Glasstec 2020 canceled and postponed to 2021

 

 

The effects of the Coronavirus health crisis and the cancellations of certain exhibitors (Guardian, MSK, etc.) forced the organizers of the German Glasstec 2020 fair to postpone their event to 2021. Given the continuing uncertainties in terms of travel restrictions and With quarantine provisions in the main target markets, Messe Düsseldorf has opted for these new dates in close coordination with the trade fair's advisory board and all the partners involved. Remember that the most important trade fair for the glass industry was initially planned for October 20 to 23. Messe Düsseldorf is already cooperating with associations to offer digital service formats for 2020 with the aim of bringing customers and exhibitors closer together and making the information and ranges available for Glasstec digitally available to professional visitors interested in the original dates of the show.

 

What about Vitrum 2021?

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Artibat reporté sur 2021

ARTIBAT : Reporté aux 13, 14 et 15 octobre 2021

 

Au regard de la gravité de la crise sanitaire et de ses impacts économiques qui menacent l’ensemble des acteurs du bâtiment, c’est avec regret que la CAPEB Pays de Loire, organisatrice du salon, a pris la décision de reporter l’édition 2020 d’ARTIBAT aux 13, 14 et 15 octobre 2021.

 

Décision sage s’il en est !

The former manager of the mirror factory Schultz president of the CPME 53

 

 

Raphaël Alexandre was appointed president of CPME 53, the confederation of small and medium-sized enterprises in Mayenne, France Ovest, Thursday January 9, 2020. This is not his first mandate within the institution: he has already held the positions of vice -president in industry and crafts.

Director of the Schultz mirror factory in Saint-Berthevin until 2016, Raphaël Alexandre created in 2018 the Horse and Heritage agency specializing in equestrian tourism. "Our members are mainly made up of craftsmen who work alone," said the new president. Our mission remains to help them on a daily basis. "

Mousset integrates into the transport of doors and windows

 

The Vendéen transporter (France Ovest) already present in this niche in batches has just taken over Raud, specialist in the transport of doors and windows on construction sites which transports 50,000 doors, windows and bay windows every week.

 

The company has planned a fundraising of 30 million Euros at the top of the balance sheet and debts with opening of the capital to employees and drivers.

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Numerical control machine for flat glass processing

 

The CNC machines for glass are machines able to carry out all kind of jobs. The technology is trustable and the main evolutions have been done.

Because they are able to supply a huge range of different applications you could be interested to invest in a sophisticated machine, even if your market requires only the more common works. In this case you can not have the more convenient machine for the applications you need and moreover the machine will be less easy to drive and less fast.

So the first step is to draw up carefully (number of glass, minimum and maximum dimensions, thickness...) a list about

-the main jobs required by your market (cutting, internal and external polishing, engraving, drilling, writing, bevelling, disk cutting...)

 

-The applications it could be interesting to propose to your customers (number of glass, potential yearly turnover).

 

The idea is to choose the right CNC machine to carry out in the best conditions ( profit, easiness to use, cheapest maintenance) what your market requires.

The market is full of very sophisticated CNC machines where only 10 or 20% of the CNC machine's capacities are used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technorev de Bimatech

 

There are on the market 3 different kind of CNC machines depending the number of axes' spindles.

-The 3 axes (XYZ) allowing to carry out the majority of glass processing works ( cutting  with milling cutter, drilling, internal and external polishing, writing...).

-The 4 axes (XYZ et C, axe allowing to drive the working angle for a tools on the vertical axe).

The C axe is mainly useful for engraving glass on the surface, for cutting with a disk ( shape or straight), for simple bevels, to engrave or to write on the glass edge and to obtain a top quality polishing with cup wheels.

 

-The 5 axes, allowing all kind of bevels and other complex works on glass.

 

The number of axes is the first criterion choice.

Be careful: one additional axe mentioned in option needs very often to change the spindle.

The second thing to decide is the maximum dimensions of glass you want to work.

Be careful: on  machine brochure is often mention the  axe's movements and not the useful maximum dimensions.

 

Once these 2 parameters decided, you can have a more precise idea about the machine you need and start to have a look on the potential suppliers.

Now you can study other important parameters:

1/Assistance
-Installation

-In case it is your first machine, or a really new machine or an operator without experience on CNC machine for glass it could be interesting to cut the training in several periods allowing your operator to learn the machine driving in the best conditions. (Be careful about the number of days for real training included inside the offer, and no the total days including installation, adjustment and training. Installation and adjustment can take more than one week).

-Assistance during the first months machine using

To drive properly such a CNC machine, an operator need several months. During this period you need to have a good assistance to learn quickly.

-Maintenance

The problems come mainly from mistake in drawing and programming. In these cases the CNC machine stops. Such problems can be easily solved by phone. A fast and efficient hot line by the CNC machine supplier is essential. But a real hot line. Not one from technician driving or giving another training at a customer premise.

So it is important to understand how your supplier is organized to answer (number of technicians, number of machines installed....)

 

2/The options:

What are the options available during the purchase and after.

The main interesting options are

-Engraving

-Bevelling

-Cutting with disk

-edging with cup wheels

-...

 

3/The software

 

4/The machine preparation

The solutions chosen are very important for the CNC machine productivity

-Installation of the glass on the CNC machine ( suckers positioning, reference pads...)

-Loading, unloading

-How to work with templates

-Adjustment for tools wearing

-…..

 

5/Costs for using (water..) and maintenance

 

 

The bevel

-Due to the glass flexibility, within 12 mm thickness in case of bevelling the glass must be sustained by a rigid and flat surface.

So you have to manufacture a template or to install suckers under the glass all along the part you are going to bevel.

-Such a machine bevels wheel after wheel. It is very slow. To have  a good financial profit you have to carry out sophisticated bevels or to work on important thickness

-The final polishing ( water + cerium oxide)  pollutes the machine water network. The cerium oxide is lost.

-The bevel programming is very often not easy and need an operator with very good experience.