The state-of-the-art in plastics technology

Fakuma 2014

The state-of-the-art in plastics technology

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

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

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

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

Material selection is based on process demands. read...

Clamp acts as ‘third hand’ to secure parts for finishing

Workholding

Clamp acts as ‘third hand’ to secure parts for finishing

Strong Hand Tools has introduced the Third Hand Modular Clamp, a fully articulated, fully adjustable clamp said to be for holding parts in any position. read...

Circular arc coating tool finishes faster, lowers costs

Hauzer

Circular arc coating tool finishes faster, lowers costs

The unit is said to offer all common coatings. read...

Tool steel rides high, but other materials are gaining ground

Interview

Tool steel rides high, but other materials are gaining ground

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

A new grade is said to offer higher thermal conductivity and improved mechanical strength read...