Next spring the Medical Cluster and RMS Foundation will bring you the conference [MEET THE EXPERT] Implants. This event will take place on April 28-29, 2014 at the Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken, Switzerland.
The goal of the conference is to offer a platform for discussion and knowledge transfer between individuals active in the implant field.
Submit your abstract
The two-day conference is divided into keynote lectures and speaker presentations. Speaker presentations will be given by selected individuals who submit an abstract on their particular focus in the industry. Abstract submission is now open and all interested parties are urged to apply.
In addition to keynote lectures, short presentations (15 min.) of current projects from select companies will be given and discussed. To ensure a broad range of topics and presenters, we would like to invite you to submit an abstract for one of the select short presentations. The deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2014. Registration is fast and can be completed online at www.medical-cluster.ch/mte_speaker.
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Dixi Polytool S.A., manufacturer of carbide tools aims to constantly innovate to strengthen its benchmark position, in particular in the watchmaking field.
Thus, the year 2013 was marked by a large number of new products launches, dedicated primarily to the watchmakers and their subcontractors.
Profiled T-slot end mill
Dixi Polytool has always been able to manufacture profiled T-slot end mills (picture below) according to specific demands from customers but now, in order to answer as quickly as possible, the company has invested in a large stock of semifinished rough parts from Ø 4 mm to 30 mm. Therefore, Dixi Polytool is able to satisfy its customers within a few days only in all geometries required by this market, this from one single tool to large series.
Straight flute slot drills 7063
This new family of tools is intended for machining plates of gold, silver or brass watch. The specific geometry has been developed in order to carry out machining on the slopes without burrs and to get mirror polish in the bottom of the parts. This range has been developed with various watch partners. These tools include mirror polished cut and rake
sides and are available from stock from Ø 0.40 to 4 mm.
DIXI 1136 drills with reinforced shank
This new family of micro-drills is non- coated or DICUT coated and complements a very wide range already offered by Dixi. This is a versatile range in terms of materials to be machined and it is characterized in particular by a tolerance of 0/+ 0.004 on the diameter and a big variety (0.20 to 1.99 every 1/100 mm)
DIXI 1716 micro thread formers
This new range of micro thread formers comes to complement the very large range of Dixi micro taps. These tools are mainly destined for machining of row alloy steels, copper alloys and aluminum. All the tools are coated with a nano layer of Di-Top and are available from stock from S 0.40 to M 1.40.
NT, RT right and left gauges according to NIHS standard
Dixi Polytool also completed a range of gauges from S 0.30 to S 1.40 according to NIHS RT and NT standard.
Newemag has moved into its new headquarters in Eschenbach. The new exhibition hall is open and has already been presented to several interested customers. To complete its product range, the company now offers a new complete range of machining centers.
“Our absolute priority was that our customers do not realize that we moved. We wanted them to continue to be delivered at the same speed and in the same quality as usual’, explains Pirmin Zehnder, CEO. In all areas of the company, this motto was mandatory. The store of spare parts with its approximately 50,000 items also followed it. “Articles which were in transit were identified as such in the system. In addition, during the weeks of moving, the employees of the store were divided between Rotkreuz and Eschenbach. This way, we were able to deliver our customers normally”, explains Reto Hirsiger, responsible for spare parts. Completed products portfolio
Newemag takes over the exclusive representation for Switzerland and Liechtenstein for Hedelius, a German manufacturer of 3, 4 and 5 axis CNC vertical machining centres. Hedelius allows Newemag to adapt to the changing conditions of the market and to complement its product portfolio.
3, 4 and 5-axis machining centers
The factory located in Meppen in Lower Saxony, develops and manufactures high-performance CNC vertical machining centers since 1967. The product range includes three, four and five-axis models with various kinematics and is sold across Europe. Its clients include machinery manufacturers and their suppliers active in the sectors of agricultural machinery, aerospace, automotive, packaging and many others. Today, this tradition-rich family business employs more than 160 highly skilled people in the Northwest of Germany and operates state of the art machining centers on more than 12’000 sqm High quality of service
Hedelius has opted for Newemag because it represents the perfect partner for the future with an efficient sales network as well as a flexible and competent after-sales service department. Since 1975, the company ensures the sale of machine tools brands like Matsuura, Miyano, Brother, Hyundai Wia, which are joined today by Hedelius and other complementary products. M.Zehnder concludes: “Our portofolio is wide from small standard machining centers up to the most complex automation solutions. Newemag strengths lie in its vast experience, the professional definition of projects, comprehensive services and a well-equipped spare parts store. Newemag is the supplier of companies active a large variety of branches: medical techniques, watch industry, high precision turning and subcontracting up to aeronautics and space industry”.
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Low business confidence in advanced economies and slowing growth in emerging markets influence the global machine tool production. However, the return of economic growth in the EU in the second quarter of 2013 gives the European machine tool sector reason for cautious optimism. CECIMO forecasts that the growth of production will stabilise and reach to 22.3 billion euro in 2013. Trade shows expected to be a major tool in the marketing mix of companies.
