Advances in intelligent manufacturing from Taiwanese machine tool manufacturers will be on display at the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) opening today at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The new solutions span smart machining functions such as spindle thermal deflection compensation, remote monitoring, online machining parameter adjustment, tool life management and maintenance management.
Additional advances are being driven by a series of collaborative initiatives among Taiwanese academic institutions, research institutes, and leading machine tool manufacturers. One of these initiatives, for example, involves establishment of a dedicated chatter research lab that is tasked with developing intelligent online monitoring software that can be embedded in machine controllers to reduce instability from vibrations during the cutting process that can damage tools or products. The results are expected to drive a 20%+ increase in machine tool efficiency and thereby shorten production cycles.
Taiwanese companies that are exhibiting Industry 4.0 solutions at IMTS 2016 include:
A complete list of Taiwanese exhibitors is available at http://test.twmt.tw/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/btn2_e-1.jpg
About Taiwan Machine Tools
As the world’s fifth largest exporter of machine tools and components, Taiwan has averaged $4 billion in exports for each of the last three years from a network of more than 1,000 precision machinery manufacturers and 10,000-plus downstream suppliers. Nearly 80% of the total machine tools output last year was exported to over 138 countries, helping solar energy plants, major semiconductor manufacturers, panel industries, multinational car makers and many others innovate and increase their competitiveness through advanced machine tool products.
The U.S. is the second largest export market for Taiwan machine tools after China/Hong Kong. In 2015, Taiwan supplied 11% of the machining centers, 10% of the lathes and turning centers, and nearly tied Italy for third place in machine tool imports sold in the U.S.
About Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, TAITRA is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets. The organization has a staff of over 700 trained specialists stationed in its Taipei headquarters and domestic offices in Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, as well as in 60 offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.taiwantrade.com.
SOURCE Taiwan Machine Tools