Current news from the mold and die industry

Clamping technology – The machine in the machine

12.08.2023 - Many production companies are facing a dilemma. Often, the only way that they can survive is to adopt zerodefect manufacturing that offers greater costefficiency while using less energy. This can be achieved using intelligent clamping technology – which has now developed into a machine within a machine. It makes use of sensors to detect and correct anomalies and malfunctions. EMO Hannover is supporting the industry as it moves towards zerodefect manufacturing.

MAPAL remains on course

12.08.2023 - In the 2022 business year, group turnover increased by 6.5 percent to 558 million euros. The first months of the current year also showed increases. Processes and structures were gradually adapted to make MAPAL fit for the future. "We have used the past few years intensively and faced up to the changing conditions in order to be prepared for the future," says Dr Jochen Kress, President of the MAPAL Group.

SCHUNK Expert Days on Robotic Material Removal

12.08.2023 - On October 25 and 26, 2023, SCHUNK will again host the Expert Days, an annual international and cross-industry event on the topic of "Robotic Material Removal." 70 specialists from Europe and North America will meet in Brackenheim-Hausen to exchange ideas on new trends such as AI and best practice examples and to network for future tasks.

Thermoplay DACH market supported by männer

Thermoplay customers in the DACH market – Germany-Austria-Switzerland – will benefit in the future from the technical advice, project support, parts, supply, and repair services available directly through mӓnner at its German headquarters in Bahlingen.

Hexagon to acquire MECADAT AG, master reseller of VISI CAD CAM software in Germany

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division announced the signing of an agreement to acquire MECADAT AG, a distributor of CAD CAM software and complementary solutions for tool and mould making. 

Wittmann Battenfeld reorganizes its sales network

Wittmann Battenfeld has intensified the cooperation between its Sales and Application Engineering departments so that it can offer customized and industry-specific solutions worldwide faster and in a more targeted way than before. To this end, special focal areas of application technology have been defined and appropriate reorganization measures taken.

EMO Hannover repositioning

“Hello, new EMO Hannover!” is the greeting that was shared at the EMO Hannover Relaunch Conference in the hybrid event hub “H’UP” on the Hannover Messe trade fair grounds. As organizers of EMO Hannover, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) had invited international media representatives and EMO Hannover exhibitors to a digital presentation of the new exhibition concept on September 14 of this year.

Première of the AMB Technology Forum

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the important industry event, AMB in Stuttgart, cannot take place this year in its usual format. "With the AMB Technology Forum in September there is still a good reason to come to the Stuttgart trade fair grounds", says Gunnar Mey, Department Director for Industrial Solutions at Messe Stuttgart. In the AMB week from 14 September various topics will be the focus of presentations and the accompanying table top exhibition. What's planned: software and control, tool solutions, machine elements and peripheral devices, machine tools, as well as machine tool automation.

DP Technology announces product update

DP Technology, leaders in computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, announce a new update to their popular ESPRIT CAM system. The new ESPRIT includes new features such as a balanced turning cycle, as well as enhancements to existing features such as probing and additive directed-energy deposition (DED). 

Horn USA Plans for Future Growth with New Facility

16.12.2020 As a company of the international Horn Group, Horn USA has found its greatest successes by mimicking the positive examples of its parent company. Just as Paul Horn GmbH has increased its manufacturing capacity for faster delivery and to better meet its customers’ requirements, Horn USA has also kept its finger on the pulse of customer needs while looking towards expansion.

voxeljet expands its presence in Asia

voxeljet AG, a leading global technology company for industrial 3D printing solutions, is delighted to further expand its presence in India. The Indian steel casting expert Peekay Steel Castings (P) Ltd has decided to invest in the VX4000, with a Job Box size of 4,000 x 2,000 x 1,000 mm. The VX4000 system is one of the world's largest and most productive 3D printers with a build volume of eight cubic meters. Peekay Steel has chosen the VX4000 system to quickly and economically realize technically demanding projects and to expand into new business areas.

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