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  • Simulation tools for hot-forming aluminium

    July 7, 2017

    Using advanced simulation tools, AP&T and ESI say they have implemented several virtual models that reflect the process for hot forming of high-strength aluminium (AA6xxx and AA7xxx). The simulations have been compared to the results of real tests performed at AP&T’s R&D facilities in Ulricehamn, Sweden, and the outcome shows a very high degree of conformity…

  • Welding processes for manufacturing battery packs

    July 7, 2017

    Amada Miyachi Europe says it offers a range of resistance and laser welding capabilities for manufacturing battery packs for hybrid and electric vehicles. These include six laser welding technologies, four resistance welding technologies and micro-arc welding (also known as pulse-arc). The company says its application experts can recommend the right system based on the battery type…

  • New development for chamfering process

    June 28, 2017

    Liebherr claims that its ChamferCut technology removes the need for additional machining following chamfering. The company says that as the exact chamfer shape is generated during chamfering, there is no effect on the material structure. An optimal starting point is created for the downstream hard gear finishing, through grinding or in particular honing…

  • New entry level turning centre

    June 28, 2017

    The Tornos product development team have re-engineered the kinematics of the company’s popular Swiss DT 13 turning centre resulting in the launch of the new Swiss DT 26. The company says the new 5-axis turning centre features two C-axes and has a larger working envelope to enhance operator visibility and access…

  • Compact tomography technology

    June 23, 2017

    TomoScope technology is now available in a new compact format says Werth. The company claims its new TomoScope XS combines many advantages of various machine classes. It features a transmission tube with a monoblock design that produces a small focal spot even at high X-ray power, which it’s claimed allows rapid measurements to be performed at high resolution…

  • Customised dual-clutch and control modules

    June 23, 2017

    BorgWarner says it is supplying Great Wall Motors’ (GWM’s) with its customised DualTronic clutch and control modules. These will be used in GWM’s self-developed wet dual-clutch transmission (wet DCT) and feature in models such as the recently launched WEY…

  • Angle heads for machining centres

    May 17, 2017

    Designed for heavy milling, deep drilling and tapping operations, Heimatec says its new line of angle heads feature twin or double twin sets of matched angular contact bearings plus a rear radial support bearing, to offer maximum stability in use…

  • New shot blast turbines

    May 16, 2017

    A new generation of blast turbines specifically designed for shot blasting aluminum components has been developed by Walther Trowal. Because of its lower density the impact energy of aluminum media on the work pieces is considerably lower compared to other blast media…

  • Corrosion resistance process

    May 16, 2017

    Federal-Mogul Powertrain claims it has developed a new process for ranking the corrosion resistance of cylinder liner materials that will enable it to supply more durable components for challenging applications…

  • Rideable materials lift

    May 15, 2017

    Wildeck has introduced a new hydraulically-operated rideable material lift (RML) that it says allows authorised personnel to safely travel with their material between levels…