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  March 2023



Open to new ideas

1Hohner Maschinenbau feels at home in the world of complexity and precision. So why not expand this know-how and erect another business pillar as a subcontractor? Thanks to two robot-automated 5-axis machining centres from Hermle, the German machine manufacturer is optimistic about taking this decisive step forward.

Efficient deburring with robots

2If a milling cutter is guided by a robot, the machining is fundamentally more unstable than on a machining centre. To reliably ensure the shortest cycle times in industrial production in this instance, KADIA is using MAPAL’s FlyCutter with three cutting edges in a newly developed system with three robots for deburring battery trays for electric vehicles.

  • Toolmaking event in South Africa: All Africa Expo ISTMA 2023
  • Quick-change milling head system reduces costs and increases versatility
  • The perfect grinding machine for the entry-level segment
  • Micro 3D Printing enables miniaturization
  • 3D printer was the highlight at Bauma, the world’s largest construction exhibition
  • A new NXG XII 600E 3D printer with extended z-axis on the market



System for the control of injection moulding process

3The development of pressure sensors for injection moulding of plastics has been full of upheavals in recent years. The current project includes the development, optimization and implementation of solutions for intelligent injection moulding of plastics. The system is based on a piezo-crystal sensor, a charge amplifier, an FPGA-driven DAQ device and a cloud-based solution for data analysis and visualization.

Prefabrication welding of pipe assemblies

4Piping systems in conventional and nuclear power plants play an important role for their safe operation. Thick-walled pipes made of austenitic stainless steel are often used for conveying media under extreme conditions. First of all, in the case of nuclear safety systems, the standards for the construction of pipelines are the strictest and include special requirements for welding and inspection of welds.

  • Microorganisms contribute to higher sustainability at BASF
  • Temperature control unit HASCO Primezone H1281
  • KraussMaffei: 20 years of experience in direct compounding
  • Sintertek launches its compact metal Binder Jetting machine Sinterjet M60
  • State-of-the-art overview of selective melting with electron beam
  • Reduced flange width in resistance spot welding with use of eccentric electrode geometries.



Singapore scientists are converting waste paper into battery parts for smartphones and electric vehicles

5Scientists from NTU Singapore have developed a technique to convert waste paper, from single-use packaging and bags, and cardboard boxes, into a crucial component of lithium-ion batteries. Through a process called carbonisation which converts paper into pure carbon, the NTU researchers turned the paper’s fibres into electrodes, which can be made into rechargeable batteries that power mobile phones, medical equipment, and electric vehicles.

Recommendations for appropriate selection of hydraulic fluid 

6When choosing the appropriate hydraulic fluid for the hydraulic system, it is necessary to first choose the appropriate kinematic viscosity. The general rule is that we should use the least demanding and most available hydraulic fluid on the market. For most cases, this can be mineral hydraulic oil with a a selection of zinc-based anti-wear additives.

  • A simpler path to better computer vision
  • Innovation radar 2022 award
  • Time lens on a chip creates ultrafast impulses
  • Basic lubrication school
  • News in the field of technical diagnostics
  • Cleaning methods in production



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