Machine tools

New entry in Mazak’s portfolio

Mazak expands its solutions with a new turning centre and NEW CONTROLS. Yamazaki Mazak has expanded its control offering for its popular 5-axis machining centers, the VARIAXIS i-500 and the VARIAXIS i-600, to…

How ambient conditions affect the function of lathes and machines

Influences like temperature variation, drafts, and air humidity can heavily compromise precision. The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is exposing machines to various climate zones around the world without…

Efficient use of resources in manufacture of metal components

In the newly opened 3D-Printing Lab for Metals and Structural Materials at the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, researchers have investigated how resource-efficient the manufacturing process is when lightweight aluminum components…

Enhanced productivity with Yamazaki Mazak’s vertical machining centres

Yamazaki Mazak launches two new vertical machining centres for the European market, specifically targeted at the subcontracting manufacturer. The VCN-530C is a European-built vertical machining centre powered by a newly designed 18,000rpm milling…

Okuma adds double column machine to technical centre in Austria

Okuma, added the MCR-A5CII to their Technical Centre East showroom. The high-speed double column machining centre enables efficient machining in 5-sided applications. Okuma welcomes customers to attend live demonstrations or to perform test…

FEM calculations and topology optimisation create more efficient components

Weight and cost reductions during 3D metal printing

Metal laser melting can be used to manufacture complex and efficient lightweight structures. This is particularly beneficial in sectors such as the aerospace and motorsport industries, where every gram counts. Last year, toolcraft…

Digitizing Raw Materials Planning in Engineered Goods

Using digital tools to coordinate purchasing across plants can reduce inventory by half without damaging either plant efficiency or customer service. Many engineered metals companies have been using acquisitions to grow. However, once…

No job is too ‘Small’ with ESPRIT

Small Parts Inc. makes, well, small parts — to the tune of as many as a million a year. Using the automating power of ESPRIT, the company speeds up the stamping of all…

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…

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…

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