Technologies

Revamping requires expertise

Concerning the Italian manufacturing, FARO Industriale stands as excellence in production and revamping service of backing bearings for Sendzimir rolling steel mills. Due to their compact and massive structure, the Sendzimir cold rolling…

Overcoming stress to maximise quality

In metal machining, stress is a constant factor which has the potential to compromise the quality of the components produced. Brought about through traditional manufacturing methods, there are two common types of stress…

Ultrashort pulse lasers for large components

Ultrashort pulse lasers can serve to apply functional microstructures and nanostructures to any surface. This type of laser machining is usually done by just one beam from a single source, a far too…

If machines could smell

What, if robots could smell? Sniffing explosives at the airport, diagnosing diseases based on a patient’s breath, locating gas leaks and much more? As part of its lighthouse topic “Biological Transformation“, the Fraunhofer…

Direct diode lasers: how technology evolution is opening new markets

The evolution of diode laser price and performance is rapidly opening new markets. In this article, the technology consulting firm IDTechEx Research demonstrate how advances in semiconductor laser technology enable novel applications in laser material…

Go-anywhere cleanroom

In many sectors, even the slightest contamination can have a detrimental impact on quality. Indeed, impurities and germs on automation components, tools, microchips, space probes, or medical devices can mean a defective finished…

Sophisticated 3D measurement technology permits gesture-based human-machine interaction in real time

As gesture control represents a seamless interface between humans and machines, more and more machines, robots and devices are able to respond to gestural cues. Researchers at Fraunhofer IOF in Jena are raising…

Cleaning with CO2 snow in a dry and residue-free process

Trends such as electromobility, lightweight engineering, miniaturization and Industrie 4.0 have given rise to new challenges in the field of industrial parts cleaning. With its quattroClean system, acp offers a solution capable of…

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