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[…]

Additive manufacturing with liquid materials

The use of additive manufacturing processes is increasing within industrial applications, as they bring some significant customer benefits compared to conventional processes. Additive manufacturing is based upon the layered structure of a component. The production time therefore depends on the volume to be applied to the component. The geometric shape of the individual layers has Read more about Additive manufacturing with liquid materials[…]

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[…]

G-Code for 3D Printing: What does it really mean for the print success?

G-Code for 3D printing: In order to build any object using a 3D printer, a plan is needed. The plan provides a critical guide to a successful print job. Also the plan directly influences the quality of the 3D printed object. It is therefore highly essential that the plan, which is developed for the print Read more about G-Code for 3D Printing: What does it really mean for the print success?[…]

Apium helping you know how to overcome the challenges in Material Extrusion (FFF) 3D Printing of High Performance Polymers

In field of Additive Manufacturing (AM), Material Extrusion (FFF) 3D printing technology is still the most widely adopted of all known 7 practice-based AM technologies. Its market size (Fig. 1), based on materials, is higher than for the rest of the AM technologies.  A key driver of this market size is the introduction of high Read more about Apium helping you know how to overcome the challenges in Material Extrusion (FFF) 3D Printing of High Performance Polymers[…]