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The exchange with our industrial partners has repeatedly highlighted challenges in industrial practice, so that the topic of "edge" has moved into focus and describes component edges as well as tool edges, functional edges or sealing edges. Specifically, the focus is on applications such as deburring, edge rounding, edge processing, edge coating or edge qualification. In order to bundle the expertise of the industrial partners and the PTZ Berlin and to provide the user with answers to current questions, the "Edge Workshop" was created some time ago.
Numerous industrial partners, from large corporations to small and medium-sized companies, are taking part in this edgebanding workshop as interested users and developers. The workshop is held as a lunch-to-lunch event. After the first day, the edgebanding workshop is rounded off by an evening event with programme and a joint dinner. This already provides numerous opportunities to make initial contacts and get to know the participants. On the following day, the half-hour lectures by some of the participants will be continued, during which they will present their company and their topics in the field of "edgebanding". For example, the robot-guided milling of component edges has been discussed in recent events, as has the challenge of edge coating, to name just two exemplary topics.
The next edge workshop, which will take place on 26 and 27 November 2020 at PTZ Berlin, will take a closer look at the topic "Manufacturing and Characterization - Edges in the Industrial Process Chain". Questions could therefore be: Which processes can be used to produce edges? How reliable are they? What influence do they have on post-processing methods? Where is there potential for improvement? How can edges be measured? How reliable and reproducible is the evaluation? What are the general requirements for edges? What are the challenges in the qualification and description of edges? How can these be solved? Are only physical solutions usable or could one also think of solutions in the evaluation software? How well do the edge requirements from drawings match the measured values? And are the measured values reliable or is the design and drawing creation already too restrictive? These are only exemplary questions that make one thing above all clear: The subject area is very broad and by no means trivial.
You can obtain further information here  or you can contact Simon Roßkamp .