Materials

Aluminium tooling: Applying the right alloy

Materials

Aluminium tooling: Applying the right alloy

01/09/2015 - USA – A focus on mould operating temperature and welding effects will help determine the right aluminium alloy for future mould builds. By Matt Kaye, vice president, sales and marketing from Clinton Aluminum, USA. read...

Combination of wire and metal powder speeds production

O.R. Lasertechnologie

Combination of wire and metal powder speeds production

01/08/2015 - Germany – O.R. Lasertechnologie has developed a special machine which introduces a combination of laser deposition welding with metal powder and wire, as explained by Uri Resnik, manager marketing and sales. read...

Lightweight Wonders impresses with latest material innovations

Euromold 2014

Lightweight Wonders impresses with latest material innovations

11/15/2014 - A bicycle of ‘knitted’ fibres? A building of inflatables? An athletic shoe made of foamed PET? A column with a 3D printed bone structure? Or a yacht made of carbon? Materia is showcasing today’s strongest and most lightweight materials. read...

The state-of-the-art in plastics technology

Fakuma 2014

The state-of-the-art in plastics technology

09/19/2014 - The 23rd edition of Fakuma, the international trade fair for plastics processing, is once again fully booked. From 14 to 18 October 2014, more than 1,700 exhibitors will be presenting their latest developments at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre on Lake Constance. read...

Special steel solutions for processing plastics

Deutsche Edelstahl

Special steel solutions for processing plastics

09/12/2014 - Germany – The Swiss-headquartered company Schmolz + Bickenbach Group and its subsidiary, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, will be attending Fakuma for the first time in 2014. read...

German metal manufacturer opens new foundry for die and mould specialty steels

Deutsche Edelstahlwerke

German metal manufacturer opens new foundry for die and mould specialty steels

09/08/2014 - Deutsche Edelstahlwerke has announced the opening of its secondary metallurgic centre in Witten, Germany, following three years of construction and a total cost of €50 million. read...

Composite market promises growth, for specific sectors

Composite market promises growth, for specific sectors

09/01/2014 - Surveys show that the market for fibre-filled plastics remains strong. The materials are enjoying greater use in auto construction, and components made of them are becoming more complex, which bodes well for composites specialists of all kinds. read...

Foam can be used for thermoforming plugs

CMT Materials

Foam can be used for thermoforming plugs

08/26/2014 - Material selection is based on process demands. read...

Tool steel rides high, but other materials are gaining ground

Interview

Tool steel rides high, but other materials are gaining ground

06/11/2014 - Regardless of rapid developments in materials technologies, die and mould makers still rely heavily on tool steel. Rolf Krusenbaum, sales director for plastic mould steels at Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, notes that another type of steel has been expanding its market footprint. read...

EDM graphite meets copper

Mersen

EDM graphite meets copper

12/23/2013 - A new grade is said to offer higher thermal conductivity and improved mechanical strength read...

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