• Theme: Production Machines

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    Mazak unveiled its new VARIAXIS i-800T Multi-Tasking machine combining liquid nitrogen cryogenic technology and five-axis milling and turning capabilities. It not only delivers highly efficient processing for complex aerospace components, but also prevents the formation of detrimental white layers common when...

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    Using the MagnetoJet printing technology to convert solid metal wire to precise molten metal droplets, the Mk 1 is the first 3D printer that uses liquid metal. Can it change the 3D printing industry?   What if a 3D printer could produce parts and components from liquid metal? That’s exactly what is promised by the Mk 1...

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    At this year’s Chinaplas—Asia’s largest plastics trade fair—the focus was largely on environmental protection, efficiency and automation. Many Chinese and Asian attendees took the opportunity to showcase cutting edge plastics and plastics-related equipment and processes. DirectIndustry e-magazine talked to four...

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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...

    When the orange giant lifts a car it appears to be as light as a feather. Kuka’s KR 1000 1300 Titan PA robot is strong enough to lift up to 1.3 tons. The 1000 kilogram version was introduced as the world’s most powerful industrial robot. Now, the 1300 model goes further, offering a supplementary payload of 50kg. Its...

    German company Keyence won the i-NOVO Tech Award 2016 at Hannover Messe for its Agilista-3000 Series high-resolution, 3D inkjet technology printer. Sven Friedrich, Senior Area Sales Manager 3D-Printer, talked to Directindustry e-magazine about its ease of use and unique features.   DirectIndustry e-magazine: What are...

    “Our ambition is to be able to print every iglide-made product.” At Hannover Messe, igus made it crystal clear that it intends not only to continue developing new materials for additive manufacturing but also to offer its customers the possibility of having their parts produced in an igus printing shop. DirectIndustry...

    Wheels: -29%. Differential: -14%. Diesel pump housing: -18%. Nuts: 6 g each. At Hannover Messe, the Lightweight Forging Initiative, a primarily German consortium of forging companies and steel producers, has been trumpeting an impressive list of weight-saving measures for automotive parts which could result in a total...

    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...

    Watch our exclusive report. What are the materials of tomorrow? Which ones will enable lightweight construction to enhance efficiency and reduce carbon emissions? At Hannover Messe, DirectIndustry e-magazine discovered the materials with a big future, from carbon fiber-reinforced plastics to magnetic fabrics.

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