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Creating a new cutting tool – From concept to spindle

Product development

Creating a new cutting tool – From concept to spindle

New cutting tools are continuously being introduced to the market, but what is the process needed to develop a product from concept through to the spindle? Global company Dormer Pramet tasks its product management and development department with creating new tools every year. read...

Voxeljet accelerates all kinds of casting processes

Voxeljet accelerates all kinds of casting processes

Whether sand molds for metal casting or plastic melt-off models for investment casting — foundries benefit in both cases from the many advantages offered by additive 3D printing processes. read...

Digital counter increases efficiency in mould-making

Strack Norma

Digital counter increases efficiency in mould-making

One of the latest additions to leading standard part supplier Strack Norma's product portfolio is its new Z5265 digital counter read...

High productivity with additive manufacturing, allowing no compromise on quality

Renishaw / Formnext 2018

High productivity with additive manufacturing, allowing no compromise on quality

UK-based global engineering company Renishaw will showcase its Ren AM 500Q, a pioneering four-laser system, which raises productivity, while decreasing cost-per-part, without compromising on quality. read...

Attacks cost €43 billion damage

Germany

Attacks cost €43 billion damage

Sabotage, data theft and espionage have caused the German industry a loss of €43.4 billion in the past two years. Seven out of ten industrial companies (68%) were victims of such attacks during this period; one in five companies (19%) suspected this. read...

It all started with noodles

Zoomed In: Okuma

It all started with noodles

It was in the Japanese city of Nagoya that Eichii Okuma founded his company in 1898. Unlike their modern counterparts, the early Okuma machines were not built to meet the requirements of the aviation or automotive industries. Instead, the first Okuma products were machines for making udon noodles. read...

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...

Additive manufacturing: The way ahead

Industry trends

Additive manufacturing: The way ahead

The automobile and aerospace sectors are widely adopting the additive manufacturing technology to ensure cost efficiency, greater productivity and lesser turn-around times. The additive manufacturing event Formnext will showcase some of the most recent innovations in this space. read...

Mapal: “More visible as a process partner”

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. read...

Simple and flexible centring sleeve

Hasco Hasenclever

Simple and flexible centring sleeve

Hasco Hasenclever says its new centring sleeve Z21... offers manufacturers a solution that can be deployed simply and flexibly for the precise alignment of plates that are to be joined together. read...