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T4M: Pioneers fly the flag in Stuttgart

3,163 visitors from 25 countries at the new medical technology trade fair / First-rate contacts and positive feedback regarding the concept and accompanying programme 3,163 trade visitors, 16 per cent of whom came from abroad, were registered by the organiser Messe Stuttgart at the première of T4M – Technology for Medical Devices, the new trade … Continue reading T4M: Pioneers fly the flag in Stuttgart

Swedish Steel Prize 2019 is now open for entry

Applications are now being accepted for the Swedish Steel Prize 2019, the steel industry’s most prestigious award, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year The Swedish Steel Prize is an award for ideas and products that have an impact on future steel solutions, and it attracts competitors from across the world. It will be awarded … Continue reading Swedish Steel Prize 2019 is now open for entry

Solution for foldable glass displays: LPKF enables fatigue-free folding of glass

Foldable displays are the newest trend in smartphone technology. Current folding displays are made of plastics and are therefore prone to scratches, wrinkles and premature breakdown and malfunc-tion. Conventional smartphone displays do not have these problems because they are made up of at least two layers of tempered glass. Due to the glass, however, these … Continue reading Solution for foldable glass displays: LPKF enables fatigue-free folding of glass

KERN Micro- Highest precision while milling around the clock

Precision, reliability and economic efficiency have the highest priority for Buschor Praezisionsmechanik AG. With two Kern Micro five-axis machining centers, the Swiss company has improved its overall performance. Werner Buschor leaves nothing to chance. In order to manufacture the high-precision parts which he supplies to the optical and aerospace industries, the Swiss medium-sized company has … Continue reading KERN Micro- Highest precision while milling around the clock

Circular economy – Where are we in Switzerland?

With the aim of strengthening the circular economy, Swiss Recycling has created the “Swiss Circular Economy Platform”. Today, recycling experts from Switzerland and the EU met for the first time. Swiss PET recycling was hailed as an example of best practice for a successful circular economy. The EU presented its very ambitious “EU Circular Economy … Continue reading Circular economy – Where are we in Switzerland?

Innovative developments for ultra-fine cleaning and activation, new cleaning solutions for altered requirements

Coating, adhesive bonding, sealing, painting – these are just some manufacturing operations calling for profoundly clean, and sometimes activated, part surfaces. It is with these requirements in mind that Ecoclean has developed a set of new cleaning solutions. One of them combines wet chemical and low-pressure plasma cleaning in a single machine. Another innovation consists … Continue reading Innovative developments for ultra-fine cleaning and activation, new cleaning solutions for altered requirements

BÖ-LA and TactoTek join forces for Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE)

Today, BÖ-LA and TactoTek jointly announced that they have signed an agreement for BÖ-LA to market and sell injection molded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions. This partnership brings together leaders in their respective technology domains to advance the market for integrating electronic functionality within molded plastics. “The vast majority of our IMSE customer cases are for … Continue reading BÖ-LA and TactoTek join forces for Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE)

PIONEERING SURFACE INSPECTION SOLUTION GIVES MANUFACTURERS GREATER PRODUCTION ADVANTAGE

 Ametek Surface Vision, a world leader in automated online surface inspection solutions, continues to evolve its highly successful SmartViewsurface inspection solution, greatly enhancing production capabilities for manufacturers globally with significant software improvements. SmartView’s superior performance in detecting surface flaws and defects has enabled it to maintain its position as a market-leading materials inspection solution for … Continue reading PIONEERING SURFACE INSPECTION SOLUTION GIVES MANUFACTURERS GREATER PRODUCTION ADVANTAGE

Major efficiency gains made through machining insights

Using digital solutions for monitoring of equipment utilization makes workshops far more efficient and profitable than would otherwise have been possible, which is why Sandvik Coromant has introduced CoroPlus MachiningInsights. More than a monitoring system, the solution gathers data, calls attention to issues and provides the insights required to take action. It is an easily … Continue reading Major efficiency gains made through machining insights

Self-locking wedge clamping element with spring force

A model for safe and self-locking long-term clamping of dies with straight clamping edge completes the Roemheld Group’s series of new wedge clamps. The element for the clamping of dies on presses and injection moulding machines does not require a permanent hydraulic supply. Spring force is applied for fixing and only a pressure of up … Continue reading Self-locking wedge clamping element with spring force

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