August 2017

BASF acquires 100% of the filament producer Innofil3D

In its latest venture into the 3D additive manufacturing field, BASF has acquired 100% of the filament producer Innofil3D, headquartered in Emmen, the Netherlands, through its affiliate BASF New Business. Previously, BASF announced…

German machine tool orders continuingly stable at a very high level

In the second quarter of 2017, order bookings in the German machine tool industry fell by 7 per cent compared to the preceding year’s equivalent period. Domestic orders were down by 27 per…

Cikoni develops hybrid process for 3D printing with carbon fibers

Germany company Cikoni has developed an additive manufacturing technology dubbed AdditiveCARBON that allows the realization of hybrid structures by means of a fully automated manufacturing approach in which the carbon fiber reinforcement directly…

Elmet’s barcode system eliminates drum mix-ups during silicone injection moulding

Elmet, an Austrian operating system supplier for the injection moulding of two-component liquid silicone rubbers (LSR), has introduced a standardized barcode system for drum labelling and recognition as an integral part of its…

Tecnomatic introduced spiral geometry optimized for PE, PP extrusion

Italian die-head maker Tecnomatic (Azzano S. Paolo, Italy) has introduced the Venus extrusion die-head, whose design benefits from the company’s many years of experience developing die heads for extruding polyolefin materials. Conceived for conventional…

Proto Labs adds HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to portfolio of 3D printing services

Rapid manufacturing company Proto Labs (Maple Plain, MN) has announced the addition of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion to its suite of 3D printing technologies. The production-grade technology builds fully functional plastic prototypes and…

Fatra invests in Negri Bossi machinery for Ikea plastic goods

Fatra AS has recently invested in five Negri Bossi Vector machines installed at its Czech Republic production plants in Napajedla and Chropyně.  In a 28 July statement Negri Bossi said the investment included…

Faurecia has turned plants into parts

As auto parts makers experiment with new materials to cut vehicle weight and reduce their environmental footprints, French interiors supplier Faurecia has turned to plant materials to do both. Using a type of…

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