Taking the black art our of texturing moulds

GF Machining Solutions

Taking the black art our of texturing moulds

Switzerland – OEMs in many industries are demanding higher quality and variety in terms of the surfaces their suppliers provide. read...

Lapping convex surfaces not a mission impossible

Joke Technology

Lapping convex surfaces not a mission impossible

Germany – Lapping reaches its limits when processing convex or concave surfaces. A special pendulum device retrofitted to conventional surface lapping machines eliminates this drawback. By Hardy Möckl, lapping product manager at Joke Technology. read...

Improved thermoplast adhesion, water compliance

Fakuma 2015

Improved thermoplast adhesion, water compliance

Germany – TPE specialist Kraiburg TPE will be presenting several new compound series for automotive and consumer applications. read...

Europe plays the leading role

Fakuma 2015

Europe plays the leading role

Germany - Once considered a local plastics showcase, the 24th edition of Fakuma promises to be bigger and more international than ever. The majority of exhibitors comes from European countries, including Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and France, further consolidating the show’s reputation as Europe’s number-one industry event for injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming technologies. read...

Ceresana presents study about the European plastics market at Fakuma

Plastics Industry

Ceresana presents study about the European plastics market at Fakuma

Germany – Fakuma is strengthening its position as one of the world's leading venue for the plastics industry. About 1,700 exhibitors from more than 30 countries will be present at the 24th trade fair for plastics processing from 13 to 17 October 2015. Over 45,000 professionals are expected to visit the fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany. read...

Direct metal laser sintering: Rebuild, don’t replace

Laser sintering

Direct metal laser sintering: Rebuild, don’t replace

Switzerland / Czech Republic – If you could rebuild a damaged or worn-out mould insert instead of replacing it with a new one, wouldn’t you? By Christiana M. Fuges read...

World’s first tribo-filament for 3D printers allows the creation of robust prototypes

Igus

World’s first tribo-filament for 3D printers allows the creation of robust prototypes

UK – Plastics specialist Igus has developed a new tribo-polymer filament for 3D printers, developed specifically for engineers who wish to create structurally robust prototypes or small batch components for test in real-world applications or solutions, the company says. read...

Delaying thermal cracks reduces maintenance costs

Materials

Delaying thermal cracks reduces maintenance costs

Germany - Toughness and resistance to thermal shock are among the most important features of DEW's new hot-working steel for Nemak, an international manufacturer of aluminium die-cast parts. Nemak’s Polish subsidiary is currently testing the steel. read...

The search continues: graphite or copper – which to choose?

Poco Graphite

The search continues: graphite or copper – which to choose?

France – The debate between graphite and copper as the best EDM electrode material to use has been long-standing. Many argue that graphite is the preferred material while others stand firm with their preference for copper. Poco Graphite completed a test to find out. read...

Joke celebrates 75th anniversary

Surface Technology

Joke celebrates 75th anniversary

Germany - Bergisch Gladbach-based Joke Surface Technology turns 75 this year. read...