Fabio Boiocchi

Electric mobility and lightweight design – symbiosis or contradiction?

The year 2019 was marked by a weak global economy, trade disputes and a far-reaching structural change in the automotive industry. The mechanical engineering and supply industries are feeling the effects. Reduced CO2…

Economic and steel market outlook 2019-2020

Apparent steel consumption fell by 3.1% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, a slight moderation compared to the drop recorded in the second quarter (-6.7%). The ongoing negative trend in steel demand…

EuroBLECH 2020 announces additional exhibition hall

New Hall 26 of Hanover exhibition grounds to host exhibitors of joining technology as well as surface and tool technology. The 26th edition of the International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, EuroBLECH 2020,…

Releasing, cooling and protecting

Release agents are of central significance in die casting technology. They affect the quality of the cast parts, the lifetime of the moulds and the length of the casting cycles. Release agents must…

Ensuring that only good parts are delivered

Quality assurance and traceability are vital for die casting foundries. Numerous test methods are available in order that companies can control the extent to which their products meet the requirements of the customers….

Additive manufacturing technologies extend service range of die casting foundries

Additive Manufacturing technologies allow die casting foundries to open up new business opportunities and to develop additional technology competencies. The market for additive manufacturing is growing very fast and strongly worldwide in various…

Sheet metal bending: suggestions and “best practices”

Here are some “gold rules” to make bending processes fast, high-quality and efficient. Concerning the sheet metal bending activity, it is not sufficient to make use of suitable machinery and forefront technologies: we…

Laser cutting: also for high reflective materials

Copper, brass, bronze, …but gold and silver too: fiber laser allows the processing of highly reflective materials. Technological Evolution and innovation are often signs of market demands: today there is a real interest…

Flexibility as key factor

New CAM software helps Robin Technologies take on greater challenges Founded in 1980 by Damien Robin, Robin Technologies is based in the county of Chantonnay in the Pays de Loire region, which is…

CECIMO elects Hans-Martin Schneeberger as the new President

During its meeting held on 5 December 2019 in Brussels, the CECIMO General Assembly elected Dr Hans-Martin Schneeberger as President of CECIMO for a period of two years. His term will focus on…

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