Fabio Boiocchi

DC smart grids for production halls

The transition to a sustainable energy economy for industrial manufacturing Most production plants today are still powered by alternating current. In the long term, however, research teams from the Fraunhofer Institutes for Manufacturing…

Medical engineering requires long-term approach

Machine tool manufacturers need to plan carefully before entering this complex industry. First there was Brexit, trade wars and structural change in key industries, now it’s the corona pandemic. Up to now the…

How to evaluate the feasibility of components that require bending

There are many small details in bending that, if undervalued, lead to a waste of time that is hard to quantify. Some examples: the layout of tools, the type and quality of available…

OEM or Rebuilder: operators face a key choice when repairing or rebuilding forging equipment

In an era where equipment is routinely rendered obsolete at an ever-increasing pace, forging equipment stands alone as machines built to work on a daily basis for decades – if not the better…

26th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition will take place from 9 – 12 March 2021 in Hanover

EuroBLECH 2020 postponed

Mack Brooks Exhibitions yesterday has announced the postponement of EuroBLECH, which was scheduled to take place at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany from 27 to 30 October 2020. The new dates for…

Cutting faster, thicker and with higher precision

With the development of ever new materials, manufacturers are automatically faced with the question of how to process them. The cutting process developed by ANT Applied New Technologies AG using Water Abrasive Suspension…

Another major leap in Fiber Laser Welding Technology

The new Coherent HighLight FL4000CSM-ARM fiber laser builds on the success of Coherent HighLight ARM fiber laser series already qualified for automotive applications. This new laser enables more advanced welding capabilities for high…

German machine tool industry under great pressure

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the first quarter of 2020 were 25 per cent down on the same period last year. Orders from within Germany fell by 22 per…

Economic and steel market outlook 2020-2021

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused steel consumption forecasts to be slashed and the overall economic outlook downgraded. Shutdown measures implemented by governments starting from March 2020 have severely impacted manufacturing activity and steel-using…

How optical metrology can enhance the metalworking industry

The objective of the metalworking industry is to produce parts that meet their customers’ specifications and are within the required tolerances. To do so, raw castings are produced and, then, machined and validated….

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