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Great Success for EHLA in China

Laser technology

Great Success for EHLA in China

Developed in Aachen, tested on an industrial scale in the Netherlands, on the rise in China: This simple statement describes the success story of extreme high-speed laser material deposition (EHLA) developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT. Aachen-based ACunity GmbH, a spin-off of Fraunhofer ILT, recently supplied three large EHLA-systems for eco-friendly coating to the Chinese high-tech company Hebei Jingye Additive Manufacturing Technology Co., Ltd, which is also the technology transformation center of China Academy of Machinery Science and Technology Group Co., Ltd. (CAM). read...

Predictive Maintenance: Efficiency in industry 4.0

Predictive Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance: Efficiency in industry 4.0

The term Predictive Maintenance describes a system initially developed in industry 4.0, which can be looked upon as a core component of industry 4.0. Predictive Maintenance describes a forward-looking approach in which machines and systems are maintained proactively and on the basis of permanently collected data. Predictive Maintenance can thus effectively shorten and reduce downtimes. Essential for this is the comprehensive data acquisition during production. read...

Evolution of robotics

Industry trend

Evolution of robotics

Robots are steadily changing from large industrial robots to more compact and user-friendly collaborative robots in the production line. Some of the recent innovations in this segment include Universal Robots’ e-Series, ‘KR-Cobots’ by Kassow Robots and KUKA’s iisy cobot. read...

Machine Learning - Definition and application examples

Machine Learning

Machine Learning - Definition and application examples

Machine Learning, deep learning, algorithms - you can no longer avoid these buzzwords when it comes to Industry 4.0. Find out what Machine Learning really is and how it is applied in practice. read...

Renishaw's 5-axis scanner delivers faster results

Measurement

Renishaw's 5-axis scanner delivers faster results

The protagonists in the automotive industry are dominated by price and time pressure. Everything that makes the production of parts cheaper and faster, reduces this problem. 5-axis scanning achieves these demands, for example, in powertrain production. read...

Poland: Modern weaponry

Defence industry

Poland: Modern weaponry

The purchase of the American medium-range air and missile defence system will allow Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa to obtain the technology ultimately allowing the company to manufacture approximately 90% of components for launchers of these missiles. However, the Polish defence system still needs investments which would make it more competitive on the global market. read...

Vericut 8.2: CGTech’s showstopper at IMTS 2018

Company focus

Vericut 8.2: CGTech’s showstopper at IMTS 2018

The company will be showcasing its new release of Vericut at the trade fair. In addition to this, CGTech will also host a presentation on ‘choosing part optimisation strategies’ for visitors attending the event. read...

Audi reduces prototyping lead time by using 3D printing for tail light covers

Case Study

Audi reduces prototyping lead time by using 3D printing for tail light covers

With vivid colours for the Stratasys J750 3D printer, Audi hopes to quickly produce transparent, mulit-coloured parts meeting texture and colour-matching requirements of its stringent design approval process. read...

Efficient grooving and parting-off series by Mitsubishi Materials

Cutting tools

Efficient grooving and parting-off series by Mitsubishi Materials

Mitsubishi Materials has expanded its range of turning tools to include a new series of grooving and parting-off tools, the GW series. read...

Electromobility has no viable future without foundries

Automotive Industry

Electromobility has no viable future without foundries

How will the supplier industry develop once the combustion engine becomes obsolete? Experts give the all-clear: Electric motors continue to rely on castings. Yet foundries and die-casting companies still need to prepare themselves for the transformation. read...