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Germany: Lanxess expands production of flame retardants

Company Investment

Germany: Lanxess expands production of flame retardants

Lanxess announced plans to strengthen its global asset base for flame retardant additives with investments of around $ 226 million over the next three years. read...

UK: Digitised tool management

Company Insight

UK: Digitised tool management

Walter AG has announced the C line automated carousel tool vending station as the ideal entry route for companies looking to introduce fully digitised tool management. read...

Germany: Machine tool industry on course for record year

Spotlight industry

Germany: Machine tool industry on course for record year

Even after a weak third quarter, orders and production are set to make 2018 a record-braking year for the machine industry in Germany, VDW announced. read...

Germany: Towards a common language for machine tools

Cooperation Insight

Germany: Towards a common language for machine tools

Umati (universal machine tool interface) moves one step ahead towards becoming a generally accepted standard. VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association and the OPC Foundation establish a so-called Joint Working Group. read...

Germany: CAM experts meet at Insider Conference

Moduleworks

Germany: CAM experts meet at Insider Conference

Germany-based software component provider for the CAD/CAM industry, Moduleworks, has just held its Insider Conference attracting some 70 experts from CAM companies. read...

France: Top technology for top products

Automotive

France: Top technology for top products

The French automobile supplier Bontaz has developed from a small automat turning shop into a first tier supplier. The company uses various Tornos lathes. read...

Project targeting the benefits of conductivity: Application open

Research

Project targeting the benefits of conductivity: Application open

The Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid is organising a joint project on the topic of electromagnetic shielding in February 2019 and is inviting interested companies to register. read...

Simulation and direct design make the difference

Case study

Simulation and direct design make the difference

Erbiwa sees itself not only as a specialist for back injection moulds, but also as a think tank for design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components. Since its foundation 13 years ago, the Allgäu-based company has relied on Visi for 3D CAD and filling simulation - and recently also for milling. read...

Swiss economy flying high

Economic insights

Swiss economy flying high

The Swiss economy is in a high phase. This year, GDP will probably increase by a considerable 2.9%, which will also lead to a fall in unemployment. read...

Swiss industry running smooth

Out of the crisis

Swiss industry running smooth

At its half-year conference, the representatives of the industrial association Swissmem were able to report good news as the MEM industry is again moving ahead. Branch figures display a consistently positive development. read...

France: Microstructural technologies for special steel development

R & D

France: Microstructural technologies for special steel development

Ugitech is expanding its technological resources in research & development, the company announced. The producer of made-to-order stainless steel solutions has equipped its research centre with state-of-the-art 3D surface measurement technology. read...

Bigger, stronger, better:
AMB 2018 in new dimensions

Event

Bigger, stronger, better: AMB 2018 in new dimensions

To go bigger and stronger into the next round is apparently an unwritten law of the AMB. The AMB 2018 is set to outperform its predecessor in terms of floor space, visitor and exhibitor numbers. Topics such as digitisation are also reaching new dimensions. read...

R&D in robotics: Hop and away

Robotics

R&D in robotics: Hop and away

For many robots, stairs are an insurmountable obstacle. But a young team from the ETH Zurich is building a vehicle that should overcome stairs easily – by jumping up them. read...

Switzerland: Industry is working its way out of the crisis

Market insight

Switzerland: Industry is working its way out of the crisis

Significantly rising sales, incoming orders and exports - the Swiss mechanical engineering, electrical and metal industries (MEM) can look back on a successful year 2017. However, the weak profitability of companies is a cause for concern. read...

American watches based on the Swiss model

Watch industry

American watches based on the Swiss model

Cameron Weiss is the founder of the Weiss Watch Company based in California, and learned the art of watch-making in Switzerland. With the Swissnano from Tornos, the company’s production is also supported with Swiss turning know-how. read...

UK: Full speakers line-up at Additive International conference

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UK: Full speakers line-up at Additive International conference

Additive International, the event that brings together academic and industry experts to share their knowledge and ideas in all in the newest technological developments for the AM (Additive manufacturing) industry, has recently announced its speakers line-up. read...

Switzerland: Economic situation in 2018 at its zenith

Economic forecasts

Switzerland: Economic situation in 2018 at its zenith

This year the Swiss economy is on a solid growth course. According to BAK (independent Swiss economic research institute), the upswing has reached its zenith. The growth of Swiss GDP (gross domestic product) is expected to slow down in 2019. read...

UK: Grinding and eroding for tools up to 380 mm long

Product showcase

UK: Grinding and eroding for tools up to 380 mm long

Two new multi-axis Walter Helitronic tool grinding/eroding machines have been announced by Walter Ewag UK, a member of the United Grinding Group. The machines for the production of carbide as well as PCD tooling have extended traverses to enable tools up to 380 mm long to be processed. read...

Switzerland: With the ETH on board to Mars

InSight Mars Mission

Switzerland: With the ETH on board to Mars

The InSight Mission, part of the NASA Discovery Programme, sent the InSight lander to Mars in early May. On board is the steering and data recording technology of ETH Zurich. read...

UK: Making apprenticeship jobs in manufacturing attractive

Training

UK: Making apprenticeship jobs in manufacturing attractive

UK's leading training provider In-Comm Training says that the manufacturing sector's recent growth could be hampered if the plentiful vacancies available in apprenticeship opportunities are not taken up. read...

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