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Walter celebrates 100th anniversary

Walter AG, a provider of specialised machining solutions, has celebrated the centenary of its foundation with guests from the worlds of business and ...

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SurfaceControl Robotic is for large components

3D surface inspection system

Sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has launched a 3D non-contact surface inspection system for defect detection and inspecting the aesthetic appearance of non-reflecting (matt, unpainted, plastic and bare metal) ...

The 12 kW ByStar Fiber is 20% more productive

12 kW fibre laser cutter

Bystronic has introduced a version of its ByStar Fiber flat-bed laser cutter with a 12 kW source for faster, more efficient production of components. The previous maximum laser power was 10 kW, compared with which the ...

Mapal tool for main stator housing bore

Cutting tools for EV market

Although Mapal already offers a range of tooling solutions for the manufacture of individual components required by the electrified vehicle (EV) market, the challenge is an ongoing one that the company is continuing to ...

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Andrew Allcock, editor

Engineered commodities

​What is a commodity? It is something that is so standard, reliable and trusted that it is purchased without much, if any, consideration of any of its many technical or other attributes. And they are typically ...

Weerg founder, Matteo Rigamonti

Not business as usual

An Italy-based metal and plastic parts subcontractor is forging a new path in a traditional industry by being online-led, fronted by instant quote software and delivering parts globally in a matter of days. Andrew ...

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Polished performance

EU project SYMPLEXITY for human/robot collaborative polishing has developed technology to replace manual effort. And, via partner Autodesk, this may lead to polishing becoming a capability of metalcutting machine tools. ...

The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills

Bridging the competency gap

​Steed Webzell recently visited the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills for metalforming & foundry skills. He explains what sets this newly-created training provision apart from so many others (first published in ...

Industry 4.0 in action

Real-world application of Industry 4.0

At its plant in Hoechstadt, Germany, global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has put a machine tool into operation that demonstrates how Industry 4.0 actually works in practice. Plus, digital twins & ...