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Forming processes are increasingly digital

Digitisation

Forming processes are increasingly digital

When it comes to the introduction of industry 4.0 applications, many suppliers are currently still holding back in the field of forming technology. However, interesting new developments and solutions for digitised and connected forming already exist. read...

Incoe USA completes move into new global headquarters

USA

Incoe USA completes move into new global headquarters

Incoe Corporation USA announced the successful move of three facilities in the Metro Detroit area into their new 138,000 12,820 m² global headquarters, which took place throughout the month of August. read...

Plastics: A material with an image problem

Materials

Plastics: A material with an image problem

Plastic doesn't have a good reputation, and there are plenty reasons for this. However, our everyday life today would be inconceivable without plastic. Is it too easy a thing to condemn the material? read...

Leap forward in productivity thanks to flexible production system

Machining of Large-Sized Parts

Leap forward in productivity thanks to flexible production system

Machining of large-sized parts at Pilatus Flugzeugwerke: Medium-sized structural components made of aluminum are machined on a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) from the Starrag Group equipped with two Ecospeed F machining centers. Production capacity could be increased by about a third. read...

R&D in robotics: Hop and away

Robotics

R&D in robotics: Hop and away

For many robots, stairs are an insurmountable obstacle. But a young team from the ETH Zurich is building a vehicle that should overcome stairs easily – by jumping up them. read...

The future of metal trading is 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. read...

Positive trend in the machine tool industry continues

Germany

Positive trend in the machine tool industry continues

The machine tool industry is breaking one record after another. The positive trend of the previous year continued in the first quarter of 2018. There are signs of solid growth in both order intake and production. read...

This is how the market for moulded bottles is developing in Europe

Markets

This is how the market for moulded bottles is developing in Europe

The outlook for the blow moulded bottle market is positive with further output growth, increasing demand for added value products and for the use of recyclates shaping the landscape, says a report from AMI Consulting. read...

Total value of Japanese machine tool orders: 1.32 billion dollars

Industry outlook

Total value of Japanese machine tool orders: 1.32 billion dollars

The Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association will be hosting Jimtof 2018 with an objective of increasing business opportunities for the country’s machine tool segment. read...

Automobile industry developments

Market Insights

Automobile industry developments

During the past two weeks, two important announcements were made regarding the Hungarian automobile industry. One, the vehicle factory of Audi Hungaria Zrt. located in Győr has started the serial production of electric engines, and the other, it was revealed to no surprise that BMW is building a factory in Debrecen. read...