MACHINING ON THE WAY TO ELECTRO MOBILITY
The goal to significantly decrease global CO2 emissions goes hand in hand with the change in numerous technologies. For the automotive industry, this means developing alternative drive concepts. Away from the combustion engine and towards the electric drive is one of the approaches. However there are many intermediate steps between both of these concepts because development does not occur overnight. In this way, the components of the conventional drive are further developed and the use of vehicles with hybrid systems increases. Nevertheless – sooner or later fully electrified vehicles will make up the majority of vehicles on the road. As a supplier of machining tools for the automotive industry, MAPAL already incorporated this topic early on in the strategic orientation of the company. And transferred its expertise when machining a conventional powertrain to the parts to be machined in electrically driven vehicles
dear business associates,
our aim is to be close to the market and to maintain intensive contact with our customers. In this way, we want to recognise trends early on and – thanks to the reedom of a family company – respond quickly.
The additive manufacturing sector at MAPAL reflects this impressively. We have dared to focus on this new technology and to experiment with and research it. within a few months, we were thus able to present our first additively manufactured product. Not a prototype, but a tool that we additively manufacture for large volumes. Today additive manufacturing at MAPAL is indispensable and provides products with considerable added value for our customers.
Our solutions for electro mobility are another example of how as your technology partner we deal with developments in the industry early on. We already offer comprehensive process solutions for machining processes that are needed for many – partly new – components in electronically driven vehicles.
With regard to digitalisation, which concerns the entire sector, it has become clear to us that the efficient handling of data is one the biggest challenges. With the Open-Cloud-Platform c-Com we responded to this need and founded c-Com GmbH in 2017. In the conceptual phase, we focused on customer problems as well as the challenges in our company to intensively deal with the topic of “networking the entire delivery chain” and brought in competent partners in the sector of software development, including SAP. This gave rise to an Open-Cloud-Platform that not only links the entire delivery chain but also deals with the challenges of operations in the machining sector. And so we have created a solution across sectors – not just an isolated solution.
We look forward to apply these solutions in your environment and meet other challenges of our time and the future together with you.
Dr Jochen Kress