Promoting exports and establishing contacts to German and international trading partners are the focal point of the Greek trade fair participation.
Hans Joachim Konz, PhD, Executive Board Member of SCHOTT AG, is President of glasstec 2016. In this function he is succeeding Martin Gregor Gutmann, Guild Master of the German Glazing Trade.
In its 36th trade fair year FachPack can look back on a magnificent success story: what began in 1979 with 80 exhibitors and around 2,000 visitors, has long since become one of the leading European fairs covering everything to do with packaging. 1,439 exhibitors and 34,598 visitors at the most recent event speak for themselves. Reason enough to place the focus on “Marking & Labelling”, which can be experienced at FachPack from 29 September to 1 October in Nuremberg. In 2013, 350 suppliers already showed their solutions specifically on this multi-sector theme, which has been important right from the start.
Stand reservation for the 24th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, EuroBLECH 2016, is now in full swing at the organisers’ offices of Mack Brooks Exhibitions. EuroBLECH 2016 will take place from 25 – 29 October 2016 at the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover, Germany.
Der Auftragseingang verzeichnete im Juli 2015 ein Minus von -17 Prozent (bundesweit +18 Prozent). Bei der Inlandsnachfrage gab es ein Plus von +2 Prozent (bundesweit +43 Prozent). Das Auslandsgeschäft lag bei -26 Prozent (bundesweit +5 Prozent) im Vergleich zum Vorjahresniveau.
Manufacturing technology for instruments, implants and other medical technology products will be showcased in the Medical Area at the METAV 2016 in Düsseldorf. Two of the METAV’s exhibitors report on the progressively more important role that tools are playing in this sophisticated sector.
The path of the workpiece from the design stage to the component in the manufacturing operations of the future runs with a harmonised data record along a process chain with the following building blocks: design, modelling, programming, simulation and production. The METAV 2016 in Düsseldorf from 23 to 27 February will showcase the challenges involved at each of these stations, and how they can be met and mastered.
The international competition for the 2016 KUKA Innovation Award has kicked off. This year’s call for participation has been dubbed the “Flexible Manufacturing Challenge”. As of mid-August, research and development teams from across the globe have been able to submit entries for the 20,000 euro prize. The submission deadline is October 16, 2015.
The melting of bulky and thin-walled returns is a challenge frequently facing aluminium foundries as a result of the growing trend towards lightweight construction in the automotive sector. For this reason, the expert StrikoWestofen (Gummersbach) has now developed the “StrikoMelter BigStruc”. This melting system is designed to function extremely energy-efficiently, even with exceedingly thin-walled returns. Thanks to its special shaft design, the BigStruc can even handle returns with an area of up to 2.5 m2 without any problems whatsoever. Other new developments in the BigStruc guarantee very low metal loss for charge material of all geometries as well as high heat recovery rates, even at a low bulk density in the shaft.
It’s not often that a production process manages a mention in the main news programmes on national TV. But 3D printing has. The easily memorable term has ensured that a long-known process is achieving celebrity status and is suddenly being intensively discussed throughout the country as a revolution in manufacturing.
Aufgrund umfangreicher Korrekturen der Produktionsindizes für den Maschinenbau durch das Statistische Bundesamt revidiert der VDMA seine Prognose für 2015. Sie lautet nun auf real Null Prozent, also Stagnation.
Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, the top-class brand for innovative cutting tool solutions, has recently updated three product lines to achieve increased performance in drilling, milling, parting and grooving. At EMO Milano 2015 (hall 6, booth N 16/P 15) the carbide experts will provide information about the programme extensions for solid material drilling with the MaxiDrill 900 system and about the new grades for parting, grooving and milling. Using the motto 'Your Solution Matters', the CERATIZIT GROUP will for the first time be presenting all four top-class brands at the leading trade fair for machine tools and metal working: Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT, Tool Solutions by CERATIZIT and Toolmaker Solutions by CERATIZIT.
AVEVA announced today that AP Consultoria e Projetos (AP), a leading Engineering Design company in Brazil, has standardised on AVEVA software. AP has made the investment to move from using 2D drawings to designing in 3D using AVEVA PDMS in order to improve the efficiency of its design process and produce comprehensive plant models. It will also benefit from powerful 3D visualisation capabilities using AVEVA Review.
The North American robotics market is off to its fastest start ever in 2015, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group.
The German mechanical engineering industry’s export figures to Russia continue to decline sharply. After a drop of 17 percent in 2014, the decline is currently (as of May 2015) nearly 30 percent. Should this trend continue, German machinery exports for 2015 as a whole will fall to around EUR 4.5 billion.
German robotics and automation sector on global growth course after record year - In the past years, robots have considerably contributed to economic growth and prosperity worldwide. "The use of robotics and automation offers outstanding opportunities for stable economic development, high-quality and ergonomic jobs as well as safe and affordable products," Patrick Schwarzkopf, Managing Director of the VDMA trade association Robotics + Automation, said at the annual press conference.
In June 2015, incoming orders in the mechanical engineering industry in Germany were down 4 percent on the previous year. The VDMA German Engineering Association announced in Frankfurt on Thursday that domestic business rose by 7 percent, and international business was down 9 percent year on year.
The first sod for the new service and training center at the LiSEC production site Seitenstetten was turned on August 4th 2015.
Two variants of modular design infeed guides are now available at Meusburger. These are characterised by infinite width adjustment and offered in three different heights. The different adjustment options of strip width and strip lift allow for a flexible use on different stamping dies.
The specially for glass processor Sedak designed euroTECH vacuum lifting device is capable of handling three-tonne glass segments of 14 metres in width, three metres in height and 10 millimetres thickness at a time. The weight and size of the segments are remarkable on their own, but the panes being handled also exhibit extremely structured, rather than smooth, surfaces. The suction cups are each fitted with a sealing ring of special chloroprene, allowing them to form an air-tight connection to the component in spite of the uneven surface. This innovative handling solution from euroTECH can move the facade elements from a horizontal position to a vertical transport position both safely and reliably. 1,800 of these segments will soon adorn the new headquarters of a major American electronics manufacturer as a means of solar protection.