The BIEMH journeys to four continents in its campaign to attract purchasers

After visiting Turkey, Poland, the Czech Republic, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in 2013 the organisers of the BIEMH (International Machine-Tool Exhibition) are preparing further trade missions to Brazil, Morocco, Algeria, the USA, Mexico, Germany, Portugal, India and China in the first four months of 2014.
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The campaign to attract foreign buyers extends to a long list of markets, and involves an exhaustive travel agenda: between October and April the organisers of the event are to visit 15 countries on four continents to attract the strategic visitors who comprise one of the aspects of the biennial most highly rated by exhibiting companies. Let’s see 2 examples:

The Machine-tool sector in Colombia: a net importer
The organisers of the BIEMH have been working with leading organisations in Colombia for over 10 years, and have created a solid network of contacts there. Colombia is a net importer and has no domestic capacity for producing machine-tools for manual work, cutting and welding, turning & milling machines or machining centres. In this context, Colombian trade specialists at the various meetings held expressed an interest in attending the next edition of the BIEMH.

Potential customers from Peru
The 30-year industry plan scheduled to be implemented in Peru is one of the reasons why the BIEMH sales team decided to visit the country. Acting at the request of exhibiting companies, the team has worked more directly with Peru in recent times, and its efforts are beginning to bear fruit. Peru’s metal and mechanical industry is made up mainly of family firms which need to put their output on a more technical basis, and which see participation in specialist trade shows as a good way of obtaining first-hand knowledge of the wide range of machinery currently on offer, and of locating suppliers.

We will come back on the international audience of BIEMH later.

The show will take place in Bilbao from June 2 to 7, 2014.

www.biemh.com
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Micro and nano manufacturing at the age of production

As presented yesterday, the MAM 2014 consists in two days of excellent presentations from industrial and academic leaders in the field of microassembly and micro machining. Let’s carry on our discoveries.

A huge step towards the submicron presented by Denis Jeannerat Director of Technology, Willemin-Macodel.
A huge step towards the submicron presented by Denis Jeannerat Director of Technology, Willemin-Macodel.

This year included special sessions on micro-manufacturing applications, notably Medtech and Watchmaking. Reuniting about 90 people from 8 countries, the event is of high level and touches all aspects of micro and nano products.  With this unique blend of academic and industrial aspects, partakers are totally immersed into the present (amazing) and the future (even more amazing) of micro and nano products.

Downsizing products leads to new manufacturing possibilities
On the presentation on Watchmaking, Denis Jeannerat, Director of Technology with Willemin-Macodel explained the huge step towards de submicron realized by the company with its new 701s machine. Indeed the presentation was not to sell something but to explain the trends and technique… and that’s sure the machining by chip removal has still nice days to come.

Interpolation for better results
The new 701s machine clearly changes the way to see high precision machining. The spindle is fixed and the part is held on a 3-arm delta system. Result? The mass to be moved is minimal (1,5 kg) and then allows the whole machine to be smaller, less energy consuming, quicker (up to 5G) and far more effective. The whole machining strategy uses interpolation… and thus reduces the necessary number of tools to realize a part.

Watch plate far more efficiently
On a watch plate, we usually need between 25 and 40 tools in traditional machining, with the news 701s, 5 tools are enough. This also saves time on tools changes. Speaking about time, on the watch plate presented, the new machine needs 5 minutes and 30 seconds… while traditional machining uses 45 minutes. This 8-time improvement seems to be “standard” with that machine.

A big hurdle? Yes it’s hard to believe!
Questionned on the way to introduce the machine on the market, the director explains that the main difficulty to overcome is the “too good” performance and “strange reversed concept” of the machine. And to achieve in convincing their customers, the company realizes a lot of tests on customers parts… and the results are amazing!

It seems that yesterday, some companies were interested in going to Delémont with their parts…

To know more about that machine, you can read all articles recently published on Eurotec here.

Willemin-Macodel SA
Route de la Communance 59
CH-2800 Delémont
Switzerland
Tél. +41 32 427 03 03
Fax +41 32 426 55 30
[email protected]
www.willemin-macodel.com

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MAM 2014 Just started

As every year for 5 years, the future of micro and nano manufacturing and equipement is discussed in Villars under the patronage of Micronard and Mancef.

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Dr. Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President General Manager, Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics during his presentation clearly showing an interconnect more and more intelligent world.

