Fraunhofer and Additive Industries cooperate in the Netherlands

Fraunhofer is now picking up speed in the field of additive manufacturing in the Netherlands: Through the cooperation of the Fraunhofer Project Center at the University of Twente (FPC@UT) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT with the Dutch supplier Additive Industries B.V. based in Eindhoven, Fraunhofer is further expanding its activities in the Read more about Fraunhofer and Additive Industries cooperate in the Netherlands[…]

Integrating Process Data into Additive Manufacturing

At Frankfurt Germany’s formnext 2019, high-quality laser scan solution manufacturer SCANLAB GmbH is unveiling a scan system control extension using a smart data-acquisition interface that reads diverse sensors. This underscores the company’s process sensor expertise. Additive manufacturing users will gain significant advantages from the ability to uniformly query and evaluate centralized process data. Industrial manufacturing’s Read more about Integrating Process Data into Additive Manufacturing[…]

Integrated Control of Industrial Laser Machinery

Siemens AG and SCANLAB GmbH are announcing their cooperation in the area of controlling industrial laser machines. The two companies have integrated the RTC6 scan head control board into the Siemens Simatic S7-1500 Controller for use in laser-based manufacturing applications. This integrated control solution is applicable across a wide array of laser processing methods, ranging Read more about Integrated Control of Industrial Laser Machinery[…]

EXPERIENCE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING 2019 (Networking-Veranstaltung | Augsburg)

EXPERIENCE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ist die innovative Fachmesse im Multi-Location-Format für additive Fertigung. Ihre erfolgreiche Premiere fand im Herbst 2018 statt. Additive Fertigung ist ein zentrales Zukunftsthema innerhalb des Megatrends „Industrie 4.0“. Das innovative Verfahren steht mit seinen vielfältigen Ausprägungen auf der strategischen Agenda von Konzernen, führenden Forschungsinstituten und Entwicklungseinrichtungen sowie klein- und mittelständischen Unternehmen aus Read more about EXPERIENCE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING 2019 (Networking-Veranstaltung | Augsburg)[…]

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[…]

Component Quality Masters the Balancing Act

Many industrial sectors are currently undergoing future-oriented change. There can be no question that characteristics such as burr-free parts, surface finish and cleanliness have a decisive influence on component quality. As the only international trade fair for deburring technologies and precision surface finishing, DeburringEXPO presents corresponding offerings in a concentrated and comprehensive fashion which is Read more about Component Quality Masters the Balancing Act[…]

RRP – REYHER Rapid Prototyping supports component optimization

High costs during assembly, operations and maintenance can be avoided by optimization in the design phase, for joining technology too. The new 3D printing service RRP – REYHER Rapid Prototyping supports companies improving component design, reducing development costs and shortening time-to-market. In a very short time RRP – REYHER Rapid Prototyping facilitates producing a prototype Read more about RRP – REYHER Rapid Prototyping supports component optimization[…]

Sensor-supported Additive Manufacturing with 2 Component Print Head

A new 2-component printhead developed by ViscoTec sets new technical standards: Both motors of the vipro-HEAD can be controlled directly via the 3D printer. Thus, 2-component viscous fluids and pastes can be mixed and printed even more precisely. This fact and the fact that the vipro-HEAD is additionally equipped with pressure sensors make processes in Read more about Sensor-supported Additive Manufacturing with 2 Component Print Head[…]

Efficient Solutions for Long-Standing and New Requirements for Component Surface Finishing

Whether traditional or new manufacturing processes are involved, none of the available technologies make it possible to produce component surface finishes in the required quality. Process steps such as deburring, rounding and cleaning, as well as targeted functional or decorative surface finishing, are thus indispensable. Solutions by means of which these tasks can be executed Read more about Efficient Solutions for Long-Standing and New Requirements for Component Surface Finishing[…]

New IDS potential transformed into Business Models

With the IDS_ready seal for a secure data exchange and the latest IDS reference architecture model 3.0 the IDS architecture will become the new global standard for data transfer, data security and data sovereignty. This offers new and broad potential for the economy. How this potential can be transformed into business models will be demonstrated Read more about New IDS potential transformed into Business Models[…]