Metalworking Machines

Redesigning medical instruments using 3D metal printing

Additive manufacturing methods of 3D printing are increasingly opening up new paths in medical technology. Alex Berry, founder of Sutrue (UK), and Richard Trimlett, consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital, are focusing strategically on AM for applications in cardiology.

New innovative water-miscible cooling lubricant increases service life

At its location in Lohr am Main, Bosch Rexroth employs a new water-miscible high-performance cooling lubricant. Lubricant Zuhora 65 H Ultra by Zeller + Gmelin increases the lifetime of the emulsion. Its bio-stability is excellent, resulting in considerable cost savings in favour of Bosch Rexroth.

Regional

CHIRON Open House 2017: around 1,640 visitors from 26 countries

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Two new machining centers, offering up to 50 percent more productivity thanks to Precision+ technology, were the highlights at this year’s CHIRON Open House at the end of March. In addition, the Group presented a tool with the new web-based “RemoteLine” Teleservice, which minimizes downtime and increases machine availability. Interface-free automation solutions with their own “Variocell” robot cell supplemented the in-house exhibition, which was focused on industry 4.0 concepts and plant efficiency.

Innovation drives Renishaw Greenpower team to success

Greenpower races require teams to design, build and race fully functioning electric vehicles. Greenpower aims to introduce children and young people aged between nine and 25 to an engineering environment, encouraging participation from schools, universities and companies. Since its first event in 1999, the Greenpower initiative has grown significantly and now works with over 8,000 students across the country.

Related Equipment

Hannover Messe 2017 – SCHUNK was crowd-puller for solutions all around smart production

Long a hidden champion among German SMEs – now an internationally respected trend-setter in smart production: As the winner of the Hermes Award, with live applications for human/robot collaboration, and with intelligent tools for the smart factory, SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology was a crowd-puller at Hannover Messe 2017.

CAD/CAM Software

VERICUT Software for Aerospace Manufacturers

CGTech will showcase its expanded range of software applications for the aerospace industry in Hall 2B, Stand F172, Booth 1 at this year’s Paris International Air Show, Le Bourget, on June 19 through 23, 2017.

3D Systems Begins Shipping 3DXpert Software with Direct Metal Printers to Drive Substantial Productivity Gains and Operational Savings

3D Systems announced the immediate bundling of its innovative 3DXpert™ software with all of its direct metal printers to streamline precision metal workflows for customers across applications and industries. The company also announced that 3DXpert is planned to include a new Build Simulation module that allows users to accurately verify and optimize their parts, designs and supports to uncover costly issues before sending parts to print.

Latest VISI Release Addresses Springback Puzzle

The latest release of VISI, Vero Software’s specialist mold and die solution, delivers a number of user experience enhancements and addresses an issue that is often neglected…but which can have an important effect on the final shape of a formed sheet metal component.