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Making apprenticeship jobs in manufacturing attractive

UK

Making apprenticeship jobs in manufacturing attractive

UK's leading training provider In-Comm Training says that the manufacturing sector's recent growth could be hampered if the plentiful vacancies available in apprenticeship opportunities are not taken up. read...

Die & Mould India International Exhibition concludes on a high note

India

Die & Mould India International Exhibition concludes on a high note

The 11th Biennial Die & Mould India International Exhibition (DMI) came to an end on April 14, 2018. The four-day event organised by the Indian Tool and Gauge Manufacturers Association (Tagma) showcased the latest products and solutions for the die and mould industry. read...

A decision that underlines the relevance of the Portuguese market

Q&A

A decision that underlines the relevance of the Portuguese market

Leiria is centrally located in one of Portugal's tool and mould-making hubs. It is also the place that Knarr, the specialist for standard parts for tool and mould-making, has chosen for opening its first international location. Rainer Knarr explains why the company has decided on Portugal. read...

More flexible dual training

Education

More flexible dual training

Hungary - Dual training is no panacea, but an important component in future university graduates gaining real marketable knowledge during their studies, according to Dr László Ábrahám, managing director of NI Hungary Kft., president of the association Együtt a Jövő Mérnökeiért Szövetség (EJMSZ, Together for the Engineers of the Future). read...

Innovation centres for competitive industrial sectors in Europe

EU/CoR

Innovation centres for competitive industrial sectors in Europe

Brussels – At a plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) held in March, local and regional politicians got together to discuss and adopt measures on recommendations for the European industry to adapt to the ever changing world. read...

22% growth for German machine tool industry

Germany

22% growth for German machine tool industry

Compared to Q1 2017, the first quarter of 2018 brought a 22% indcrease in order bookings for the German machine tool industry, VDW reports.. Domestic orders were up by 39% and oders from abroad increased by 15%. read...

Growth forecast for German mechanical engineering industry at five percent

Markets

Growth forecast for German mechanical engineering industry at five percent

Germany – VDMA, Germany's Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, forecasts five percent real growth for 2018. read...

High concentration of firms is dangerous

Digitalisation

High concentration of firms is dangerous

Switzerland - Prof. Lothar Thiele is a delegate for digital transformation at ETH Zurich. We spoke to him about the opportunities and risks to the industry posed by progressing digitalisation in Switzerland. read...

International tooling network - Connecting local heroes for global performance

Internationalisation

International tooling network - Connecting local heroes for global performance

The international tooling network is a concept by WBA Tooling Academy Aachen to enable tool shops to internationalise their production. In six steps, tool shops are prepared for successful and effective collaboration around the globe. read...

Researchers measure record levels of microplastic in arctic sea ice

Marine Pollution

Researchers measure record levels of microplastic in arctic sea ice

Germany – Experts at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), have recently found higher amounts of microplastic in arctic sea ice than ever before. However, the majority of particles were microscopically small. read...

Die and mould industry meets in China

China

Die and mould industry meets in China

The Chinese die and mould industry will meet in June at Die & Mould China. The industry, which was once known for its cheap and low quality products, has come a long way and able to compete on a global scale. read...

Overcapacity or opportunity for cast aluminium?

Increasing Penetration of BEVs

Overcapacity or opportunity for cast aluminium?

Improving battery technology and forthcoming regulation of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles are boosting the outlook for the electric vehicle (EV). EV components offer new opportunities for the aluminium foundries. read...

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These are the most shameless plagiarisms of 2018

Plagiarius 2018

These are the most shameless plagiarisms of 2018

22.02.18 - Each year, the Aktion Plagiarius society awards the most shameless forgeries and imitations of products. In 2018, ten products were awarded with the negative prize. read...

What to expect of tool and mould making in 2018

Special Report

What to expect of tool and mould making in 2018

29.01.18 - Cost pressure and fierce global competition are nothing new to toolmakers. Still, the industry is constantly changing and 2018 comes with other problems than those of 2008. What does 2018 have in store for tooling and moulding? read...

Inside the production: Dormer Pramet in the Czech Republic

Special Report

Inside the production: Dormer Pramet in the Czech Republic

13.04.18 - Last year, Dormer Pramet in Šumperk, Czech Republic, inaugurated its Experience Centre. During a tour of the new and old buildings, the manufacturer of indexable inserts presented itself as an innovative company with a comprehensive R&D department and state-of-the-art technology. read...

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Suppliers issues

Vero Software Limited

ITM Polska - Mach-Tool - Poznań | Poland - 05/06/18-08/06/18

Between June 5th and 8th 2018 Poznań Congress Center will host an international trade fair for innovations, ...

HASCO Hasenclever GmbH + Co KG

New nameplate editor facilitates customised designs

Speed, coupled with simple, efficient processes, are important in plastic injection moulding production.

SolidCAM Ltd.

SolidCAM iMachining win against DELCAM at M/s SHAKAMBARI INDUSTRIES

Shakambari Industries is a small Aerospace components manufacturing company.

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Files for moulds and dies

Boride

Files for moulds and dies

Boride Engineered Abrasives is continuing the expansion of its product range with the addition of a wide variety of diamond files to their line-up. This new product line includes high- quality Diamond Needle Files, Extra Slim Needle Files, Contact Files, DH and DHM Files. read...

Live moulding demonstrations

HRS Flow/NPE

Live moulding demonstrations

On the occasion of the NPE fair, four Flex-Flow live moulding demonstrations will be held in co-operation with HRS Flow project partners, including materials suppliers, mould-makers and injection moulding machine manufacturers. read...

Plastics innovations in action and an American premiere

Arburg/NPE

Plastics innovations in action and an American premiere

At NPE, Arburg will present the hybrid Allrounder 1120 H with a clamping force of 6,500 kN, a new design and a Gestica control system to an American audience for the first time. In addition, the company will present innovative technologies and applications for plastics processing. read...

Successful U.S. American plastics industry meets at NPE

USA

Successful U.S. American plastics industry meets at NPE

NPE, the North American show that covers “all things plastics", will be held from 7 to 11 May 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Since the last edition in 2015, the American plastics industry has witnessed a period of stable growth. 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...

3D-printed railway braking systems

Additive manufacturing

3D-printed railway braking systems

Hungary - The railway business unit of the Knorr-Bremse Group has launched a test to introduce 3D metal printing in Budapest. The company expects the new technology to lead to significant time savings in the manufacturing time of prototypes, individual manufacturing tools and spare parts. read...

Predictive maintenance – vital for efficient production

Focus segment

Predictive maintenance – vital for efficient production

Today, predictive maintenance has become all the more important in world of Industry 4.0, which ensures efficient working processes along with reduced downtime and cost. read...

Brexit is here to stay

Industry trends

Brexit is here to stay

As the United Kingdom gets ready to leave the European Union, there are infinite questions on how business will impact post exit. Hannover Messe provides industry players the opportunity to interact with high-profile leaders to get first hand information on diverse business aspects of the deal. read...

Free trade receives fresh impetus without the USA

Free Trade

Free trade receives fresh impetus without the USA

At the moment, punitive customs tariffs and fears of a worldwide trade war are dominating the headlines. However, eleven countries are succeeding in something else: Even without the USA, they are forging a free trade zone extending beyond the Pacific. read...