Globalization, demographic change,
dynamic technology development, digitalization and permanent innovations: These
megatrends have wide-reaching implications for production companies too. And
micromechanics is no exception. Both in the watch/jewelry industry and in
medical engineering, the objective is to achieve more flexible production with
maximum quality at reduced costs.
On both days, the specialist forum
focused on specific machining requirements. In his key note speech, for example,
Salvatore Ragusa, Managing Director of the Swiss precision engineering company
Concept CNC Design, reported on the filigree challenges in the production of
watch face overlays. For medical engineers, there were presentations on
flexible, intelligent production of instruments and implants, with
digitalization and additive manufacturing being important topics.
Overall, industry experts found out first-hand about
current trends and solutions throughout the process chain. In addition to the
host, CHIRON, other leading manufacturers of machining centers, tools and
peripheral devices gave concentrated presentations of their products and
services for micromechanics: C. Hafner, Concept CNC Design, Espi, Haas
Schleifmaschinen, HB Microtec, Hexagon, Louis Belet, Marquardt, Motorex,
Solidcam, Stäubli, Tornos, Trumpf and Yerly. For anyone who wasn't able to
attend in Tuttlingen on 27th-28th November, here is the conference
reader where you can read all of the presentations.