IKV at K 2016

IKV presents research on the subject of Industry 4.0 and additive manufacturing. Visit us in Hall 14, Stand C16.

Print head of the X1000 3D printer from German RepRap in the IKV pilot plant for additive manufacturing | photo: IKV/Fröls

Industry 4.0

On the subject of Industry 4.0, IKV will, in cooperation with a strong industry consortium, address the subject of the application-specific manufacture of function-integrated lightweight parts. As at previous K shows, the IKV stand will feature, in operation, a fully automated production cell, based on an injection moulding machine. The versatility and flexibility of the process will be demonstrated through ergonomic interaction with the visitors, allowing them to experience Industry 4.0 first-hand.

More details on the project and the industry consortium will appear here later.

Additive manufacturing

In addition to already established processes such as Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) and the Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) process from German RepRap GmbH, IKV is also building expertise and competence of its own via its own machine developments, and is overcoming existing limitations by linking up various pieces of machinery. The aim is hybrid production for the automated combination of different production processes. In a production cell, the Institute will show not only the automated fine machining of additively manufactured parts, but also various insert operations and the integration of further production steps.

In addition to these main topics at K 2016, IKV will also provide further information about its extensive research program.

Visit us in Hall 14, Stand C16.