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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.
Japan — Japanese technology company Teijin announced that it will install a composite compression molding line at Benet Automotive, the company’s automotive composites business in Milovice, Czech Republic.
Optimism is returning to business, the mood in the economy is brightening and the willingness to invest is increasing. After two years of great restraint, many user industries now need to catch up. However, China is currently the lifeline of the global industry.The VDW presents the latest global figures, data and facts.
In water jet cutting, workpieces are separated from each other by a high-pressure water jet. For this purpose, either specially treated water or an abrasive agent is used.
Germany — In order to ensure the competitiveness of German-speaking tool, pattern and mold making companies, the cooperative MARKTSPIEGEL WERKZEUGBAU conducts an anonymous company comparison across the industry. The initiators started in 2019 to systematically make the companies better with industry knowledge. This article presents the key figures report from February 2021.
Austria — Krauss Maffei is selling its subsidiary Krauss Maffei Austria to the Austrian family-owned company Luger. Under the new ownership, it will continue to operate under the name KMAT Maschinen- und Service.
The organizer of Die & Mould India, Tagma, announced that the trade fair has been rescheduled once more. The trade fair is now planned to be held from April 27 to 20, 2022.
The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT will discuss the question of how the Internet of Production (IoP) can support this process and at the same time make companies crisis-proof during the 30th Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium (AWK) on September 22 and 23, 2021, at Eurogress Aachen and in digital form.
France — The continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic unfolding throughout 2021 has forced the JEC World team to reexamine the possibility of holding the next edition of JEC World this year. The international composites event will take place from March 8 to 10, 2022, at Paris Nord Villepinte and online.
China — SPS – Industrial Automation Fair (SIAF) Guangzhou and the concurrent Asiamold fair will be held from 3 – 5 March 2021, Area B at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is on the rise. But where to start? How to tackle the first AI project? And how will this technology shape the industry? Find out in our new dossier.
This white paper presents a repeatable action plan to help machine shops evaluate and improve their manufacturing business while making sure their CAD/CAM software and machine tools are as efficient as possible.
The modularisation and standardisation of elements, devices and systems is on the rise in many industries. The advantages are obvious. Hasco is also focusing even more on standardisation.
Increasing importance is being attached to greater cost-efficiency and occupational safety during production processes. Hasco offers a wide range of solutions for meeting these requirements in the temperature control of injection moulds.
Slide retainers are needed to hold slides securely in the end position when the mould is open.
Smart moulds equipped with sensors yield new applications and greater process gains. This Germany-based mouldmaker has been recognised for its smart moulds for Industry 4.0 applications in the“Excellence in Production 2020” competition.
With the increasing popularity and advancement of 3D printing, the need for specialised materials is growing accordingly. This article gives an overview of the most important plastics, metals and other materials used in 3D printing.
Germany — The Additive Manufacturing company Amexci, founded by eleven Nordic based industrial companies and Selective Laser Melting pioneer SLM Solutions strengthen their partnership. The joint objective is to further accelerate the industrialization of metal-based Additive Manufacturing.
Israel/UK — With the acquisition of UK-based RP Support (RPS) and its Neo product line for industrial stereolithography systems, Stratasys is adding a complementary technology to its polymer solutions portfolio.
USA — Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) specializes in micro-precision 3D printing. The company's Micro Arch system is based on a 3D printing technology called PμSL (Projection Micro Stereolithography).
Sweden — From their global manufacturing footprint which comprises of eight facilities strategically located throughout Europe and Asia, Rosti provides a wide variety of capabilities including design and innovation, manufacturing and assembly through to decoration and supply chain covering plastic injection moulding needs.
Germany — At Chinaplas, which takes place from 13 to 16 April 2021 in Shenzhen, China, Arburg is presenting its portfolio for plastics processing in hall 10, stand J21.
Need to sequentially number small components? Apply bar codes? Mark a QR code on components? All these are possible applications for the new Eneska marker 300 with which Joke Technology is offering a practical and versatile laser marking system.
Anybody looking to machine medical components cost-effectively and reliably needs high-precision tools that have been tested in practice — sometimes with the smallest of dimensions. The tool manufacturer Inovatools from Haunstetten near Kinding in Germany offers the Inomed range of tools for this very purpose.
The manufacturer of linear motion control solutions, Thomson Industries, has announced the launch of an online selector tool that streamlines the purchasing experience for its precision ball screws.
Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), a pioneer in microscale 3D printing systems, announced a software partnership with Materialise, a global provider of 3D printing solutions.
South Korea — Software component provider Module Works announced that Doosan Machine Tools has integrated their cutting simulation technology into their Sketch Turn product. The software replaces Doosan’s previous cutting simulation engine and is part of the group’s strategy to optimize the availability and effectiveness of machining information on the shop floor.
Germany — In a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), ATS Elektronik, the Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Machine Tools at Leibniz University in Hanover and Fauser are developing new functions for the Manufacturing Execution System of the future. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021.
Husky introduces the Ultrashot Injection System, an injection molding technology designed to increase overall part design freedom and speed-to-market with unmatched scale and quality, the company promises.
Called the Flat Die Unit (FDU), this hot runner system passes melt through a long slit instead of a circular hole like a conventional nozzle. The result is said to be faster injection of more melt through a thinner gate opening, with lower shear and injection pressure, as well as lower melt temperature.
Austria – After reviewing its entire mould production process, Austrian-based Haidlmair Group found many CO2-saving opportunities, including optimised, compact mould designs, mould-optimised cycle times and the use of technologies such as digital mould monitoring which enables significant energy savings in production.
An expert mouldmaker for the pharmaceutical industry can now produce more compact moulds thanks to the Streamrunner.
Mapal is launching a new, particularly economical system of replaceable head reamers — the Press-to-Size-Reamer (PSR) — for customers who manufacture in large series. The new development reduces the costs per bore massively, the company claims.
Mapal has launched a new series of drills for machining in the micro range. The drills of the new series Micro-Drill-Steel are available in a diameter range of 1-2.9 mm.
UK – All businesses will be glad to draw a line under 2020 and move into 2021, but for Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC), 2021 will be a landmark year as the UK cutting tool manufacturer celebrates 30 years of business. Here, we take a look back at 30 years of ITC and how this prestigious UK manufacturer has grown over the last three decades – a brand that will be celebrating its anniversary with several 2021 special offers for manufacturers to look out for.