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The Kuka Foundry robots feature heat, corrosion, alkali and acid resistant paintwork.

Robots Manufacture Products for Electric Mobility

Druckguss Westfalen relies on Kuka for the automation of 15 die casting systems as well as for the loading and unloading of six CNC machines. With these new processes the foundry is laying the foundation for production in the sense of Industry 4.0 and increased efficiency.

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The new stainless steel, aluminum and titanium powders are tailored to a wide variety of applications, ranging from automotive construction to medical technology.
Additive Manufacturing

EOS Introduces Four New Materials for Laser Melting of Serial Products

EOS has developed four new metal materials for its direct metal laser sintering machines: EOS Stainless Steel CX, EOS Aluminum AlF357, EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 5 and EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 23. They are intended to make a wide variety of series applications possible, ranging from automotive engineering to medical technology.

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Parts for Daimler are already being manufactured in the new technology line at Premium Aerorec - like the holder for a truck diesel engine.
Additive Manufacturing

Pilot Project for Automated 3D Metal Printing Successfully Completed

The "NextGenAM" joint project has so far demonstrated great potential for spare parts and series production in terms of manufacturing costs. The aim is to develop a pilot plant for an automated additive manufacturing process. 3D printing is thus well on its way to further establishing itself as an additional production method in the automotive and aviation sectors.

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The Startup Amendate presents a tool for the optimization of lightweight structures at EMO 2019. The aim is to relieve engineers of tedious routines so that they have more time for development.
Additive Manufacturing

Smart Software Automatically Optimizes Lightweight Structures

Amendate GmbH aims to relieve engineers of tedious routines in order to create more scope for creative activity: The company wants to raise additive manufacturing to a new level. The young company will be presenting its new development at the joint startup stand of the EMO Hannover trade fair with software that is to be ready for the market on time.

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“La Bandita" is a Protytyp from Siemens and Hackrod, with an additively produced chassis.
3D Printed Visions

5 Trend-Setting Projects in Additive Manufacturing

Additive design and manufacturing processes are catalysts for technical innovations or even revolutions. The spread of additive manufacturing will have significant and disruptive effects on some industries. We have put together five cases that show where the journey might go.

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Daniel Küpper (right), Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group, Christoph Sieben, Project Leader, also at the Boston Consulting Group.
Interview with Boston Consulting Group

Vehicle Production of the Future: The Product Waits for the Worker

What will vehicle production look like in the future? The management consultancy firm Boston Consulting Group investigated the future of vehicle production in a study and a simulation - based on real production data. Daniel Küpper and Christoph Sieben explain the effects in this interview.

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Industry 4.0 is characterized by a rapid fusion of technologies that is successively dissolving the dividing line between the physical and virtual worlds.
Basic Knowledge

IoT Basics: What Does Industry 4.0 Mean?

Industry 4.0 - a term that has fallen more often in recent years than most other. At leading trade fairs such as the Hannover Messe, the topic has been playing a central role for a long time. But what does industry 4.0 actually mean? We explain the concept.

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The three prize-winners come from Germany and Hong-Kong.
GIFA Trade Fair 2019

5th NEWCAST Awards

Since 2003 the NEWCAST Awards have been awarded at every NEWCAST. In a celebratory ceremony Wolfram Diener, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, awarded the trophies to Impro International Ltd, DGH Sand Casting Corporate GmbH & Co. KG and Feinguss Blank GmbH.

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