January 2016

CECIMO focuses on education and training

CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, launched a new initiative: METALS – MachinE Tool ALliance for Skills. METALS aims at providing machine tool builders with the sought-after applied skills they…

Machine tool prototype acts as a 3-D printer

Researchers at Kobe University, Japan, has developed a prototype machine tool that can manufacture metal components and operates like a 3D printer. This development could speed up the manufacture of custom-made products such…

Optomec to expand in Italy

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics, signed a distribution agreement with Dragonfly to expand sales of its solutions into Italy….

Researchers describe physics of metal 3-D Printing

a paper published in the January edition of Applied Physics Reviews (link is external) that was commissioned by the publication, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers describe two physics-based models for the selective…

ENGEL’s “inject – the injection moulding forum” on March

“inject – the injection moulding forum” will take place on March 8th and 9th, 2016 at ENGEL’s technology centre in Schwertberg, Austria. Unlike the forum events focusing on applications and technologies that ENGEL…

Machine tool probes for precision metrology in automotive

Tier-one car manufacturers are constantly looking for breakthroughs in areas such as performance, safety and innovative design, all of which places ever stricter requirements on the processing of metal components. SuperAlloy Industrial Company…

New SEEV-A series from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag introduced to Norh American market

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag (Schwaig, Germany) has launched its new SEEV-A series of mid-sized, all-electric machines to the North American market. The product is addressed to molders who continue to look for reduced cycle…

China Lesso Group invests in new facility in India

China’s largest plastic pipe maker, China Lesso Group Holdings Ltd., is investing $45 million in an extrusion and injection molding factory in India, to try to capture growth in that country’s building markets….

New PCD-tipped milling insert grades from Seco

Seco has launched two new PCD-tipped milling insert grades – PCD05 and PCD20 – for use with its popular Turbo 10 cutters for aerospace and automotive part production. These PCD grades are designed…

The year’s top innovations in molding: conformal cooling

New developments have improved the way conformal cooling lines are produced to prevent leakage and mold damage. Polyshot Corp. (West Henerietta, NY) has creates an innovative method called “plate fusion technology” from which…

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