Comau, Exechon Collaborate on Machining Center Design

The machining center will be designed particularly for manufacturing lightweight framing and structural components for the automotive and aerospace sectors.


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Comau, a manufacturer of advanced industrial automation products, is partnering with Exechon, a developer of technology for parallel kinematic machine solutions, to design and produce a new Comau machining center. The machine would be able to handle lightweight framing and structural components for multiple sectors, with a particular focus on automotive, aerospace and electrification. Comau says that the move is in response to the expanding use of lightweight components that reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions; the growing importance of electrification for automotive manufactures; and the increasing degree of production complexity within the aerospace sector.

“The importance of this project extends through to Comau’s ability to offer a 360-degree service connected to electrification, with new lightweight machining centers as a central link,” says Luca Ferrero, COO of Comau Machining. “Coupling a lightweight approach in machining with our body assembly competencies and battery assembly knowhow, we can now complete the value chain and deliver advanced solutions for battery case machining and more.”

“It has been an amazing year, as Comau and Exechon have jointly engaged in the extremely fast transition from conventional cars and planes to electrical and light weight design,” says, Karl Erik Neumann, CEO of Exechon. “We’ve shown how combining our XMini machine with the automation skills of Comau and its people can change a manufacturing paradigm.”


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