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News Article | September 15, 2016
Site: www.materialstoday.com

CRP Group, which makes 3D printed plastic composite components, has invested in new machines for additive manufacturing (AM), CNC machining and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). The first machine is the RICOH AM S5500P laser sintering system for the 3D printing of functional prototypes and end-use parts. The machine is a multi-material 3D printer with a large modeling area (550x550x500 mm) which enables it to manufacture many components at once. ‘We are the first in Italy to have a multi-material 3D Printer with a large modeling area,’ said Franco Cevolini, CEO of CRP Group. It allows us to make the most of the range of materials available to us, including our Windform family of high-performance composite materials.’ The company has also purchased a Mikron HPM 800U milling machine from GF Machining Solutions. The CNC machine can produce high-quality,voluminous and complex mold making and production parts. Finally, the company has also invested in an X line 2000R metal melting machine with reportedly the world’s largest build envelope (800 x 400 x 500 mm), provided by Concept Laser. The X line 2000R increases the build volume (from 126 l to 160 l) to produce large parts and components. This story uses material from CRP, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.


This report studies Metal Forming Machine Tools in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering  DMG Mori Seiki Aktiengesellschaft  Fagor Arrasate  Magna International  Schuler  Weiss-Aug  Amada  Doosan Infracore  Fair Friend Group  FANUC  GF Machining Solutions  Kennametal  Haas Automation  Hardinge  JTEKT  Byjc-okuma For more information or any query mail at [email protected] Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of Metal Forming Machine Tools in these regions, from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like  North America  Europe  China  Japan  Southeast Asia  India Split by product type, with production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into  Type I  Type II  Type III Split by application, this report focuses on consumption, market share and growth rate of Metal Forming Machine Tools in each application, can be divided into  Application 1  Application 2  Application 3 Global Metal Forming Machine Tools Market Research Report 2016  1 Metal Forming Machine Tools Market Overview  1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Metal Forming Machine Tools  1.2 Metal Forming Machine Tools Segment by Type  1.2.1 Global Production Market Share of Metal Forming Machine Tools by Type in 2015  1.2.2 Type I  1.2.3 Type II  1.2.4 Type III  1.3 Metal Forming Machine Tools Segment by Application  1.3.1 Metal Forming Machine Tools Consumption Market Share by Application in 2015  1.3.2 Application 1  1.3.3 Application 2  1.3.4 Application 3  1.4 Metal Forming Machine Tools Market by Region  1.4.1 North America Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.2 Europe Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.3 China Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.4 Japan Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.5 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.6 India Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Metal Forming Machine Tools (2011-2021) 7 Global Metal Forming Machine Tools Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis  7.1 DMG Mori Seiki Aktiengesellschaft  7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.1.2 Metal Forming Machine Tools Product Type, Application and Specification  7.1.2.1 Type I  7.1.2.2 Type II  7.1.3 DMG Mori Seiki Aktiengesellschaft Metal Forming Machine Tools Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.2 Fagor Arrasate  7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.2.2 Metal Forming Machine Tools Product Type, Application and Specification  7.2.2.1 Type I  7.2.2.2 Type II  7.2.3 Fagor Arrasate Metal Forming Machine Tools Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.3 Magna International  7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.3.2 Metal Forming Machine Tools Product Type, Application and Specification  7.3.2.1 Type I  7.3.2.2 Type II  7.3.3 Magna International Metal Forming Machine Tools Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.4 Schuler  7.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.4.2 Metal Forming Machine Tools Product Type, Application and Specification  7.4.2.1 Type I  7.4.2.2 Type II  7.4.3 Schuler Metal Forming Machine Tools Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.5 Weiss-Aug  7.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.5.2 Metal Forming Machine Tools Product Type, Application and Specification  7.5.2.1 Type I  7.5.2.2 Type II  7.5.3 Weiss-Aug Metal Forming Machine Tools Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.6 Amada  7.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.6.2 Metal Forming Machine Tools Product Type, Application and Specification  7.6.2.1 Type I  7.6.2.2 Type II  7.6.3 Amada Metal Forming Machine Tools Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.7 Doosan Infracore  7.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.7.2 Metal Forming Machine Tools Product Type, Application and Specification  7.7.2.1 Type I  7.7.2.2 Type II  7.7.3 Doosan Infracore Metal Forming Machine Tools Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.8 Fair Friend Group  7.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.8.2 Metal Forming Machine Tools Product Type, Application and Specification  7.8.2.1 Type I  7.8.2.2 Type II For more information or any query mail at [email protected] 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News Article | October 29, 2015
Site: www.materialstoday.com

