Improving business performances

GKN Driveline Florence replaces traditional production processes with 3D printing

Technology - Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The global leader in applied additive technology solutions, Stratasys announced on October 25 that GKN Driveline Florence, a plant of leading global engineering company, GKN, is expanding the deployment of Stratasys 3D printing across the manufacturing floor to replace several traditional production processes, resulting in...

BMB at Fakuma 2017

A “real hybrid” machine for high-speed moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

At Fakuma 2017 the Brescia-based manufacturer showcases an eKW 35Pi/2200 Hybrid injection moulding machine, a model that combines all BMB experience gained in two areas of speciality, the one dedicated to fast cycling machines and the other dedicated to full electric technology thus condensing all the advantages into one series: the...

From Arburg in Friedrichshafen

Where smart becomes smarter and smarter

Technology - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Arburg presents "smart" machines, processes and turnkey solutions for efficient plastics processing at Fakuma 2017 from October 17 to 21. "As a cofounder of Fakuma, we are proud to have been part of the event from the outset, and to be the largest exhibitor at the 25th edition of this successful trade fair in 2017," says Michael Hehl...

Ettlinger on Lake Constance

Yet more melt filtration performance and quality

Technology - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen, manufacturer of high performance melt filters and injection moulding machines for high shot weights, shows a brand new generation of melt filters at Fakuma 2017. Ettlinger filter systems have already set important efficiency benchmarks on several occasions in the past. The new generation...

Baruffaldi enlarges its product portfolio

High-speed and accurate cutting for the medical sector

Technology - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The range of machines built by Baruffaldi Plastic Technology-Primac has been enriched with the new TC.TVP/40 planetary cutter with built-in traction haul-off, for cutting and evacuating medical pipes directly from straight-line extrusion systems. The new cutter is intended for the processing of PP, PE and LDPE pipes in a production area defined as...

New stretch-blow system from Sipa

More speed, productivity, flexibility and savings

Technology - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A new stretch-blow system for production of PET bottles was unveiled by PET processing technology specialist Sipa at Drinktec. The Xtra combines features that for the first time maximize performance and cut Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by a full quarter. It offers one of the highest unit output (bhc) in the sector, an extra-wide processing angle...

Galletti and Boccia at Sipa

The launch of Xtreme Renew for producing preforms from rPET

Technology - Wednesday, 4 October 2017

On September 25, in the presence of Italian Environment Minister, Gianluca Galletti, and the president of Confindustria, Vincenzo Boccia, Sipa, at its headquarters in Vittorio Veneto (Treviso), launched Xtreme Renew, the world's first plant capable of producing preforms from 100% recycled PET...

A decade of R&D

Integrated coating for multilayer sheets

Technology - Wednesday, 4 October 2017

More than a decade ago, Bandera supplied a couple of rigid film extrusion lines with integrated extrusion-coating systems to an important European processor. This represented a challenge, since equipment design and manufacturing were customized and subsequent experimentation was carried out to attain the line performances expected by...

New high-pressure radial piston pumps

A new size that helps customers address a wider range of applications

Technology - Wednesday, 4 October 2017

A designer and manufacturer of high performance motion control products, solutions, and services, Moog launched a new high-pressure radial piston pump (RKP) series. With a maximum operating pressure of 350 bar and peak pressure up to 420 bar, the new RKP series addresses a wide range of applications including presses...

A long-established cooperation

Soag orders 24 Negri Bossi machines

Technology - Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Negri Bossi received an order from Soag Europe (Sigit Oman Automotive Group) for 24 machines to be installed during 2017 and 2018. Soag is amongst Negri Bossi’s most prominent and long-established customers, having installed over 150 Negri Bossi machines in the last ten years. The machines range in size from 50 to 2,000 tonnes...

Partnership CMS-Fraunhofer IWU

Hybrid system: 3D print and machining together

Technology - Wednesday, 27 September 2017

CMS SpA and Fraunhofer IWU announced their R&D partnership, focused on the development of a new hybrid system for the 3D printing and machining of thermoplastic composite parts. The new system, named CMS Kreator, will be available in several configurations and sizes, to cover a wide area of industrial needs, coming from...

New Bandera technology

Processing graphene through industrial lines

Technology - Wednesday, 27 September 2017

After years of hype and expectation, graphene has now reached the point at which it can be transferred from prototype application to mass product production. Bandera, with its extrusion knowledge in the design and construction of extrusion machinery, has created Grapholymer, a technology to create reinforced compounds and process them...