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[…]

Maximum design flexibility when casting

KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH has introduced a newly developed casting process onto the market. This joint venture between Rheinmetall Automotive and China’s HUAYU Automotive Systems has developed a production process for the new Chinese plant in Guangde, one that is particularly suitable for highly complex engine block geometries and electric motor housings. In the Neckarsulm Read more about Maximum design flexibility when casting[…]

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[…]

New enclosure series Protec

OKW’s new PROTEC enclosures have a modern and highly attractive square design with soft contours. As a result, these wall-mount and table-top housings are ideal for modern electronics applications, both indoors and outdoors. The enclosures have an inclination angle of 20° which considered ergonomically ideal for operating terminals and for reading off data. PROTEC can Read more about New enclosure series Protec[…]

Small servo drive system further expanded

WITTENSTEIN cyber motor GmbH is set to unveil the expanded toolkit for small servo drives – the cyber® dynamic line in combination with the cyber® simco line – at the upcoming SPS IPC DRIVES 2018. All industrial grade small servo motors in the cyber® dynamic line in the standard housing, the stainless steel version or Read more about Small servo drive system further expanded[…]

Additively manufactured 3D spray head for forging plants wins design award in the category “Industry”

A small machine component winning a design award is probably a first in the history of the German Design Award and certainly worth noting. The component for which plant and mechanical engineering company SMS group ( has received the German Design Award 2019 in the category “Industry” is a spray head used to cool dies Read more about Additively manufactured 3D spray head for forging plants wins design award in the category “Industry”[…]

Under pressure

Workpieces up to approx. 50cm are usually mechanically and manually clamped with three- or four-jaw chucks, or automatically by pneumatic or hydraulic. If, however, the workpieces to be machined are larger, then planar disks are used. They also hold much larger parts safely on site with jaw boxes and tensioning spindles. As a user, you Read more about Under pressure[…]

Minimal set-up and changeover times for turning and machining centres with heimatec.Capto™

With heimatec.Capto ™, heimatec is expanding its product range with a further modular tool quick-change  system, which significantly increases the efficiency in set-up and tool changing  times. heimatec.Capto ™ is extremely flexible and offers a wide modularity as well as a great variety of change-over inserts for lathes and machining centers. heimatec.Capto ™ is one Read more about Minimal set-up and changeover times for turning and machining centres with heimatec.Capto™[…]

Innovative mass finishing process increases the efficiency of turbines

At the ALUMINIUM 2018 exhibition Walther Trowal presents its new process for the gentle surface finishing of guide vanes used in turbines and compressors. It creates very smooth surface readings and, thus, optimizes the airflow through the guide vanes.  After they have been milled from a cast block of aluminium, guide vanes for turbines or Read more about Innovative mass finishing process increases the efficiency of turbines[…]

Transition made easy

Rittal is supporting control and switchgear engineering on the way to Industry 4.0 with its new VX25 large enclosure system. The company now permits the merging of real and digital workflows for significantly greater efficiency thanks to maximum data quality and consistent engineering. Rittal now offers web-based software tools so that plant constructors can convert Read more about Transition made easy[…]