More and more attention is being focused on deburring, rounding and surface finishing due to highly demanding specifications with regard to tolerances and surface quality for the production of precision components. With exhibitor bookings already at the 125 mark as of 15 June 2017, DeburringEXPO will present the world’s most comprehensive offerings in its respective field covering innovations, further developments and time-tested solutions. The 2nd trade fair for deburring technology and precision surface finishing will offer valuable know how, not least of all at the bilingual expert forum. The event will take place at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre (Germany) from the 10th through the 12th of October 2017.
Regardless of the fact that surface finishing requirements for precision components vary depending on product, application and industry sector, they’re resulting in new challenges for manufacturing companies. For example, burr-free components and workpieces with defined edges and roundings have to be produced with ever greater levels of precision. Surface finishes which minimise friction, wear and noise, and which increase performance and extend service life, are also in demand. Manufacturing steps for precise shaping are required as well, and in this respect machining and surface finishing are converging to an ever greater extent. As the procurement and communication platform for deburring, rounding and the production of precision surface finishes, DeburringEXPO presents innovative and advanced products, processes and services, in order to be able to fulfil these growing requirements efficiently and reliably. “As of the 15th of June, 125 companies from 14 countries had already booked booth floor space for DeburringEXPO, including numerous market and technology leaders. We’re expecting 150 exhibitors, many of whom will take advantage of the trade fair in order to unveil new solutions”, reports Hartmut Herdin, managing director of event promoters fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG. The 2nd trade fair for deburring technology and precision surface finishing will thus be significantly larger and more international than the premiere event in 2015.
Cross-Industry and Cross-Technology Exhibition Portfolio
Whether the automotive industry, automation technology, drive and transmission technology, aerospace, machinery manufacturing, medical engineering, sanitary applications, the clock making industry or tool and mould making are concerned, the exhibition programme offered by DeburringEXPO covers the entire spectrum of deburring, rounding and the production of precision surface finishes. In addition to a representative overview of the various processes, equipment, and tooling as well as testing, measuring and analysis methods, the trade fair also makes it possible to gather targeted information concerning trends and current developments. For example, barrel finishing solutions for individual part processing will be exhibited which can be easily integrated into automated production lines and permit highly accurate, reliable deburring, edge rounding, smoothing, grinding and polishing of high-quality, geometrically complex components, synchronised to manufacturing cycle time. In the field of ECM deburring, newly developed generators are making it possible to obtain Ra values of 0.1 µm and better, depending on initial condition. Beyond this, they also prevent so-called stray machining which may lead to worse machining results at peripheral areas. Furthermore, a new ECM process has been specially developed for, amongst other applications, surface finishing of 3D printed, metallic components. This makes it possible to improve both micro and macrostructures on internal and external surfaces in a single process. Defined surface characteristics can be achieved reproducibly within very short cycle times. In particular for demanding materials, the PECM process permits burr-free production of three-dimensional shapes, contours and structures with very high levels of precision and surface finishing quality. As compared with conventional processes, machining is more accurate with regard to component dimensions and tolerances, and it doesn’t result in any thermal influences. Abrasive flow machining (AFM) is used primarily for processing difficult to access workpiece areas and internal surfaces of high-quality components made of metal and ceramics, for which conventional procedures do not provide the targeted results.
DeburringEXPO will also present various solutions for deburring and processing injection moulded, press formed and machined plastic parts. These include, for example, cryogenic deburring which is conducted with liquid nitrogen in combination with plastic pellets at temperatures of down to minus 150° C, as well as deburring with carbon dioxide ice (dry ice). The removal of internal and external burrs from parts made of thermoplastics – even at difficult to access locations – is made possible by special systems for thermal deburring.
The Expert Forum – Added Value for Visitors and Exhibitors
A three-day, integrated expert forum rounds out the offerings presented by DeburringEXPO. All presentations will be simultaneously interpreted (German English). The speakers will provide information on the fundamentals as well as expert knowledge concerning innovative deburring technologies and precision surface finishing with the help of practical examples and benchmark solutions.