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“4.0 is not a technology, it’s an event.” Interview with Bob Williamson

MEX / Interview

“4.0 is not a technology, it’s an event.” Interview with Bob Williamson

During the Moulding Expo event in Ljubljana, I had the opportunity to speak with Bob Williamson, president of ISTMA World. I discussed the nature of ISTMA, future projects and the impact of Industry 4.0 on the industry, its associations, and thus, ISTMA. read...

Unlocking the potential

Markets / UK

Unlocking the potential

Small to medium-sized (SME) manufacturers across England have been awarded an £11.8million business support boost today, dedicated to helping them grow and address key skills issues. read...

Hasco innovations at MEX

MEX / Hasco

Hasco innovations at MEX

The greatly extended flat steel range with around 2,000 new dimensions is noted for its high dimensional accuracy and surface finish. read...

Tracking the global mould industry

Markets

Tracking the global mould industry

Markets – The mould industry is predicted to grow further in the near future according to Business Research Company. read...

What is RFID - All about Chips, Readers and Tags

Industry 4.0

What is RFID - All about Chips, Readers and Tags

RFID chips have become essential in industry. Here you can find out what RFID means and how communication between transponder and reader works. read...

Bioplastics - What is it? Properties, advantages and products

Sustainable materials

Bioplastics - What is it? Properties, advantages and products

In packaging technology, bioplastics are seen as a sustainable alternative to environmentally harmful plastics. But what bioplastics exist, what do they consist of and how are bioplastics produced? Here you will read what you should definitely know about this topic! read...

Smart Factory: Definition, example & Industry 4.0 technologies

Industry 4.0

Smart Factory: Definition, example & Industry 4.0 technologies

What does Smart Factory mean? Smart Factory is the vision of a production environment in which production facilities and logistics systems are organised without human intervention. Read on now and find out more about the structure of the intelligent factory through application examples from the automotive industry! read...

Standards in AM for better marketing dynamics

Standards in AM for better marketing dynamics

Belgium – Cecimo, the European Association for the Machine Tool Industries and related Manufacturing Technologies, welcomes the introduction of a new classification provision for AM machines in its product nomenclature. read...

GTMA, a good partner for its members

GTMA, a good partner for its members

Alone in Q1 this year, 15 new members have joined UK-based leading trade association GTMA. read...

Subcontract market continues to grow

UK Market

Subcontract market continues to grow

The UK subcontract manufacturing market continued to grow in the first quarter of 2019, despite a continued lack of resolution on Brexit. According to the latest Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI) figures, business was up 7% in the first three months of 2019 compared to the final quarter of 2018. read...

The MTA celebrates 100 years of representing UK manufacturing technology suppliers

MTA

The MTA celebrates 100 years of representing UK manufacturing technology suppliers

The MTA is looking back on 100 years of its associations with a celebration and the publication of a special book. read...

Sweden: A land of innovations

Market trend

Sweden: A land of innovations

A small country in the EU, Sweden that has impressed the world with its mighty innovations. The country dedicates a significant amount of money to carry out R&D activities and works hand-in-hand with the academia to come up with new and unique solutions. read...

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What is Big Data? Analytics, definition, meaning & examples

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What is Big Data? Analytics, definition, meaning & examples

26.03.19 - There's no way around Big Data anymore. Nevertheless, many companies are still hesitant to address this topic. Read here what Big Data means, which concrete application scenarios exist, and which trends experts predict for Big Data technologies – including practical examples. read...

Packaging largest driver in the French and Italian injection moulding sectors

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Packaging largest driver in the French and Italian injection moulding sectors

04.03.19 - While the image of packaging is currently divided, the fact remains that it is still a large part of the injection moulding industry. As a matter of fact, it makes up the largest portion in both the French and Italian industry. read...

Guide to implementing Industry 4.0 successfully

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Guide to implementing Industry 4.0 successfully

04.02.19 - The term Industry 4.0 has been used throughout the manufacturing sector since 2011 – the so-called fourth industrial revolution that promises manufacturing companies a profit through digital networking. read...

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G+S Werkzeugmaschinen premiere at Prodex

Prodex

G+S Werkzeugmaschinen premiere at Prodex

A young company is attending Prodex in May in Basel and displaying its expertise. read...

Tools made of ceramics: bio-compatible and bio-inert

Hannover Messe 2019

Tools made of ceramics: bio-compatible and bio-inert

A high-performance ceramic working material for medical cutting tools eliminates spread of abraded metal particles into body tissue. read...

Climate-friendly steel production

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Climate-friendly steel production

With the Salcos-project, Salzgitter and Tenova lead the way to a more climate-friendly way of producing steel. read...

PDM postponed due to Brexit

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PDM postponed due to Brexit

Brexit is still a source of uncertainty, but this persisting lack of concrete information can have devastating effects. read...

Leading control suppliers going for Umati

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Leading control suppliers going for Umati

Germany - The standard interface for the machine tool industry, Umati (universal machine tool interface) is getting immense interest, chalking up international recognition. read...

What is a smart city?

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What is a smart city?

A smart city is dominated by smart technologies that enable the city heads to monitor the region in real time. Optimising resources and reducing costs with the help of technology are two of the vital advantages of a smart city. read...

What is Big Data? Analytics, definition, meaning & examples

Software

What is Big Data? Analytics, definition, meaning & examples

There's no way around Big Data anymore. Nevertheless, many companies are still hesitant to address this topic. Read here what Big Data means, which concrete application scenarios exist, and which trends experts predict for Big Data technologies – including practical examples. read...

Scholarship for VDWF university programme

Messe Stuttgart

Scholarship for VDWF university programme

For the second consecutive year, Messe Stuttgart is awarding a scholarship for the advanced degree programme “Project Manager (FH) for Tool and Mould Making”. read...

Everything you need to know about up and coming Hannover Messe 2019

Hannover Messe 2019

Everything you need to know about up and coming Hannover Messe 2019

The digital networking of man and machine in the age of artificial intelligence will be the focus of Hannover Messe 2019. Highlights are presented in the six line-up feature of the trade fair. read...

Coming soon: 5G smart factories

Market trend

Coming soon: 5G smart factories

The next-gen factories will be far more superior compared to the current ones with the adoption of high speed 5G connectivity. With this in mind, global organisations are exploring the idea of making their factories more efficient, reliable and more productive in the long run. read...