January 2017

Axon Cable acquires ISA France, renaming the company Axon’ Nanotec

French cabling and interconnector systems supplier Axon Cable acquires ISA France, following a commercial court decision in Besançon on 21 December 2016. Located in Villers-le-Lac, near the Swiss border in France, Isa France joined the…

UrbanAlps releases a metal 3D printed key safe from fuplication

In 2015 UrbanAlps, based in Switzerland, created a 3D printed security key, called the Stealth Key, that the co-founders say is the new standard of high-security cylinder-locks and keys. The duo who started…

ISTMA 2017 Brazil: the 15th World Conference

The World Conference of ISTMA (International Special Tooling & Machining Association) is an international event held every three years that brings together businessmen and technicians from the tooling industry chain to debate and define…

‘Gyroid’ shapes offer potential for future structural plastics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher developed a potential new structural plastic using 3-D printers and graphene. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered new ways to use complex geometry to make…

Renishaw QC20-W ballbar gives Sandvik Medical Solutions confidence at every level

Sandvik Medical Solutions for the last 2 yearshave been enthusiastic users of the Renishaw ballbar system to verify the performance of their machine tools. Sandvik, based in Sheffield, UK, is a major supplier…

inject, the injection moulding forum organised by ENGEL AUSTRIA in Schwertberg

inject, the two-day forum organised by Engel Aus ENGEL AUSTRIA, will take place for the second time on March 7th and 8th in Schwertberg, Austria. Following on from the highly successful premiere of…

First entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors

Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have made the first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with…

Groupe Axium buys local rival LAPAC

French plastics packaging producer Groupe Axium has reinforced its injection molding activities with the acquisition of a local rival, LAPAC of St Rémy la Vanne, that produces lids and flip-top caps as well…

Extremely economical production of punctional plastic parts with AE12 Binder Jetting

Additive elements has presented development results  about the new process enables the production of dense plastic parts using AE12 Binder Jetting 3D printers. Currently, Binder Jetting lets you build only porous parts in gypsum…

New desktop injection molding machine gives competition a run for its money

Kubi Kara and his partner, Burak Cevik, never thought they would be in the injection molding business, but as they say, necessity is the mother of invention. Kara, a mechanical engineer who has…

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