Bihler 4 Slide-NC to Debut the Latest Version of the 4 Slide-NC at SMI Metal Engineering Expo

 

The new 4 Slide-NC® machine incorporates additive manufacturing to enhance rapid prototyping capability.

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J., Sept. 19, 2019 — (PRNewswire) —

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bihler 4 Slide-NC, Inc. - the machine-building division of Bihler of America, Inc. that specializes in servo-controlled four-slide machines - will showcase its advanced Rapid Prototyping capabilities to the metal forming industry at Booth #221 at the SMI Metal Engineering Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 1-3, 2019.

As an innovator in four-slide manufacturing equipment, Bihler 4 Slide-NC combines the latest technology in additive manufacturing with complete motion control of servo-driven slides for enhanced manufacturing outcomes. The servos in Bihler 4 Slide-NC® machine enables precise tooling positioning and adjustment, as well as improved set-up times. Along with advanced engineering capabilities, the Bihler 4 Slide-NC® machine supports 3D-printed tools that boost production efficiency, and that enhance the prototyping process and tool precision.

In addition, the exhibition of the latest version of the Bihler 4 Slide-NC® machine will feature the following improvements, which were developed based on studies and customer feedback:

  • Enhanced ergonomic features
  • Advanced design support
  • Video Training Library
  • Set-up times of as little as 5 to 30 minutes

For many decades, tooling development in the slide forming industry has been based on 2D/3D design, and on CNC machining of tool components. Precisely designing and building the perfect tool using these dated methods could easily take several months. Now with the implementation of 3D-printed tools using Bihler 4 Slide-NC® technology, tooling development is only a week-long process. Depending on material strength, these tools can even be used for early-stage prototypes and for proof of concept, which reduces the development period for hard tooling.

"Imagine having the ability to try out early-stage concepts on a live machine," says Max Linder, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bihler of America. "That capability is changing how we train our new employees, and how we transfer our know-how to the next generation of tool designers. Instead of feeding abstract FEMA models, we now can prove strategies on a live production machine within hours."

By combining the latest features of the Bihler 4 Slide-NC® machine with the power of additive manufacturing, Bihler 4 Slide-NC redefines the terms of rapid prototyping in the metal forming industry.

Bihler 4 Slide-NC will conduct a demo of the latest version of the Bihler 4 Slide-NC® machine at SMI and will showcase the latest 3D-printed tooling on a live machine set-up.

About Bihler 4 Slide-NC
Bihler 4 Slide-NC, Inc. is a joint venture of Bihler of America, Inc. and Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik, Germany, providers of custom automation, contract manufacturing, and machine solutions that feature Bihler advanced servo-controlled systems. Bihler 4 Slide-NC is a leading producer of multi-piece assemblies, with decades of expertise in stamping, tapping and welding. By now integrating IoT and Instant Setup, Bihler 4 Slide-NC has brought about a vast improvement in the four-slide manufacturing sector. In addition to servo automation integration, Bihler 4 Slide-NC® technology is compatible with mechanical four-slides, thereby bridging what would otherwise be a 30-year gap in the market. Bihler 4 Slide-NC® technology is also compliant with IATF16949 and ISO 9001 quality standards.

To learn more about Bihler 4 Slide-NC automation solutions, please contact:
Christopher Alexander
National Sales Manager, Bihler 4 Slide-NC
85 Industrial Drive
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

T: 908-213-9001
F: 908-329-9111
E: Email Contact
W: 4slide-nc.com

 

SOURCE Bihler 4 Slide-NC

Contact:
Company Name: Bihler 4 Slide-NC
Web: http://www.4slide-nc.com/




Review Article Be the first to review this article
SolidCAM - Learn More

Featured Video
Editorial
Jobs
Mechanical R&D Engineer for Stellartech Research Corp at Milpitas, California
Mid-Level Mechanical Engineer in Process Piping for Gordon Prill, Inc at Santee, California
Product Engineer (Midlevel) for Clarus at Fort Worth, Texas
BIM Consultant-Architecture for Microdesk at Boston, Massachusetts
Geographic Info Specialist II for Texas Department of Transportation at Austin, Texas
STAFF ARCHITECT for Berridge Manufacturing Company at San Antonio, Texas
Upcoming Events
14th Blechexpo at Stuttgart Germany - Nov 5 - 8, 2019
Automotive E/E Architecture China Conference 2019 at Renaissance Shanghai Shanghai putuo district tongchuan road no. 50 Shanghai China - Nov 7 - 8, 2019
CES - The Global Stage for Innovation at LAS VEGAS NV - Jan 7 - 10, 2020
AHR Expo at Orange County Convention Center West Building Orlando FL - Feb 3 - 5, 2020
Kenesto: 30 day trial



Internet Business Systems © 2019 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise