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Formnext certification opens more doors for German and American exhibitors

Formnext

Formnext certification opens more doors for German and American exhibitors

The U.S. Department of Commerce has granted Formnext, the exhibition for additive manufacturing and modern industrial production, official certification as a recognised industry trade fair. read...

Additive manufacturing guide to educate and inform

Renishaw

Additive manufacturing guide to educate and inform

Additive manufacturing (AM) systems and software manufacturer and user, Renishaw, has launched an AM Guide on its website. read...

International tooling network - Connecting local heroes for global performance

Internationalisation

International tooling network - Connecting local heroes for global performance

The international tooling network is a concept by WBA Tooling Academy Aachen to enable tool shops to internationalise their production. In six steps, tool shops are prepared for successful and effective collaboration around the globe. read...

What's new in Hannover?

Deutsche Messe

What's new in Hannover?

On Monday, 23 April 2018, Hannover Messe will open its doors and welcome visitors from all over the world. We had a look at the trends showcased in Hannover next week. read...

Unique project to create a new production line for AM of metallic materials

SLM Solutions

Unique project to create a new production line for AM of metallic materials

Germany/Sweden – SLM Solutions Group AG and Sweden-based Swerea IVF are getting together to create a new industrial project to produce a new production line for metallic materials. read...

3D printing in automobile plants

Audi Academy

3D printing in automobile plants

Hungary - While the benefits of 3D printing are being recognised in an increasing number of areas, its swift proliferation is hindered by the lack of experienced experts. As of spring 2018, 3D technology will become a part of the curriculum at the Audi Academy, the institution of Audi Hungary for vocational and continued training. read...

Electromobility has no viable future without foundries

Automotive Industry

Electromobility has no viable future without foundries

How will the supplier industry develop once the combustion engine becomes obsolete? Experts give the all-clear: Electric motors continue to rely on castings. Yet foundries and die-casting companies still need to prepare themselves for the transformation. read...

3D printing for the aerospace industry tested by scientists

Aerospace

3D printing for the aerospace industry tested by scientists

A new 3D printing process allows astronauts to produce tools and spare parts quickly and easily on a space mission. The process is supposed to enable production in zero gravity. read...

Rapid.Tech + Fabcon 3D are expecting an exhibitor record

Show Preview

Rapid.Tech + Fabcon 3D are expecting an exhibitor record

Rapid.Tech + Fabcon 3D, the international trade show and conference for additive manufacturing will be taking place in Erfurt from 5 to 7 June 2018. Already, the event is on its way to break records in the number of exhibitors and reserved exhibition space. read...

Applications for 3D-printed mould inserts

Tech Focus

Applications for 3D-printed mould inserts

Prototyping and small-batch production are typical application areas of 3D printing. If the physical properties of injection-moulded parts are needed, however, 3D-printed moulds may be a viable solution. Depending on the requirements, plastic or metal 3D printing makes sense. read...

Selective laser melting for aerospace with high-performance materials

Case Study

Selective laser melting for aerospace with high-performance materials

Italy-based Zare, a leading Italian company in precision engineering, trusts the reliable and high-precision technology from SLM Solutions for manufacturing in the aerospace industry. The company from Boretto is expanding its machinery with an SLM 280 2.0. read...

Six fields of action for successful automation

R&D

Six fields of action for successful automation

With its current study on “Successfully Automating Toolmaking”, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, together with the WBA Tooling Academy Aachen, has carried out an investigation on the capabilities and the problems with automation in toolmaking. read...

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These are the most shameless plagiarisms of 2018

Plagiarius 2018

These are the most shameless plagiarisms of 2018

22.02.18 - Each year, the Aktion Plagiarius society awards the most shameless forgeries and imitations of products. In 2018, ten products were awarded with the negative prize. read...

What to expect of tool and mould making in 2018

Special Report

What to expect of tool and mould making in 2018

29.01.18 - Cost pressure and fierce global competition are nothing new to toolmakers. Still, the industry is constantly changing and 2018 comes with other problems than those of 2008. What does 2018 have in store for tooling and moulding? read...

Applications for 3D-printed mould inserts

Tech Focus

Applications for 3D-printed mould inserts

22.03.18 - Prototyping and small-batch production are typical application areas of 3D printing. If the physical properties of injection-moulded parts are needed, however, 3D-printed moulds may be a viable solution. Depending on the requirements, plastic or metal 3D printing makes sense. read...

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Vero Software Limited

ITM Polska - Mach-Tool - Poznań | Poland - 05/06/18-08/06/18

Between June 5th and 8th 2018 Poznań Congress Center will host an international trade fair for innovations, ...

HASCO Hasenclever GmbH + Co KG

New nameplate editor facilitates customised designs

Speed, coupled with simple, efficient processes, are important in plastic injection moulding production.

SolidCAM Ltd.

SolidCAM iMachining win against DELCAM at M/s SHAKAMBARI INDUSTRIES

Shakambari Industries is a small Aerospace components manufacturing company.

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