Deburring technologies and precision surfaces on display in October in Germany

Due to the multitude of new and advanced methods, products and processes in all exhibition areas, the DeburringEXPO will offer a kind of technology monitoring that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. (Courtesy: Source: fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG)

With more than 170 exhibitors, the third DeburringEXPO boasts an increase of around 15 percent compared to 2017’s event.

At the October 8-10 expo in Rheinstetten, Germany, exhibitors will present innovative and advanced technologies, products, and services for the quality-critical production steps of solutions for deburring, chamfering, and the production of precision surfaces. This range of exhibitors is complemented by theme parks, research pavilions, and a bilingual expert forum.

“This concentration of technologies, services and providers in a focused framework enables visitors to have a kind of overview which would not be possible at any other fair,” said Hartmut Herdin, CEO of fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG and organizer of the DeburringEXPO. The fact that this kind of technology monitoring is becoming increasingly important emphasizes the changes in many industry sectors. Over recent years, deburring and surface finishes have become critical factors for quality and a company’s competitiveness. An indicator of this is that providers of these solutions more and more often are benchmark partners for production companies that are involved comparatively early in the product development phase or an optimization process.

This is also indicated by the sheer number of new and advanced technologies, products, and processes that will be shown in all exhibition areas at the DeburringEXPO. This includes innovative machines for fully-automated deburring and cleaning of components within a single process – for high-pressure water processes as well as for ultrasonic, or dry with CO2snow. Visitors can also expect novelties in the areas of electro-chemical (ECM) and thermal deburring machines (TEM), as well as the deburring and processing of thin and thick metal sheets. Deburring tool providers will also be traveling to Karlsruhe with the most varied of novelties for automatic and manual deburring of bores and bore intersections, for example. Even when it comes to microprocessing or the manufacture of surfaces fit for application, the exhibitors’ new and advanced products and technologies always ensure high precision and efficiency.

Additive Manufacturing: Post-processing 3D-printed parts

For the first time, the post-processing of additively manufactured parts will be demonstrated at the DeburringEXPO, both in the “AM Parks Finishing Theme Park” and by other exhibitors. “Due to the ever-increasing use of additive manufacturing in mass production, the demands placed on 3D-printed component surfaces are increasing rapidly. This development is taken into account by the new exhibition format and has garnered great interest from the respective companies,” said Herdin. The spectrum ranges from the removal of support structures to powder removal and cleaning right up to finishing, i.e preparing the surface for the next production step.

Component cleanliness: Cleaning after deburring

Increasingly, higher demands on the technical cleanliness of components – whether it be for smooth function or to ensure the quality of subsequent processes – cannot be met without reliable removal of burrs and flakes, as well as subsequent cleaning. The exhibitors of the theme park cleaning after deburring and further companies from all areas of industrial cleaning technology will present solutions to achieve the required cleanliness in a reliable and economical way.

Live: Work steps in the process chain of metal sheet deburring

The highlights of this year’s DeburringEXPO include the theme park process chain metal sheet deburring. In this event space, which was jointly initiated by experts and market leaders in the industry, various technologies and downstream processes are shown in addition to the production steps such as degreasing, removal of oxide layers, deburring, chamfering, and surface finishing, originally attributed to metal sheet deburring. “All steps of this process chain will be demonstrated live on a sample part. This makes the theme park a unique performance show we have never seen before,” said  Herdin.

Bilingual: Expert knowledge for optimized deburring and finishing

Transfer of knowledge and exchange of experiences are the central focus of the three-day expert forum during the DeburringEXPO. A total of 29 presentations by renowned experts from industry and science will be simultaneously translated (German <> English). “With this, we are taking the considerably increasing international demand for information in the areas of deburring technologies and precision surfaces production into account,” said Herdin. The program, which was worked out in technical cooperation with Fraunhofer IPK, Institute PTW, TU Darmstadt, and LIMA Ventures GmbH, is divided into the following six presentation sessions: Mechanical deburring, AM parts finishing, deburring and functional surface processing in one step, cleaning after deburring – deburring and cleaning, undefined deburring (blasting, TEM and other processes), as well as metal sheet deburring. Participation is free for trade fair visitors.

Latest research: Discover what is being researched

Another novelty of this year’s trade fair for deburring technologies and precision surfaces is the research pavilion. This will enable visitors to inform themselves about recently completed, ongoing and future research projects influencing the quality factor that is deburring.