The programme of the day is mainly focused on micromanufacturing, both for medtec and watch making, but the days are clearly aimed on the future too. If you’re interested in the future of micro and nano manufacturing, coming to MAM 2015 may be a good idea (unfortunately for this year this is too late).

Pogram highlights…
OPENING KEYNOTE

  • Dr. Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President General Manager, Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics

INVITED KEYNOTE – Micro-manufacturing Applications I – Watchmaking

  • Prof. Dr. Simon Henein, Patek Philippe Chair in Micromechanical and Horological Design (INSTANT-LB), EPFL (Switzerland)

INVITED KEYNOTE – Micro-manufacturing Applications II – Medtech

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Zengerle, Laboratory for MEMS Applications IMTEK – Department of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg (Germany)

INVITED KEYNOTE – MEMS

  • Prof. Dr. Helmut F. Schlaak, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)

INVITED KEYNOTE – Assembly and Automation

  • Dr. Marcel Tichem, Dept. of Precision and Microsystems Engineering, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)

INVITED KEYNOTE – Novel Manufacturing Technologies I

  • Dr. Martin Raditsch, Managing Director Business of InnovationLab GmbH (Germany)

INVITED KEYNOTE – Novel Manufacturing Technologies II

  • Dr. A. Frank de Jong, Director, Technology Partnerships, FEI Company (The Netherlands)

INVITED KEYNOTE – The Future of Micro-manufacturing

  • Prof. Dr. Guofu Zhou, Director, South China Normal University, Institute of Electronic Paper Displays (China)

We will come back on the discoveries made those days soon. Stay tuned.

For more information:
www.mam2014.ch

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Exchangeable tip drill range extended

Sandvik Coromant has extended its innovative CoroDrill® 870 range of exchangeable tip drills to include new pilot-hole geometry. In addition, a new Tailor Made offer is introduced for producing chamfered holes in a single operation.

Sandvik Coromant has recently extended the CoroDrill 870 range including a new pilot-hole geometry and introducing a Tailor Made 45° chamfer drill.
Sandvik Coromant has recently extended the CoroDrill 870 range including a new pilot-hole geometry and introducing a Tailor Made 45° chamfer drill.

The Sandvik Coromant Tailor Made service gives customers the freedom to specify their own specific tool dimensions without having to pay the price of a special tool.

Better drilling
New -GP pilot-hole geometry for steel and cast iron workpieces results in an even more secure drilling process for deeper holes, while both -PM 4234 tips for steel and -KM 3234 for cast iron are also now available for smaller diameter holes.
The -GP geometry allows CoroDrill 870 users to achieve improved centring when making pilot holes prior to deploying drills up to 8xD in length. Featuring optimised point angle and diameter tolerance, the design enables a smooth and secure drill entry into the pilot hole and generates excellent performance and hole quality.

Available from stock
GP geometries are stocked as standard for common sizes. As a range, CoroDrill 870 is now available in diameters from 10.00 to 26.65 mm, to meet H9-H10 tolerances.

All for efficiency
Lower machine cost per hole or tool/insert cost per hole is achievable using CoroDrill 870 thanks to a host of benefits that include long tool life and high penetration rates. Furthermore, chip evacuation is facilitated by optimised drill flute shape, size and helix angle, while easy handling and secure tip changing is assured. In fact, it is even possible to change the tip while the tool is in the machine, thus minimising downtime.

Chamfer in one operation
To boost the efficiency of the CoroDrill 870 range even further, Sandvik Coromant is also introducing a Tailor Made 45° chamfer drill for producing chamfered holes in a single operation. Users have the option of one or two chamfer inserts.

For more information visit the website at www.sandvik.coromant.com.

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Custom washing

The proliferation of machined materials and additives in cutting fluids, often linked to specific geometries and always more demanding requirements, make the job of cleaning the parts constantly evolves and requires more and more sharp skills. To know more about those, we met with Mr. Marc-Alain Zimmerli, director of the company of the same name (Cortaillod, Switzerland).

Zimmerli’s tailor-made cleanings solutions allow its customers to cope with all kinds of constraints and requirements.
Zimmerli’s tailor-made cleaning solutions allow its customers to cope with all kinds of constraints and requirements.

