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2018-10-23 - The University of Rosenheim has built a system – a pilot plant unique across the whole of Germany – for developing climate and resource-friendly procedures and materials for automotive applications, timber construction and furniture manufacture as well as a wide range of other applications. The aim...

2018-07-13 - Increasingly complex plastic parts, which need to meet economical as well as ecological standards, pose an enormous challenge for injection molders. Tools like the virtual DoE, featured by the SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding Technology, help rising to these challenges, e.g. by finding the optimal mold design...

2018-04-09 - The steady growth of a company is a positive aspect. However, a certain degree of creativity is needed in the production areas in order to meet the growing require-ments. Several expansions require rebuilding and extensions which, in the case of a complete new building, would not have been realised.

2018-02-22 - It is simply incredible what has developed from a workshop for the production of suitcase locks founded by Ewald WITTE in Velbert, Germany in 1899 into the company that it is today. WITTE Automotive is still a private, family-run business that achieved a turnover of more than EUR 670 million in 2017...

2018-01-11 - Blow-moulded films are highly demanding products, and consequently the use of recycled material in their production represents a major challenge. Impurities in the feed material necessarily lead to production faults that can range from specks and minor defects in the tubular film through to production...

2017-07-07 - mikrotechnik HIRT (abbreviated MTH), based in Schramberg, Germany, is establishing itself increasingly as a specialist in small components, micro parts and hybrid parts. In close partnership with its customers, MTH develops highly complex products and components which it produces with advanced technology...

2017-07-05 - Worldwide, up to 2.5 billion cups of coffee are drunk every day. Much of this is prepared from coffee powder capsule portions in coffee machines. Due to the necessary oxygen barrier to prevent ageing of the coffee due to oxidation, these capsule portions consist of either aluminium or a plastic composite...

2017-06-29 - In order to utilize expensive tool alloys with higher thermal performance it is important to have a clear understanding of their cost-to-benefit ratio. For the mold of a packaging application, a "Sigmasoft" Virtual Molding analysis demonstrated that a higher conductivity material allowed for a cycle...

2017-03-13 - As part of expanding its production facilities, Bergmann Spritzguß und Formenbau GmbH & Co. KG, which is based in Telgte-Westbevern, decided on a radical approach and equipped its entire production facility with a brand new material supply system comprising a central drying system, dosing systems and...

2017-03-10 - Ehrlich Werkzeug- & Gerätebau GmbH delivers almost 95% thermoplastic mouldings produced in Koenigstein to automotive industry suppliers. In addition to these products, strongly hygroscopic plastics with up to 60% ratio of glass fibres are especially used. For drying the material and its consequent transport...


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