Helmond, Netherlands: Fastener manufacturer Nedschroef has signed an agreement to acquire component manufacturer and engineering service provider CP Tech, with the intention to develop from a specialist manufacturer of fasteners to a engineering company capable of engaging in the development of early-stage automotive projects working jointly with OEMs.

In recent years, automobile manufacturers, large or small, have begun to realise the benefits of digital technologies, and how to leverage them. By Bisheng Liu, vice president, digital factory services, Siemens

The Industrial Internet of Things will profoundly change automated production processes. How do machine vision technologies help to cope with these challenges? By Dr Maximilian Lückenhaus, director, marketing and sales, MVTec Software

An uncertain world stage and political issues in South Korea saw the nation go through a record-high recession in 2016 which affected machine tool exports. Does 2017 spell better news for the country? By Jonathan Chou

Dietmar Kogler, managing director, Arno Werkzeuge SE Asia, speaks to APMEN on how his company provides specific tooling services for manufacturers in the region.

Accuracy in the manufacturing of components in the steering wheel system is essential in enabling optimal steering performance. Therefore, it is important to select a measuring instrument capable of accuracy on the nanometre scale. Contributed by Carl Zeiss

Sandvik Coromant’s GC2220 turning insert is made for stainless steel materials. It is available for CoroTurn 107 inserts, CoroTurn TR for external profiling and T-Max P for general turning applications, and is suitable for the aerospace, automotive, and oil and gas industries.

Ironjaw’s clamping force booster system for injection presses can be adapted to all types of mould. It increases the capacity of the injection press which enables 30 to 60 percent more clamping force, depending on the machine’s configuration.

MaxShot Next by Creaform is an optical coordinate measuring system for large-scale metrology projects, is designed for use by quality control and product development specialists from the aerospace, automotive and transportation industries.

An interesting approach towards the external turning of steel parts in high volume offers opportunities for manufacturers in the automotive industry. By Håkan Ericksson, Global Product Specialist at Sandvik Coromant

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