For a number of years now, HASCO has been organising Designer Days and Dinners worldwide and thus engaging in an intensive dialogue with designers. The focus at these events is, firstly, on an exchange of information regarding market developments and trends and, secondly, on new approaches to optimising the design workflow.
As an agile development partner, HASCO works continuously on product and service innovations for optimising the design process in mouldmaking. Currently, the Designer Days are focusing on a whole series of exciting product innovations. This year's highlights include the prehardened steel 1.2714HH, new locking cylinders, colour-coded status indicators, safety couplings, flat ejectors with extra blade length, manifold blocks for the easy configuration of flexible temperature control circuits, an intelligent hot half with a single needle valve and a new multi-zone Controller.
In addition, numerous new digital services now available in the HASCO portal are presented at the Designer Days. These start with the intelligent product navigation for rapidly finding the relevant standard components. The pages with the product details list identical, similar, dependent, associated, alternative or substitute products, which are marked with the corresponding icon. Designers obtain key information rapidly and simply and can optimally exploit the potential of the HASCO portfolio. The mould base assistant guides the designer to a fully configured mould in just five steps. The layout editor makes it very easy to compile an individual mould unit by selecting one of the six different standard layouts. The implementation of the NX library has opened up further simplification options. With this innovative tool, designers can incorporate HASCO standard components into the design as CAD models using drag & drop.
In addition to products and services, the focus during the events is on exchanging information with one another. Despite all the digitisation, there is, after all, no substitute for one-to-one communication. Numerous national and international Designer Days and Dinners are currently being planned for 2019 too.