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Demand in India is rising

EMO 2017

Demand in India is rising

India’s manufacturing sector witnesses a rise in its stature in the global scene. Through the EMO Hannover 2017 platform, the country aims to provide a glimpse to the world of its potential by exhibiting its finest. read...

India: Goods and Services Tax has hit manufacturing

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India: Goods and Services Tax has hit manufacturing

More than 31% of the chief financial officers (CFOs) from various companies feel the implementation of GST is challenging and manufacturing is the most affected sector, according to a recent survey. read...

One of the Fastest Growing Markets: India

EMO 2017

One of the Fastest Growing Markets: India

The film industry is not the only big industry in India, the manufacturing sector is an important part of the economy as well. The EMO-India Day offered a chance to get to know more about this emerging market. read...

Signs of an upswing: Italian machine tool sector has recovered since the economic crisis

EMO 2017

Signs of an upswing: Italian machine tool sector has recovered since the economic crisis

Ucimu, the Italian association reports an upswing for the national machine tool industry in 2016. The upward trend is expected to continue in 2017. read...

Unique opportunity for students at MACH 2018

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Unique opportunity for students at MACH 2018

MACH 2018 provides a special offer to students visiting the trade fair. The show will host the so called Education & Development Zone aimed at students between 11 and 19 years. read...

Toolmakers need to embrace digital technology

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Toolmakers need to embrace digital technology

At the recently held ISTMA General Assembly in Brazil, Bob Williamson was elected President for the next three-year period. Williamson is the representative of TASA (Toolmaking Association of South Africa) at the International Special Tooling and Machining Association. read...

Germany: Machine tool orders stable

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Germany: Machine tool orders stable

In the first half of 2017, total order bookings shrank by 1 per cent, with domestic orders decreasing by 15 per cent. Order bookings from abroad were up by 6 per cent. read...

Skill India

Skill Development

Skill India

Skill development has become a vital element for growth and quality. The Government of India has been promoting the ‘Skill India’ concept so that numerous youngsters become skill ready and undertake jobs in diverse sectors. read...

Hungary: Laser centre in Szeged

Laser center

Hungary: Laser centre in Szeged

The premises of Eli-Alps, a laser research facility in Szeged, was opened recently. Basic and applied research is being done in the Szeged laser research centre, touching mainly fields of physics, biology, chemistry, medicine and material science. read...

India: Top ten markets for machine tools

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India: Top ten markets for machine tools

Prashant Sardeshmukh, Director, MMC Hardmetal India Pvt Ltd shares his views on the Indian machine tool industry and his business plans to strength the company’s presence in the domestic market. Read on to know more… read...

Johnson Matthey opens ceramic 3D-printing facility in the UK

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Johnson Matthey opens ceramic 3D-printing facility in the UK

UK – Johnson Matthey announced the opening of a new ceramic 3D-printing facility in the UK to boost the development and understanding of processes on materials involved in this technology. read...

Kaneka to start new plant for polyolefin foam production

Thailand: Polyolefin Foam

Kaneka to start new plant for polyolefin foam production

Kaneka Corporation has announced that it will establish a new plant for the production of expanded polyolefin foam in Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate, Rayong, Thailand. read...

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7 Things to do at EMO Hanover 2017

7 Things to do at EMO Hanover 2017

28.08.17 - Not long until EMO Hanover 2017 opens its gates to professionals of the metal working industry. With 2,100 exhibitors last year, the trade fair is among the biggest trade fairs of the world. It is easy to miss out on important events or exhibitions. Here is a list of seven things you can do at this year's trade fair. read...

AMB Iran surpasses all expectations

AMB Iran 2017

AMB Iran surpasses all expectations

07.06.17 - Iran - With 5,736 trade visitors (2016: 2,027), 202 exhibitors (2016: 111) at the joint event by Messe Stuttgart and the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW) in late May at the Shahr-e-Aftab Exhibition Centre in Tehran, AMB Iran outperformed its previous edition and expectations, the organisers reported. read...

USA and Mexico – The future of the industry

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USA and Mexico – The future of the industry

04.07.17 - Once these American markets were big markets for European companies. But since the end of last year, this optimism has dropped. The insecurity regarding the future of those two countries is worrying European investors. A seminar organised by VDW at EMO will address these concerns. read...

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India: Manufacturing Show 2017

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India: Manufacturing Show 2017

The India Manufacturing Show (IMS) is the country’s premier trade fair for engineering companies. The fourth edition of the IMS is scheduled to be held from October 30 – November 1, 2017 in Bengaluru. read...

Employees needed urgently

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Employees needed urgently

Poland - In June 2017, Poland recorded the lowest unemployment rate in 26 years. According to the government’s data, it was only 7.1%, which is about 0.3 percentage points lower than the previous month and 1.6 percentage points lower than a year ago. read...

British manufacturers receive boost from Growth Programme

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British manufacturers receive boost from Growth Programme

Small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) in the UK have been supported by a Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP). MGP reported that more than 1,000 companies have received a business boost during the last ten months. read...

Output grows in the UK

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Output grows in the UK

Production among UK manufacturers has grown at the fastest pace since 1995 in the last three months. According to the quarterly CBI Industrial Trend Survey, 43% of the respondent firms said the volume of output over the past three months was up. read...

Stable form for 80 years

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Stable form for 80 years

A material we use everyday: Polyurethane. It is used in our car seats, cleaning sponges, filters, and many more. It is one of the most important plastic materials today. This year, the invention of polyurethane is celebrating its 80th anniversary. read...

Industrial Revolution: Are machines taking over?

Industry 4.0

Industrial Revolution: Are machines taking over?

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...

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...

Rising investment and employment in the German plastics industry

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Rising investment and employment in the German plastics industry

Kunststoffinformation KI reports an outstanding first half of the German plastics industry. 61 % of companies reported a business development better than the six months before. Additionally, this development was not exepected by half of the respondents. read...

Milacron Expands Hot Runner Facility in China

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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...

How innovative is the Swiss industry?

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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...