Design with punch: Dixon galvanises into action

20 : 04 : 2012 Tom Dixon : Trumpf : Museo Nazionale Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia

Milan – Tom Dixon and German machine tools company Trumpf turned the locomotive hangar at Milan’s Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia into a mechanical ballet, demonstrating the possibilities of contemporary precision manufacturing.

Centre stage was a punching machine that turned sheets of galvanised steel into six Stamp Lamps every 25 minutes.

‘Punching machinery is old technology, but this is different,’ Mariano Briano, head of Laser Manufacturing at Trumpf, tells LS:N Global. ‘Our main business is automotive, but this process can be applied to other areas such as furniture. This manufacturing is accurate, fast and efficient.’

Tom Dixon has shown the workings of his manufacturing before, but never on this scale. To see how other retailers are bringing the factory into the store, see our Tommorrow Store macrotrend.

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