Mould making / Rapid manufacturing

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MACH 2020 preparations


MACH2020 ( will take place from 20-24 April, 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It will be the second show since the move to new halls, with the event last year attracting 25,000+ ...

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Progress on CAM for AM


CAM software for subtractive machining is well developed and integrated with the CAD process. It is not the same for additive manufacturing (AM) or combined AM and subtractive processes, but there are new developments ...

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Science non-fiction


The Advanced Forming Research Centre could reasonably be accused of hiding its light under a bushel. But it is now revealing more of its work and future direction, which is taking in more metalcutting, but with a ...

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Future vehicles: spaceframe with AM elements


A consortium of four engineering firms have developed an automotive spaceframe partly produced by additive manufacturing to highlight a new way of making bodywork. They are: German companies EDAG Engineering, Laser ...

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On good form: Formnext, Frankfurt preview


A surprise hit in its debut last year, the Formnext show, primarily about additive manufacturing (AM) but also covering toolmaking and mould-making technologies (from which it takes its name), returns 15-18 November ...

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Sandvik Group's additive manufacturing centre revealed


Andrew Allcock caught up with Sandvik Coromant’s metal additive manufacturing facility’s manager at MACH 2016 to find out more about the set-up and its objectives. The company is playing it close to its chest for now, ...

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Speeding up machining


Rapid prototyping business Arrk Europe has opened a 10-machine operation to support a new, rapid-turnaround approach to machining one-offs and small batch runs. Will Dalrymple reports

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Additional substance


Steed Webzell attended the recent official opening of the National Centre for Net Shape and Additive Manufacturing, hearing how the facility will help drive production innovation in the UK

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Plastic processes


Not only final components can be made by a 3D printer, quickly and with high quality. The jigs and fixtures used to support their manufacture can also be produced in the same way

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Innovation to die for


Tool, die and mouldmaking operations require a skill set that is virtually unique in the machine shop segment. And, as Steed Webzell discovers, the technology is remarkably impressive, too