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Switzerland: High concentration of firms is dangerous

Digitalisation

Switzerland: High concentration of firms is dangerous

Prof. Lothar Thiele is delegate for digital transformation at ETH Zurich. We spoke to him about the opportunities and risks to industry posed by progressing digitalisation in Switzerland. read...

Five-day celebration of UK manufacturing in Birmingham

Mach 2018

Five-day celebration of UK manufacturing in Birmingham

The largest manufacturing and engineering exhibition in the UK, Mach 2018, is set to open in Birmingham in April. The trade show will be opened by Olympic sailor, Sir Ben Ainslie. read...

Five-axis rotary tables offer flexibility and accuracy

YMT Technologies

Five-axis rotary tables offer flexibility and accuracy

The Detron GFA series of five-axis rotary tables from UK-based YMT Technologies is said to set new standards in build quality, flexibility and accuracy. read...

Germany: Euroguss exceeds all expectations

Show Report

Germany: Euroguss exceeds all expectations

Organisers of the biennial die casting show Euroguss 2018 have reported record visitor numbers at the three-day fair, which ended mid-January. read...

Swissness and Swiss virtues

2017 SMM Congress

Swissness and Swiss virtues

Precision and reliability are important for a Swiss company in order to be fit for the future, but that is not all. At the SMM Congress, companies have shown other success strategies. read...

Innovations in Germany

Opportunity for start-ups

Innovations in Germany

With the introduction of the ‘shared stand’, METAV 2018 ensures that the new and upcoming companies will be able to generate ample of international customer contacts and potential business leads. read...

Sawing Technology Forum

Special Segment

Sawing Technology Forum

The maiden ‘Sawing Technology Forum’ will be held on February 20, 2018 at the METAV expo. The forum is expected to develop a dialogue between machinery and tool manufacturers and users. read...

DMG Mori’s innovative products

Technological insight

DMG Mori’s innovative products

DMG Mori has introduced numerous machines for the benefit of its users. We bring you an insight into the company’s product line up. read...

Tracking KUKA’s avenues

Market player

Tracking KUKA’s avenues

The sector of industrial robots is expected to keep growing. One of the big players in this field – KUKA – has launched some new developments in the robotics and automation industry and the company has also bagged further contracts. read...

Digital Twin – future of manufacturing

Technical concept

Digital Twin – future of manufacturing

METAV 2018 will be addressing data interchange between tools with the assistance of the accurate digital model – the digital twin. read...

Additive Manufacturing at METAV 2018

Contemporary technology

Additive Manufacturing at METAV 2018

This year, METAV, the international exhibition for metalworking technologies, is offering its visitors four areas, each dedicated to a special theme. One of the areas, for example, will be the ‘Additive Manufacturing Area.’ read...

Transforming in the digital age

Robotics & digital solutions

Transforming in the digital age

The previous year was quite eventful for ABB. The company introduced a single-arm collaborative robot, an addition to the YuMi collection. It also launched its industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions called ‘ABB Ability.’ read...

Switzerland: Pole position in the factory

Assembly

Switzerland: Pole position in the factory

Reduce weight, maximise stability, speed up processes: This «squaring of a circle» is a daily matter for Sauber Motorsport AG. Here, the Swiss racing firm relies on assembly solutions from Walter Meier. read...

Clariant Launches 3D Printing Business

Additive Manufacturing

Clariant Launches 3D Printing Business

Clariant launched its new dedicated 3D Printing business to meet the demand of the Additive Manufacturing market for premium and customized 3D printer filaments. read...

Germany: METAV is back!

Event preview

Germany: METAV is back!

Düsseldorf will once again play host to one of the most recognised metalworking shows across Europe. Industry players are keen to witness the latest trends and technologies in this sector. read...

UK: Government announces industrial strategy

Policy

UK: Government announces industrial strategy

UK’s Business Secretary Greg Clark has recently launched the government’s ambitious Industrial Strategy, setting out a long-term vision for how Britain can build on its economic strengths. read...

UK: Manufacturers end year with cheer

Market scenario

UK: Manufacturers end year with cheer

European markets drive export demand as Brexit looms. This is the first year in a decade since output and orders have remained positive in every quarter. read...

Germany: Foreign orders remain strong

Market report

Germany: Foreign orders remain strong

VDMA reports that the biggest momentum came from euro partner countries. An increase of 17 per cent was recorded in this region, while orders from the non-euro countries grew by 8 per cent. read...

Switzerland: The Swiss MEM engine springs into life

Economic outlook

Switzerland: The Swiss MEM engine springs into life

According to the Swiss economic institute BAK Economics, the Swiss economy should grow by 2.3% next year. In particular the MEM industries (mechanical engineering, electronics and metals industry) will profit from improved conditions for exports. read...

Switzerland: OSG invests in Vischer & Bolli

Interview

Switzerland: OSG invests in Vischer & Bolli

Vischer & Bolli AG has a new major shareholder in the Japanese tool manufacturer OSG. Read all about the backgrounds of this deal in our exclusive interview with managing directors Matthias Buholzer and Urs Zumsteg. read...

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