Online is the format of choice for trade fairs at the moment. As such, following the successful event last year, DiMaP (Digital Machining Market Place) 2.0 will be taking place remotely from 16th to 19th March 2021. A total of 16 international companies and institutes from the entire machining value chain will be attending, from research institutes to mechanical engineers. CERATIZIT will be showcasing solutions for an efficient digital machining workflow through presentations and live demonstrations.
The focus of DiMaP 2.0 is on user examples in digital machining. Introductory presentations regarding the key topics of aerospace & lightweight construction, toolmaking & die production and the powertrain sector will be given by the research institutes involved, Technology and Machine Tools (PTW) at the Technical University Darmstadt as well as the Fraunhofer institutes IPT (Process Technology) Aachen, IWU (Machine Tools and Forming Technology) Chemnitz and IPA (Process Automation) Stuttgart. What's more, representatives from industry will report on trends and the impact of digital machining. The practical side hasn't been forgotten either, with exhibitors showcasing their current state of digitisation in short presentations and live demonstrations.
CERATIZIT has long been a frontrunner when it comes to the digital future of machining with the ToolScope monitoring and control system, among other things. This continuously records signals output from the machine tool during the production process, visualises this data and delivers important information regarding process control, documentation and machine protection. The spike®_mobile sensor system, for example, delivers excellent performance in this regard. Developed by pro-micron GmbH, the experts in wireless sensor systems, the intelligent adapter measures the direct forces on the tool. A presentation involving a live demonstration on CERATIZIT's virtual DiMaP exhibition stand will explain how spike®_mobile and ToolScope guarantee process monitoring down to the smallest detail during milling, drilling and turning.
Comprehensive service is in CERATIZIT's DNA. However, how can this work when pandemic-related restrictions make on-site support difficult or impossible? This is where the new LiveTechPro app comes in. Should support be needed, the respective application engineer can be contacted directly to provide assistance, as though they were at the customer's premises. Video communication on a smartphone or tablet allows details to be highlighted and discussed, and problems therefore resolved as quickly as possible. Even a connection to Virtual Reality (VR) systems is possible. CERATIZIT application engineers will be showing how LiveTechPro works in a live demonstration. Trade fair attendees can start discussions directly with speakers using the chat function.
μm-precise machining in unmanned, closed-loop operation? For those concerned with precision, the presentation on the KOMflex precision spindle from CERATIZIT should provide reassurance: the intelligent system communicates via a BLUM RC66 wireless interface with BLUM measuring stylus and enables automatic diameter correction for precision holes. This reduces production times considerably and enables extremely precise and, at the same time, affordable machining of workpieces.