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Rosemarie Stahl

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View into the production. Since 1983, Günther has been producing its hot runner technology in Frankenberg.
Company Portrait

Outstanding service and quality at the core of the company

Günther Hot Runner Technology is known to most toolmakers. Even though the company has a sales and service network all over the world today, the company still manufactures exclusively in Germany. ETMM spoke with Managing Director Siegrid Sommer and Head of Sales and Technical Consulting Horst-Werner Bremmer about what distinguishes Günther from other hot runner providers.

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A horror scenario for many workers: A machine takes over their job and makes them obsolete.
Industry 4.0

Industrial Revolution: Are machines taking over?

While many manufacturers are already automating their processes, or at least some of them, they may have bigger problems inviting their employees on the journey towards Industry 4.0. Many workers in the industry fear for their jobs. But do they have to? And how can manufacturers prepare their workforce for digitalisation?

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While tourists mostly know Portugal for its beaches, its port wine and its food, it is also quite famous for its experience in tool and mould making.
Portugal

Two toolmaking clusters in one small country

Somewhere in the Portuguese no-man’s land between Lisbon and Porto there are two cities simply brimming with plastic injection mould makers. With 150 companies, Marinha Grande is home to one of these clusters. Some streets here are lined with nothing but mould makers.

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While tourists mostly know Portugal for its beaches, its port wine and its food, it is also quite famous for its experience in tool and mould making.
Portugal

Two toolmaking clusters in one small country

Somewhere in the Portuguese no-man’s land between Lisbon and Porto there are two cities simply brimming with plastic injection mould makers. With 150 companies, Marinha Grande is home to one of these clusters. Some streets here are lined with nothing but mould makers.

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What will the steel trade look like in future? Looking at the efforts of steel mills and suppliers, there is only one answer: digital.
Digital Trade

The future of metal trading is digital

The fax and telephone era in the steel and metal trading business is coming to an end. The winners will be the traders who have been quick and purposeful in the digitisation of their processes. The development will lead to fully automatic steel supply via the Internet of Things – with or without steel traders.

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Whether they are round, square or cube-shaped, made of steel or cast iron – the doubled square pole plates in this application facilitate a highly flexible and at the same time deformation-free workpiece clamping.
Clamping

Achieving low deformation in workpiece clamping

Conventional chucks or face plates reach their limits in cutting applications where thin walled parts are concerned. the parts are deformed in the clamping process, shaping and geometric tolerances are difficult to adhere to and the interference contours of the clamping devices restrict the accessibility. However, there are alternatives.

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The Hermle C 400 vertical-spindle, 5-axis machining centre in use at aerospace subcontractor, FGP Systems, Weymouth.
Case Study

Extraordinarily quick reaction saves the day

It is the nightmare of every manufacturer: While working on a important and time-sensitive production project, a machining centre fails and stops working. The only possible rescue is a quick replacement of the machine. In case of FGP Systems, they were able to get a replacement in the course of two weeks.

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