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Using digital twins for knowledge transfer

Gathering with customers and colleagues at meetings, events, workshops and seminars and collaborating with them in person has always been important – but it is not an option for the foreseeable future. The…

Mobile robot cleaner takes production hygiene to a higher level

Production lines and hygiene zones have to be spotlessly clean. And absolute cleanliness is critical wherever food is processed and medical instruments are handled. Now Fraunhofer researchers have come up with a mobile…

Mate Precision Tooling become Mate Precision Technologies

Mate Precision Tooling, a global player in sheet metal fabrication products and solutions, announced that it is changing its corporate name to Mate Precision Technologies. The name change reflects the company’s broader commitment…

DC smart grids for production halls

The transition to a sustainable energy economy for industrial manufacturing Most production plants today are still powered by alternating current. In the long term, however, research teams from the Fraunhofer Institutes for Manufacturing…

26th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition will take place from 9 – 12 March 2021 in Hanover

EuroBLECH 2020 postponed

Mack Brooks Exhibitions yesterday has announced the postponement of EuroBLECH, which was scheduled to take place at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany from 27 to 30 October 2020. The new dates for…

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…

Economic and steel market outlook 2020-2021

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused steel consumption forecasts to be slashed and the overall economic outlook downgraded. Shutdown measures implemented by governments starting from March 2020 have severely impacted manufacturing activity and steel-using…

The hydrogen factory of the future

Hydrogen is indispensable to successfully transitioning to renewables and meeting climate targets. It is the essential building block of sector coupling. While it provides an eco-friendly option to meet industry demand for electricity,…

Amada Weld Tech announces new company name

AMADA WELD TECH, formerly AMADA MIYACHI EUROPE, is pleased to announce the new company name, effective April 1, 2020. This name change will allow the company to present themselves as an AMADA group…

Global metals & mining industry M&A deals total $1.26bn in February 2020

Total metals & mining industry M&A deals in February 2020 worth $1.26bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 18.4% over the previous month and a…

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