Hand in hand to best values in precision, dynamics and productivity!
Stellba AG’s motto encompasses exactly the things that also make CHIRON Group Additive Manufacturing special. Innovation, customer benefits and partnership. The Swiss specialists in industrial coatings and machining solutions and Axel Boi’s Additive Manufacturing department are a match made in heaven. That much is clear from the pilot project AM Cube, the first industrial application for the CHIRON Group 3D metal printer.
The machining quality of a
workpiece depends on the machine, the tools, and the cooling lubricant,
although less attention is usually paid to the latter. The concentration might
be too high, too low, or not maintained; the temperature might fluctuate – all
of which can clearly be seen in the machining results. To keep the emulsion
just right and supply it continuously to machines, the CHIRON Group is
collaborating with the MOTOREX AG. The system created by the Swiss lubricant
specialist ensures continuous monitoring, dispensing, and maintenance.
Moreover, it can be fully incorporated into ConditionLine, the automatic
condition monitoring tool of the CHIRON Group's SmartLine portfolio.
»Data communication between individual elements of production is the basis for Industry 4.0.« Upon hearing this statement, most people will nod and think: Nothing new there! But that's not everything: With »cora«, ZOLLER, a leading supplier of setting and measuring devices and software solutions, is presenting a system for automated tool handling and tool changes in cooperation with the CHIRON Group. It communicates directly with machining centers like the CHIRON FZ 16 S five axis, enables the secure transfer of data and guarantees clear increases in productivity – around the machine and in the machining process.
In KettenWulf's milling shop, different chain plates made from high-tensile, fine-grained steel must be machined in batches of 50 to 1,500 parts. This may not be the preferred number of units for STAMA machines, but STAMA's machining centers appeal because of their speed – in both cutting and assembly.
Bacher Medizintechnik, based in the town of Tuttlingen in south-western Germany, is an OEM of surgical instruments. Given the growing requirements for its processes to be validated, the company decided to invest in a CHIRON automated double-spindle machining center – in what represented a visionary step for this industry.
When Märklin, a company with a long tradition, was founded in 1859, the fledgling business – which today would be referred to as a »start-up« – focused on producing tin toys, steam engines and dolls kitchens. Shortly before the Second World War, the company changed direction, and model toys and trains became its main areas of production. After the war, Märklin decided to use diecasting to produce the models.
Production processes are in a transition. What are the current requirements of modern milling-turning centers and what will they need to be capable of in the future? High flexibility, dynamism and precision are required, particularly when it comes to machining complex components. The new MT 733 Series is machine tool manufacturer STAMA's answer for reliable milling-turning complete machining. The fact that workpiece automation is integrated as standard and the key components come from Festo are key factors in the handling process.
How did CHIRON succeed in commissioning six
MILL machining centers at UAC's new manufacturing facility in Vietnam? Even
with a strict travel ban? With proven digital service tools, good teamwork, a
lot of night shifts – and not least thanks to new service partner HTC, which
passed its "baptism of fire" with flying