Professional surface processing – for the love of music

Joke

Professional surface processing – for the love of music

Germany – What does restoring old saxophones and clarinets have to do with tool and mould making? At a first glance, nothing at all – but Germany-based Toko woodwind instrument studio shows that both complement each other very well. read...

In-Mould-Metal-Spraying: Surface and partial metallisation of plastic parts

Research & Development

In-Mould-Metal-Spraying: Surface and partial metallisation of plastic parts

Germany – This article presents a new method for the production of metallised plastic surfaces for magnetic, electrical, haptical or decorative applications. read...

Material recycling: Making plastic products sustainable

Plastics - research and development

Material recycling: Making plastic products sustainable

Germany – Recycling is becoming ever more important in production. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF now investigate how halogen-free flame-retardant plastics can be recycled. This project should also produce results that enable SMEs to cut down costs. read...

Carbide burs for a variety of industries and materials

Boride Abrasives

Carbide burs for a variety of industries and materials

USA – Boride has recently introduced a new line of premium carbide burs and die grinders. read...

Innovative tooling and coating technologies

Sumitomo Electric Hartmetall

Innovative tooling and coating technologies

Germany – Sumitomo is presenting its latest tooling developments and tool coating technologies. read...

Injection moulding sector strong

Plastics

Injection moulding sector strong

Germany – Within Europe the largest injection moulding market is Germany, thanks to the size and scale of its manufacturing industries. Germany saw an increase of 2% for polymers used in injection moulding in 2015 and its automotive production was up 3%, despite the industry's emissions scandal. read...

Configurable dust collector

Nederman

Configurable dust collector

Accessories – Nederman has released its new L-series dust collectors, which are said to be flexible and configurable to match a wide range of the collection and recycling of dust, smoke and fumes. read...

It's all about the coating — Trends in tool coating technology

Hauzer

It's all about the coating — Trends in tool coating technology

Netherlands – The main reason for coating professional cutting and forming tools is the improvement of tool life. Netherlands-based IHI Hauzer Techno Coating gives some insights into the current trends influencing the development of tool coating technologies. read...

Foundries clean up their act with combination blasting

Asco

Foundries clean up their act with combination blasting

Germany – Efficient cleaning of moulds in foundries has long been problematic due to stubborn base coatings. But now a chemical manufacturer and a blasting technology firm are combining their expertise in coatings and combination dry ice blasting to find a solution. read...

Diprofil named European distributor of mould wrap material

Mould Materials

Diprofil named European distributor of mould wrap material

Sweden – Sweden-based company Diprofil / Diamantprodukter has been appointed as exclusive European distributor for the Metal Rust Guard's mould wrap material. read...