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2-3 times greater productivity against cemented carbide insert grades CC6190, a new ceramic insert grade for CoroMill 490, promises increased productivity in cast iron and hardened steel due to the potential for higher cutting speeds. Automotive parts Any manufacturer involved…
Friday, 13 December 2013 09:51

How Steel Is Making Its Comeback

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In a recent 50/50 joint venture, ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal bought the ThyssenKrupp AG Calvert, Alabama steel complex for $1.55 billion. The plant has a running capacity of 3.5 million metric tons per year. It produces hot rolling,…
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:18

Gear hob features new polygon shaped interface

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  CoroMill® 177 ensures precision and high torque transfer in gear wheel machining The CoroMill® 177 tangentially-mounted hob from Sandvik Coromant features a number of innovations designed to deliver greater productivity and tool life in gear wheel machining operations. For…
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 09:00

Base coat line upgraded in just four weeks

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Around 48 tons of steel and 15 robots were installed during the modification of a base coat line at Ford in Cologne. Production was up and running again after just four weeks. Despite space restrictions, which had made the assembly…
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  Bodywork drying has become the most energy-intensive process in automotive painting. It accounts for around one third of the total energy consumption. As part of its Eco+Paintshop concept to reduce consumption, Dürr has developed three innovative oven heating processes.…
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Despite a great application of force, the air actuators are impressively durable • Tappet counterweight considerably reduces energy requirements • Air actuators enable controlled power transmission and clean machines It is impossible to imagine the automotive industry without forming presses.…
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Outokumpu stainless steel gives a new look for the New Street station in Birmingham, UK. More than 8 000 bright polished, laser-cut panels of stainless steel, altogether more than 20 000 square meters, will cover the façade of the station. Outokumpu supplies…
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 08:20

FIPA Enters the Sheet Metal Industry

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With the world's largest selection of suction cups, FIPA (http://www.fipa.com) is one of the leaders in the vacuum technology industry. The company will make its premier sheet metal industry appearance at FABTECH 2013 (http://www.fabtechexpo.com/), North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding…
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TRUMPF and the Chinese machine tool producer Jiangsu Jinfangyuan CNC Machine Company Ltd. (JFY) will soon be cooperating closely: TRUMPF has acquired a majority stake of approximately 72 percent in the Chinese company. This was announced by the Swabian family-owned…
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