European machine tools are a globally successful and increasing their share of the world machine tool production. CECIMO estimates a slight increase in its share of global production from 32% in 2012 to 34% in 2013.
Domestic and export markets
Despite gradual economic recovery, the investment in production facilities remains subdued in Europe. CECIMO’s consumption recorded 12.3 billion euro in 2012 and, for 2013, CECIMO estimates the machine tool consumption to flatten out and find a growth path next year. The slightly improving domestic order intake in the second quarter of 2013 supports this outlook. The record level of 18.8 billion euro machine tool shipments in 2012 reflects the outstanding export performance of the industry. But slowing growth in European machine tool sector’s most important emerging markets influences the forecasts for 2013. The exports are estimated to record 18.3 billion euro in 2013 which is the second best result of all times.
EMO Hannover 2013 and EMTE-EASTPO 2014
The success of EMO Hannover 2013, taking place from 16 to 21 September 2013, proves the leading position of European machine tool industry globally. The six-day exhibition under slogan “Intelligence in production” attracted a total of just under 145,000 trade visitors from over 100 different nations. “EMO Hannover 2013 showed once again the innovativeness and versatility of machine tool sector. The exhibition provided 2,100 exhibitors from 43 different countries with an excellent possibility to showcase their products,” commented Frank Brinken, Chairman of CECIMO Economic Committee and CEO of Starrag Group. However, the exhibition meant even more for the sector: according to a visitor survey, one out of five visitors reported placing an order at the show and the same proportion intended to finalize purchases after the event.
The machine tool market has greatly widened during the last decade, and newly industrialised countries have shifted the market’s focal points. To provide the European machine tool industry with a platform to target Asian markets, the EMTE-EASTPO Machine Tool Exhibition will be held in Shanghai at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 14 to 17 July 2014. “European machine tool producers are very interested in a high quality exhibition to better reach potential Asian customers,” affirmed Mr Jean Camille Uring, the next President of CECIMO and Executive Board Member of Fives Group. . You can read the EMTE-EASTPO article published in Eurotec here. . CECIMO – European Association of
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Once again, companies offering microtechnology means of production will meet from May 6 to 9, 2014 during the Siams, their biennial meeting. As of today registered exhibitors promise indeed an event of the same level of the previous edition. I.e. about 450 exhibitors and around 15,000 visitors, mostly professionals and specialists of the branch.
Located in the heart of the Jura-region, Siams is born to meet the specific needs expressed by the industry and has become the ideal platform for a large regular group of specialists as well as for newcomers in the field.
On the right tracks…
In 2012, exhibitors from French-speaking Jura (Jura, Jura-bernois, Neuchâtel) accounted for a third of the companies presenting their products or their services at Siams while nearly 200 companies came from German-speaking Switzerland. Many specialists of microtechnology from the South of Germany and Franche-Comté, regions historically devoted to these activities, also took part in the trade-fair. The 2014 edition will be absolutely in the same line.
Today, Siams focuses on its core values: the means of production for microtechnology and proximity. Human contact and industrial pragmatism characterize Siams since its inception. This precise positioning linked to the exceptional concentration of specialists of manufacturing technologies for ‘very small parts’ completes the specificity of Siams and consolidates its legitimacy as trade-show for microtechnology.
Running a satisfaction survey
As part of its strategic development, the specialised trade show Siams wished to learn more about the expectations of its exhibitors. To the question of why the Siams’ organisers have decided to carry out such a study while the figures seem to indicate that the next edition is already destined to success, Mr. Francis Koller, administrator and director of the show tells us: “Subscriptions for 2014 are at the level of 2012 at the same period before the exhibition; we are pleased with the developments. Nevertheless we want to organize the best possible show for our exhibitors and our visitors and we wanted to learn more about their needs and their wishes”.
The results of this study will be known later this year; we’ll come back on those in a next issue of Eurotec and discuss the information and consequences with Mr. Koller.
Meanwhile you can read the article about satisfaction surveys realised with Mediactif in Vevey, the company who is doing it for Siams here: Satisfaction surveys: the seven deadly sins. (From Eurotec 391 to be released this Friday).
From November 19 to 22, subcontractors and customers will be able to review developments in their markets and forge effective regional and national relationships.
Midest is the key platform for international suppliers of industrial subcontracting. It is a show where partnerships are forged and technology surveyed, offering manufacturers, component suppliers and assemblers the chance of face to face meetings with suppliers of solutions in the fields of metals, plastics, electronics or industry services.
45% of companies exhibiting are from outside France
11 180 professionals visitors from 70 countries
Tolexpo is held on the same date and place as Midest (the world’s leading industrial subcontracting event).Entry badges entitle visitors and exhibitors of each event to free entry to these 2 exhibitions.
Are you looking for subcontractors in France and in Europe? A visit to Paris may be mandatory for this end of the year.