.08.2019 | Medical Engineering

More reliable operation offshore wind farms

23.08.2019 | Power and Electrical Engineering

Tracing the evolution of vision

23.08.2019 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>