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An easy entry into finishing the surface of 3D printed components

The Walther Trowal AM post process creates perfect surface finishes, even on components with complex shapes. At this year”s Formnext Walther Trowal presents the tub vibrator TRT 83/87 for finishing the surface of 3D printed components. Especially for smaller manufacturing batches this mass finishing machine creates very smooth and shiny surface finishes. The AM Post Process mass finishing machines were explicitly developed for the post processing of 3D printed components. They are specifically adapted to the surface roughness conditions created by the additive manufacturing process. For example, stair casting, support…

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Screening hundreds of new alloy variants in one day

New technology accelerates the development of new alloys for Additive Manufacturing At Formnext, Ponticon is going to showcase pontiMAT, an innovative process that supports the development of metallic alloys for use in AM. Never before has it been possible to produce and test samples of alloy variants of such wide range in such short time. With pontiMAT, samples of application-specific materials can be produced and tested at unprecedented rates using minimum resources. The system is extremely versatile in terms of the types of metallic alloying elements it can use. This…

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Towards a Smart Factory – simple synchronisation of several machines

Rehm Thermal Systems offers a tool for machine synchronisation with the central product management within the ViCON system software With ViCON, Rehm Thermal Systems has designed and created software that supports users in realising modern, networked, and above all, future-orientated electronics manufacturing. It offers a wealth of analytical tools, increased productivity and efficiency and, with central product management, a software feature that helps operators synchronise products across multiple systems. Central product management is available for the Vision series convection soldering systems, within identical transport systems. By using the central product…

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Soldering defects and soldering atmosphere

Convection soldering systems from Rehm Thermal Systems contribute to the prevention of soldering defects through optional nitrogen atmosphere A typical question put to a manufacturer of reflow soldering systems like Rehm Thermal Systems is often: “What is the benefit of a nitrogen atmosphere?” In the following we will explore this question in relation to typical defect scenarios, including those involving solder balls, beading, voiding, whiskers, graping, head-in-pillow, wetting defects and tombstones. While soldering atmosphere selected can cause or accelerate various soldering defects, it can also prevent or reduce them. The…

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New abrasive mineral creates smooth, shiny surface finishes

Longer usable life of grinding media and compounds improves operational sustainability At this year”s Deburring Expo Walther Trowal presents its new plastic grinding media AF to the public for the first time. The company developed the AF media specifically for finishing high-value work pieces made from metal, for example, turbine blades for jet engines, stampings for the automotive industry or medical implants. During deburring operations a new grinding mineral generates particularly smooth, pre-plate finishes as well as a high luster on the work pieces. For the new media the experts…

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German government and federal states to support digital microbiota data storage with immediate effect

Research funding significantly improves availability of microbiology data – interview with microbiologist Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann The German Research Foundation will support the microbiota part of the National Research Data Infrastructure for the next five years, starting immediately. In an interview, Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann, Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, explains the importance of the National Research Data Infrastructure for Microbiota Research (NFDI4Microbiota). What is the National Research Data Infrastructure? The National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) was founded as an association by…

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In Verbindung mit Tokio 2020 schneidet die Bodor Laser Maschine olympische und paralympische Symbole

Tokio 2020 hat kürzlich die Podeste für die Siegerehrung enthüllt. Auf dem Podium befinden sich die olympischen und paralympischen Symbole, die mit der 2kW-Laserschneidmaschine von Bodor geschnitten wurden. Die Olympischen Spiele 2020 in Tokio wurden am 23. Juli 2021 eröffnet. Mehr als 70 Podestsätze, die bei den olympischen und paralympischen Siegerehrungen in Tokio 2020 zum Einsatz kommen werden, wurden offiziell angekündigt. Die Symbole auf den Podesten und die Rahmenstrukturen im Inneren werden mit einer Bodor Laser Maschine geschnitten. Das Podium wurde von Asao Tokoro entworfen, der auch die Embleme für…

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STÜKEN offers digital solutions in tool design and toolmaking

As part of the increasing digitalization, deep drawing specialist STÜKEN offers digital solutions in tool design and toolmaking. Customers benefit from a higher development speed and improved information gathering for decision-making. Innovative companies aim to launch new products as quickly as possible – keyword “time to market”. This requires an extremely fast development and manufacturing process. This in turn makes it necessary to obtain design feedback even before the first physical prototypes are created. This is where STÜKEN can support with a broad portfolio of digital solutions. “In the recent…

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STÜKEN offers new possibilities for deep drawing titanium

With its innovative process for deep drawing titanium, STÜKEN opens up new possibilities. High-precision titanium components with complex geometries can now be produced using the efficient, fast and resource-saving deep drawing technology. The customer benefits from remarkable cost savings. Medical technology would be hard to imagine without titanium as a material. It has a high biocompatibility and is corrosion-resistant in contact with organic acids and chloride solutions. The material is also important in other industries, for example when low weight and temperature resistance are required. “Previously, precise components made of…

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Protagen Protein Services Merges with GeneWerk to Integrate Leading Protein and Gene Therapy Analytic Platforms

– Establishes a Premier, Protein and Gene Analytic Testing Service Platform Worldwide – Heilbronn/Boston July 2nd 2021: Protagen Protein Services (PPS) yesterday announced that it will merge with GeneWerk, an Ampersand portfolio company. With the addition of GeneWerk”s unique capabilities in vector safety, characterization, and functionality analysis, PPS will complement its current analytical testing offering in protein characterization identity, purity, potency and capsid loading to become a full-service partner in gene therapy testing for the biopharmaceutical industry. The announced merger creates a leading partner for the worldwide biopharmaceutical industry to…

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