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«Switzerland is Unique»

Exclusive Interview

«Switzerland is Unique»

Nakamura-Tome is the Porsche of machine tools. In an exclusive interview for SMM, S. Nakamura, Senior Executive Director of Nakamura-Tome, says what he thinks of the Swiss manufacturing industry. read...

We trust in artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

We trust in artificial Intelligence

We can hardly wait to buy a self-driving car—the first Central and Eastern European opinion poll of IBM has been completed on artificial intelligence. read...

Austria: Components now available in stainless steel

Company spotlight

Austria: Components now available in stainless steel

Meusburger has expanded its product range especially in the temperature regulation components, ejectors, and demoulding product groups with numerous new stainless steel components. read...

Germany: Ceresana launches report on engineering plastics

Market Trend

Germany: Ceresana launches report on engineering plastics

The report reveals that in the engineering plastics market, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene accounts for about 40 % of the total demand. The market research company has also evaluated various types of plastics including ABS, PC, PA, PMMA, POM, PBT, SAN, and fluoropolymers in its study. read...

Germany: Strengthening the location, optimizing processes

Company Expansion

Germany: Strengthening the location, optimizing processes

Brush manufacturer Kullen-Koti invests in new administration building in Reutlingen With the construction of the new Kullen-Koti headquarters, which started a few days ago, the international Koti Group is strengthening its German production and sales location in Reutlingen. read...

Germany: Automated die machining boosts manufacturing capacity

Industrial technology

Germany: Automated die machining boosts manufacturing capacity

With its standardisation strategy and the C 22 UP machining centre from Hermle, the tool and mould making division of the WMF Group has managed to streamline the die and tool production processes, thereby creating the scope for services for external customers. read...

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...

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