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Switzerland: Primary objective is sustainability

Cooling lubricant

Switzerland: Primary objective is sustainability

Pump manufacturer Biral has managed to make its production sustainable using different manufacturing processes. This has been made possible by switching to an optimal cooling lubricant from Blaser. read...

Germany: EMO Hannover as one of the leading fairs

Interview

Germany: EMO Hannover as one of the leading fairs

The brain behind the celebrated EMO Hannover trade fair, Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of VDW shares his views on the numerous business opportunities in store for the exhibitors. read...

UK: Scottish investment for Offshore Wind

Wind Energy

UK: Scottish investment for Offshore Wind

The £1.5 million will be used to fund a range of projects to explore the potential benefits of offshore wind for Scotland. read...

Germany: EMO Hannover 2019

Metal Working Event

Germany: EMO Hannover 2019

The dates have now been finalised for the EMO Hannover 2019, the world's premier trade fair for the metalworking sector. read...

Germany: EMO Hannover showcasing smart factory

Event Preview

Germany: EMO Hannover showcasing smart factory

The EMO Hannover 2017 will be showcasing viable approaches and providing fit-for-purpose navigational aids on the data highway to the smart factory of the future. read...

UK: Output grows

Market Overview

UK: Output grows

Production among UK manufacturers has grown at the fastest pace since 1995 in the last three months. According to the quarterly CBI Industrial Trend Survey, 43% of the respondent firms said the volume of output over the past three months was up. read...

Germany: DeburringEXPO

Event Preview

Germany: DeburringEXPO

The trade fair for Deburring Technology and Precision Surfaces is scheduled to be held from October 10-12, 2017. read...

Switzerland: How fit are Swiss SMEs in digitization?

Digitization

Switzerland: How fit are Swiss SMEs in digitization?

Digitization is advancing and the digital mastery of processes is important for business success. How are the Swiss SMEs doing? Are they fit for digital transformation? read...

Germany: Machine tool orders stable

Market Scenario

Germany: Machine tool orders stable

In the first half of 2017, total order bookings shrank by 1 per cent, with domestic orders decreasing by 15 per cent. Order bookings from abroad were up by 6 per cent. read...

UK: Your opinion wanted!

National Manufacturing Barometer

UK: Your opinion wanted!

For a national survey, British manufactuers are asked to give their opinion on how business developed since the Brexit referendum and what their biggest concerns are. read...

Switzerland: How innovative is the Swiss industry?

Study of Innovation

Switzerland: How innovative is the Swiss industry?

The Swissmem association has conducted a study on the innovative capacities of the mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM). The results show that highly innovative companies have a clear strategy. read...

UK: Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing conference

Event

UK: Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing conference

The 12th international conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing will kick off in Nottingham on 12 July 2017. The line up at this year’s two-day conference include speakers from the European Space Agency, BMW, Airbus, Texas Instruments, Sonova Hearing Care, Carnegie Mellon, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as well as entrepreneurs and researchers working on the latest developments and applications in AM & 3DP Technology. read...

Germany: Affirmative dimensions in quality assurance

Control 2017

Germany: Affirmative dimensions in quality assurance

The 31st Control in Stuttgart, Germany is said to have lived up to its status as a globally leading trade fair. read...

Netherlands: PRS second edition planned for April 2018

PRS Fair

Netherlands: PRS second edition planned for April 2018

Following its highly successful launch in March this year, organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe, the first pan-European exhibition and conference for plastics recycling, have announced that the event will return to the RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands on 24-25 April 2018. read...

Germany: EMO Hannover 2017 heading for a record

Event

Germany: EMO Hannover 2017 heading for a record

More than 1,700 firms from 40 different countries have registered for the world's most important trade fair for the metalworking sector, booking a stand area totalling 152,000 square metres. read...

UK: Scotland is setting up Lightweight Manufacturing Centre

Manufacturing Centre

UK: Scotland is setting up Lightweight Manufacturing Centre

The £8.9 m Lightweight Manufacturing Centre will support highly skilled jobs as well as place Scotland at the forefront of lightweight manufacturing. It is the first step to creat a National Manufacturing Institute. read...

Switzerland: Resistance to globalisation

Globalisation

Switzerland: Resistance to globalisation

Economic analyses lead to an incorrect assessment of the benefits of globalisation. According to ETH Zurich, a reduction of trade barriers mainly benefits rich consumers. read...

UK: Goods with strong domestic and export performance

Markets

UK: Goods with strong domestic and export performance

According to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey, manufacturers in the UK have reported strong growth in orders both at home and from abroad for the first quarter of 2017, although costs and prices have also continued to rise at an elevated pace. read...

Germany: When industrial robots overheat

R&D

Germany: When industrial robots overheat

A research team at Saarland University has developed an early warning system for industrial assembly, handling and packaging processes. It keeps a constant eye on the condition of the machine, it carries out diagnostic analyses and it notifies the operator when a part needs to be replaced. read...

Another step towards networked production

ABB cooperates with Copa-Data

Another step towards networked production

As a framework for automation projects, ABB’s Automation Builder enables the configuration, programming and troubleshooting of machines and installations - first virtually and then in reality. In order to make data analyticsoptimization of real installations possible, ABB now cooperates with Copa-Data. read...

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