Technology

Single Point vs. Dual Point Coilers

Session Date: Wednesday, October 4th

Session Time: 8:00am – 8:50am

An examination of the unending debate as to which type of coiling method is best for making springs. This balanced discussion will cover the difference between single and dual point coiling methods, the strengths and weaknesses of each technique, and key considerations for making your next capital investment.

Speaker:                     Ryan Cutter, FENN

Speaker:                     Dan Sebastian, SMI

 

Industry 4.0 in Practice: Close Loop Quality Control for Torsion Spring Production   

Session Date: Wednesday, October 4th

Session Time: 9:00am – 9:50am

Setting up parts on a conventional torsion spring machine means manually programming the NC axes in a way that the tools of the machine create the desired angle or coil with the required accuracy and the highest possible output. Setting up each individual NC axis can be a very time-consuming process. With the graphical programming of WAFIOS machines, the operator no longer has to set up every single axis. Instead, the operator can define the geometry of the part to be produced. This session will look in-depth at how close loop quality control can maximize your torsion spring production process.

Speaker:                    Dr. Peter Weigmann, WAFIOS

  

Two Bainitic Pre-Tempered Steel Grades for Similar Spring Applications: A New Concept

Session Date: Thursday, October 5th

Session Time: 8:00am – 8:50am

Bainitic pre-tempered steel strip has long proved its advantages in the spring manufacturing industry, providing highly sophisticated forming possibilities and a processing carried out without any distortion, yielding parts ready to use. Besides the original concept requiring a high carbon steel grade, Waelzholz developed a new routing based on an alloyed lower carbon grade for similar spring applications. A comparison of these two philosophies will be presented illustrating the respective advantages in processing and final part quality.

Speaker:                     Dr. Jean-Marcel Jamet, Waelzholz

 

Industry 4.0 in Practice: Digital Twins for Intelligent Optimization of Bending Processes

Session Date: Thursday, October 5th

Session Time: 9:00am – 9:50am

When bending long wire or tube parts, the workpieces frequently vibrate significantly during the bending process. Often, the quality requirements can only be achieved by slowing down the process and/or manually adjusting the individual process steps. This can be very time consuming, which equates to additional costs. This presentation will look at the efficient setup process achieved using WAFIOS’ iQsmartbend and how the quality of the bending angles during production can be monitored by iQbendcontrol. Using these processes can result in cost savings because out of tolerance parts are not wasted during subsequent processes e.g. coating or deburring.

Speaker:                     Dr. Peter Weigmann, WAFIOS