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MA Alexander Stark

Journalist und Übersetzer

Alexander Stark ist freier Mitarbeiter bei PROCESS, ETMM, LAB worldwide

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During the Virtual Innovation Day, an expert panel discussed the current and future challanges faced by the European tool, pattern and mouldmaking industry. (Moulding Expo)
Moulding Expo 2021: Virtual Innovation Day

Expert talk: How can the European tool and mould making industry remain competitive?

With the Virtual Innovation Day on 10 June 2021, Moulding Expo has launched a first targeted measure for the next physical trade fair for tool, pattern and mould making in 2023. At the beginning of the four-hour online event, industry leaders discussed the status quo, challenges and the future of European tool, pattern and mould making. ETMM has summarized the most important aspects of the discussion for you.

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Emo Milano is set to take place in October 2021. (Emo Milano)
Emo Milano

International machine tool exhibition coinciding with economic recovery

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.

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Emo Milano is set to take place in October 2021. (Emo Milano)
Emo Milano

International machine tool exhibition coinciding with economic recovery

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.

Read on
During the Virtual Innovation Day, an expert panel discussed the current and future challanges faced by the European tool, pattern and mouldmaking industry. (Moulding Expo)
Moulding Expo 2021: Virtual Innovation Day

Expert talk: How can the European tool and mould making industry remain competitive?

With the Virtual Innovation Day on 10 June 2021, Moulding Expo has launched a first targeted measure for the next physical trade fair for tool, pattern and mould making in 2023. At the beginning of the four-hour online event, industry leaders discussed the status quo, challenges and the future of European tool, pattern and mould making. ETMM has summarized the most important aspects of the discussion for you.

Read on
2k moulding technology blends two materials or two different colour materials into one ending plastic part by using a specific 2k injection moulding machine. (Key Plastics)
Plastics manufacturing

Questions and Answers: What is 2k Moulding?

Ireland — 2k moulding is one of the most innovative processes in use in plastics manufacturing today. Although the concept has been around for many decades, as with all tech processes, there have been a lot of technological advances in the use of 2k moulding in recent times. With a wide set of applications, it has many practical uses.

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Meusburger offers an extensive and systematic range of rolling and sliding guides. (Meusburger)
Rolling and sliding guides

Guide systems in punching die construction

Guide systems are one of the most important components of a properly functioning punching tool. In this area, Meusburger offers an extensive and systematic range of rolling and sliding guides for different requirements. In addition to numerous combination options between guide column and guide bushing, the guides are DIN/ISO compatible and optimally matched to Meusburger standard frames

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MES of the future: This information density is what medium-sized manufacturing companies want. (Fauser)
Manufacturing Execution System

Research project develops MES system of the future

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.

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Sketch Turn with integrated MW Cutting Simulation. (Module Works )
Simulation Software

Doosan chooses Module Works' cutting simulation technology

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.

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Jochen Kress: "We can solve the mechanical requirements of e-mobility with our own resources".  (Mapal)
Q&A

Mapal: “More visible as a process partner”

E-mobility not only affects automobile manufacturers, but also has an impact on smaller suppliers. Dr. Jochen Kress of Mapal explains what changes a C parts supplier is facing and how the company intends to compensate for potential sales losses.

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