The award-winning Carfulan Group is preparing to demo a range of its state-of-the-art manufacturing technology at the first major industry show of the new decade.
The Derbyshire firm is set to exhibit at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics and has lined up best-in-class machines from across its four businesses, which specialise in multi-sensor metrology, 3D printing, tool pre-setting and turned-part measurement respectively.
The show, held from February 11 to 13 at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, is a showcase of new advancements in machinery, production equipment, electronic production and assembly, tooling and components across a wide range of industries.
Engineers from the Carfulan Group – named one of 1,000 companies to inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange Group for each of the past two years – are promising to prove to visitors how their world-leading technology can improve manufacturing processes by driving production efficiency, accuracy and profitability.
Carfulan Group Managing Director Chris Fulton said: “2019 was yet another hugely successful year for our companies, with more high-profile customers choosing to work with us and taking advantage of some incredible developments across our complementary technology portfolio.
“For example, we ended 2019 with an OGP UK open house where our team was able to demonstrate a number of UK exclusives in the metrology field, from the FlexPoint multi-sensor co-ordinate measurement machine to the ShapeGrabber – a metrology-class 3D scanner that’s breaking new ground in reverse engineering.
“Southern Manufacturing is always an excellent event and we look forward to having many more insightful conversations with those at the coal face of what makes British manufacturing great.”
OGP UK supplies multi-sensor metrology systems which can gauge the characteristics of even the most complex parts in real time and without human error, leading to better quality, reduced scrap and allowing products to be brought into the marketplace faster.
It will be displaying the powerful CNC200 at the show – a machine capable of supporting a combination of touch probes, micro probes and laser scanners, maintaining the highest levels of accuracy while working even in the most hostile production environment.
As a UK Stratasys platinum partner, SYS Systems has been at the forefront of the 3D-printing movement for more than a decade, supplying, installing and supporting the full Stratasys product range.
It will be bringing along the F370 to Southern Manufacturing, an office-friendly but industrial-grade printer that works with a range of superior materials to produce complex parts with precision.
ZOLLER UK, meanwhile, is a specialist in offline tool presetting, inspection and management solutions, helping businesses to reduce down time, increase operational capacity, improve tool life and eliminate scrap.
Its Smile system with Pilot 1 software boasts telecentric optics for enhanced performance alongside seamless data transfer options, guaranteeing the professional pre-setting and measuring of cutting tools prior to machining work.
VICIVISION UK will demo an M309, a high-performance optical and non-contact measuring machine for cylindrical parts such as shafts, valves, screws and threaded inserts.
Part of the Techno range, it makes immediate inspection available next to multiple machining centres and to more than one operator, eliminating bottlenecks and leading to a reduction in idle time as there is no need to leave the production environment.
People can register to visit Southern Manufacturing and Electronics at https://www.industrysouth.co.uk/register/