The benefits of magnesium

Birmingham City University’s annual Magnesium Symposium returns for its second year after a positive response from industry in 2017.

Magnesium Symposyum

Academics, engineers and industry leaders will be heading to Birmingham for a conference that will get participants thinking about magnesium differently. At 1.8 g/cm³, magnesium is the lightest of all structural materials, the eighth most abundant chemical element in the Earth’s crust and is 100% recyclable. On 23 October, Birmingham City University will showcase magnesium as an alternative material, especially for the automotive and aerospace industries in terms of light weighting, fuel efficiency and the circular economy.
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Pemamek to partner HGG

Pemamek Ltd, a global welding and production automation provider, and HGG Profiling Equipment BV, a specialist in developing and supplying 3D pipe and profile-cutting machines, have made a joint announcement to extend their strategic partnership to shipyard solutions.

With the partnership extension, both companies are now able to supply integrated cutting and welding technologies, including profile processing lines, pipe-cutting lines and T-beam manufacturing lines for ship part fabrication.
Both Pemamek and HGG will continue to operate as independent entities.
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Conflux Technology to represent EOS

Conflux Technology will work alongside industrial 3D printing technology supplier EOS to bring additive manufacturing (AM) to the markets in Australia and New Zealand.

Being an Australian end-to-end AM applications company with more than 20 years of combined expertise, Conflux has been selected by EOS in order to have experienced personnel on the ground. The increased focus on the Australasian market is
timely for local manufacturers, as forward-looking businesses are rapidly evolving their design and production capabilities to take advantage of industrial 3D printing.
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AZL orders large injection moulder

The Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) at RWTH Aachen University is installing a new Engel injection moulding system.

Engel Deutschland GmbH – in co-operation with the Engel Centre for Lightweight Composite Technologies in Austria – will install the two-component injection moulding system with turning plate and 17,000 kN clamping force in 2019. This machine set-up is the basis for further developments in efficient inline combination technologies using different kinds of polymer performance materials.
AZL’s new Engel injection moulding system will enable innovative combinations of already established fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) processes and the development of new individual processes. The focus is on increasing resource efficiency in lightweight production, with research addressing multi-material systems, continuous processes, process chains and self-optimising processes.
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Live machining demonstrations from Vero

Two brands from Vero Software will be driving a variety of CNC machine tools for live machining demonstrations at the forthcoming ‘Inspiration through Innovation’ event at the headquarters of Seco Tools UK in Alcester on 9-10 October.

Edgecam will be programming two Mazak machines, as well as DMG Mori and Matsuura machines, with WorkNC running a Hermle model during the two-day event. Alongside the live demonstrations, Edgecam and WorkNC will also be showcasing their latest software releases in a new area inside Seco’s design and planning facility.
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