Fabio Boiocchi

Economic and steel market outlook 2019-2020

The manufacturing sector in the EU may have not seen the worst yet: a deepening escalation of the trade war between the US and several of its main trading partners and a no-deal…

Sharp decline in machine tool orders – Many sectors reluctant to invest

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the second quarter of 2019 were 22 per cent down on the same period last year. Orders from Germany fell by 28 per cent….

3D printing on the threshold to mass production

Additive processes are now on the threshold of breaking into mass production within the manufacturing industry. Nevertheless, the use of generative manufacturing processes is still in its infancy in industrial production and many…

Digitization in the die casting technology

Different digitization activities enable die casting foundries to make their working processes more efficient with respect to costs and productivity. Moreover, die casting foundries can exploit the obtained data and thus open up…

Removing micro burrs from small diameter, internal and external threads

In-house remove of micro burrs on internal and external threads with miniature brushes as small as 0.014 inches can reduce cycle time and improve part qualityand consistency. If you read the online forums,…

High-performance industrial finishes simulate stainless steel, brass, and copper at a fraction of the cost

Durable coating and substrate meet or exceed industry tests while resisting scratches, stains, and fingerprints. Stainless steel is a premium material used in the manufacturing of a variety of products but its high…

A new process approaches for laser welding

Process control and quality assurance of laser beam remote welding for body-in-white work. Numerous trends characterise the use of lasers in the automotive area. The use of high-strength steels, weight-saving aluminium alloy, innovative…

Preference over sheet metal punching and cutting machines growing in developing economies

As per the findings of a report, the global coil-fed punching and cutting machine market is projected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, owing to modular automation solutions in coil-fed punching…

From manual to 5 axis machining with a performing CAM

ESPRIT CAM helps reduce cycle time 20% and increase programming productivity by 10%. Established almost 70 years ago, FLT-Krasnik employs over 2,000 workers and is the largest bearing manufacturer in Poland. The company…

Bringing forging equipment online

Forgers weigh options such as repair, rebuild, remanufacture or new equipment when considering options to increase capacity When forging operations need to expand production to meet increased demand for existing parts or to…

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