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The evolution of metal 3D printing: IDAM projects reports halfway results on industrialization of Additive Manufacturing with real-time IoT

GKN Powder Metallurgy validating use of DP 600 material on newly acquired EOS M300-4 quad-laser system installed at GKN PM’s Bonn facility in May In March 2019, a consortium of 12 partners from across the additive manufacturing, automotive, research and industrial sectors launched the Industrialization and Digitalization of Additive Manufacturing (IDAM) project. At its core, the project addresses the limitations of laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) AM, including the lack of automation and high associated costs, that hinder the technology’s adoption for industrial, serial production in industries such as automotive.…

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UVC light is a proven method for the reliable disinfection of surfaces

Heraeus Noblelight developed two UV systems to kill viruses Heraeus Noblelight has developed two new weapons against viruses on surfaces, the UV Disinfection Chamber and the UV Handheld Disinfection System from the Soluva Pro Program. Common to both is the use of highly effective UVC light and easy handling for the reliable disinfection of surfaces and objects. They are ideal for use in nursing homes, hospitals, public transport, offices and waiting rooms. As a result of the current Corona Pandemic, disinfection has become an even more important part of everyday…

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Perfect surface finishes for 3D printed components

Mass finishing creates smoothness and luster in one single step Walther Trowal developed the “AM post process machines”, model range AM, especially for refining the surface of components produced with additive manufacturing. The experience of the first customers using these machines shows that the mass finishing technology creates surface finishes in one single step, which meet the highest demands. Most 3D printed components are produced by placing material layers on top of each other, creating a “staircasing” effect on their surface with, generally, a very high initial surface roughness. For…

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Microline descaling at Musashi Europe

Descaling of forgings SGGT Hydraulik is currently installing a new Microline Descaling MD1500 D descaling system in the Bockenau/Germany plant of Musashi Europe GmbH for descaling of large-format, rotationally symmetrical forgings for cars and trucks. The system works with a maximum water quantity of 1.5 l per part and thus achieves a temperature drop of only 10 °C even with small parts. In combination with innovative conveyor and control technology, which takes over the entire process handling including the press quiver feeding, it descales up to 1,200 parts per hour.…

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Maximum throughput for vapor phase soldering

CondensoX-Line Quad Core by Rehm Thermal Systems offers continuous vacuum processes and high throughput rates The throughput of today”s vapor phase soldering systems is limited due to their process chambers. For various reasons, the vapor phase soldering process cannot be carried out using a continuous process only: on the one hand, the medium must not be displaced (due to consumption costs, safety etc.). On the other hand, the soldering procedure requires the process to be discontinuous. The advantage of the discontinuous batch soldering process can be seen, in particular, in…

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Protagen Protein Services (PPS) expands capabilities for aggregate analytics include dynamic light scattering (DLS)

Heilbronn/Dortmund: Protein aggregation is a common challenge in the manufacturing of biological products. As one of the most sensitive techniques for the detection of aggregates, dynamic light scattering (DLS) provides a simple, fast and non-destructive testing method. An innovative technique based on a unique cuvette-layout allows for accurate measurements with as little as a single µL of solution. Dynamic light scattering: a powerful risk-management method From protein expression to storage and delivery, protein aggregation is a process that can occur at any stage in the lifetime of a therapeutic protein.…

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New, integrated solution for efficient use of nitrogen with the CoolFlow option

The VisionXP+ convection soldering system from Rehm Thermal Systems features different types of cooling For an optimal reflow soldering result, not only is melting of the solder important but also as a stable and reliable cooling process. This soldering process can be designed flexibly with the VisionXP+ convection soldering system from Rehm Thermal Systems. With Rehm CoolFlow, Rehm offers an innovative and integrated cooling principle using liquid nitrogen – there is also a standard cooling option with up to four cooling modules, an extended cooling line, underside cooling and an…

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Josip Heit: After the Corona crisis, many things will not be the same as they were before

“It could have been stopped in China,” said US President Trump at his daily press conference at the Washington White House. “That did not happen and the whole world is suffering because of it,” Trump continued. It is undisputed that the Corona pandemic originated in the bestial stinking animal markets of Wuhan in the central Chinese province of Hubei, where Chinese citizens eat not only dogs but also feather mouse soup. The fact that there are currently demands to hold China responsible for the catastrophic consequences of the Corona crisis…

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Research for the next generation of batteries

Rehm is working on the development of new production technologies for solid state batteries as part of a research cooperation Electric mobility is both an opportunity and a challenge for plant and mechanical engineering, for research and development, for the electronics industry, and for many other sectors. Rehm Thermal Systems is taking on this challenge: With the ARTEMYS research project, Rehm is working together with research institutes and industrial partners to develop materials and production technologies for solid state batteries – the promising next generation of lithium-ion batteries. This technology…

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TAPKO Technologies: Revolutionary new KNX device MECps640

Power supply and line coupler in one compact size TAPKO Technologies GmbH launched its new system device – MECps640. TAPKO’s new KNX product combines two different system devices: a line coupler and a bus voltage supply of 640mA average output, into one device. The uniqueness of this product is its physical compactness which has been improved by at least 50%, in comparison to any other technically functional possibilities available in the market. A revolutionary and ground-breaking invention in KNX industry None of the product available in the market is able…

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