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WIDMA, the machine tool building division of Kennametal, based in Bengaluru, India, is helping OEMs optimize production in the die and mold industry.

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WIDMA’s UGC Series Deep Hole Drilling (DHD) machine is designed for high-accuracy machining, multi-axis positioning, and deep-hole drilling in a single setup, catering to the evolving requirements of the industry.

The die and mold industry in India is expected to grow by over $1 billion from 2021 to 2025, at a CAGR of 9 percent, according to researchandmarkets.com. This is due to pent-up demand in the automotive sector, along with significant growth in sunrise sectors such as healthcare, electronics, and plastics. In addition, aluminum metal injection molding and automation in die casting, along with increased construction activities and the “Make in India” initiative, are likely to be contributing factors.

The evolving die and mold requirements are requiring higher levels of machining accuracy. As a result, OEMs in the automotive market face challenges of inflation and productivity. Large machines that can handle the size and complexity of the die and mold are in high demand.

To meet these challenges, WIDMA™, a machine tool building division of Kennametal®, based in Bengaluru, India, provides deep-hole drilling technologies that meet the industry’s standards of accuracy, reliability, and performance. WIDMA’s machines are helping OEMs optimize production and enhance efficiency.


The WIDMA UGC Series Deep Hole Drilling (DHD) machine is designed for high-accuracy machining, multi-axis positioning, and deep-hole drilling in a single setup. The UGS Series configures 7 axes, incl. CNC rotary table & spindle tilting, for advanced capabilities in machining operations. Consequently, this enables customers to drill complex angles and structures in a single clamping setup.

UGC Series machines offer efficient drilling, milling, tapping, and boring with minimal setup changes, enhancing productivity and versatility. This offers customers the flexibility to maximize machining time and resources. UGC Series machines perform deep hole drilling, milling, tapping, and boring with minimal setup changes for efficient operations.

WIDMA’s focus on designing high-performance machines that are easy to operate and low maintenance helps customers overcome manufacturing challenges. The machines also feature adaptive machining technology that defines values of torque to maintain operating levels and standards for accuracy. Additionally, the UGC Series machines offer linear glass scales and wireless probes.

 

Source: www.themachinemaker.com

 

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