• Theme: Materials - Tools - Components

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    By 2035, the market for graphene is expected to reach €1.8 billion, but the most famous molecule in the tech industry is finding use in real-world products.   It’s super thin, super sensitive and super strong, but does the super-conductive material called graphene have a so-called killer app? Graphene is created by...

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    Airbus announced a patent application for a large-scale additive manufacturing process that could make it possible to 3D print complete airplanes, from the fuselage to the wings and the doors using technologies similar to selective laser sintering. The procedure involves melting together different materials (powdered...

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    Could the thinnest, strongest, lightest and most conductive material ever created spark a new industrial revolution? At Hannover Messe, graphene was among the materials expected to have a big future.   In theory, graphene can do almost anything. It’s the first truly two-dimensional crystal and the thinnest, strongest...

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    In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, exponentially increasing innovation has become the only constant. It is no surprise, then, that 3D printing has exceeded its dimensional limits, evolving into the newly developing realm of 4D printing. The Embedded Transformation This recent offshoot has grown out of the...

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    At last September’s Euromold in Dusseldorf, the world’s largest 3D printing and additive manufacturing show, Sintratec introduced the S1, a user-friendly, low-cost, desktop 3D laser sintering printer. At less than 9000 euros, this machine relaunches the race for inexpensive professional 3D printers. Christian von Burg...

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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...

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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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