Depending on the type of stain, the parts require special treatment, whether it be water-based (polar) or using solvents or modified alcohols (apolar). Thanks to its wide range, the company is able to offer all types of machines. The director explains: “We always analyze processes in their whole. Recently for example, we have equipped a watchmaker with two complementary systems: interoperation washing using solvents completed by final water-based washing for the disposal of polishing paste residues”. He adds: ‘We are specialized in developing complete cleaning solutions, but also in finding solutions for ‘impossible’ parts”. He continues: “To demonstrate our skills, we organise open-houses twice a year and customers can bring their parts”.

Know-how and collaborations
Zimmerli SA specialists have an experience of over 25 years in cleaning, but when entering the chemical field, they work with partners, whether it be specialized laboratories or laboratories of oil, water-based products or solvents manufacturers for example. Mr. Zimmerli says: “Cutting oils are constantly improved by manufacturers and this involves new additives, new molecules that can create new interactions with machined materials. It is for this reason that we perform tests and in case of question we work closely with these specialists”.
 
The next opportunities to meet Zimmerli SA
By its willingness to always offer the possibility to customers to compare, the company performs tests of washing in its premises every week and customers are welcome at all times. With regard to special events, the two weeks of open house of 2014 will take place from March 11 to 14, and from September 7 to 10 in Cortaillod. The company will also exhibit at Simodec (on the Pero stand), SIAMS and EPHJ-EPMT-SMT.

To conclude, Mr. Zimmerli says: “Have some tests done and compare, you will not be disappointed!”.

Full article to be discovered in our next issue.

Solvent Cleaning Unit Type Pero R1 - The fastest in its class.
Solvent Cleaning Unit Type Pero R1 – The fastest in its class.

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Zimmerli SA
Pièces Chaperon 14
CH – 2016 Cortaillod
Tél. +41 32 842 63 33
Fax +41 32 842 61 63
[email protected]
www.zimmerlisa.ch
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Call for Abstracts: [MEET THE EXPERT] Implants, 2014

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.
Implants 2014
The goal of the conference is to offer a platform for discussion and knowledge transfer between individuals active in the implant field. The organisers’ company partner 2014 is DePuySynthes. The company will give an introductory talk about the current trends and challenges from their perspective.

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.

Download the whole set of information here (in English/Auf Deutsch).

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.

You can already register today as a visitor or a tabletop exhibitor by using the link:

www.medical-cluster.ch/mte_participant

The conference [MEET THE EXPERT] Implants is internationally oriented. The presentations will be held in German and English with a simultaneous translation into the respective language.

Medical Cluster
Wankdorffeldstrasse 102
Postfach 261
3000 Bern 22
Tel.: +41 31 335 62 53
Fax: +41 31 335 62 63 –
www.medical-cluster.ch
[email protected]

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Electric Allrounder produces precision parts

At the Swiss Plastics trade fair, which will take place from 21 to 23 January 2014, ARBURG (Hall 1, Stand C1061) will present a cost-effective injection moulding solution for technical precision parts.

 The company's spokeman says: "The versatility of our Allrounder injection moulding machines is matched by great variety of plastic products made with them. Whether you come from the medical, automotive, electronics, packaging or technical injection moulding industry, with Arburg you can be sure that you have the right partner at your side.

Peak performance! Winter sports equipment “Made with Arburg”. The company’s spokeman says: “The versatility of our Allrounder injection moulding machines is matched by great variety of plastic products made with them. Whether you come from the medical, automotive, electronics, packaging or technical injection moulding industry, with Arburg you can be sure that you have the right partner at your side.

Visitors to the Luzern show will be able to discover an electric Allrounder 370 E injection moulding machine with servo-electric Integralpicker

Cost-efficient entry into the world of electric machines
“All factors that increase energy efficiency, reduce cycle times and optimise production organisation help to improve the cost-efficiency of part production,” explains Marcel Spadini, ARBURG’s subsidiary manager in Switzerland. This is precisely what will be demonstrated by the exhibit, an electric Edrive series Allrounder with a servo-electric Integralpicker V. The machine will use a Stamm mould to produce two 8.5 g housings for knife sharpeners in a cycle time of 23 seconds. The robotic system offers low-cost entry into automated part removal.

Additive manufacturing with the freeformer
Furthermore, visitors to the Swiss Plastics fair in Lucerne will have an opportunity to see the new freeformer for themselves as part of a specialist presentation. This unique system for additive manufacturing will be introduced by one of its creators, Arburg Managing Director Technology & Engineering Herbert Kraibühler.

ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
www.arburg.com/en/
Contact : www.arburg.com/en/contact-form

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