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

Michigan, USA: Ford Motor, facing pressure to improve profitability, announced it would cut nearly 10 percent of jobs in its North America and Asia Pacific divisions. The company’s chief executive officer, Mark Fields, will also be stepping down amidst plummeting stock prices.

Singapore: Bosch reported its 2016 fiscal year with revenue of SG$1.17 billion (US$884 million) in Southeast Asia, similar to the results from the previous year.

Not content with being the world’s 13th largest automotive producer, Thailand’s development of Special Economic Zones set in motion its ambitions to transform into a knowledge-based economy. By Jonathan Chou

The need for greater control in manufacturing processes drives Renishaw’s growth into new forays. Steve Bell, General Manager, Renishaw, ASEAN, spoke to APMEN and shared the company’s direction for the region.

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