An uncertain global market: geopolitical challenges for the European MT industry

With uncertainty being the only clear rule nowadays, the outlook for global markets might deter almost the most adventurous of manufacturers and exporters. However, a more balanced analysis of our economic environment shows us that, despite the looming geopolitical troubles, there are many foreign opportunities for the machine tool industry to thrive. Dr. Roland Feichtl, …

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Inauguration of GF Machining Solutions’ innovative new headquarters in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

On September 13, 2019, the new headquarters of GF Machining Solutions was inaugurated in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. The new building, which took 26 months to construct, will house 450 employees from 29 nationalities and comprise under one roof the former nearby facilities of Ipsach (former Center of Competence), Nidau (former Milling production site) and Luterbach (Step-Tec). …

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Case Study: Renishaw raises the bar on rotary table accuracy

CNC rotary tables play a vital role in the performance of multi-axis machining centres. As table accuracy and reliability are of paramount concern throughout the product’s lifetime, Matsumoto Machine Corporation (MMK) has taken a pragmatic two-pronged approach to reducing indexing errors and improving performance. By enhancing both product calibration and encoder technologies the company has …

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San Sebastian will host the main National Congress of Advanced and Digital Manufacturing

From the 23rd to the 25th of October 2019, the XXII edition of the Congress of Advanced Manufacturing and Machine Tools will take place in the Science and Technology Park of Gipuzkoa, in Donostia-San Sebastián. The most veteran technological congress in the country, which held its first edition in 1976, has become a reference event …

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