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IBS RECEIVES TAIWANESE TRADE MISSION AND SIGNS CONTRACT WITH TAIWANESE INSTITUTE ITRI

A delegation, consisting of Mayor Lin of Taichung, Taiwanese ambassador Tom Chou and 60 visitors from local government, institutes and several Taichung companies, visited IBS Precision Engineering and KMWE on Sunday, September 25th.

During this visit IBS demonstrated some of their newest technology, in particular the Industry 4.0 solution 'Rotary Inspector', which delivers a clear and traceable quality statement for 5-axis machine tools as well as the six "Alicia" machines which are being built by IBS for CERN as part of the Alice Detector upgrade.

IBS and KMWE combined this visit with the closure of the MIT project “From product to process measurement”. For this project, funded by the Dutch government, IBS & KMWE have been working together to develop the Rotary Inspector. This innovative machine tool measuring system has been developed by IBS and tested in live production at KMWE. Providing rapid confirmation of current performance against desired specification, the Rotary Inspector provides a key part of any maintenance routine for 5-axis machine tools. The goal of the Rotary Inspector is to improve product quality and to reduce scrap and costs. By measuring the machine instead of the product, the process can be certified and outcomes optimized.

At the end of the day a ceremony took place where a Memorandum Of Understanding was signed between IBS and the Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) for further collaboration and R&D using IBS’s patented technology in the Taiwanese Machine Tool industry. This ceremony was also joined by Eindhoven’s Mayor Jorritsma.

IBS President Dr Henny Spaan

 

About IBS Precision Engineering

IBS Precision Engineering, headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, delivers world class measurement, positioning and motion systems where ultra-high precision is required. As a strategic engineering partner to the world’s best manufacturing equipment and scientific instrument suppliers, IBS has a distinguished track record of proven and robust precision solutions. Leading edge metrology (measurement expertise) is at the core of all that IBS does. From complex carbon-fibre jet engine components to semiconductor chips accurate to tens of atoms; IBS has provided key enabling technologies.

IBS provides crucial expertise to the manufacturing sector in its need to produce more complex and precise results. It has close corporations with well-known customers such as ASML, Applied Materials, Daimler, Rolls Royce, Hyundai, Zeiss and CERN. It also works with many research institutes and national metrology organisations world-wide in the development of leading edge measurement.

For many years IBS has been providing technologies to improve the accuracy of machine tools. Machine tools are required to produce the goods that are an indispensible part of our everyday life (computers, mobile phones, watches, cars, trains, planes).  IBS focusses on those machines that produce the most challenging and accurate parts - from wind turbines, to medical implants to aerospace engines. 

www.ibspe.com

 

About ITRI

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services, aiming to innovate a better future. Founded in 1973, ITRI has been dedicated to helping Taiwanese industries stay competitive and sustainable.

Over the years, ITRI has nurtured more than 240 companies, including well-known global semiconductor leaders such as TSMC and UMC. Meanwhile, it has cultivated over 140 CEOs in the local high-tech industry.

ITRI has played a vital role in Taiwan's economic growth as it shifted from a labor-intensive industry into a value-added, innovation-driven one. The institute serves as a pioneer for industries by strengthening its capabilities of multidisciplinary innovation and cooperation with international partners all over the world.

In 2015 Taiwan was ranked seventh in worldwide production of machine tools; fourth in export; fifteenth in import; and nineth in consumption. ITRI has been highly active in the promotion of innovation within the Taiwanese machine tool sector. Taichung is the center of machine tools in Taiwan and ITRI is located there.

www.itri.org.tw

 

Link IBS & ITRI

IBS has had a relationship with ITRI for many years in the field of improved machine tool accuracy. ITRI has been one of the first users of IBS Precision Engineering’s pioneering technology, which for the first time could help machine tool builders and users measure the accuracy of the machines dynamically (i.e. exactly as they are used in production) and with very short measurement times. ITRI were the first customer in Asia for IBS’s patented technology. The technology has subsequently been applied across Taiwan, with over 100 use cases to date. Already in 2007, IBS & ITRI organized a joint seminar on ‘5-axis Machine Tool Calibration’. Such latest generation machines are the base upon which latest products requiring high precision and complex geometries are built. IBS and ITRI are now signing a MOU for further technology development on improving the accuracy of 5 axis machines. 

 

Link IBS & KMWE

For the MIT project, funded by the Dutch government, IBS & KMWE have been working together to develop the “Rotary Inspector”. (link). This innovative machine tool measuring system has been developed by IBS and tested in live production at KMWE. Providing rapid confirmation of current performance against desired specification, the Rotary Inspector provides a key part of any maintenance routine for 5-axis machine tools. The goal of the Rotary Inspector is to improve product quality and to reduce scrap and costs. By measuring the machine instead of the product, the process can be certified and outcomes optimised.

 

About KMWE

KMWE is high tech supplier for mechatronic systems and complex machined components. Core-competences are in Engineering, Machining, Sheetmetal (Fabrications), Assembly and Special Processes with customers in the following markets: Aerospace, Medical, Semiconductor and general machine building & equipment. Production is located the Netherlands and Malaysia and a strategic partnership in Turkey. 

www.kmwe.com

 

In case of any questions, please contact Martijn van Hoorn Alkema