Machine tools

Sustainability? Yes, but of the process and product

“We do not inherit the earth from our forefathers but borrow it from our children.” Sustainability: a term that encompasses many meanings as well as many problems, some of which are relatively easy…

Forecast 2021 – DMG MORI strategically and financially well positioned

Global machine tool consumption is expected to recover slowly in 2021 after the sharp decline in 2020. The German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) and the British economic research institute Oxford Economics forecast…

Joint open letter on industry competitiveness and EU standardisation

CECIMO, along with seventeen other associations signed the open letter on Industry Competitiveness and EU Standardisation. The co-signatories, representing businesses from a variety of sectors in Europe, invite the EU Council Presidency to…

Pushing forward digitalisation in the machine tool industry with intelligent algorithms and platform technology

The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), Frankfurt am Main, has acquired a minority stake in Munich-based Spanflug Technologies GmbH. The contract was signed last November. The start-up has been operating since 2018…

Automotive, but not only: AHSS steels

New requirements, new production and transformation technologies make the latest generation of high-strength steels an extremely interesting material A few years ago, it was thought that steel was a material in decline, most…

Machining and integrated solutions

Integration? Almost a buzzword in the manufacturing world. Why? Integration has been a very well used term lately and has been used with different meanings depending on the context. Indeed, considering the meaning…

Corona leaving deep scars on the machine tool industry

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the third quarter of 2020 were 29 per cent down on the same period last year. Orders from within Germany fell by 26 per…

Giving machines a second life

In the era of fast-paced development and progress, quality and innovative solutions stand the test of time. WFL’s second-hand machines are proof of this – even after several years of use, they demonstrate…

Running to the top

This is the claim that UFS uses to witness to the continuous and constant willingness to strive for the best for the customer. UFS is an Italian company specialized in the design and…

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…

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