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Manufacturing of electric cars - will everything change?

Electromobility News

Manufacturing of electric cars - will everything change?

Volkswagen is converting its plant in Zwickau / Mosel: It will be the group’s first plant to exclusively manufacture electric vehicles in large numbers. Other OEMs produce models with combustion engine and electric drive on one line. What strategies are behind it? read...

DSM Launches New Production Line for High-Performance Specialty Polymers

Netherlands: Capacity Expansion

DSM Launches New Production Line for High-Performance Specialty Polymers

Royal DSM has recently started a new production line for Arnitel in Emmen, the Netherlands. The move will enable the company to meet the growing demand for Arnitel high-performance Thermo Plastic Copolyesters in the region. read...

Demand for natural gas to grow in next 5 years: IEA

Market Scenario

Demand for natural gas to grow in next 5 years: IEA

The main demand drivers behind this market scenario are the strong demand from Asian countries and further development of the international gas trade, according to the international Energy Agency (IEA). read...

The rolling bearing - design, types and advantages

Ball bearings

The rolling bearing - design, types and advantages

Only a few components are as important in industrial machine manufacturing as the rolling bearing. This article gives an overview of how these bearings are designed and what you should know when selecting them. read...

Auto Shanghai: At the heart of the automotive world

Automobile Market

Auto Shanghai: At the heart of the automotive world

While other car shows are struggling with cancellations, the aisles of the Auto Shanghai are bursting at the seams. German manufacturers in particular do not want to leave the field to the growing Chinese car manufacturers. read...

Fully integrated solution for basic engineering

Basic Engineering

Fully integrated solution for basic engineering

Intelligent linking with simulation data saves many weeks of engineering work: easier Feed scenario handling as well as its documentation and calculation. read...

Simulation improves process reliability in Metal 3D Printing

Simulation

Simulation improves process reliability in Metal 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing makes it possible to produce innovative bionic designs, provided by topology optimizations for instance. With Additive Print, simulation expert Ansys has added a tool for designers and process engineers to its portfolio that makes their job easier. read...

German machine tools to support industrial boom in Vietnam

Markets

German machine tools to support industrial boom in Vietnam

The good news is Germany and German products enjoy an excellent reputation in Vietnam. read...

Prerequisite for fast IoT

Industry 4.0

Prerequisite for fast IoT

The cloud is less suitable for processing large amounts of data in real time. Companies in industrial production should rely on edge computing, which reduces latency times. read...

From the flexible shaft to the Smart Factory

125 years MM Maschinenmarkt

From the flexible shaft to the Smart Factory

Today, Trumpf is the global market leader in machine tools and laser technology and is well known to every expert in the industrial sector. The company, which started as a small workshop, has achieved this status through numerous innovations. read...

The linear motor: The

Basics about linear motors

The linear motor: The "unwound" rotary motor

Linear motors are the drives of choice when high dynamics are required for translational propulsion in automation or handling technology. These direct drives are not new, but only gradually did they establish themselves in linear technology. They prove themselves especially in highly dynamic positioning tasks. read...

Taiwanese machine tool manufacturer seek new growth opportunities

Foreign markets

Taiwanese machine tool manufacturer seek new growth opportunities

The big neighbor China is no longer growing as usual. Taiwan's machine tool manufacturers are therefore reorienting themselves not only towards new sales markets, but also towards new products. read...

Bioplastics - What is it? Properties, advantages and products

Sustainable materials

Bioplastics - What is it? Properties, advantages and products

In packaging technology, bioplastics are seen as a sustainable alternative to environmentally harmful plastics. But what bioplastics exist, what do they consist of and how are bioplastics produced? Here you will read what you should definitely know about this topic! read...

Learning at Work Week

Filtermist

Learning at Work Week

Filtermist is marking ‘Learning at Work Week’ (13-19th May) by launching a £100,000 investment in upskilling all of its staff across the group. read...

Key challenges, opportunities for manufacturers and good faith in Europe

Protolabs

Key challenges, opportunities for manufacturers and good faith in Europe

A survey conducted by Protolabs with industry professionals visiting the company booth at the recent Moulding Expo trade event in Germany has revealed some key challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers across Europe. read...

Understanding the market at Moulding Expo 2019

Event review

Understanding the market at Moulding Expo 2019

About 705 exhibitors participated at the leading European event, Moulding Expo. The show also hosted many interesting forums as well as accompanying forums for industry leaders. It was also able to strike the right chord with stakeholders from the tool and mould making industry. read...

Electric monorail conveyor systems

Transport systems

Electric monorail conveyor systems

Electric monorail conveyor systems (EMS) have been established internal transport systems for decades. They can be used across industries. This article describes the basic technology and structure of electric monorail systems. Some examples illustrate the possible applications of EMSs. They are suitable for a wide range of intralogistics processes and for transporting a wide variety of goods and for applications in production, manufacturing and assembly. read...

SCHUNK’s total tooling programme

Product spotlight

SCHUNK’s total tooling programme

SCHUNK showcased specialised toolholders at Moulding Expo 2019. The technical aspects of three toolholders including the Tendo Hydraulic Expansion Toolholder, Tribos Polygonal Toolholder and the Sino-R Expansion Toolholder have been elaborated below. read...

ISTMA makes an impression at Moulding Expo

Industry forum

ISTMA makes an impression at Moulding Expo

The International Special Tooling and Machining Association (ISTMA) session was one of the supporting programmes that was hosted at the recently held trade fair – Moulding Expo in Germany. Industry stalwarts presented numerous insightful sessions on this platform which was attended by a significant number of visitors. read...

HRSflow’s new SA-series of hot runner nozzles

New innovations

HRSflow’s new SA-series of hot runner nozzles

HRSflow was one of the many exhibitors to display their specialised solutions at Moulding Expo 2019 for the global tool and mould making industry. The new SA-series of hot runner nozzles was one of the firm’s main highlights at the show. read...

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