Highlights
  • Students thrust magnesium back in to the spotlight
    20 February 2018

    Students thrust magnesium back in to the spotlight

    Students in Birmingham, UK, are being challenged to showcase the potential uses of magnesium within the aerospace sector as part of a competition being set by Birmingham City University and the world’s largest…

  • 2017 A “strongly expansionary” year for EU steel users
    6 February 2018

    2017 A “strongly expansionary” year for EU steel users

    The manufacturing industry and construction sector in the EU benefited in 2017 from an investment-led domestic upturn and improving exports. A healthy outlook for these steel users bodes well for the EU steel…

  • Prima Industrie group celebrate 10 years away from Finn-Power acquisition
    6 February 2018

    Prima Industrie group celebrate 10 years away from Finn-Power acquisition

    Prima Industrie S.p.A, a company leader in high technology laser systems, sheet metal working systems and electronic components for industrial applications, is celebrating 10 years since the acquisition of Finn-Power. That operation, which…

  • A cracking idea
    31 January 2018

    A cracking idea

    High-strength steels and laser welding are increasingly popular in car body manufacturing. But combining those two things leads to a significant risk of hot crack formation. Now there’s a solution. Classifying steel as…

  • GF to acquire Swiss precision casting manufacturer
    31 January 2018

    GF to acquire Swiss precision casting manufacturer

    GF Automotive, a division of GF, is to purchase 100% of Precicast Industrial Holding SA, the swiss-based precision casting specialist. This is in line with the division’s strategy to increase its industrial sectors…

  • DMG MORI strengthens digitized production
    31 January 2018

    DMG MORI strengthens digitized production

    Digital factory, holistic automation solutions and technology excellence: at the traditional open house exhibition at DECKEL MAHO Pfronten, DMG MORI is showing the entire scope of its technology competence. The 9,000 international trade…

Bountiful orders for the German machine tool industry
13 February 2018

Bountiful orders for the German machine tool industry

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the German machine tool industry’s order bookings increased by 24 per cent in comparison to the preceding year’s equivalent period. Domestic orders were up by 48 per…

A cracking idea
31 January 2018

A cracking idea

High-strength steels and laser welding are increasingly popular in car body manufacturing. But combining those two things leads to a significant risk of hot crack formation. Now there’s a solution. Classifying steel as…

Riri Group invests in the Supply Chain
31 January 2018

Riri Group invests in the Supply Chain

Leader in the manufacturing of zips and buttons, thanks to its brands Riri, Cobrax and Meras, the Group continues to grow and acquires MR Plating SA and SPM Pressofusione S.r.l. The Riri Group…

PaintExpo, solutions for trends in Industrial Coating Technology
23 January 2018

PaintExpo, solutions for trends in Industrial Coating Technology

Improving material and energy efficiency, optimizing quality, increasing flexibility, reducing unit costs and digitalising manufacturing processes – these are a few of the significant trends which are occupying companies with in-house coating operations….

Understanding what is important
6 February 2018

Understanding what is important

Material provision employees spend a lot of time at work carrying out non-value-added activities. They read orders, find materials and travel long distances. Fraunhofer IPA is currently working on an app that provides…

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