VDMA NRW erhöht Umsatzprognose auf 2 Prozent

Der nordrhein-westfälische Maschinenbau hat im ersten Halbjahr 2017 mit einer Umsatzsteigerung um 2,7 Prozent (preisbereinigt) die Erwartungen übertroffen.

New name but established quality

World market leaders combine strengths in ADAMOS

Through the joint venture ADAMOS (ADAptive Manufacturing Open Solutions), DMG MORI, Dürr, Software AG and ZEISS as well as ASM PT are establishing a strategic alliance for the future topics of Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Germany’s first alliance of well-known industrial and software companies wants to establish ADAMOS as global standard for the industry and attract other machine builders to become partners. ADAMOS is customized to meet the specific needs of machine and plant builders and their customers: The open IIoT platform ADAMOS is non-proprietary and brings together the most up-to-date IT technology and industry knowledge. It enables engineering companies to offer tried and tested solutions for digitally networked production to their customers with little effort. Machine tool builders as well as their suppliers and customers will benefit from this as ADAMOS is a platform service that offers data autonomy and access to leading software solutions. The jointly developed ADAMOS platform will be available worldwide as of 1 October 2017.

Sandvik leads with innovation at world’s top welding and cutting trade fair

Sandvik is set to be one of the leading innovators at this year’s Schweissen & Schneiden (welding & cutting) fair in Germany, the world’s biggest showcase for welding and cutting technology.

DMG MORI and FUCHS to launch technology partnership

DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT and FUCHS PETROLUB SE are building on their successful cooperative efforts. The two companies are deepening their business relationship and have signed a collaboration contract. This agreement ensures close involvement by both companies in a technology partnership. Together, they intend to set standards with innovative product developments in the area of lubricants for machine tools.

Merger of Meusburger and PSG China

A new chapter of the cooperation of Meusburger and PSG in China began on September 1, 2017. As of the effective date Meusburger Mould and Die (Wuxi) Co. Ltd is legally an entity.

Guter Start ins zweite Halbjahr

Der Auftragseingang verzeichnete im Juli 2017 ein Plus von 9 Prozent. Bei der Inlandsnachfrage gab es eine Veränderung von +2 Prozent. Das Auslandsgeschäft lag bei +13 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahresniveau.

Wachstumsschub aus Europa

Die Auftragseingänge im deutschen Maschinenbau lagen im März 2017 um real 4 Prozent unter dem Vorjahreswert. „So paradox es zunächst klingen mag, dies ist ein erfreuliches Ergebnis“, kommentiert VDMA-Chefvolkswirt Dr. Ralph Wiechers die Entwicklung.

Positives erstes Quartal

Der Auftragseingang verzeichnete im März 2017 ein Plus von 24 Prozent. Bei der Inlandsnachfrage gab es ein Plus von 10 Prozent. Das Auslandsgeschäft lag bei +33 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahresniveau.

New cleaning challenges to be addressed at parts2clean 2017

It’s the same for the car industry, the component supply industry, medical technology, mechanical engineering, aviation, precision engineering and microengineering, optics, electronics and many other sectors of modern industry: The purpose of industrial parts cleaning is to ensure the necessary degree of cleanliness required for subsequent processing operations, or for the long-term, trouble-free functioning of the given part or component.

DMG MORI achieves highest value in order intake

Overall DMG MORI successfully completed the financial year 2016. Order intake of € 2,369.9 million reached a new record high (previous year: € 2,282.8 million). Despite challenging macroeconomic conditions, we achieved the highest order intake in the company’s 146-year history. Although the worldwide market for machine tools was in decline at -2.5%, DMG MORI recorded a 4% increase. By the concentration on the core business with machine tools and services, DMG MORI set the course for the future in 2016. This includes measures for a new sales and service structure worldwide, the further development of the product portfolio and optimizing production capacity as well as the sale of companies that do not form part of the core business operations.

Enhanced quiet running for linear drive applications

In addition to its tried and tested QH, QE, and QR Series linear guideways whose SynchMotionTM technology safeguards very quiet running and optimal synchronous performance, HIWIN now presents its new QW Series, based on the ultra heavy duty WE Series 4-row recirculation ball bearing guides.

Durchwachsenes Jahr

Der Auftragseingang verzeichnete im Dezember 2016 ein Plus von 3 Prozent. Bei der Inlandsnachfrage gab es ein Plus von 7 Prozent. Das Auslandsgeschäft lag bei +2 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahresniveau.

ITPS 2017: International Thermprocess Summit

Thermo process technology is not merely essential for a large number of the major areas of industry – it is more than just that: it plays a crucial role in determining the properties of individual products and all industrial manufacturing operations.

Première: „LASYS meets Central Europe“ in Slovakia

Messe Stuttgart and the German-Slovakian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Slowakei) are jointly organising the event "LASYS meets Central Europe“ for the first time from 30 to 31 May 2017. This event will focus on laser applications for the automobile industry and will be held in Trnava in Slovakia. It will bring together suppliers of laser production systems, laser-specific machine sub-systems, components, processes and services, and industrial users.

DeburringEXPO – Efficient Production of Precise, Top Quality, Burr-Free Surfaces

Ten months before DeburringEXPO opens its doors for the second time, occupied net exhibition floor space has already surpassed the results obtained at the premiere event in 2015 by 36%. This significant growth demonstrates that the trade fair for deburring technology and precision surface finishing, taking place at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre from 10 to 12 October 2017, is already considered the industry meeting place by industry suppliers. The presentations held at the expert forum which accompanies DeburringEXPO will be interpreted simultaneously at the upcoming event (German – English). Trade fair promoters fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG are thus doing justice to growing international requirements for know-how dealing with deburring and the production of precision surface finishes.

Arburg medical technology experts at the Pharmapack Europe 2017

On 1 and 2 February 2017, Arburg will be represented at the Pharmapack Europe 2017 in Paris (France) at Stand D81 in Hall 4. The experts will be available there for discussions with customers and prospects who want to find out more about the extensive range of machines and solutions for plastic part production in the medical technology and packaging sectors. These range from high-speed, high-performance machines and clean-room Allrounders in stainless steel versions to the Freeformer for additive manufacturing, as well as automation and complex turnkey solutions.

The foundry becomes greener

Modern design for a modern production environment: the dosing furnace Westomat Plus+ was awarded the prestigious “Good Design Award” of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. In everyday foundry work, the new system not only has a smaller footprint – it also consumes less energy. The manufacturer of industrial furnaces StrikoWestofen (Gummersbach, Germany) designed the Westomat Plus+ to combine functionality with an attractive outer appearance. “We want to help foundries to create production facilities which meet today’s employee and customer demands with regard to working environment, quality and sustainability. The new Westomat Plus+ is one more step in the direction of our ‘Green Foundry’ initiative,” StrikoWestofen manager Rudi Riedel explains.

Robopac’s TechLab laboratory: continuous innovation of product and process

A preview of the virtual system that enables to discover the potential of the industry's most advanced research laboratory was presented at Pack Expo. An experience that will be repeated in the new Georgia headquarters.

Gripper system for protective film removal delivers cost- & labor-savings for sheet metal handling

FIPA GmbH recently created a custom EOAT solution that facilitates the removal of protective film from sheet metal with a cost- and labor-saving automated process. Developed for Foilpuller GmbH, a stainless steel sheet metal processing company based in Bobingen, Germany, FIPA’s system combines long lifecycle, high holding force vacuum cups with pressure regulating, air-saving compact ejectors to deliver reliable, non-slip sheet metal handling for the Foilpuller system.

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