German Cutting Congress: Speakers and Subjects Have Been Finalized
From now on, visitors can register for Cutting World online. The trade fair which is the only one of its kind to specialize in the entire process chain of cutting will open its doors in the modernized Hall 8 at Messe Essen from April 28 to 30. The German Cutting Congress whose speakers and subjects have now been finalized will take place in the neighboring conference rooms.
Both events on the fair site in Essen will be an ideal combination of theory and practice. A one-day ticket for Cutting World costs Euro 39 online. The ticket price for the fair also includes the participation in the German Cutting Congress. This is the way to the registration: www.cuttingworld.de.
Process Chain of Cutting: What Does the Fair Offer?
At Cutting World, the sector will show itself to be innovative and solution-orientated - i.e. along the entire process chain of cutting. Manufacturers of oxyacetylene cutting installations, plasma cutting installations, laser cutting systems as well as water jet cutting installations will present themselves at the trade fair. Apart from cutting technologies, the range on offer will encompass the upstream and downstream processes - from operations planning and scheduling, control software and filter systems via the straightening, deburring and beveling of the cut materials right up to the marking of them. In addition to a highly specialized user fair, visitors will, in parallel, be given the possibility of following an interesting congress program.
Improved Procedures Characterized by Digital Transformation
The speakers at the German Cutting Congress were recently finalized. Amongst others, lectures delivered by the following speakers will await the trade visitors: Oliver Friz (Messer Cutting Systems), Dr. Ing. Thomas Hassel (Underwater Technology Center, Leibniz University of Hanover), Dipl.‑Ing. (FH) Christian Hennigs (Hanover Laser Center), Ulrich Horst (Hypertherm), Andreas Kölsch (ThyssenKrupp Materials Services), Jan Leschke (Hanover Laser Center), Florian Morczinek (Chemnitz University of Technology), Dr. Torsten Scheller (JENOPTIK Automatisierungstechnik), Dipl.‑Ing. Johannes Steinbrück (Jotes) and Dominik Straus (TRUMPF). The program will include aspects of the high-quality and economically viable cutting of certain substances, particularly of metals. However, the process chain goes well beyond cutting: The congress will show where Industry 4.0 is already practice today. This relates to improved cutting procedures, resource-conserving fabrication concepts as well as intelligent software tools and automation concepts.
Plasma versus fiber laser - Oliver Friz will introduce two cutting procedures in competition. The CEO of Messer Cutting Systems will compare the costs and benefits of both technologies. In this respect, he will take account of the fact that the fiber laser in particular is penetrating into ever higher material thicknesses. Users are justifiably asking whether the utilization of the plasma cutting procedure is still worthwhile and where the limits of the areas of utilization are located. In his function as a machine manufacturer of both systems, Friz will discuss the essential criteria and development statuses as well as the economic framework conditions for the future and will provide his listeners with a selection aid.
High-Pressure Suspension Jet Cutting
In his lecture, Florian Morczinek, a scientific employee at the Chemnitz University of Technology, will compare various established cutting procedures and will determine: The choice can no longer be made solely using a profile of requirements and economic viability. New process-restricting characteristics are arising in times of high-performance materials. He will show that with the aid of a fabrication example which was made of high-grade steel and was manufactured on the basis of an innovative water/abrasive jet procedure. Morczinek will explain the method, introduce the machine prototype and compare the machined high-grade steel workpiece with a model which was machined using an established cutting procedure.
Johannes Steinbrück will deal with the question of how digital tools can be sensibly networked for operating sequences and in production. Since 2016, Steinbrück has been managing his own engineering office called Jotes. At the same time, he can look back on more than 30 years of experience in sheet metal processing as well as in mechanical and apparatus engineering. ERP systems, nest programs, spreadsheet programs and insular solutions: In many cutting shops, tools like these form the basis for digitalization. How can they be interlinked, supplemented and improved in order to organize the digital transformation successfully? Steinbrück will specify examples from practice and give concrete impulses in order to implement new ideas.
Saving Potentials with Components Made of Sheet Metal
Components made of sheet metal offer many advantages over conventionally fabricated components. For example, they reduce materials and numbers of parts, shorten working times and processes and minimize storage and logistics. In his lecture, the Cutting Congress speaker Dominik Straus will use a few specimen parts in order to show how these components are identified, systematically modified and thus fabricated with greater economic viability. For this purpose, the possibilities of laser cutting, punching and bending machines are exploited to the full.
Further information and registration at: www.cuttingworld.de.
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