Fabio Boiocchi

Forecast 2021 – DMG MORI strategically and financially well positioned

Global machine tool consumption is expected to recover slowly in 2021 after the sharp decline in 2020. The German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) and the British economic research institute Oxford Economics forecast…

Joint open letter on industry competitiveness and EU standardisation

CECIMO, along with seventeen other associations signed the open letter on Industry Competitiveness and EU Standardisation. The co-signatories, representing businesses from a variety of sectors in Europe, invite the EU Council Presidency to…

Pushing forward digitalisation in the machine tool industry with intelligent algorithms and platform technology

The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), Frankfurt am Main, has acquired a minority stake in Munich-based Spanflug Technologies GmbH. The contract was signed last November. The start-up has been operating since 2018…

Visualization adds transparency to digital product development

Product development is becoming increasingly demanding. Quality requirements are rising; additionally, designers need to consider criteria such as sustainability and energy efficiency. Visualization software offers the potential to reveal the complex interaction between…

Automotive, but not only: AHSS steels

New requirements, new production and transformation technologies make the latest generation of high-strength steels an extremely interesting material A few years ago, it was thought that steel was a material in decline, most…

Machining and integrated solutions

Integration? Almost a buzzword in the manufacturing world. Why? Integration has been a very well used term lately and has been used with different meanings depending on the context. Indeed, considering the meaning…

Coil Machining: Pros and Cons

These are the cases in which processing thin sheet metal from coil can be highly cost-effective compared to processing it from sheet. As is well known, sheet metal is a steel product which…

Abrasive finishing tools in CNC applications

With new advances in abrasive technology, machining center operators are able to complete surface finishing simultaneously with other machining operations, to speed cycle times, improve quality and save on off-line finishing time and…

Fraunhofer IFAM develops twofold infection protection for implants

A hybrid implant coating made from antibacterial silver and an antibiotic will protect patients from infection in the future. The antibiotic is tailored to the patient’s unique requirements for even better protection. The…

Flexible and Individual: a Groundbreaking Vehicle Concept

What does mobility of the future look like? Researchers from six Fraunhofer Institutes have developed a groundbreaking vehicle concept that can be flexibly and individually designed depending on the intended use. The concept…

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