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  • N ovem

    ber 2018

    E U R O P E A N

    T O O L & M O U LD

    M A K IN

    G Volum

    e XX

    issue 11/12

    CUTTING TOOLS

    Indexable tools for small diameters Page 40

    EXTRA

    EDM Buyer's Guide Annual sourcing directory with supplier database

    Page 49

    THE MAGAZINE

    www.etmm-online.com Volume XX | November 2018

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    11/12

    Show Preview The next generation of manufacturing technologies at Formnext 2018

    Page 22

    Zoomed In Okuma: From noodle machines to high-tech machining centres

    Page 48

    Additive technology and tools How toolmakers can apply additive manufacturing

    Page 18

    EUROPE A N TO OL & MOULD M A KING

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    EDITOR’S MESSAGE

    3

    Welcome to the jungle!

    Are you able to spon-taneously explainthe difference between FDM and PEM? Short hint: Both are abbreviated terms for additive manufac- turing processes. To be honest, I could not have explained it either. FDM stands for Fused Deposi- tion Modelling and is a variant of material extrusion. Wire-shaped material, so-called filament, is plasticised in a noz- zle unit and selectively dosed locally in layers. PEM or Paste Extrusion Modelling also be- longs to the field of material extrusion. Here, however, the material is dosed selectively and locally layer by layer through a piston-nozzle unit. If you compare the two pro- cesses visually, you can immediately see the difference. The terminology, however, is sometimes too abstract to keep track of – especially since there is a seemingly endless number of different additive processes and new ones are being added constantly.

    For beginners, this makes it particularly complicated. And one cannot always separate the procedures at first sight. Especially with metal processes that work with a powder bed, the machines cannot be distinguished at first glance. And then, there is the fight through the jungle of abbrevia- tions. Besides FDM and PEM, there are of course SLS, SLA, SLM, NPJ and MJF. Everything clear?

    Fortunately there is help. The organisers of the Formnext trade show (see p. 22) have developed the “Additive Manu- facturing Field Guide” together with Reutlingen University. The information brochure not only provides a clear over- view of the most important processes but also a description of the entire process that is necessary for additive manufac- turing, which is often neglected. This gives all newcomers to the field the opportunity to gain a quick overview and be better informed for discussions at the trade fair. The guide will not only be available at the trade fair but also online on the Formnext homepage. Even if you don't plan to visit the trade show, you can use the guide as a quick information tool whenever you feel lost in the additive manufacturing jungle.

    Rosemarie Stahl Editor rosemarie.stahl@vogel.de

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  • 4 11/12-2018

    NEWS

    BY THE NUMBERS 6 Industry trends, facts and figures

    INDUSTRY 8 Attacks cost €43 billion damage

    10 Incoe USA completes move into new global headquarters

    12 Technology Days focus on trends in automotive sector

    MARKETS 14 Forming processes are increas-

    ingly digital

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    HOT RUNNERS 16 Günther invests in a successful

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    SHOW SPECIAL 22 Additive solutions for everyone at

    Formnext 2018 24 Q&A: It is worthwhile for every

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    COVER STORY Additive manufactur- ing and tools P. 18

    No, additive manufacturing will not replace mass pro- duction processes any time soon. However, as a sup- porting technology, it can improve mould-making pro- cesses drastically, upgrading manufacturing efficiency. We compiled several examples of how tool makers can use additive manufacturing at dif ferent stages of their pro- duction processes to in- crease their efficiency.

    TIP

    Looking for EDM equipment and supplies? This issue includes eight supplier grids that can help you find the right supplier. Rosemarie Stahl

    Editor

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