Technically speaking

Acid or alkaline?

The electroplating of zinc-nickel alloy assures a high protection against corrosion. The alkaline one is more diffused, but …. After iron, aluminium and copper, zinc is the most used metal. Today it features…

Imcar: rolls with variable geometry for bending metal sheets up to 200mm thick

Imcar exhibits the 3 rolls 3RHT-model calender with variable geometry, able to bend metal sheets from 10mm up to 200mm thickness. Accuracy, speed and high performance of bending (both in pre-bending and bending)…

Mapping volatile hydrogen atoms in metal

Using the first “cryo-transfer” local electrode atom probe, a group of scientists from ETH Zürich and Oxford University have succeeded in mapping volatile hydrogen atoms in metal. The results of that milestone research…

Magna demonstrates lightweighting expertise with ultralight door module

Magna International Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, announced it has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective…

New Tube Cutting Technology Meets Next Generation Production Needs

Stents and tubes are used in countless medical devices and new ones are being added every day, fueled in part by the growth of minimally invasive surgery and the commonplace use of stents….

Potential cost savings in Blisk manufacturing

Using new technologies to realize innovative engine concepts allows manufacturers of aircraft engines to have a major influence on increasing resource efficiency in air transportation. Integrated design as established with the Blisk (blade…

Increasing demand for novel casting process

The drive for improved performance and total cost focus is creating opportunities for novel casting process. Impellers play a crucial part in a pump’s overall efficiency, but ensuring their blades are perfectly balanced and…

Bulk forming operations applied to sheet metal

Producing high strength lightweight products with functional elements, such as gearings and carriers, require to apply bulk forming operations to sheet metal. For this process class the term ‘sheet-bulk metal forming’ has been…

Graphene offers potential for use in coating machine components

Physicists have been studying the lubricity of Graphene on the nanometer scale. Since it produces almost no friction at all, it could drastically reduce energy loss in machines when used as a coating,…

“No bake” sand castings

Sometimes, we believe that foundries are more or less similar. Reality demonstrates precisely the opposite. Dozens are the technical “distinctions” that allow differentiating a casting plant from another. precisely in the ambit of…

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