Partnerships with academia formed to accelerate smart manufacturing

20th October 2016
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Partnerships with academia formed to accelerate smart manufacturing

Hosted by DP Technology with the College of Electromechanical Engineering at Beijing Union University and the Beijing Intelligent Mechanical Innovative Design Engineering Research Centre, the ESPRIT CAM & Smart Manufacturing seminar took place in Beijing China on 22nd September and was deemed successful.

The seminar brought into focus the most critical manufacturing topics in China today in order to better support the ten-year national plan, Made in China 2025. The Made in China 2025 programme promotes the transfer into smart manufacturing, improves applications in smart manufacturing and fosters the next generation in a wide array of manufacturing industries.

The event was attended by more than 60 people from local manufacturing companies, universities and members of the press. The seminar was a joint speaking engagement for outstanding businessmen and technicians. It featured many topics to support attendees and ESPRIT users on their path to success, including Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, manufacturing automation and the partnership between industry and academia.      

Guang Cheng, Dean of College of Electromechanical Engineering of Beijing Union University, addressed the current status and major trends in the future of smart manufacturing from historical, conceptual and practical aspects. Cheng stated that the College of Electromechanical Engineering is committed to developing high quality application engineers with an international point of view.

Cheng also stated: “We would like to facilitate cooperation with DP Technology to further the development of smart manufacturing. The current research focus of Beijing Intelligent Mechanical Innovative Design Engineering Research Centre covers a wide range of smart manufacturing technologies, including prototype design and manufacturing, human-machine interaction and usability testing, and smart manufacturing and service.”     

Mike Lauer, General Manager at DP Asia-Pacific said: “With more than 30 years´ experience, ESPRIT CAM is the only software which is capable of supporting B-axis multi-tasking, 2-5 axis milling, 2-22 axis turning and 2-22 axis, Wire EDM and offers a platform which gives users customised solutions through any object-oriented programming language.

“With customers across the world, ESPRIT CAM has been applied in a wide range of industries, including aeronautics and astronautics, automotive, industrial machinery, education, medical machinery, energy and so on. In order to provide better service to customers, DP Technology operates sales and technical support centres in multiple locations: Beijing, Tianjin and Guangzhou in order to provide high performance professional and efficient services.

“DP Technology also adds value to education in China as a part of their ongoing commitment to support the ´Made in China 2025´ plan. For many years DP Technology has partnered with higher education institutions, technical middle schools, technical high schools, and technical colleges. DP Technology works hand in hand with local schools and colleges to create certification and training centres and to help build the education revolution in China.

“DP Technology will be an official and major sponsor of the 7th National Vocational Students Skills Competition- CNC machining contest and will also provide technical support at the event. To sponsor the biggest machining contest in China, DP Technology is taking a proactive approach in engaging with the stakeholders in these industries, but also shows the capability and determination to support the Made in China 2025 plan.”

In the seminar, David Zhang, vice General Manager in DP China (pictured), and Cliff Ji, sales engineer in DP North China also shared the most up to date CNC technology in ESPRIT CAM.

Zhang commented: “With a continuing thirst for new technology in the modern industry, CNC manufacturing has become popular in many areas. ESPRIT CAM is able to provide a complete package for customer´s manufacturing solutions in many different industries. In addition, ESPRIT CAM is compliant with IoT and the Industry 4.0 initiative.

“In this way, ESPRIT CAM not only provides users a new concept of automatic machining but also reduces the programming time with easy operations for high quality parts. As a global CAD/CAM company, DP Technology believes that through the cooperation with educational institutions, they have the power to improve manufacturing in China.

“DP Technology has always been committed to being the world´s leading CAD/CAM technology to college educators and students, specifically when multi-tasking machining with high-speed cutting.  Introducing CAD/CAM technologies also helps provide high-end technical personnel to the industry. While we have been in this game for a long time, we will never stop learning and improving upon our cooperation with academia.”.          

Cliff Ji also shared several benefits of ESPRIT CAM in the seminar; ESPRIT CAM offers customised solutions for any type of machine tool to cut parts with any shape of geometry. ESPRIT CAM provides edit-free post processors with accurate G-code. ESPRIT CAM´s full machine simulation prevents machines from collisions and finally that ESPRIT CAM is a cloud-enabled CAM to simplify the selection of cutting tools and automatically obtain the recommended ones.         

In the seminar, application engineers from DP Technology also demonstrated ESPRIT CAM´s multi-tasking and 5-axis capabilities with ease to allow attendees to experience the power of the innovative ESPRIT CAM software.  

The manufacturing industry has evolved into a new generation with automation, numerical control and smart manufacturing. DP Technology continues to improve their technologies by watching new cutting edge developments in the manufacturing industry, fulfilling customer requirements, and providing innovative solutions to improve product quality, productivity and reduce production cost. 

Guang Cheng, Dean of the College of Electromechanical Engineering, addressed the current status and future trends of Chinese manufacturing Mike Lauer, General Manager at DP Technology Asia Pacific, explained how ESPRIT CAM supports the Made in China 2025 plan. 

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