Sheet metal

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…

FIMI SpA German Branch is born. Welcome FIMI GmbH!

FIMIGroup strengthens its presence on the German and Northern European markets with the establishment of FIMI GmbH, a new asset dedicated to service.

The future of presses? Prediction and interconnection

Preventing failures and breakdowns, exchanging a bigger quantity of data, improving efficiency, machining new-concept materials: here are the “presses of the future”. How will the requirements of sheet metal makers’ users change? And,…

The press market is recovering!

Market and technological prospects: 15 experts in the press sector outline the state-of-the-art with us. We have asked various press manufacturers their comment about the present soundness of the Italian market. This highlights…

Lighter and multi-functional materials

The trend towards saving resources and lightweight design is the dominant motivation for the majority of development projects in industry. Lightweight design can be pursued by adopting one or more of the 4…

Hypertherm announces major overhaul of its Design2Fab sheet metal layout software

Hypertherm today announced the release of Design2Fab 6, a major update of its popular sheet metal layout software for HVAC duct, mechanical, kitchen, industrial roofing, and other specialty fitting layouts. This new version…

In the pursuit of the White Rabbit

The successful case of a small company, in the sheet metal industry, which has succeeded in managing the bureaucratic confusion of the national plan for industry 4.0 and has efficiently integrated new manufacturing…

Residual stresses: challenges or opportunities?

Residual stresses are simply stresses retained within a stationary body and at equilibrium with its surroundings. There are three primary mechanisms in which residual stresses enter into a body namely thermal, chemical and…

A trailblazing investment to promote additive manufacturing

3D printing is developing at an increasingly rapid pace. To improve its additive manufacturing processes, toolcraft has invested in new laser melting machines from Trumpf. While plastic parts can already be 3D printed…

How 3D CAD for sheet metal design unfolds better productivity

In a digital era, leading manufacturers are eying to automate factories, capitalize on big data, drive predictive maintenance and collaborate efficiently with suppliers and partners on part designs with 3D tools. It is…

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