While many manufacturers are already automating their processes, or at least some of them, they may have bigger problems inviting their employees on the journey towards Industry 4.0. Many workers in the industry fear for their jobs. But do they have to? And how can manufacturers prepare their workforce for digitalisation? read...

NEWS

A machine completely overhauled for the future

EMO 2017

A machine completely overhauled for the future

Kellenberger, a member of the Hardinge Grinding Group, announced that on EMO a new machine concept will have its debut. The Kellenberger 100 is said to overhaul the Group's portfolio of high-performance grinders completely and to make the segment fit for the future. read...

PSG announces new sales manager

PSG Plastic Service

PSG announces new sales manager

The hot runner and control system provider PSG Plastic Service has a new sales manager for the DACH region since the beginning of July. PSG announced that he will be responsible for the regions Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). According to the company, he has an outstanding knowledge of the subject and sector. read...

Bad grades: Germany only 17th in digitalisation

Innovation indicator 2017

Bad grades: Germany only 17th in digitalisation

Compared to other industry nations, Germany needs to catch up with its digitalisation strategy. According to a report, the country is far behind in digitalisation. Overall, Germany comes fourth in innovation, after Switzerland, Singapore and Belgium, the innovation indicator says. read...

Pre-hardened plastic mould steel for optimum product quality

Pre-hardened plastic mould steel for optimum product quality

The harder the mould steel, the better the surface finish quality on plastic products. This theorem explains plastic injection moulders' increasing need for special steels, which excel thanks to their homogeneous hardness. This is why Deutsche Edelstahlwerke developed Formadur 400. read...

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Automation assistant for metalworking industry

EMO 2017

Automation assistant for metalworking industry

The Finnish provider for automation systems, Fastems releases the latest version of its software for automated pallet handling for the metalworking industry at EMO Hanover 2017. read...

Sandvik Coromant: Focus on turning concepts and digitalisation

EMO 2017

Sandvik Coromant: Focus on turning concepts and digitalisation

Tool manufacturer Sandvik Coromant has announced it will focus on automation on their presence at EMO Hanover 2017. According to the company, “the future of machining and production” will be în the centre of their presentation on a 528 m² booth. read...

Milacron Expands Hot Runner Facility in China

China: Plastics Industry

Milacron Expands Hot Runner Facility in China

Milacron announced the completion of an 8,200 m2 expansion in Kunshan City, Jiangsu, China to their hot runner and control systems manufacturing facility and a 2,500 m2 expansion in administration and support staff offices. read...

Markets

How innovative is the Swiss industry?

Switzerland:

How innovative is the Swiss industry?

The Swissmem association has conducted a study on the innovative capacities of the mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM). The results show that highly innovative companies have a clear strategy. read...

Additive Manufacturing

3D printing is no longer limited to small scale production

Stratasys

3D printing is no longer limited to small scale production

The 3D printing company Stratasys offers an innovative multi-cell additive manufacturing platform. The approach is designed for continuous production combined with mass customisation. The automated process promises minor operator intervention. read...

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Machining Equipment

Trumpf announces sales increase of 11%

Trumpf

Trumpf announces sales increase of 11%

An increase from € 2.8 bn to € 3.1 bn was recently reported by German manufacturer Trumpf for the fiscal year 2016/2017. The company also reports an order increase of 21.1 %. read...

CAD/CAM

CAM solution for the aerospace industry

Open Mind

CAM solution for the aerospace industry

Paris Air Show, the international exhibition for the aerospace industry has seen the presentation of Open Mind's latest version of its Hyper-Mill software solution. read...

Partner News

SolidCAM Ltd.

SolidCAM China and partner Tongtai held a successful iMachining Seminar

With iMachining, Tongtai customers have been able to save significantly on machining time and to improve the efficiency of the milling process.

SolidCAM Ltd.

Efficient CAD/CAM programming for ambitious 5X machining

...The preparation of CAM machining is now extremely simple...because iMachining has the technology assistants which optimally control all machining parameters. ...

SolidCAM Ltd.

iMachining live cuttings at InterMold Thailand

...Visitors were amazed to see how the machining time for this part was reduced significantly from 40 minutes with standard milling to 8 minutes with iMachining!...

top used-machines of MM Die Börse

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Quality Control

Sensor measures flow volume of liquids

Sick

Sensor measures flow volume of liquids

Flow sensors measure the flow volume of liquids in a broad variety of applications. The latest development by Sick is equipped with an Industry-4.0-ready interface and a construction that makes it suitable for highly demanding processes. read...

Hot Runners

Good die making makes the difference – standard parts help in doing so

Metallform Bamberg / Meusburger

Good die making makes the difference – standard parts help in doing so

A contract manufacturer from Franconia produces parts on his stamping line, which many others can only produce with a costly fine cutting method. The great know-how in both in-house die making and in-house tool making makes this possible. The medium-sized company uses standard parts from Meusburger for its dies. read...

Suppliers Products

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BORIDE Engineered Abrasives

Introducing the Golden Star

Made with premium aluminum oxide grain and a proprietary treatment process, the Golden Star delivers exceptional performance on EDM surfaces, ...

BORIDE Engineered Abrasives

NEW Mounted Points Kits

Our standard line of mounted abrasive points is designed specifically for the mold and die maker. ...

Materials

Polyurethane industry meets in Munich for the first time

PSE Europe

Polyurethane industry meets in Munich for the first time

With over a thousand visitors, the organisers of the first PSE Europe are very satisfied with their success. The PSE Europe, the International Exhibition for Polyurethane Solutions, is a small trade fair, dedicated to the PU industry. read...

Components

India: Delhi Machine Tool Expo 2017

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India: Delhi Machine Tool Expo 2017

Delhi Machine Tool Expo 2017 is scheduled to be held in August 10–13, 2017 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The strong presence of business visitors and policymakers from India at the first edition of the Delhi Machine Tool Expo made it truly a major event in the region. read...

Cutting Tools

The Knowledge of experts will not be obsolete in Industry 4.0

Q&A

The Knowledge of experts will not be obsolete in Industry 4.0

The term industry 4.0 is hyped especially at trade fairs, but the digital transformation is also met with fear among manufacturers and their professionals: will their expertise become obsolete in the age of digitalisation? Alexander Epple and Michael Königs explain, why the knowledge and experience of experts will still be needed in the future. read...

EDM

Pulsar on show

Sarix

Pulsar on show

Switzerland/China - At the recently held DMC Die and Mould Show in Shanghai, China, Swiss-based Sarix premiered its SX 100 hpm Pulsar, a micro EDM controller. read...