Manufacturing process

Integrated and flexible: the “added value” of non-direct “added value” activities

Attention to the integral and integrated order cycle, from order to delivery, time analysis and identification of muda, i.e. waste, proactivity to market requirements as factors enabling the sheet metal cutting phase, modern…

Additive manufacturing of multi-functional parts

Additive manufacturing is currently one of the most significant trends in industry. Now a team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS has developed a Multi Material Jetting system that…

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…

Cutting faster, thicker and with higher precision

With the development of ever new materials, manufacturers are automatically faced with the question of how to process them. The cutting process developed by ANT Applied New Technologies AG using Water Abrasive Suspension…

State of the art of robotic welding

Automation is increasingly widespread in several sectors. Applications and the world of welding are not the exception. How widespread is it and what benefits does it bring? The market for robots is steadily…

Sandvik and Renishaw collaborate to qualify new materials for Additive Manufacturing

Global engineering company Renishaw is collaborating with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing to qualify new additive manufacturing (AM) materials for production applications. This encompasses a broad range of metal powders, including new alloy compositions that…

A unique laser method for stainless steel marking

Picosecond laser-based systems provide a turnkey solution for permanent, high-contrast marking of stainless. They are ideal for applications from unique device identifier (UDI) marking of medical devices to consumer appliances, with no negative…

Post-processing in series production

Automated post-processing as a prerequisite for industrial series production with metal 3D printing. Due to the use of design possibilities and freedom, which are no longer linked to the limitations of traditional production,…

3D Printing powder optimization is key to part quality and productivity

Refining powder characteristics like flow can enhance part quality, consistency, repeatability and productivity. The global 3D printing metals market is growing and expected to reach USD 3.05 billion by 2025, according to a…

Innovation Days 2019 – Prima Industrie presents the new generation of systems for Additive Manufacturing in its new Advanced Laser Center

The second edition of the Innovation Days, the international event dedicated to innovative technologies for Additive Manufacturing and sheet metal processing, was held in the new Advanced Laser Center of Prima Industrie. Over…

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