Machine tools

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…

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…

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…

High-performance drill machining of forged steel parts

Forged steel parts are frequently used in applications with high sturdiness and reliability standards, such as drawbar eyes for agricultural machinery. The materials used for this purpose are quenched and tempered steels for…

Are grinding machine safety guards overdesigned?

Guards on grinding machines are particularly important for ensuring operator safety. Grinding wheels seldom burst, but when they do, there is a great risk of serious injury to the machine operator. Recent studies…

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