Innovation and future production developments in the sector of moulds and dies, forming and moulding processes will be protagonist at Eurostampi and PlastixExpo, within the 14th edition of MECSPE – the international exhibition of innovation technologies – that will be held from 26th to 28th March 2015 at Fiere di Parma, Italy.
The two fair trades stand out for the manifold initiatives that are developed in their inside and that allow visitors to analyse thoroughly aspects connected with the development of emerging technologies. Among the initiatives, it is confirmed the meeting with the Bioplastic Square, in collaboration with Materioteca®. To make more understandable terms like Bioplastic, Biomass, Biodegradable and Compost, in the area it will be possible to analyse the matters concerning the productive sector of plastic polymers and to have a proof of innovative materials and products developed like “masterpieces”.
In the Micromachining Square, thanks to the collaboration with AITeM, the whole productive process will be on show. Besides the demo area, where operating machines will be on stage, they will set up a showroom with micro-parts and micro-moulds and dies coming from production chain partners and the most authoritative technological centres. Besides, in-depth study opportunities will be scheduled to illustrate the problems and the micromachining characteristics and to exhibit the state-of-art of the university research on the matter.
Working Isles, with operating machines and several partner exhibitors, develop at the exhibition specific themes in the ambit of plastic machining, so that visitors can “have a proof” of all the solutions to improve the production of their companies. The working isles of the next edition will be oriented to specific sectors, like: medical, electronic, packaging, technical, aerospace and they will compare standard machining processes with new technological frontiers: 3D printing, machining of nano-charged materials and of composites, rapid tooling in moulds and dies, ABS in metal sintering parts and so on.
Among the projects that will enliven the 2015 edition of MECSPE, the initiative Digital Factory – beyond the automation, a project of digital integration of all systems and subsystems that compose a modern factory. The Digital Factory is a new frontier for up-to-date companies, in which through the use of PLM platforms it will be possible to manage in real time the manufacturing of productive batches along the whole productive chain, without any territorial or physical barrier, from rapid prototyping to design, production and final assembly.
In the edition of this year, they will manufacture parts of an electric car designed and produced by the H2Polito team, of Turin Polytechnics with the support of industrial partners. Concerning the moulding and forming area, they will develop, in the project ambit, the theme of intelligent moulds and dies, based on the implementation of mould and die sensors and on the integration of information received from sensors and press during the moulding and forming cycle.