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A new, alternative method for joining metals without welding

R&D

A new, alternative method for joining metals without welding

When joining metals together, the usual method is welding. This, however, leads to changes in their structure as well as their appearance. Researchers have now developed an alternative that is able to join aluminium alloys with each other and with polymers. read...

Virtual warehouse offers over 150,000 products and services to 250,000 customers globally

Thyssenkrupp

Virtual warehouse offers over 150,000 products and services to 250,000 customers globally

Material Access – Thyssenkrupp Materials Services is advancing rapidly with its digital transformation. The Thyssenkrupp Group’s material experts are digitising their entire range, consolidating it to become one of the globe's biggest virtual warehouse. read...

In good shape

Tool maintenance

In good shape

Complicated injection moulding tools tend to be treated poorly as regards corrosion protection and storage – often as a result of time constraints. Properly functioning means of production are essential for a reliable source of revenue. read...

Temperature and chemical resistance combined with surface quality

Case Study

Temperature and chemical resistance combined with surface quality

Riding a motorbike isn't considered an extreme sport, rather a leisure activity popular among people of all ages. However, motorbike luggage has to withstand extreme conditions while still being light, easy to handle and nice to look at. These requirements present challenges to the material used to build the luggage systems. read...

Markus Steilemann to lead Covestro

Covestro

Markus Steilemann to lead Covestro

Germany - Global polymer company Covestro's new CEO is Markus Steilemann, the supervisory board recently announced. read...

Easy-to-machine mould steels for the plastics industry

Schmolz + Bickenbach/NPE

Easy-to-machine mould steels for the plastics industry

Whether PET bottle, car headlight or medical packaging – precisely shaped plastics are produced in moulds made of high-grade steel. At NPE 2018, Schmolz + Bickenbach USA will be showcasing innovations and established solutions of mould steels from Deutsche Edelstahlwerke (DEW) and Finkl Steel. read...

Plast trade show as a display of the Italian plastics and rubber industry

Italy

Plast trade show as a display of the Italian plastics and rubber industry

Plast 2018, the International Exhibition for the Plastics and Rubber Industries, will take place at the Fiera Milano facilities in Rho-Pero, Italy, from Tuesday, 29 May, to Friday, 1 June 2018. The combination of trade show and conference programme is heading towards success. read...

International plastics and rubber trade show in Poland

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International plastics and rubber trade show in Poland

From 22 to 25 May 2018, business professionals from various sectors of the plastics and rubber processing industry will gather in Kielce, Poland, to view the latest innovations. The Polish plastics industry can look foward to four days filled with everything around plastics. read...

Immaculate surfaces at the highest possible performance capacity

Q&A

Immaculate surfaces at the highest possible performance capacity

In the last decade, the manufacturing requirements for plastic injection moulding have become significantly more strict. Thus, the demand for pre-hardened plastic mould steels with uniform hardness combined with excellent burnishing qualities and high wear resistance has increased. read...

Full process chain under one roof at Rosmould

Rosmould

Full process chain under one roof at Rosmould

The Russian trade show Rosmould will be held in Moscow from 15 to 17 May 2018. The focus of the show is on moulds, dies, stamps, and equipment for manufacturing. The show is divided in four thematic areas: Moulds, dies, and stamps; additive technologies, raw materials, and machinery and tooling. read...