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Czech Republic runs out of skilled workers during the boom

Skills shortage

Czech Republic runs out of skilled workers during the boom

The battle for the best minds and hands in the Czech Republic is intensifying. On the one hand, in view of the good economic situation, skilled workers are in demand everywhere, on the other hand, vocational training is below the requirements of companies. read...

Rising demand for plastics and plastics processing

Rising demand for plastics and plastics processing

Plastics are booming. But not only is demand on the rise, quality requirements specified for materials and processing are becoming stricter as well. The Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing will present modern solutions for high-quality plastics processing in Friedrichshafen from the 16th through the 20th of October, 2018 read...

Poland: Modern weaponry

Poland

Poland: Modern weaponry

The purchase of the American medium-range air and missile defence system will allow Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa to obtain the technology ultimately allowing the company to manufacture approximately 90% of components for launchers of these missiles. However, the Polish defence system still needs investments which would make it more competitive on the global market. read...

Interview with Markus Lienkamp

"There is no alternative to electromobility"

Electromobility is coming! In this interview, Prof. Markus Lienkamp, former VW manager and current head of the Department of Automotive Engineering at the TU Munich, explains why e-fuels and hydrogen are not alternatives and how new market players are doing. read...

Eliminating efficiency killers in the casting sector

Productivity

Eliminating efficiency killers in the casting sector

Most foundry entrepreneurs are aware of the big tasks at hand. There are many small measures that have a big effect on productivity in die casting industry. Efficiency is an important factor in a foundry. read...

Already more than 850 registered exhibitors at BI-MU 2018

Italy

Already more than 850 registered exhibitors at BI-MU 2018

According to Ucimu, the Italian industry association, the manufacturing trade show BI-MU, which will be held from 9 to 13 October 2018 in Milan, Italy, has already registered 850 companys as exhibitors. This is an increase of 19% compared to 2016. read...

Giving a boost to UK productivity

ITMG

Giving a boost to UK productivity

ITMG, a new group of like-minded companies have come together to push productivity in manufacturing and its competitive advantage in the UK. read...

Sustainability is the plastics of the future

Luigi Bandera

Sustainability is the plastics of the future

Leading manufacturer of extrusion machinery and equipment for the plastic materials industry Luigi Bandera SpA shows the world that the use of sustainable raw materials is a viable solution. read...

Analysing the global metrology market

Quality and Measurement

Analysing the global metrology market

Metrology has become one of the most important elements in the manufacturing sector, with industry experts predicting the metrology market to witness a significant increase in the near future. read...

Customised technology

Zoomed In

Customised technology

It was 1958 when Rudolf Ottemeier seized the moment at the age of 23 and became the founder of a company. Using a die-cutting unit he had built himself from used parts, he began with the production of collar stays. read...

An eye on digitalisation and safety in the logistics sector

Logistics Event

An eye on digitalisation and safety in the logistics sector

In many ways, current trends in the logistics sector mirror those in the processing industries as a whole – for instance, digitalisation and modularisation – but the complex tasks required for storing and transporting products demand unique solutions. read...

Growth of the machine tool industry in India

Markets

Growth of the machine tool industry in India

The Indian machine tool industry is growing at a steady pace and, with the continuous support of the government, aims to grow even further ahead. read...

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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...

Electromobility has no viable future without foundries

Automotive Industry

Electromobility has no viable future without foundries

29.03.18 - How will the supplier industry develop once the combustion engine becomes obsolete? Experts give the all-clear: Electric motors continue to rely on castings. Yet foundries and die-casting companies still need to prepare themselves for the transformation. read...

22% growth for German machine tool industry

Germany

22% growth for German machine tool industry

08.05.18 - 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...

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Renishaw plc

Renishaw promotes productivity at Additive International

To share its knowledge and expertise in metal additive manufacturing as a serialised production technique, ...

Vero Software Limited

Inspiration Through Innovation - Manufacturing best practice event - Alcester | UK - 09/10/18-10/10/18

Vero Software will be in force at Seco Tools UK Inspiration through Innovation 2018. ...

HASCO Hasenclever GmbH + Co KG

New nameplate editor facilitates customised designs

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

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300 visitors attend Ona Electroerosión's Open Day Workshops

Spain

300 visitors attend Ona Electroerosión's Open Day Workshops

On 29th and 31st of May, EDM specialist Ona has opened its doors to present its wire electro-erosion and die-sinking solutions. According to the company, more than 300 visitors attended the event. read...

Five stunning robots of 2018

Market trends

Five stunning robots of 2018

From Festo’s innovative bionic bots to Sony’s robotic Aibo dog, the exploration and perks of technology aim to make life convenient and relaxing for humans. read...

The machine tool industry: three trends affecting it globally

Market development

The machine tool industry: three trends affecting it globally

Process automation, additive manufacturing and the rise of electric vehicles are the three core trends that are changing the dimensions of the machine tool industry. read...

An insight into the global machine tool market

Markets

An insight into the global machine tool market

2018 is expected to be positive for the machine tool sector. Some of the leading countries in this sector such as Germany, China, Japan and Italy have made significant developments in the field. read...

German association reports positive reaction to metalworking club

Germany

German association reports positive reaction to metalworking club

VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, has recently founded its “Club of Metalworking” and already reports positive feedback. The club offers services for international metalworking experts including easier access to trade shows. read...

Three trends in digital transformation

Market sense

Three trends in digital transformation

Digital technology is one of the most vital segments that will change the way manufacturing takes place. Read on to find out the latest trends of this gigantic revolution. read...

Robots at your service!

Markets

Robots at your service!

Service robots are trending and the global market of this industry will continue to grow in the background of growing investments and extensive R&D. read...

Automatica - a haven for Industry 4.0

Smart Automation

Automatica - a haven for Industry 4.0

The event will showcase the latest technologies and solutions in the field of smart automation. Industry players from around the world are expected to attend this trade fair. read...

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...