Manufacturing is on the eve of comprehensive digitising, which in one way or another will impact almost all its stages: product design, process planning, machining, assembly, and more. As PES learns, the driving force behind the changes is a series of technological breakthroughs related to the fourth industrial revolution – or Industry 4.0 as it is commonly known.
Back in March, in a blaze of publicity, 300 people witnessed the biggest cutting-tool launch in Iscar Tool’s history at the ICC in Birmingham. Since that time, as the comprehensive new Iscar Logiq range offers highly efficient solutions to the vast majority of machining operations and materials, many end-users have switched to these new cutting tools. In this article Iscar UK sales manager David Jones explains the success of this all-embracing new range.
Iscar has introduced a new range of cutting tools designed to make the most of manufacturing advances promised by the fourth industrial revolution. Ed Hill discovered more at its latest product launch event in Birmingham.
When faced with the multiple challenges of satisfying short delivery times, undertaking the machining of a complex design and challenging international competition to secure a production contract for new, critical aerospace engine component, Dartford-based subcontractor Kenard Engineering focused on driving operational improvements in order to achieve 70% cycle time reductions. PES reports.