Metalworking Machines

EMO 2017 – DMG MORI to demonstrate the future of production technology

From 18th – 23rd September we will be again in: “Hall 2, North Entrance.” On an exhibition area of approximately 10,000 square metres DMG MORI will be showcasing around 80 high-tech machines at the EMO 2017 to demonstrate its latest innovations and integral technology solutions – right through to the digital factory.

Okuma to present super multitasking machines and Smart Factory Solutions

Okuma Europe will display its latest machining solutions to provide supreme connectivity and productivity at this year’s EMO Hannover (18-23 September, Hall 27, booth D20). Okuma’s smart machines as well as the LASER EX series of super multitasking machines capable of turning, milling, laser hardening and additive manufacturing will make their European debut at the fair. In addition, Okuma will introduce their latest Smart Factory Solutions and present new ways to integrate robotics to take productivity in an IoT-environment to the next level.

EOS releases EOSTATE Exposure OT: Optical Tomography (OT) for real-time monitoring of metal-based Additive Manufacturing

EOS, a leading technology provider for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is expanding its EOSTATE monitoring suite to include an additional tool. EOSTATE Exposure OT, the first commercial system for optical tomography worldwide, now provides real-time, camera-based monitoring of the additive, metal-based build process, based on the EOS M 290 system. The solution fully maps each part throughout the build process, layer by layer, regardless of its geometry and size.

ECM by Multi-Process Module: perfect machining of huge output quantities

Electro-chemical machining (ECM) is a fascinating production method, because the technology involves virtually no workpiece contact: A direct current, or pulse, is used to polarize the workpiece positively, to create an anode, and the tool negatively, for the cathode. An electrolyte solution flows between the two, and metal ions detach from the workpiece. The components are not exposed to any mechanical or thermal stress during the process.

3D metal printing improves craniomaxillofacial surgery

It’s all about the head – and the face. There is nothing that we identify ourselves by more than our face. We are how we see ourselves. And what’s more: With sight, hearing, smell and taste four of our five senses are located in the head and on the face. Severe craniomaxillofacial traumas or deformities threaten not just the way our senses work. They often also have psychosocial consequences: The patients affected then not only suffer from functional disorders in that they cannot eat, taste, swallow or speak properly. They are often also shunned in their immediate environment. Craniomaxillofacial surgery is a procedure for correcting such injuries and deformities through distraction and osteosynthesis.

Real world test of 3D printed cast for hand fracture

It was January and the streets were covered in thick layers of ice. One chilly morning, while shoveling snow in my front yard, I have managed to successfully fracture a bone in one of my fingers. I could immediately envision the struggles of being bound in plaster for the coming weeks: trying to bathe with my arm covered in plastic bags, the constant itching and the everyday nuisance of getting dressed properly. On my way to the emergency department, I was wondering if it would be possible to get rid of the annoyances of traditional plaster casts by creating a weblike 3D printed cast?

Incodema3D increases investment of its Additive Manufacturing capabilities with EOS

EOS, one of the global technology and quality leaders for industrial additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, partnered with Incodema3D, a leader in direct metal 3D printing, to grow their EOS machine portfolio by 50 percent. Incodema3D’s most recent investment – two EOS M 290s and one EOS M 400, will join its existing portfolio of six EOS M 280s – providing its customers expanded production capabilities, enabling them to further capitalize on market opportunities with the latest in AM technology.

HS flex, the flexible handling system – Hermle’s proprietary automation solution for several machine models

The HS flex handling system marks the continuation of Hermle AG’s commitment, lasting almost 20 years, to the automation of its machining centres, with the company introducing a powerful, compact and extremely attractively priced automation tool onto the market. Despite not yet being marketed or presented, several units have already been sold, which clearly emphasises the economic benefits that automation represents.