GF Machining Solutions has worked with additive manufacturing (AM) specialist EOS to develop the the AgieCharmilles AM S 290 Tooling additive manufacturing system. The new AM S 290 Tooling was created for mold and die manufacturers, and forms part of GF’s existing lines of AgieCharmilles wire and die-sinking EDMs, Mikron milling centers, Laser texturing centers and System 3R automation systems. With the additive manufacturing (AM) provided by the AM S 290 Tooling, moldmakers can move thermal exchange closer to the surface of a mold, improving temperature homogeneity to reduce throughput times and increase part quality. The incorporation of additive manufacturing also lowers energy consumption and makes it possible to improve part designs through conformal cooling and heating channels. The ongoing collaboration between GF Machining Solutions and EOS revolves around better integration of additive manufacturing for mold and die shops. The AM S 290 Tooling features controls and software that allow for easy and quick integration with existing machine tools and measuring devices. This story is reprinted from material from GF Machining Solutions, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.


Kliuev M.,ETH Zurich | Maradia U.,Inspire AG | Boccadoro M.,GF Machining Solutions | Perez R.,GF Machining Solutions | And 2 more authors.
Procedia CIRP | Year: 2016

A growing interest in the machining of Silicon carbide (SiC) is caused by its excellent properties. This makes SiC and Siliconized Silicon carbide (SiSiC) suitable for a variety of applications, like cutting tools, electric systems, electric circuit elements, structural materials, etc. However, the material properties create difficulties in SiSiC processing. For this reason electrical discharge machining (EDM) was utilized to process it. The influence of EDM drilling process parameters such as pulse duration, polarity and ignition voltage on material removal rate (MRR), electrode wear, machining time and hole diameter are studied in the present work. All drilling and shaping experiments were performed using standard brass multi-hole electrodes with internal flushing. The highest impact to the material removal rate was reached with electrode negative polarity and ignition voltage of 120 V. Experiments showed almost linear dependence between ignition voltage and MRR in the range from 60 V to 120 V. The highest reduction of the electrode wear was reached with positive electrode polarity and pulse duration of 5 μs. Experiments showed a square law dependence between pulse duration and electrode wear in the range from 0.6 μs to 5 μs. This is due to the fact that the thermal conductivity and melting point of brass is lower than that of SiSiC. The material removal process can be caused by thermal stress and cracking as well as melting and evaporation. The increase of impulse frequency creates cracking and spalling effect that can be the reason why the short impulses bring higher material removal. © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.


Maradia U.,ETH Zurich | Knaak R.,GF Machining Solutions | Dal Busco W.,GF Machining Solutions | Boccadoro M.,GF Machining Solutions | Wegener K.,ETH Zurich
Precision Engineering | Year: 2015

Implementation of die-sinking EDM for precision machining of meso-micro-scale features with surface area smaller than 10 mm2 down to 0.1 mm2 is mainly restricted by electrode machining and electrode wear. In this work, micro-scale graphite electrodes with a projection area as small as 0.002 mm2 and 1 mm length have been machined. Process parameter analysis is carried out to analyse the wear behaviour of micro-scale graphite electrodes during erosion. Pulse duration, pause duration and rising current slopes have been found to be the primary parameters affecting the electrode wear. A low electrode wear strategy consisting of the wear neutral pulse packets is developed for erosion of micro-scale cavities and slots using graphite electrodes. Resource efficiency achieved through low electrode wear during roughing enables die-sinking EDM as a potential economic and energy efficient micromachining process. © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Caggiano A.,University of Naples Federico II | Teti R.,University of Naples Federico II | Perez R.,GF Machining Solutions | Xirouchakis P.,Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Procedia CIRP | Year: 2015

In the framework of zero-defect manufacturing, an advanced sensor monitoring procedure aimed at detecting the process conditions leading to surface defects in Wire Electrical Discharge Machining (WEDM) is proposed. WEDM experimental tests were carried out with the employment of a multiple sensor monitoring system to acquire voltage and current signals in the gap between workpiece and wire electrode at the high sampling rate of 100 MHz. In order to extract from the acquired signals the most relevant features that can be useful in the identification of abnormal process conditions, an advanced sensor signal processing methodology based on signal feature extraction for the construction of sensor fusion pattern vectors is proposed and implemented. © 2014 The Authors.


