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Moulding a mould: A new technique for creating silicone moulds

R&D

Moulding a mould: A new technique for creating silicone moulds

Silicone moulds are great for small-series production of, for example, educational parts, jewellery or art. Producing them, however, is difficult. Complex objects require a lot of experience and manual work. Scientists have now found a way to create the moulds faster and cheaper. read...

Demand for plastics and plastics processing remains high

Demand for plastics and plastics processing remains high

From 16 to 20 October, people from all over the world will come to Friedrichshafen, Germany, to see the latest trends in plastics processing. More than 1,800 exhibitors will present their international offerings at Fakuma, a leading technical event for the plastics industry. read...

Full space already booked

Germany

Full space already booked

Formnext has continued to show its best side in 2018. At the beginning of September, 10 weeks before the exhibition opens its doors, the two levels of Exhibition Hall 3 with 550 expected exhibitors and an exhibition space of 36,000 square metres were full to capacity. read...

Honouring outstanding achievements

Arburg

Honouring outstanding achievements

Mid-July saw two graduates bestowed with Arburg awards – for a dissertation and a master's thesis – each for their outstanding scientific research. read...

Producing parts wherever they are needed: Fraunhofer's factory to go

R&D

Producing parts wherever they are needed: Fraunhofer's factory to go

In the future, companies will be able to offer flexible production close to their customers. A fully automated production line in miniature format has been developed by Fraunhofer IPA. It can be housed inside a 20-foot ISO container, which a heavy truck can transport quickly to wherever it is needed. read...

Child’s play

Zoomed In

Child’s play

This year, one of the most popular toys is celebrating its 60th birthday: Lego. Time to look back at the history of the Danish company. read...

How to excel: Compare, compile, conduct

3C Approach

How to excel: Compare, compile, conduct

Global competition is getting stronger. It is becoming increasingly difficult for toolmakers to differentiate themselves from other companies. The WBA Tooling Academy Aachen has found a way to obtain a superior strategic position and to achieve operational excellence. read...

Comparison of Two Multi-Laser 3D Printers

3D Metal Printing

Comparison of Two Multi-Laser 3D Printers

Last fall, two new multi-laser 3D printers were introduced. Both printers are based on the powder bed process. Where are the similarities and where are the differences of both systems? read...

Additive Manufacturing: Cost Factors and Cost Optimization

Planning Basics

Additive Manufacturing: Cost Factors and Cost Optimization

Additive manufacturing of components can be an economical solution for many companies. However, there are several cost factors that should be considered. read...

Team expands to enhance company products even further

Machineworks

Team expands to enhance company products even further

UK-based software and additive manufacturing company Machineworks has been expanding its team over the last few months, continuing to improve further its products, whilst investing in the future of the company as a whole. read...

USU's award for Arburg's knowledge management in service

Arburg

USU's award for Arburg's knowledge management in service

Germany – The implementation of Arburg's innovative concept for using knowledge management technologies in its service has won recognition to walk away with USU's Knowledge Award 2018. read...

Expanding portfolio with metal AM solutions, thanks to company acquisition

Geo Kingsbury/Add Up

Expanding portfolio with metal AM solutions, thanks to company acquisition

France/UK - Machining solutions supplier in the UK for the manufacturing sector, Geo Kingsbury, provides manufacturers with innovative machining solutions, including grinding machines and comprehensive support. It has now increased its equipment offering with metal additive manufacturing (AM) machines. read...

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Audi reduces prototyping lead time by using 3D printing for tail light covers

Case Study

Audi reduces prototyping lead time by using 3D printing for tail light covers

20.06.18 - With vivid colours for the Stratasys J750 3D printer, Audi hopes to quickly produce transparent, mulit-coloured parts meeting texture and colour-matching requirements of its stringent design approval process. read...

How classic foundries remain competitive against 3D printing

How classic foundries remain competitive against 3D printing

27.08.18 - Aircraft manufacturers, automotive OEMs and designers: When rapid production of small batches of complex parts is required, more and more companies are turning to 3D metal printing. However, there are ways for traditional foundries to make friends with the competing manufacturing method. read...

This will change at Moulding Expo 2019

MEX

This will change at Moulding Expo 2019

13.06.18 - To inform exhibitors on the current state of the planning, the organisers of Moulding Expo have invited interested companies to a breakfast meeting in Stuttgart to give an update on the exhibition in 2019. And there will be some changes. read...

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MMC Hitachi Tool Engineering Europe GmbH

ModuleWorks, Hommel and MMC Hitachi Tool accelerate rotary machining

ModuleWorks, the leading supplier of CAD/CAM software components for machining and simulation, ...

HASCO Hasenclever GmbH + Co KG

HASCO innovations at FAKUMA in Friedrichshafen, October 16 - 20, 2018

Alongside numerous interesting innovations in the fields of standard mould units and hot runners, ...

Vero Software Limited

WorkNC Expert Experience at IMTS - McCormick Place, Room E266 - 13/09/18-13/09/18

Join us on the Thursday of IMTS for a WorkNC expert experience software session IMTS 2018 is an opportunity to learn about new methods and techniques to improve your manufacturing processes. ...

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