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How does laser welding work? Costs, advantages & disadvantages

Basic knowledge

How does laser welding work? Costs, advantages & disadvantages

Laser welding is a joining process for metals. Like all welding and joining processes, laser welding exerts heat at specific points. read...

Tactile measurement for fewer machine idle times

EMO 2019

Tactile measurement for fewer machine idle times

Setting up tools Alupress produces aluminium workpieces in large volumes with µm precision. For this, high-precision tools are needed. When these tools have to be set up, the specialist for complex processing of cast components relies on Mapal. read...

Creating capacity for the new

Precision machining

Creating capacity for the new

Whoever wishes to meet the tough requirements of complex geometries and difficult-to-process materials must be equipped with a suitable machine park. This is why Andreas Bruns Zerspanungstechnik has for years seen itself as being well positioned with its Hermle machines. 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...

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

EMO 2019

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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