Industry Professionals and Academy Technologies Joint to Explore Unlimited Strength in Metal Forming


Faced with Industry 4.0, the trend of mechanical intelligence, SEYI (4533TT) – the globally renowned metal forming machine tool manufacturer, together with its metal forming academy industry alliance (National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology - NKFUST and a 3D scanning expert – Road Ahead Technologies), jointly held a “Servo Press Forming Technology and Product Testing Seminar” in the SEYI Headquarters. The objective of the seminar was to share opinions on how to assist domestic metal forming manufacturers and mold makers to stay competitive, while facing the trend of intelligent manufacturing, in this revolutionary wave of man-machine cooperation by using the high-tech servo press forming technologies and precision 3D scanning.

To enable the domestic stamping mold industry to enter Industry 4.0 and link with international technologies, the Dean of Engineering College of NKFUST, Lin Bo-Tsun appointed a professor to share “Press 4.0”, a study of applications based on a “Intelligent Stamping Line” configured by NKFUST. The main items include automatic design system of precision micro stamping dies, on-line real-time monitoring of stamping material, quality inspection of precision micro stamping products and die cutting failure monitoring system.

Facing the issue of global warming, the entire world struggles for a low carbon emission and green energy environment. Attaining equilibrium among energy sources, economy and environment is becoming an inevitable trend for enterprise developments. On this topic, researches on new materials and innovative process methods will certainly bring enormous impacts to traditional stamping techniques. Launched in 2011, the SEYI Servo Press features a top performance servomotor system and a brand new design of press structure combined with intuitive-software operated interface, presenting another shock to the industry. “Development and Application of Servo Presses” shared by SEYI Manager, Hsu Gui-Zhang explains the exceptional features of the SEYI Servo Press, resulting in benefits to the stamping industry. The presentation also included key examples of global applications, aiming to assist industrial customers with the proposal of new processing solutions for making the best use of this new generation SEYI Servo Press when confronting difficulties in processing materials and tedious molding design issues.

Subsequently, Dr. Guo Jun-Zhi of NKFUST presented “Servo Press Forming Analysis;” explaining the impact to extended forming properties caused by the different modes of the servo press movement curves. Using forming simulation by press forming analysis software, optimized servo forming curves can be obtained, therefore improving the product drawing ratio and decreasing the recoil after forming. This also eliminates time consumption and costs for obtaining the servo forming movement curves by way of on-the-machine trial run.

While metal press forming evolves towards higher strength and more light-weighted applications, aluminum alloy and high-strength steel plates are currently the mainstream materials. Manager Li Chi-Shien of Road Ahead Technologies shared with his presentation “Overall Dimensions Inspection of Metal Forming Parts.” Where he explained how using detailed full-spectrum optical measurement of metal forming parts and parametric inspection software for baseline positioning, full range 3D color error plotting and analysis. Recoil tolerance of metal sheet can be used as the basis of offset reference of the mold and resolve metal sheet development issues.

Combining academic energy and industrial resources, this seminar expands depth and coverage of industry-academy interactions for integral presentation of industrial trends, servo press benefits, stamping curve settings, metal sheet forming analysis and mold corrections and core technologies of metal forming. Trough hands-on stamping of the high-tech servo press as well as metal parts analysis, a vis-à-vis exchange took place with industrial operators to give impetus to industry-academy interactions, jointly actuating new sparks in the improvements of metal forming technology.