December 2017

EuCIA adds thermoplastics processing data to eco impact calculator

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) has added new thermoplastics data to its Eco Calculator, the online tool which enables composites companies to calculate the environmental impact associated with the production of their…

ISTMA released new edition of “Statistical Year Book”

ISTMA has just released a new edition with updated information about international trade in Tooling Industry. This publication presents statistical information about international trade and manufacturing on Tools, Dies and Moulds using extensive…

Clariant launches 3D-printing materials business

Clariant has announced its new dedicated 3D printing business to meet the demand of the fast-changing additive manufacturing market for premium and customized 3D printer filaments. Additive manufacturing (AM) is growing at a…

WorkNC launches new CAD for CAM, and Robot Programming

The newly-released version of WorkNC from Vero Software introduces two important new tools to the portfolio – a direct modelling CAD system, and a Robot Module, making offline programming of robots easy, even…

FDA approved first polymer-based vertebral body replacement implant

FDA has approved the first vertebral body replacement system manufactured from PEEK-Optima HA enhanced polymer. Orthopedic implant manufacturer Omnia Medical VBR (Morgantown, WV) received 510(k) clearance from FDA for the medical device, which it…

CECIMO announces a positive economic outlook for 2017

The CECIMO General Assembly, which took place in Brussels on 22 November, announced that CECIMO machine tool production is expected to register a 2% annual growth in 2017 and reach 24.4 billion euro, rebounding from the last…

EOS and Under Armour develop 3D printing footwear

EOS and Under Armour announced a strategic new partnership at the formnext trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Sharing the same innovative vision to advance commercial 3D printed footwear, the two organizations will jointly work to scale…

Dr. Roland Feichtl elected as President of CECIMO

During its meeting held on 22 November 2017 in Brussels, the CECIMO General Assembly elected Dr Roland Feichtl as President of CECIMO for a period of two years. Succeeding in this role Mr…

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