Fabio Boiocchi

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…

EuroBLECH to run series of digital events in 2021

EuroBLECH 2021 postponed: will take place from 25 – 28 October 2022

Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced the postponement of EuroBLECH, which was scheduled to take place at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany from 9 to 12 March 2021. The next EuroBLECH, 26th International…

Corona leaving deep scars on the machine tool industry

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the third quarter of 2020 were 29 per cent down on the same period last year. Orders from within Germany fell by 26 per…

Ultrashort pulse lasers for large components

Ultrashort pulse lasers can serve to apply functional microstructures and nanostructures to any surface. This type of laser machining is usually done by just one beam from a single source, a far too…

Glass engineered to defy flames

The Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT in Oberhausen and Hörmann, a family-owned company, have developed a new type of fire-resistant glass that holds up under even extreme heat –…

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