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Investing in the Future

Complete processing

Investing in the Future

Ever-smaller batch sizes, combined with shorter product cycles and increasing component complexity, today necessitate continuous tightening-up of the production process. For this reason, numerous firms have now decided on complete processing in one clamping. read...

Stay competitive with the courage to change

Workpiece measurement

Stay competitive with the courage to change

Making changes means making decisions – making them differently than before. That happened when the decision-makers at Framag chose Bimatec Soraluce for the first time two years ago. After the machine came an innovative system for measuring large workpieces. read...

Saw/Warehouse Combination for smart metal processing

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Saw/Warehouse Combination for smart metal processing

Smart factory Warehouse and sawing technology find themselves confronted with advancing digitisation and networking. To make sure that these initial links do not form weak spots in the value creation chain, both can now be reinforced using digital tools. read...

Make your production fit for the future

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Compressed air technology 4.0

Make your production fit for the future

In industry, compressed air is almost as important as a source of energy as electricity. Forward-looking companies rely on the knowledge and competence of experts such as Kaeser. No company generates its own electricity and the compressed air supply should be planned and handled by specialists in the same way. read...

The machine tool industry is having to fight

Market situation

The machine tool industry is having to fight

The order books of machine tool manufacturers are still full. But incoming orders have fallen off sharply. So this is the time for firms to use the economic turndown for taking strategic decisions. read...

Correct soldering - soldering methods and differences to welding

Basic knowledge

Correct soldering - soldering methods and differences to welding

Soldering is a thermal process that is used for the conclusive joining of workpieces. Soldering is an electrical connection method. read...

Recommended actions for the production of the future

Industrial workplace

Recommended actions for the production of the future

In autumn 2018, the WGP published the position paper “Industrial workplace 2025”. MM spoke to Prof. Peter Groche, in charge of the Institute for Production Technology and Forming Machines (PtU) at Darmstadt TU. read...

Flexibility is important for a market-capable standard

Interface standard

Flexibility is important for a market-capable standard

Dr. Alexander Broos is in charge of research and technology at the VDW. In an interview, he explains which global challenges must be overcome in implementing a new, uniform OPC standard. read...

Raise Productivity by 70 % with a Turning/Milling Centre

Complete processing

Raise Productivity by 70 % with a Turning/Milling Centre

French industrial firms include numerous high-tech groups of world rank, such as Airbus, Alstom or Renault. These in turn require suppliers of high-quality mechanical parts and components. At the end of 2017, one of these suppliers chose a turning / milling centre from Index. read...

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Precise profile rolling with Umati interface

Forming

Precise profile rolling with Umati interface

Rolling of threads and profiles is a cold massive forming process with which large piece numbers, quality and precision can be achieved. With suitable design and peripherals, these installations become compatible with Industry 4.0 processes. read...

Attracting young workers in times of digital transformation

Attracting specialist staff

Attracting young workers in times of digital transformation

Good specialist workers are the backbone of a firm. But what makes an employer attractive in times of digital transformation? How do firms acquire the next generation of workers and how do they keep staff in the firm? read...

Lightweight construction guarantees global sustainability

Key technology

Lightweight construction guarantees global sustainability

Intelligent lightweight construction solutions are also increasingly finding a place in machine building. The focus here is on new geometries and materials, but also on simulation and 3D printing. read...

Degreasing of sheet metal and metal parts - advantages and possibilities

Basic knowledge

Degreasing of sheet metal and metal parts - advantages and possibilities

Contaminated component surfaces, such as those caused by residues of forming oils, impair the quality during production. Degreasing as a cleaning process therefore makes a significant contribution to the economic efficiency of the production process. read...

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