Hyperloop 4.0 – the journey continued

In 2013, Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, PayPal and Tesla, introduced the Hyperloop – an innovative transportation concept consisting of a high-speed train "fired" through a tube. At present, our future mobility needs and environmental protection requirements are no longer being met. The aim of the new transport system is to link major cities. Read more about Hyperloop 4.0 – the journey continued[…]

A new age of injection moulding and mould making is dawning

toolcraft unites seven divisions under one roof. An in-house project conducted with its partner Siemens demonstrates how these lines of business work together in a mutually beneficial way. The starting point was a mould for manufacturing a plastic component for the optical industry. The opportunities created by 3D metal printing allow new avenues to be Read more about A new age of injection moulding and mould making is dawning[…]

Hyperloop 4.0 – the journey continues

In 2013, Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, PayPal and Tesla, introduced the Hyperloop – an innovative transportation concept consisting of a high-speed train "fired" through a tube. At present, our future mobility needs and environmental protection requirements are no longer being met. The aim of the new transport system is to link major cities. Read more about Hyperloop 4.0 – the journey continues[…]

Manufacturing bathroom furniture at the touch of a button

Sanipa, a manufacturer of premium bathroom furniture based in the Middle Franconian town of Treuchtlingen in Bavaria, uses industrial manufacturing equipment but, on request, can fully adapt its products to its customers’ requirements. The company contacted toolcraft to help it automate previously manual processes. The result was the development of two automated solutions. The first Read more about Manufacturing bathroom furniture at the touch of a button[…]

3D metal printing now TÜV-tested

toolcraft has been manufacturing 3D-printed precision components since 2011. Operations started with a single machine and have now expanded to encompass ten. As a Tier 1 supplier, the company can map the entire process chain on its premises, from design and simulation to manufacture and machine finishing to optical, tactile, and non-destructive testing. The entire Read more about 3D metal printing now TÜV-tested[…]

Robotics made easy

The robotics industry is growing worldwide. Turnover in Germany alone set new records year after year. Installations in the country, imports and exports all reached record-breaking levels. The sector is focusing on increasing performance capacity and building intelligent systems. toolcraft is playing a role in this by designing universal robotics solutions – taking them from Read more about Robotics made easy[…]

The future of 3D metal printing

At the end of 2016, the county commissioner and the mayor participated in the ground-breaking ceremony for the new metal laser melting centre in Georgensgmünd. A little over one year later, the hall was occupied. Since then, 3D-printed precision components have been manufactured according to new standards. The centre meets all requirements of a modern Read more about The future of 3D metal printing[…]

A major step forward for the aviation industry

Achieving the highest quality standards is crucial in the aviation industry, where even the smallest of defects can have serious consequences. Besides the expansion of e-mobility, one of the most important recent developments in this field is the ability to produce components using additive manufacturing. This is particularly beneficial in the aviation sector, where every Read more about A major step forward for the aviation industry[…]

High-temperature components made from 1.4828

The Wohlers Report 2018 confirms the rapid growth in the sale of metal laser melting machines, with turnover in 2017 having risen by 80 percent compared with the previous year. toolcraft is part of this trend and focuses on continuously improving its work in the area of additive manufacturing and on increasing its capacity in Read more about High-temperature components made from 1.4828[…]

Weight and cost reductions during 3D metal printing

Metal laser melting can be used to manufacture complex and efficient lightweight structures. This is particularly beneficial in sectors such as the aerospace and motorsport industries, where every gram counts. Last year, toolcraft decided to start using the Siemens NX software package, in order to improve its process chain, from design and construction to modifications Read more about Weight and cost reductions during 3D metal printing[…]