Shanghai, September 15th – At the China Lightweight Summit, held in Shanghai from September 4th-5th, Suo Lei, Product Industrialization and Integration Manager of Comau Powertrain Machining, talked about Comau’s innovative solutions to boost productivity in the new era of lightweight machining. The conference was attended by more than 400 professionals from the government, automotive industry associations, OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive component companies, aluminum and magnesium casting companies, and their upstream suppliers, who gathered together to discuss the current market situation and analyze the future trends of lightweight industry.
Lightweight machining has become a driving force in the automotive industry due to strict energy efficiency and emission reduction policies, as well as the acceleration of automotive electrification. With longstanding expertise in lightweight machining, body welding, and powertrain assembly, Comau is meeting these new manufacturing demands by providing comprehensive turnkey solutions that combine cutting-edge technologies with standardized machining centers, advanced robotics and industrial automation products.
As part of the summit discussions, Suo Lei introduced Comau’s comprehensive competencies in design, machining, integration and project management. He also shared a teaser of the brand new Comau XMini – a high-speed machining center designed for expansive lightweight structural components machining, such as battery cases, sub frames, chassis and structural body parts. Furthermore, the carbon fiber machine tool has a unique capacity to handle the rigorous demands of machining large aluminum structural parts for the automotive, aerospace and electrification markets. XMini, which combines the flexibility of a robot and the accuracy of a CNC machine, underscores Comau innovation in relation to emerging market contexts. It will be launched very soon in the Chinese market.