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Positive trend in the machine tool industry continues

Germany

Positive trend in the machine tool industry continues

The machine tool industry is breaking one record after another. The positive trend of the previous year continued in the first quarter of 2018. There are signs of solid growth in both order intake and production. read...

This is how the market for moulded bottles is developing in Europe

Markets

This is how the market for moulded bottles is developing in Europe

The outlook for the blow moulded bottle market is positive with further output growth, increasing demand for added value products and for the use of recyclates shaping the landscape, says a report from AMI Consulting. read...

Total value of Japanese machine tool orders: 1.32 billion dollars

Industry outlook

Total value of Japanese machine tool orders: 1.32 billion dollars

The Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association will be hosting Jimtof 2018 with an objective of increasing business opportunities for the country’s machine tool segment. read...

Automobile industry developments

Market Insights

Automobile industry developments

During the past two weeks, two important announcements were made regarding the Hungarian automobile industry. One, the vehicle factory of Audi Hungaria Zrt. located in Győr has started the serial production of electric engines, and the other, it was revealed to no surprise that BMW is building a factory in Debrecen. read...

Child’s play

Zoomed In

Child’s play

This year, one of the most popular toys is celebrating its 60th birthday: Lego. Time to look back at the history of the Danish company. read...

Plastics recycling - wasted time or wasted opportunity?

AMI

Plastics recycling - wasted time or wasted opportunity?

A study recently published on the plastics recycling industry notes that this industry will need to develop and grow considerably. read...

How to excel: Compare, compile, conduct

3C Approach

How to excel: Compare, compile, conduct

Global competition is getting stronger. It is becoming increasingly difficult for toolmakers to differentiate themselves from other companies. The WBA Tooling Academy Aachen has found a way to obtain a superior strategic position and to achieve operational excellence. read...

Lightweight wins: Winners of the Enlighten Award

Lightweight Design

Lightweight wins: Winners of the Enlighten Award

A vehicle with its weight reduced by more than 200kg, a 3D printed standard metal component and other exciting lightweight concepts: Altair and the Center for Automotive Research announced the winners of the Enlighten Award. read...

Mach 2018 wins Exhibition of the Year award

Mach

Mach 2018 wins Exhibition of the Year award

Mach 2018 has triumphed at the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards and Dinner 2018. Shortlisted in the category of Exhibition of the Year, Mach 2018 took the top prize. read...

Industry is working its way out of the crisis

Switzerland

Industry is working its way out of the crisis

Significantly rising sales, incoming orders and exports - the Swiss mechanical engineering, electrical and metal industries (MEM) can look back on a successful year 2017. However, the weak profitability of companies is a cause for concern. read...

Forget about products: Service is a growing business model

Industry Trend

Forget about products: Service is a growing business model

While Industry 4.0 is starting to have an impact on products and processes, one change to how we do business has not yet fully developed its potential. A survey reveals that the opportunities offered by service-oriented business models are still little used. read...

Welcome to the International Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing 2018!

Event preview

Welcome to the International Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing 2018!

On November 2nd, 2018, Vogel Industrial Media will join hands with the government of Anting, Jiading District, Shanghai to hold the sixth International Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (ICSM) 2018. read...

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29 gadgets for hot summer days

Summer gadgets 2018

29 gadgets for hot summer days

03.08.18 - The holiday season has started. To really enjoy the summer, the gadget market offers numerous technical gadgets - from mini air conditioners to foldable e-scooters. read...

The lightweight design of Jaguar's I-Pace

Electomobility

The lightweight design of Jaguar's I-Pace

24.07.18 - With the launch of the I-Pace, Jaguar tries to take the lead in the E-Mobility revolution. Thus, it tries to keep up with the industry’s leader Tesla. Lightweight construction plays a major role in the manufacturer’s new SUV. read...

Czech Republic runs out of skilled workers during the boom

Skills shortage

Czech Republic runs out of skilled workers during the boom

18.07.18 - 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...

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Markets

29 gadgets for hot summer days

Summer gadgets 2018

29 gadgets for hot summer days

The holiday season has started. To really enjoy the summer, the gadget market offers numerous technical gadgets - from mini air conditioners to foldable e-scooters. read...

Digitalisation forging ahead

Market trend

Digitalisation forging ahead

Digitalisation is transforming the manufacturing sector and there is a need for industry players to upgrade their processes if they want to stay competitive in the sector. read...

New hall layout will guide visitors better

Moulding Expo

New hall layout will guide visitors better

Moulding Expo, the international trade show for tool, model and mould making, will move from the originally halls to other halls for its third edition in May 2019. The organisers at Messe Stuttgart are convinced that this will make the walking routes for visitors more attractive. read...

Foundry machinery – back on track for growth

VDMA Metallurgy

Foundry machinery – back on track for growth

In 2017, sales of German foundry equipment manufacturers recovered considerably, by 6 percent compared with the previous year. This was especially due to a rise in sales to countries outside the Eurozone, which grew by 25 percent on average compared with 2016. read...

Digital manufacturing on the rise

Aluminium industry

Digital manufacturing on the rise

The aluminium industry is getting ready for digitalisation and the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies. Those are the findings of a survey of 240 aluminium experts from 39 countries conducted on the occasion of the Aluminium World Trade Fair 2018. read...

Rosmould offered additional highlights this year

Russia

Rosmould offered additional highlights this year

From 15 to 17 May 2018, Rosmould was held at IEC “Crocus Expo” in Moscow. The exhibition attracted 6,315 visitors this year. read...

The lightweight design of Jaguar's I-Pace

Electomobility

The lightweight design of Jaguar's I-Pace

With the launch of the I-Pace, Jaguar tries to take the lead in the E-Mobility revolution. Thus, it tries to keep up with the industry’s leader Tesla. Lightweight construction plays a major role in the manufacturer’s new SUV. read...

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...