News Article | October 28, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Georg Fischer (GF) has selected Polaris Reporting Workbench, the robust Oracle E-Business Suite Operational Reporting solution, to complement their Oracle ERP system and replace Oracle’s Discoverer. As their Oracle Discoverer, Oracle Omni Portlets, and Oracle Daily Business intelligence platforms reached their end of life, the GF team recognized their need for a new application that could offer real-time Oracle E-Business Suite reporting for all of their Oracle modules. The GF team searched for a user-friendly tool that could offer ad hoc reporting, dashboards and drill downs capabilities for their users. It was imperative that the new solution have the ability to convert their existing Discoverer reports and integrate directly with the Oracle E-Business Suite security model, in addition to replacing the Omni Portlet functionality. Mark Maley, a Senior Business Analyst at GF stated that “after researching many (Oracle) E-Business Suite specific solutions, the GF team chose Polaris Reporting Workbench for how well it was matched with (their) business requirements.” Rupesh Sharma, CEO at Polaris Associates noted that “the GF team had done their homework thoroughly and they had clear expectations for the new reporting tool. This ensured a productive dialog between GF and Polaris teams resulting in a successful implementation and rollout of Reporting Workbench at GF”. GF users were easily able to utilize Reporting Workbench's hundreds of pre-built reports across Oracle Financials, Supply Chain, and HCM modules and effortlessly migrate their existing Discoverer reports. “As an industrial manufacturing and sales company, much of our reporting needs are operational, so the Reporting Workbench solution was a great fit,” said Mark Maley. “Polaris values our customers as our partners and our team is known for providing excellent customer service. This strategy pays off as we routinely get referrals from our customers. GF received the recommendation for Polaris Reporting Workbench from another customer and they have shared their success story with many other customers since going live,” said Rupesh Sharma. When asked about the success of the project, Mark Maley from GF stated: “A colleague from another company asked me the other day if knowing what I know now, would I choose Polaris again? Without hesitation, absolutely.” About Polaris Associates  Polaris Associates, Inc. is laser-focused on Oracle Applications and technologies. Product offerings include Reporting Workbench for Oracle E-Business Suite reporting and ORBIT Analytics for multi- data source reporting and analytics. With headquarters in Alpharetta, GA, a suburb of Atlanta, and regional offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, and India, Polaris assists customers globally with their reporting and business intelligence needs. For more information about Polaris Associates, please visit: http://www.polarisassociates.com. About Georg Fischer GF is comprised of three divisions: GF Piping Systems, GF Automotive, and GF Machining Solutions. GF provides the safe transportation of liquids and gases, lightweight casting components in vehicles, and high-precision manufacturing technologies to customers. With corporate headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, GF employs over 14,000 workers worldwide. For more information about GF, please visit: http://www.centralplastics.com/.


Klocke F.,RWTH Aachen | Holsten M.,RWTH Aachen | Welling D.,RWTH Aachen | Klink A.,RWTH Aachen | Perez R.,GF Machining Solutions
Procedia CIRP | Year: 2015

The demand for higher efficiency in aircraft propulsion engines leads to materials with increasing thermomechanical strengths. The intermetallic gamma titanium aluminides (γ-TiAl) are attributed a great potential in this field, but the machinability of γ-TiAl by conventional processes is challenging. One alternative manufacturing technology for these materials, especially for cavities with a high aspect ratio such as seal slots in turbine blades, is sinking EDM. Since the process stability in terms of a constant feed rate is not guaranteed for high plunging depths, this paper focuses on an experimental approach to investigate interdependencies between common process control strategies and process output parameters (e.g. feed rate, surface integrity) during the machining of cavities with high aspect ratios in the intermetallic alloy TNM-B1. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.


Giandomenico N.,University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland | Gorgerat F.-H.,University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland | Lavazais B.,GF Machining Solutions
Procedia CIRP | Year: 2016

Commonly, on Die Sinking Electrical Discharge Machining (DS EDM), a special generator enables current pulses in sinusoidal or triangular shapes, only in a single polarity. The duration and the amplitude are adapted to the machining sequence, allowing the achievement of different surface finishing. By using a new configuration, it is shown that if one applies pulses of current in both polarities, related together but with a certain ratio between the positive and the negative peaks current, machining results could be improved. The purpose of this new generator is the ability to control with great flexibility the generation of these pulses, in terms of durations, amplitudes and sequence. These parameters can be independently selected for the positive and negative polarity and modified during the machining. One can also choose a special predefined or settable sequence of pulses. The generator includes also the double polarity ignition and the high-speed gap breakdown detection. An embedded programmable circuit (FPGA) provides a high-speed control of the sequence. Machining tests have been performed in order to explore and quantify different sequences of pulses in terms of machining results and performances achieved, compared against the current situation. © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.


Anderson M.,GF Machining Solutions
Manufacturing Engineering | Year: 2015

Advanced Machining Inc., from Longmont, CO., US, combines planning, training, and an innovative strategy to fully exploit the capabilities of its five-axis machines to machine parts for the aerospace industry. The company has enhanced its ability to machine aerospace components with the acquisition of the first five-axis machine in 2007. It has also Mikron machines, which are engineered to provide high levels of vibration damping and force distribution to maximize part precision and tool life.

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