Testimonials for the Machining 4 Group

3D demonstrator component showcases tooling performance and attracts new customers

Mapal is a Tier Two Member at the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre, where it taps into valuable member benefits, including networking opportunities, access to the experts and technical capabilities within the wider National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).

Customer Challenge

Mapal provides high-quality machine tooling and offers professional advice on applying it effectively. However, the organisation experienced challenges conveying the quality of its offering within the confines of a trade event.

Irish Pens Testimonial

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Irish Pens are a micro company producing unique and beautiful hand-turned pens in a variety of woods and styles. As a creative and innovative company, they are constantly exploring new product options, and were interested in possible new premium metal pen designs. They approached Machining 4.0 through UCD for assistance with this.

Challenge

Testimonial Nikhef

Nikhef’s Theoretical Physics group performs theoretical research on a wide range of fundamental topics in high-energy physics, ranging from particle and astroparticle physics to cosmology, gravitational waves and string theory.

Testimonial Punch Powertrain

Punch Powertrain is an independent full system supplier of fuel efficient powertrains With over 45 years of experience in the development and production of CVTs, Punch Powertrain has successfully expanded its product portfolio with DCTs and towards New Energy Vehicles, now offering propulsion systems for EVs and Hybrid Vehicles (48V & PHEV).

T&T Precision Ltd Testimonial

T and T Precision Ltd

T & T Precision Ltd recently worked with the IMR team on a Machining 4 voucher research project and found their level of industrial knowledge to be of great value when it comes to supporting companies. They were quickly able to identify real industry challenges and how to support us. Our team found the learnings very insightful, and we look forward to working with IMR in the future.

MIS’Testimonial

The “Interreg Machining 4.0” project permits us to develop our business with the support of Cetim. The quoting software “Techniquote” has been set up to simulate machining sequence, time and costs within the methods department.

The reliability of our machining sequences and our costings will allow us to be closer to the actual manufacturing cost practiced in our workshops, but also to reduce the time allocated by the methods to accomplish these tasks.

Ayrshire Precision

“The Machining 4.0 voucher allowed us to get assistance from NMIS to look at the feasibility of setting up an automated manufacturing cell that we would not have had the time or the resources to do ourselves.”

Micro Boring Bar Monitoring

"Machining 4.0 voucher mechanism focused on toolpath development and senorisation for machining. We found the learnings to be extremely valuable and are currently trialing this within our own processes at Croom Precision Medical, which if successful it will lead to an overall component cost reduction”.

Shane Keaveney, R&D Manager at Croom Precision

GILBOS Pursuing The Utmost Precision In Innovative Textile Machinery

Gilbos devised for itself an innovative yarn-twisting process for carpet manufacturing. However, the precision of the system Gilbos produced for this purpose proved problematic for its rollout. In this light, it decided to call on the know-how and precision-manufacturing capabilities provided by Sirris.

Gilbos NV, based in Aalst (Belgium), is a manufacturer of high-quality textile machinery, specializing in particular in producing carpet yarns.

JTEKT Tests Feasability of Three Automation Options

Innovation and smart automation have for years been of key importance to JTEKT Torsen Europe, Factory of the Future 2016 and 2019, from Strépy-Bracquegnies in the Walloon region. The company is a global market leader in the production of limited-slip differentials for lorries with four-wheel drive.

The differentials operate 100 percent mechanically and are made up of a series of complex steel gears with internal and external gearings. To stay competitive, further optimisation is needed.

CNC Tooling System Analysis

Donal at Hermle Tool Holder Trials Mullingar Machining 4.0

“Having been involved with IMR on the recent Tool Holder Trials as part of the Machining 4.0 voucher system, we saw first-hand the real value in having research like this done on a local level, this research was invaluable in cutting through the noise and finding answers to everyday problems being encountered in organisations l

Making Gear Prototypes 84 Times Faster Using New Production Techniques

VCST, based in the Belgian province of Limburg, wanted to know if there was a faster way of manufacturing prototype gears for its customers while retaining its trademark high level of precision. To this end, it successfully teamed up with Sirris to compare four alternative production methods.


The challenge | Making more prototypes faster

VCST, a company from Sint-Truiden (Belgium) which manufactures gears and powertrain components for the automotive industry, was looking for faster ways to produce prototypes.

Visit of Industry 4.0 laboratory of IMS ZHAW

“As a mechanical engineering company in Switzerland that develops and produces wire processing machines for the mattress and upholstered furniture industry we found our visit to IMS ZHAW Smart Factory 4.0 particularly interesting, especially in the connectivity of industrial machines and data collection, and are now looking to explore the potential for joint projects with IMS ZHAW to further develop the Machining4.0 technologies inside our company.”

Tim Büchi, Spühl GmbH

Luisi & Diener AG

Luisi & Diener AG got into contact with IMS ZHAW - a partner of the Interreg Machining4.0 project - during a visit to their Smart Factory 4.0 demonstrator. Discussion of these technologies led to the idea of an «intelligent workpiece». This shared idea served as the basis for a common project with IMS ZHAW which was funded by a national funding scheme. The main goal of the project was to increase the company’s efficiency by increasing machine utilisation as well as reducing lead times and scrap parts. 

Steripack Testimonial

We were very happy to receive expert assistance in the context of the NWE Interreg Project Machining4.0. We now have more accurate information to consider when we make decisions regarding important production processes involving human-robot collaboration.

Alejandro Muñoz Espiago, Director of Technology at Steripack

Accelerating the iSentioLabs start-up company journey through Machining 4.0 collaboration at IMR- Ireland

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"As a technology start-up company iSentioLabs develop novel smart tools for monitoring and diagnostics in machining applications. The opportunity through the Machining 4.0 project to work with IMR on accelerating our development work and engaging in industry oriented investigations was a key enabler to move us forward.