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When traditional machining methods reach their limit, electric discharge machining can be the answer. The EDM process allows for high accuracy and is applicable for any conductive material.
Germany — The 27th edition of Fakuma — the international trade fair for plastics processing — will take place in Friedrichshafen from 12 to 16 October 2021. In addition to ongoing developments in the digital transformation of the plastics processing industry, this event will also focus on the transition from linear to circular economy.
Germany — The Formnext Start-up Challenge provides a stage for young and innovative companies from the world of additive manufacturing. In addition to new, creative, and viable business ideas, the subject of sustainability also plays an important role in the selection of the winners.
Germany — Machine engineering company DMG Mori, launches a new subscription model for machines: Payzr — Pay with Zero Risk — is the name of the new, digital business model.
Austria — The raw material crisis, particularly the steel producers’ supply bottlenecks and the dramatic increase of costs, has also impacted Meusburger. However, the company states that its stocks are large enough to guarantee delivery availability.
Global manufacturing leaders move beyond prototyping to fully embrace 3D printing for series production. Printers are getting faster, can produce bigger parts and create reproducible qualities. What are the latest developments?
Italy — In a press conference on 26 May 2021, Emo Milano and German machine tool association VDW presented a preview of the upcoming trade fair to be held in Milan in October 2021. Barbara Colombo of Ucimu expressed her optimism that the industry is recovering, not least because of reviving international trade. Indeed, market figures point at a strong recovery looming on the horizon.
France — French digital and additive manufacturing engineering company, Multistation is going to play a key role in the distribution and support of the Meltio metal 3D printing solutions in the French market, as the prime official reseller.
Germany — The online event “ECTA Rendezvous 2021: Spotlight Cutting Tools” will provide an exclusive overview of developments in important European markets for cutting tools.
Italy — A new exhibition concept dedicated to manufacturing technology will be launched at Fiera Milano-Rho from 12 to 15 October 2022, resulting from a partnership between the trade fairs Bimu and Xylexpo.
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Spain — To ensure traceability of moulds, date stamps are applied on the mould cavity. Cumsa has now expanded its range of date stamps with a high degree of precision and possibility to change many moulds quickly.
UK — The occurrence of machine tool quadrant glitches during circular interpolation routines are an established issue. Thanks to a development from NSK, it is possible to mitigate the effects of this unwanted phenomenon.
UK — With the arrival of the new 222 System of turning and grooving tools, Guhring has extended its range of turning solutions. The new parting-off line features high productivity, efficiency and performance parameters, the company states.
USA — Additive manufacturing expert 3D Systems has signed an agreement to sell its On Demand Manufacturing business to private equity firm Trilantic North America. The purchase price is $ 82 million, subject to certain closing conditions and adjustments.
Sweden — Metal additive manufacturing is fast becoming a well-established technology for tool making for plastic injection moulding. But what about the cold work tooling sector, is there also a market for additive manufacturing for these applications?
UK — Ilkeston-based subcontract manufacturer HPC Services has to handle a diverse workload and serves a variety of sectors. To meet this varying demand, the company relies on flexible turning centres for the machining of prismatic parts.
UK — With the arrival of the FGC 2 Flexible Grinding Centre from the Winbro Technology Group, the Engineering Technology Group (ETG) now also offers 5-axis grinding.
UK — Mould specialist Metalite Engineering has recently invested in a Quaser 5-axis UX500C machining centre and a 10-pallet Erowa Robot Easy 250 pallet loading system. Supplied and integrated by the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), the machine is adding further capacity capabilities with unmanned machining.
Germany — Several new features in version 2021.2 of the Hyper Mill CAD/CAM suite ensure improved machining when finishing 3D shapes.
UK — NC programming errors can prove to be costly, if they result in damage to raw and completed material, the cutting tools or workholding system. While everyone involved with CNC machining understands the importance of checking and verifying the machining process before applying a cutting tool to the raw material, you should consider what are you really checking? More importantly what are you missing?
Germany — Machining centre manufacturer Röders has introduced to its machining centre range an upgraded CNC system capable of programming and controlling a full range of metalcutting operations more efficiently, from roughing through high-speed milling to micron-accuracy jig grinding.
Germany — The fifth Arburg X Vision episode entitled “Savings through hidden benefits! Saving — there's still room for improvement” dealt with the question of how productivity can be optimised through the perfect interaction of technology, organisation and digitalisation. Around 400 viewers tuned in live to the interactive Arburg TV broadcast online.
Italy — In order to support remote work, hot runner manufacturer HRS Flow launches a new customer Portal: My HRS is an online area that allows customers to follow their jobs from quotation to system delivery in an innovative way.
Canada — Injection moulding specialist Husky announced its collaboration with Chem-Trend on a system solution that creates repeatability during the critical colour change process to offer a faster, more accurate, and optimised approach for operators.
Germany — Männer has developed a mould with an innovative cluster concept to ensure moulders can produce high-quality parts at a rate that meets high industry demand. Disposable IVD articles that require high precision, high quality, and high production volume are now possible.
UK — A recently launched high-precision tool achieves tight tolerances in one operation and significantly reduces cost per hole in aerospace applications.
With its latest HX5 grade incorporated into the NTK Ceramix range, the Japanese cutting tool manufacturer has launched what it claims to be the ultimate ceramic grade for finishing hardened materials.
UK — Plasma cutting is a flexible and cost-effective method of processing parts. The process can be used to cut aluminium, mild steel, stainless steel and wear-resistant materials from 1 to 60 mm. Whilst the plasma unit is central to the cutting process, it's the sum of the complementary parts that control, hold and move the plasma cutting torch that will ultimately define cut quality.