As a globally leading supplier of modular standard components, accessories and hot runner technology, HASCO is constantly taking up the latest topics. From 27 to 30 April, the focus at HASCO Portugal's Open Days was on the Industrial Revolution 4.0; a large number of customers and interested parties benefited from a comprehensive programme of lectures and workshops.
HASCO Portugal organised the event together with 12 partner companies. Over a total of three days, experts presented innovations and industry solutions at the product and process level. The main focus was on the application of new options, as well as on simplifying mouldmaking and plastics injection moulding through standardisation and digitisation. HASCO gave a live presentation of its high-performance innovations in standard components and hot runners and also demonstrated the new online portal.
The focal topics of the first day: Take the efficiency opportunity (PCam), Added value for the moldmaker and his customers (Sigmasoft), Development and evaluation of efficient technology chains in tooling (Fraunhofer), HASCO Digital (HASCO), Efficiency enhancement by modular Multi-Shot Hot Runner Nozzles (HASCO), New ARBURG machine serie (ARBURG Ibérica), P1 – I am totally relaxed! (HASCO).
The focal topics of the second day: The Evolution of the Lazer – Equipments and applications (Quadalaser), 3D printed Injection Molding (Stratasys), Cross solutions to optimize your processes (mmr), Tebis: The process (Grupo GLN), AM Tools Grupo Online (AM Tools), Engineering & Tooling from Portugal (Cefamol).
A special highlight of the third day was the lecture by Nuno Gomes, author of the book Indústria Portuguesa de Moldes para Plásticos – contributos para a sua história. He provided insight into the topic "Once Upon a Time the Mouldmaking Industry in Portugal”.
At the end of this event, which was well-attended as in every year, all the participants were able to take a great deal of new and valuable knowledge home with them. José Silva, General Manager of HASCO Portuguesa: "We received highly positive feedback from our guests. The mix was just right. Lectures, workshops, the focus on Industry 4.0 and the presentation of our new products. We struck a chord with our customers and presented subjects that are currently attracting a great deal of interest.
Alongside the technical lectures, the accompanying programme offered the 450 or so participants plenty of time and space for networking as well as optimum opportunities for extending their contacts within the sector.
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