Materials

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...

Quenching at speed for auto parts

Deutsche Edelstahlwerke

Quenching at speed for auto parts

12/03/2013 - A hot-work steel for press-hardening tools has high thermal conductivity. read...

Steely resolve for cleaner metal

Böhler Edelstahl

Steely resolve for cleaner metal

11/21/2013 - Additional requirements for hardened, tempered steels have been driving material developments. read...

Aluminium butts heads with steel in injection tooling

Technology

Aluminium butts heads with steel in injection tooling

10/09/2013 - As materials technology continues to develop, aluminium is playing an even larger role in injection moulding. Alcoa, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of the lightweight metal, compares its performance with that of tool steel. read...

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