7月29日东台精机技术应用中心与 CAD/CAM 整合软体以色列大厂SolidCAM 共同筹办SolidCAM Taiwan 加工技术实验室成立暨技术发表会，除了举办各式研讨会外，也针对航太、零件加工、模具加工三种产业进行技术分享，同时使用东台 CNC 车床、立式加工机、卧式加工机、五轴加工机、雕铣机等七种机型进行实际切削展演，让客户了解这套近年来公认发展最佳的CAM 软体。
New strategy partner, SolidCAM, exhibits latest technology in Tongtai T-TAC today. Today’s activity includes several seminars and machining demonstration in Tongtai’s machines. Focus on three industries of aerospace, die & mold, and parts machining, through this activity, the visitors are able to understand more about this software. Also, by the applications of SolidCAM, it benefits on high efficiency during machining.
Don’t think Industry 4.0 is always complicated, Yen said
Mr. Yen, the Chairman of Tongtai, shared his experiences in Industry 4.0 development for 2 years in CWEF 2016. “Now the question of Industry 4.0 for Taiwanese manufacturers is how to get their foot in the door, instead of what the industry 4.0 is.”, Yen said.
The goal of intelligent factory is including labor saving. However, it’s not only to set-up robotic arm in the factory. Machine, which is another player in this game. To equip sensors in machines for getting information about electric current, voltage, and temperature, furthermore, by the technology of IoT, the manufacturers are able to get these information from production lines directly. All information will be used for improving production efficiency. It allows the customers are able to invest more resources in production strategies planning. In that time, the business model in Taiwanese manufacturing industry might be changed.
"Compared with other countries, Taiwan owns exclusive advantages and limitations. Let us learn and work together for Industry 4.0.", Yen said.
Tongtai's 3D printing technology steps in biomedical industry
For implementing the goal of biomedical materials made in Taiwan, a strategy alliance has been developed by NARLabs (National Applied Research Laboratories). This alliance gathers upstream and downstream companies and Tongtai is a member. Yesterday, July 14th, a 3D printing laboratory was launched and it shows this alliance has initiated fast forward movement towards expanding Taiwan’s biotechnological medical supplies to global market. Tongtai’s PBF Additive Manufacturing Equipment, AM-250, is ready and believe this equipment will shorten the developing period of metal medical materials.