• Theme: Machine-Tools

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    Concerns about the environmental impact of fluids and lubricants have resulted in new eco solutions. But choosing the best option is not that simple.   Worldwide, more than 50% of lubricants are discharged into the environment, according to the Baden-Württemberg State Environmental Protection Agency. Germany’s RWTH...

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    What if engineers could predict when maintenance should be performed on machinery and equipment? Modeling data collected by new sensors inside machines and engines now enable predictive maintenance (PdM). The end-game is maximum efficiency and the complete automation of business decisions.   First Steps: Data...

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    At this year’s edition, sustainability was one of the key words. With their position at the heart of automotive, aerospace and energy industries, machine tool manufacturers are under increasing pressure to provide sustainable solutions. From mobile phones to vehicle dashboard elements, machining has been involved in...

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    Bonetti OPUS Cutting Solutions showcased their innovative, cost-effective and high-speed EVO 545 ALU band saw for cutting aluminum alloys. Bonetti developed the EVO 545 ALU in response to requests from customers for a more compact version of its successful twin-column horizontal EVO 720 ALU band saw. Kerf is...

    The German company MIKROSA won the i-NOVO Design Award 2015 at EMO in Milan for its Kronos S 250, a compact, versatile grinding machine for the large-volume production of small workpieces. Paul Kössl, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing talked to Directindustry e-magazine about its brand new ergonomic...

    The Turin-based company CFT Rizzardi won the i-NOVO Tech Award 2015 at EMO in Milan for its CTA 20 HSL tool changer with 100-tool magazine. Production Manager Roberto Rizzardi talked to Directindustry e-magazine about this technology. Roberto RizzardiProduction Manager DirectIndustry e-magazine: For what purpose...

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    Shown for the first time at EMO 2015, COMAU’s SmartDrive 800L is a horizontal machining center designed primarily for the fast, precise and flexible mechanical performance required in the automotive sector. Its modular configurations enable the machine to perform with more flexibility. The operator can choose between...

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    During the 2015 edition of EMO in Milan, DirectIndustry e-magazine discussed the future of machining with Filip Geerts, Secretary General of CECIMO, the European Association for Machine Tool Industries and organizer of the fair. Filip GeertsSecretary General of CECIMO   DirectIndustry e-magazine: Connected objects,...

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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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    Yamazaki Mazak presented its CNC SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY. This process-performance technology platform includes the MAZATROL SMOOTHX CNC and machine hardware and servo systems, enabling faster and more efficient production, and better overall integration. The new touchscreen interface reduces processing time and the number...

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