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EPP Europe P2.2017

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TRADE SHOWS + EVENTS 2.

TRADE SHOWS + EVENTS 2. InnovationsForum Hungary Manufacturing technology with zero defect production Part of a series organized by EPP, EPP-Europe, and EMSNow, InnovationsForum takes place in Germany, Hungary, and Mexico. As the 2 nd annual InnovationsForum Hungary has come to a close, participants and guests have collected enlightening information in regards to innovation and the changes occurring in the manufacturing industry, in Eastern Europe and throughout. 2nd annual InnovationsForum Hungary included 9 partners discussing different methods to reach zero defect production. Source: Bence Kovacs This year, the event occurred at the Hungarian Academy of Science in the heart of Budapest with Kim Sauer as the moderator. The day opened with an informative presentation from the Keynote speaker discussing new trends and what is driving innovation in the region. Nine presentations from Partners followed throughout the day, with an overall theme of how to best reach a zero defect production when so many conditions can influence the outcome. Keynote: Tamás Péter Turcsán/ President of Startup Section at Hungarian Economic Association Hungarian Innovation: Legend or Reality? Hungary can be underestimated when it comes to innovation, development, and manufacturing. As a prime example, not many people know that Hungarian engineer, Jozef Galamb, a chief engineer for Ford Motor Company, was one of the primary creators of the Ford T Model, the most popular car in the 20 th century. The speaker went on to say that, innovation is imperative in order to be successful. One needs to follow new trends of business models, all while opening more channels and creating more opportunities to connect start-ups with larger companies. Ideas and innovation only become a realization with financial support and a connection to the market. This can be better done with corporate networking. The communication gap between startups with great ideas and larger companies with financial gain need to be bridged together. The speaker also IF Hungary took place at the Hungarian Academy of Science in the heart of Budapest. gave some insight into what will come next in the future, which is more automation. Although many are skeptic to go forward with total automation, the speaker insists that it will not replace workers with robots or machines. On the contrary, becoming fully automated will open job opportunities. Dr. Friedrich W. Nolting, Aegis Software GmbH Process interlocking with dynamic sample adjustment- A way to zero defect production To be able to reach a zero defect production should be no mystery. According to the speaker, placing a process flow into every connection is all that is needed, or in other words, getting on board with Industry 4.0. Digital integration is of high importance and should be implemented throughout the entire process; therefore becoming paperless. This includes the measurement, testing, and calibrating sector, so both machines and operators, can become part of the Source: Bence Kovacs 14 EPP EUROPE November 2017

Keynote speaker, Tamás Péter Turcsán. Source: Bence Kovacs Dr, Friedrich W. Nolting, Aegis Software GmbH. Source: Bence Kovacs Kim Sauer was the moderator for this year‘s event. Source: Bence Kovacs Claus Schultz, Christian Koenen GmbH. Source: Bence Kovacs Norbert Heilmann, ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co.KG. communication flow of the process to obtain the highest quality data. This digital process not only needs to react quickly to all changes of non-predesigned thresholds, but it should also have a self-learning process. Therefore, the root cause of any problems or quality issue will be known to the operators in order to make quick decisions. In order to no longer produce excess scrap, these features should include interlocking processes (alarms), going off when any irregularities occur. By integrating the entire process digitally, on average, NPI time has decreased from 24 hours to 6 hours, rework and debug time have decreased by 50 %, assembly rework has decreased by 28 %, and average productivity has increased by 10 %. As Mr. Friedrich also stated, “zero defect isn’t an innovation, it is a requirement for modern factories”. Claus Schultz, Christian Koenen GmbH New high tech materials for stencil printing When comparing a Nokia 3110c to today’s smartphones, the differences are clear. Complexity and miniaturization is making zero defect production more difficult to reach. Even more challenging is the fact that the process of stencil printing is complicated, detailed, and generally, precision is a problem. However, when it comes to stencil Scource: Bence Kovacs printing, the material of the stencil is very important. With the recently released Nanovate Nickel material, stencil printing increases the quality of products. This material is not only very flexible with a longer lifespan, but it also has a high laser cutting result with a finer grain size. Furthermore, this has a better sealing of print deposits, which means it has sharper, more defined cut edges on a PCB. Due to its very smooth surface, it also has an improved self-cleaning effect. For this company, selling solutions for problems their customers have is the most important factor. This is why innovation is vital for their strategy, and creating a material with the most benefits, for a better zero defect production, and for better quality results for their customers is important. Norbert Heilmann, ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co.KG Interfaces for RFID and robots – Comprehensive automation and connectivity in the Smart SMT Automated factories are the reality of the future, giving more control, flexibility, and productivity. However, most manufacturers are not yet equipped for automation, as today’s standardized interfaces have been created for human beings to use, and not for machines. Not only is bringing robots into the production challenging, integrating them into the line is even more difficult. Some production lines have been created to be user friendly for humans, which would not work well for robots, and vice versa. This is where new methods for interfaces need to be implemented, in order for both to work. For instance, with the Siplace Bulk Feeder, component reels are no longer needed, replacing cartridges is easy, and a single filler can hold as many components as about 30 tapes. This means, no splicing is needed and waste is greatly reduced. According to the speaker, operators and workers cannot be forgotten when building towards automation. We have to also keep in mind that making everything automated for these operators is not the solution. Errors and a decrease in quality will most likely happen, if this is how we think about automation. Instead, there needs to be an equal balance between the two when automating the production lines. EPP EUROPE November 2017 15