Fabio Boiocchi

Metal Additive Manufacturing: the Cheaper the Better?

Metal additive manufacturing has seen many trends over recent years including pushing the (build) envelope & deposition rate to higher levels, broadening the materials portfolio, and expanding into new markets. One trend that cannot be overlooked is the number…

Mobile robot cleaner takes production hygiene to a higher level

Production lines and hygiene zones have to be spotlessly clean. And absolute cleanliness is critical wherever food is processed and medical instruments are handled. Now Fraunhofer researchers have come up with a mobile…

Identifying quality retention knobs to increase CNC productivity

Reliable domestic retention knobs utilizing superior U.S. steel can enhance set-up rigidity, which improves tool life and cycle times. Contract machine shops and OEMs rely on CNC milling machines to produce very precise…

Achieving wastewater treatment compliance with efficient system for metal industry

Automated wastewater treatment systems help metal fabrication and finishing remain in compliance with EPA and local standards, while significantly reducing the cost of treatment, labor and disposal The machining, metal fabrication and finishing…

Mate Precision Tooling become Mate Precision Technologies

Mate Precision Tooling, a global player in sheet metal fabrication products and solutions, announced that it is changing its corporate name to Mate Precision Technologies. The name change reflects the company’s broader commitment…

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…

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