• Posts Tagged ‘Videos’

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    Watch our exclusive report. Last year, during our special coverage of Hannover Messe, we titled one of our stories “The Rise of Cobotics.” What’s the situation a year later? Are cobots still invading the factory floor? Are they still a hot topic in the industry? The answer is yes, and the technology keeps improving....

    Watch our exclusive report. The real and virtual worlds have begun to merge in production. It is now possible to create digital twins of a product before it is produced and even simulate the production environment. At Hannover Messe, DirectIndustry e-magazine met with two big actors of the digitization of the...

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    Watch our exclusive report. Is the era of mass customisation upon us? Long seen as a promising concept, the process that combines mass production and personalization, is now effective in the factory. At SPS in Nüremberg, Siemens showcased a production line that turns out customized products at the same time. As...

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    Watch our exclusive report. Will magnetic levitation bring about a revolution in the factory of tomorrow? At SPS, automation manufacturer Festo presented its supraconductivity technology for production lines. Their SupraCarrier could be commercially launched in 5 years for handling and conveying applications. Yet,...

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    Watch our exclusive video report. A process for cutting metal tools and workpieces with liquid nitrogen or CO2 (between -200° and -80°C)  was presented two years ago at EMO as an alternative to conventional coolants and a new path to productivity. In cryogenic machining, liquid nitrogen is sent through the spindle to...

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    Watch our exclusive video report. Additive manufacturing is a growing market, one that is standing technology on its head. This year’s edition of EMO in Milan even devoted a whole area to it. International companies such as DMG MORI and Siemens were there to showcase their latest hybrid technologies. Tooling machines...

    Coatings, adhesives, packaging and polymers are among the products now made with nanoparticles. Measuring less than 100 nanometers, nanomaterials of gold, silver or zinc have generated great interest in many industrial sectors. The industrial interest in such materials comes from properties which are enhanced by their...

    Water is essential in industry, whether it is used for cooling, as a solvent or as a transport medium. But this natural resource costs money, sometimes up to 400,000 euros per year. Driven by economics, a growing number of industrial producers have started to adopt a more sustainable approach and implement water...

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