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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...

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...

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