Fabio Boiocchi
laser cutter

Smart laser cutter system detects different materials

SensiCut, a smart material-sensing platform for laser cutters, can differentiate between 30 materials commonly found in makerspaces and workshops. With the addition of computers, laser cutters have rapidly become a relatively simple and…

net-zero

Reducing carbon emissions with net-zero technologies

The EU intends to become climate neutral by 2050 – through the European Green Deal and a tax on carbon emissions. Fraunhofer-research scientists are helping businesses capitalize on net-zero technologies for this. They…

VDW raises production forecast for 2021

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the second quarter of 2021 were 103 percent up on the previous year’s figure. Orders from Germany rose by 81 per cent. Foreign orders,…

BLECHEXPO

Industry players demonstrate presence at the 15th Blechexpo

Together with the 8th Schweisstec international trade fair for joining technology, the 15th Blechexpo international trade fair for sheet metal working will open its doors in its traditional, time-tested double pack format in…

16 000 ton press presented for the first time

Schuler and its affiliate Farina have demonstrated the world’s largest mechanical forging line to an international group of 60 forging experts. A live video stream transmitted from the production site in Suello close…

LVD obtains gold label as a best managed company

LVD Company nv has been named among Belgium’s Best Managed Companies for the fourth consecutive year achieving the program’s Gold label. The Best Managed Companies designation is granted annually by Deloitte Private, Econopolis…

Turnaround for machine tool industry

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the first quarter of 2021 were 26 per cent up on the same period last year. Orders from Germany rose by 10 per cent….

Downswing in German metal forming technology sector halted for time being

Metal forming technology accounts for about 30 per cent of machine tool production and is thus smaller than the machining sector. Forming technology machines include presses, bending machines, punching machines as well as…

Quick, easy access to machine data

Data is the currency of the future. But how can companies access the immense quantities of data generated by their machinery and use it to modernize production? Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for…

Optimized joining technology is opening the door to the safe use of hydrogen in the aviation industry

Eco-friendly flying is on the horizon. All over the world, researchers are developing new technologies to achieve this goal. One focus of developments is the idea of using hydrogen-powered engines for aircraft in…

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