Machine tools

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…

Production systems with human-like senses

Tomorrow’s industrial Internet will integrate technologies that imitate human cognitive skills such as the ability to plan, to learn, and to perceive our surroundings. The Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT…

umati – on its way to becoming the global language of production

Mechanical and plant engineering sector propelling industry towards Industry 4.0 The VDMA and VDW are joining forces to promote the use and dissemination of OPC UA standards throughout the mechanical engineering sector under…

IT security in production – A major challenge for machine manufacturers

Almost daily reports of hacker attacks are unnerving the public. According to the results of a Deutsche Telekom survey, nearly two thirds of German companies have fallen victim to hacking at least once….

Flexibility as key factor

New CAM software helps Robin Technologies take on greater challenges Founded in 1980 by Damien Robin, Robin Technologies is based in the county of Chantonnay in the Pays de Loire region, which is…

Orders for the German machine tool industry have recovered slightly recently

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the third quarter of 2019 were 25 per cent down on the same period last year. Orders from Germany fell by 29 per cent….

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