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[…]

Rheinmetall to supply Germany’s Federal Police with protective vest inserts

Rheinmetall has won an order to supply the German Federal Police with ballistic inserts for protective vests. The framework agreement lasts 36 months and is worth a total of around €10 million. Representing roughly €1 million in sales, a first batch consisting of over 5,000 ballistic inserts will be shipped in spring 2019. The contract Read more about Rheinmetall to supply Germany’s Federal Police with protective vest inserts[…]

Bornay S.L. trusts in high-precision tube welding line from SMS group

Spanish welded steel tube specialist Bornay S.L. has ordered an HF (High Frequency) tube welding line, type RD 40, from SMS group (www.sms-group.com) for its Alicante works. SMS group is the single-source supplier of all technical equipment from strip preparation to the cut-off-saw. The new machine will produce round tubes with diameters from 10 to Read more about Bornay S.L. trusts in high-precision tube welding line from SMS group[…]

Enabling process reliability for cable harness bindings

The growth in on-board electronics, which goes hand in hand with advances in autonomous driving systems, presents cable harness makers with complex new challenges. For example, documentation of the quality of every binding in the harness. With the latest version of the HellermannTyton Autotool 2000 CPK, vehicle engineers can now achieve the highest degree of Read more about Enabling process reliability for cable harness bindings[…]

The new generation ROMILOY® ASA/PC special compounds

The constantly growing demands in the automotive market with regard to design, economic and – increasingly more important – ecological aspects challenge compounders to continuously optimize specific properties and develop new materials. Application-ready and affordable polymer blends play a significant role here. One requirement of automobile manufacturers, for example, is to create particular effects on Read more about The new generation ROMILOY® ASA/PC special compounds[…]

TCT Show 2018: SLM Solutions Shows Machines, Materials and Services

SLM Solutions Group AG will present the complete portfolio of metal-based additive manufacturing technology – machinery, materials and services – at the TCT Show 2018. From September 25 to 27, the experts from Northern Germany will show integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting at booth P36 in Hall 3 in Birmingham. Read more about TCT Show 2018: SLM Solutions Shows Machines, Materials and Services[…]

Growth trends in production and sales of the German automotive industry at new ten-year high – new Quest Report

The growth trend in car production is 2.4% per year from the beginning of 2014 to July 2018. This is almost on par with the 2.6% annual growth in world automobile production from 2007 to 2017. This July the growth trend in production reached a new ten-year high of 107.0 index points. The Quest Trend Read more about Growth trends in production and sales of the German automotive industry at new ten-year high – new Quest Report[…]

Complete standard tool program for Swiss type lathes from heimatec

SwissTooling, a completely new tool program is now available especially for Swiss-type lathes. Optimally adapted to the required machine parameters, users can now also obtain the standard tool program for their Swiss-type lathes from heimatec. The heimatec.SwissTooling product range is one of many innovations that heimatec is presenting at the AMB. Today, Swiss-type lathes are Read more about Complete standard tool program for Swiss type lathes from heimatec[…]

EPSON’S RA8804 DTCXO RTC

Epson Europe Electronics GmbH ("Epson") presents the RA8804 DTCXO RTC. Designed for precision time keeping, Epson’s RA8804 Automotive DTCXO RTC uses Digitally Temperature-Compensated Crystal Oscillator (DTCXO) technology to achieve ±3.4 or ±8 ppm accuracy over temperature of -40 to +85 °C or -40 to +105 °C respectively, equivalent to 9 or 20 seconds per month. This Read more about EPSON’S RA8804 DTCXO RTC[…]

3D Printed PEEK for High Temperature Applications

Polyetheretherketon (PEEK) is considered as one of the most powerful high-performance polymers due to its mechanical, thermal and chemical resistance. Therefore, it is used as a replacement for materials such as steel, aluminum and other polymers. One of the biggest markets for temperature resistant elements is the oil and gas industry where good sealings make Read more about 3D Printed PEEK for High Temperature Applications[…]