Virtual Masterclass arouses great interest

2 successful online events are behind us, which we were able to hold together with our partners Tebis AG and FOOKE GmbH. The topics ranged from digital twins to the production of a vacuum clamping device made of polyurethane block material. Learn more about the highlights here.

Using the example of a CFRP wingshell, the production of a vacuum clamping 
device from polyurethane block material and delamination-free cutting and 
drilling of carbon fiber composite with special tools were demonstrated. Tebis 
explained how to create a digital twin despite the lack of CAD data. The 45-
minute seminar sections, each separated by a half-hour break, were followed by 
a lively round of questions and discussion.

"Our online events with partners have become an attractive way to bring 
together more machining professionals on a topic than might be expected at an 
in-house event. The participation right to the end and the queries showed how 
interested the participants were in listening," says Heiko Simonis, Business 
Development at Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH and one of the 
speakers. For example, people asked about experiences with other composite 
materials, about the linear drives of the FOOKE Endura 715 and about reverse 
engineering in Tebis. There were also very specific inquiries about cutting data 
and ordering BlockBuster tools.

Holistic machining concept convinces

In their feedback, participants praised the compact form of the event, the 
technical depth of the presentation and the competence of the speakers. 
Andreas Rist from Huber Kunststoff & Technik GmbH, a mold and model maker 
from Wiedergeltingen, said: "Since fiber composite technology is an important 
part of our range of services, both parts of the Masterclass "Vacuum clamping 
fixtures and CFRP component trimming, trim milling & drilling" were very 
interesting for me. Hufschmied, Tebis and FOOKE did a good job of presenting 
a practical example. Once again, it became clear to me that with Hufschmied, 
we have an ideal partner for material- and process-optimized machining
solutions at our side. We have been allowed to benefit from the innovative and 
promising solutions of the Hufschmied company for many years."

International version will follow

Following requests from abroad and the many positive responses, Hufschmied, 
Tebis and Fooke plan to repeat the event in English. The presentations and 
video summaries are now available to the public:


Designing and Manufacturing Vacuum Clamping Fixtures

Trimming CFRP components: trim milling & drilling


Abbreviated presentations:

Design and manufacture vacuum clamping fixtures

Trimming CFRP components: trim milling & drilling

Available images

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