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Excellence in Production: Tool and moudmakers of the year will be awarded in November

Germany

Excellence in Production: Tool and moudmakers of the year will be awarded in November

The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Endineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen university and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) will award the best tool and mould-making companies from Germany and German-speaking countries in the “Excellence in Production” contest. read...

Soaring sales and growth in Q3

Markets

Soaring sales and growth in Q3

Italy - Ucimu-Sistemi per Produrre, the Italian Machine Tools, Robots and Automation Manufacturers’ Association, has recently reported positive figures for Italy’s machine tool orders. read...

The difference between digitalisation, digitisation and digitalisation

Lost in translation

The difference between digitalisation, digitisation and digitalisation

In most cases, technical innovations that have a great impact on many areas of everyday live also have an impact on the language we use to talk about them. Sometimes, new words are introduced. Think of the internet or the smartphone, for example. In some cases, it is a little bit more difficult, especially when words that describe the new phenomenon already exist. But are they always fitting? read...

Cecimo publishes new guidelines

Market Policy

Cecimo publishes new guidelines

Europe - Cecimo has recently published new “Guidelines for CE marking on metal working milling machines“. read...

50 percent for free-trade deal with EU after Brexit

UK Market

50 percent for free-trade deal with EU after Brexit

UK – A quarterly survey of SMEs indicates the wish for a free-trade pact with the EU following Brexit, the National Manufacturing Barometer reported. read...

Demand in India is rising

EMO 2017

Demand in India is rising

India’s manufacturing sector witnesses a rise in its stature in the global scene. Through the EMO Hannover 2017 platform, the country aims to provide a glimpse to the world of its potential by exhibiting its finest. read...

India: Goods and Services Tax has hit manufacturing

Market Report

India: Goods and Services Tax has hit manufacturing

More than 31% of the chief financial officers (CFOs) from various companies feel the implementation of GST is challenging and manufacturing is the most affected sector, according to a recent survey. read...

One of the Fastest Growing Markets: India

EMO 2017

One of the Fastest Growing Markets: India

The film industry is not the only big industry in India, the manufacturing sector is an important part of the economy as well. The EMO-India Day offered a chance to get to know more about this emerging market. read...

Signs of an upswing: Italian machine tool sector has recovered since the economic crisis

EMO 2017

Signs of an upswing: Italian machine tool sector has recovered since the economic crisis

Ucimu, the Italian association reports an upswing for the national machine tool industry in 2016. The upward trend is expected to continue in 2017. read...

Unique opportunity for students at MACH 2018

UK

Unique opportunity for students at MACH 2018

MACH 2018 provides a special offer to students visiting the trade fair. The show will host the so called Education & Development Zone aimed at students between 11 and 19 years. read...

Tailor-made solutions from Italy

Italy

Tailor-made solutions from Italy

The Italian industry has been growing for several years now. Massimo Carboniero, President of Ucimu, has given us an insight into the most important target markets of Italy, the global challenges Italy has to face, and how the Italian government managed to support the industry to assure a solid growth over the last few years. read...

Toolmakers need to embrace digital technology

ISTMA World

Toolmakers need to embrace digital technology

At the recently held ISTMA General Assembly in Brazil, Bob Williamson was elected President for the next three-year period. Williamson is the representative of TASA (Toolmaking Association of South Africa) at the International Special Tooling and Machining Association. read...

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7 Things to do at EMO Hanover 2017

7 Things to do at EMO Hanover 2017

28.08.17 - Not long until EMO Hanover 2017 opens its gates to professionals of the metal working industry. With 2,100 exhibitors last year, the trade fair is among the biggest trade fairs of the world. It is easy to miss out on important events or exhibitions. Here is a list of seven things you can do at this year's trade fair. read...

USA and Mexico – The future of the industry

Export market

USA and Mexico – The future of the industry

04.07.17 - Once these American markets were big markets for European companies. But since the end of last year, this optimism has dropped. The insecurity regarding the future of those two countries is worrying European investors. A seminar organised by VDW at EMO will address these concerns. read...

The Knowledge of experts will not be obsolete in Industry 4.0

Q&A

The Knowledge of experts will not be obsolete in Industry 4.0

03.07.17 - The term industry 4.0 is hyped especially at trade fairs, but the digital transformation is also met with fear among manufacturers and their professionals: will their expertise become obsolete in the age of digitalisation? Alexander Epple and Michael Königs explain, why the knowledge and experience of experts will still be needed in the future. read...

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SolidCAM Ltd.

SolidCAM UK Offers “Total Solution” Seminars

...participants watched live cutting demonstrations which exhibited the benefits and advantages of SolidCAM’s iMachining...

SolidCAM Ltd.

SolidCAM China held a successful summer training on SolidCAM 2017

July 17-19, 2017 - SolidCAM China held a successful summer training at Shanghai Electric Li Bin Technician Institute. ...

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New option for APos machines Measuring sensor for testing and setup of work pieces

The integration of a measuring sensor increases the efficiency, quality and accuracy of your high-speed erosion machine. ...

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Markets

Germany: Machine tool orders stable

Market Scenario

Germany: Machine tool orders stable

In the first half of 2017, total order bookings shrank by 1 per cent, with domestic orders decreasing by 15 per cent. Order bookings from abroad were up by 6 per cent. read...

Skill India

Skill Development

Skill India

Skill development has become a vital element for growth and quality. The Government of India has been promoting the ‘Skill India’ concept so that numerous youngsters become skill ready and undertake jobs in diverse sectors. read...

Hungary: Laser centre in Szeged

Laser center

Hungary: Laser centre in Szeged

The premises of Eli-Alps, a laser research facility in Szeged, was opened recently. Basic and applied research is being done in the Szeged laser research centre, touching mainly fields of physics, biology, chemistry, medicine and material science. read...

India: Top ten markets for machine tools

Interview

India: Top ten markets for machine tools

Prashant Sardeshmukh, Director, MMC Hardmetal India Pvt Ltd shares his views on the Indian machine tool industry and his business plans to strength the company’s presence in the domestic market. Read on to know more… read...

Kaneka to start new plant for polyolefin foam production

Thailand: Polyolefin Foam

Kaneka to start new plant for polyolefin foam production

Kaneka Corporation has announced that it will establish a new plant for the production of expanded polyolefin foam in Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate, Rayong, Thailand. read...

India: Manufacturing Show 2017

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India: Manufacturing Show 2017

The India Manufacturing Show (IMS) is the country’s premier trade fair for engineering companies. The fourth edition of the IMS is scheduled to be held from October 30 – November 1, 2017 in Bengaluru. read...

Employees needed urgently

Labour Market

Employees needed urgently

Poland - In June 2017, Poland recorded the lowest unemployment rate in 26 years. According to the government’s data, it was only 7.1%, which is about 0.3 percentage points lower than the previous month and 1.6 percentage points lower than a year ago. read...

British manufacturers receive boost from Growth Programme

UK

British manufacturers receive boost from Growth Programme

Small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) in the UK have been supported by a Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP). MGP reported that more than 1,000 companies have received a business boost during the last ten months. read...

Output grows in the UK

UK

Output grows in the UK

Production among UK manufacturers has grown at the fastest pace since 1995 in the last three months. According to the quarterly CBI Industrial Trend Survey, 43% of the respondent firms said the volume of output over the past three months was up. read...

Stable form for 80 years

Zoomed in

Stable form for 80 years

A material we use everyday: Polyurethane. It is used in our car seats, cleaning sponges, filters, and many more. It is one of the most important plastic materials today. This year, the invention of polyurethane is celebrating its 80th anniversary. read...