At our 70-year anniversary this year, the Zuse Hüller Hille Kick-Off-Days, Prof. Christian Braun of the University of Karlsruhe made it clear that in the digital transformation that is changing our industry, not machines and computers are the main players, but humans still have the lead role. He put a focus on the new possibilities arising with Industry 4.0, especially with regard to services offered to our customers. In contrast to the b2c sector, where forerunners like Amazon, Google, Uber and many others have long since paved the way for the digitization of work places and customer services, b2b players are still narrowing their 4.0 interest on smart technology and intelligent machines.
The first brand appearance of Zuse Hüller Hille at this year’s EMO was a full success. On 250 square metres, we presented our new corporate identity, our new brand appearance and, as a highlight, our horizontal machining centre NBH 800 5X. A lot of our visitors, roughly half of which were from outside of Germany, showed great interest not just in the NBH 800 5X, but also in other products like the NBV 700 or the MASTURN Line. For the first time, we also employed 3D screens to interactively present products and future developments. If you couldn’t make it, you can see some of the highlights in our picture gallery.
At this year’s EMO, our first exhibition as Zuse Hüller Hille, we had many interesting discussions about the aerospace sector. Aircraft components are subject to extreme internal and external forces. Because of this, they are typically made of durable, highly resistant materials like titanium and titanium alloy. Aerospace machining is therefore mostly characterized by tight tolerances and hard-to-machine metals. Also challenging are the typical forms like turbines, turbine blades and aero-structural components determining the form of an aircraft.