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EU steel market outlook obscured by several threats, in spite of solid fundamentals

The EU steel market remained on a relatively fast growth track in the second quarter, supported by healthy economic fundamentals and the good operating performance of steel-using sectors. Nonetheless, imports continued to grow…

The robot eye with an all-round field of view

Where am I? Like humans, robots also need to answer that question, while they tirelessly glue, weld or apply seals to workpieces. After all, the production of precision products depends on robot control…

The practical manual on sheet metal bending

It is now available the book “Sheet metal bending – basics and operational techniques”, the volume drawn up by the italian publishing Group Tecniche Nuove. The manual is apt for operators, maintenance technicians,…

An innovative Integrated Design Decision Support System (IDDS) for Additive Manufacturing

Over the last 18 Months a pan European team of researchers and companies has been developing an integrated software solution aimed at helping designers, engineers and scientists in the development of parts by…

New wood-metal hybrid for lightweight construction

Nowadays, sustainability is a key aspect when developing new materials, here the main focus is on ensuring the input materials used come from renewable sources and that the product is recyclable at the…

Fraunhofer opens new project center for lightweight automotive construction in Poland

Lightweight construction is one of the greatest challenges facing the automotive industry. Electric motors and hybrid engines increase vehicle weight, which must be compensated by lightweight components. Lightweight materials and innovative processes can…

Okuma maximises smart manufacturing prowess and service with new facilities

In response to a growing international demand for the popular GENOS lathes and vertical machining centres as well as the positive economic development of emerging markets in Asia, Okuma has opened a new…

Schuler and Porsche found joint venture for car body parts

Porsche and Schuler are to build an innovative press shop together for the car factory of the future. Representatives of both companies signed the contract for the foundation of a corresponding joint venture….

Empowering today’s workforce with highly coveted friction stir welding qualifications

Industrial companies are faced with the need to improve efficiency, reduce footprint and be overall more sustainable. One pathway to achieve these goals is through the usage of materials that have high strength,…

EuroBLECH 2018: Step into the digital reality

EuroBLECH 2018, the 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, takes place from 23 – 26 October 2018 at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. Major exhibitor countries are Germany, Italy, Turkey, China,…

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