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December 2017

When smaller is better: How increasing miniaturisation of automotive components challenges the industry. Read more

machining

What opportunities are hiding behind Industry 4.0? Where do the current challenges lie in the international competition? What significance do medium sized companies have? Read more

moulding & tooling

Ostrach-based family business Neher develops special tools for the international manufacturing industry and to ensure its successful market position, the company recently opted for the VPulse 500 wire erosion machine from VOLLMER. Read more

moulding & tooling

Mainstream adoption of LiFi wireless optical data transmission is now possible with LED light bars that replace the most widely utilised light source in the word – fluorescent tubes. Read more

mems

Redesigned wet processing tool significantly extends photoresist stripping bath life, providing dramatic savings on chemicals and disposal costs. Read more

electronics

The vision for the company is to provide sensing products and energy-efficient products that enhance the safety and improve the efficiency of electronic systems. Read more

mems

When it comes to semiconductor manufacturing equipment obsolescence, there’s no good way to avoid the issue. Read more

electronics

In keeping with its company slogan of 'Small investment – big effect', automation specialist Weiss GmbH brought eight machine tools 'up to speed' with the help of innovative clamping devices from Hainbuch. Read more

moulding & tooling

Emerging Technologies and the Base of the Pyramid Read more

articles

The exponentially emerging technologies are accelerating the realisation of the ideas and dreams of scientists and engineers. Read more

articles

Although various forms of automatons and mechanical contraptions have been around for centuries, it is only within the last 100 years that mechanical machines have been designed and built to do useful jobs for humans. Read more

articles

Readers of this column will remember that the circular economy is a paradigm being considered in the EU-funded Futuring project partnered by our Autonomous Remanufacturing Laboratory and led by colleagues at the University of Patras. Read more

articles

A complex component incorporating four long slots among other features was posing problems for Timo Lehmann, the CEO of Karlheinz Lehmann GmbH in Oberwolfach, Germany. Read more

metrology

High-performance polyurethane can be engineered to produce more durable and consistent wire-cutting rollers for the production of wafers. Read more

electronics