Manufacturing process

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…

3D printing on the threshold to mass production

Additive processes are now on the threshold of breaking into mass production within the manufacturing industry. Nevertheless, the use of generative manufacturing processes is still in its infancy in industrial production and many…

Optimizing the use of cleaning technologies

We know it from our own homes: bulky kitchen utensils and appliances are difficult to clean. In industry, complex components are more the rule than the exception and present big challenges for the…

Creating digital twins of materials

To ensure the digital networking of production systems and the optimization of material-specific requirements, we need to measure, analyze and replicate the changes in material properties in a process in which “digital twins”…

Presswerk 4.0: cutting downtimes in half, making manufacturing flexible

It costs companies a lot of money to have machines out of operation due to failure. This applies to press shops, too, the focus of fraunhofer’s presswerk 4.0 project. Researchers want to employ…

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