Industria 4.0

Industria 4.0

The digital twin helps win the award
02/04/2020 - Feinguss Blank was honored for a particularly light and innovative wheel carrier at the Newcast trade fair in Düsseldorf. It was created using a digital twin and 3D printing.
A smart camera is checking 3D printing
01/04/2020 - In precision manufacturing, additive manufacturing processes offer plenty of scope for improvement. An optical measurement system for quality monitoring should now be able to close one loophole.
3D printer expected to manufacture transmission parts weighing tons
01/04/2020 - Research institutes and companies in Lower Saxony are jointly developing a 3D printer that can produce steel components for ship transmission housings weighing several tons. After all, compared to...
New steel materials crank up 3D printing
01/04/2020 - Over the next three years, the AddSteel project plans to create new function-adapted steel materials for additive manufacturing. The German plant manufacturer SMS group is responsible for the...
Interest in 3D printing with aluminum alloys catching up
27/03/2020 - Additive manufacturing processes using aluminum alloys are increasingly being used in industry. In metal-based 3D printing, they could soon be as common as nickel, steel, and titanium.
How to avoid 3D printing errors
27/03/2020 - An international research project took a look at additive manufacturing methods and processes in the last few years. The results have now been published.
Audi relies on 3D printing and start-up cooperation
27/03/2020 - Audi plans to use auxiliary components from additive manufacturing processes in the assembly of the e-tron GT electric car in future. The design software is the result of a cooperative project with a...
A new printing head is turning heads
16/03/2020 - Nuremberg Tech (TH Nuremberg) has reported a “breakthrough in additive manufacturing”. A research team at the university wants to make 3D printing much quicker and more efficient – at a low...
Germany falls behind in 3D printing
16/03/2020 - Good, but no longer at the forefront: According to a study by consulting firm EY, more and more German companies are using additive manufacturing processes. However, Germany is no longer leading the...
Viennese start-up aims to revolutionize 3D printing
09/03/2020 - The company claims its 3D printer produces “outstanding component quality”. It is designed for industrial use and combines the individual steps of additive manufacturing in a tight box.
Airbus builds AI-optimized partition wall
02/03/2020 - Using software from CAD manufacturer Autodesk, an aircraft partition wall has been designed that is 45% lighter than, yet just as strong as the traditional part.
Graz develops 3D nanoprinting technology
02/03/2020 - The 3D printing of complex, freestanding objects in the nanometer range poses major challenges for additive manufacturing technologies. Researchers at Graz University of Technology have been working...
Design optimization accelerates 3D printing
02/03/2020 - Programs for the automatic topology optimization of 3D-printed objects aim to accelerate the creation of the component design. Compared to classical techniques, the use of special software boosts...
3D printing to protect expensive wheel rims from theft
02/03/2020 - Ford will offer the perfect protection of its wheel rims in the future with individual wheel nuts and wrenches printed in 3D. The trick: The shape of the wheel nut is based on the vehicle owner’s...
Unexpected legal issues lurk in 3D printing
12/02/2020 - Additive manufacturing is being used more and more in industry. However, the fact that it gives rise to a wealth of legal issues is sometimes overlooked. A VDI guideline has now been published, with...
3D printing provides the greatest savings for rare spare parts
12/02/2020 - Costs can be reduced on a large scale with 3D printing of spare parts, as a new study reveals. Although the production costs are higher, they soon pay for themselves – especially for parts that are...
3D printing is making flying more economical and sustainable
12/02/2020 - British Airways is exploring new areas of application for additive manufacturing processes in aircraft construction. The weight savings anticipated as a result should improve the CO2 footprint of air...
Software uniVision para cámaras inteligentes, sistemas de visión y perfilómetros 2D / 3D
16/09/2019 - El software uniVision de Webglor está estructurado como una caja de herramientas inteligente para cámaras inteligentes, sistemas de visión y unidades de control con...