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Blog & Technical Papers

The VDW’s employees are experts in their respective specialist fields and contribute their know-how to a multiplicity of national and international contexts where they provide information on ongoing trends, news and interesting events at irregular intervals. Specialist articles published in connection with our trade fairs, the METAV and the EMO Hannover, in particular, will give you some soundly based insights into what’s happening in and around the German machine tool industry.

Dry machining has conquered the field of gear manufacturing, as predicted. Cutting speeds are up to 5 times higher than those of wet machining 20 years ago. Photo: Klingelnberg

Manufacturers making increased use of dry machining and MQL
Manufacturers making increased use of dry machining and MQL
Manufacturers making increased use of dry machining and MQL

Should we continue with classic machining and coolant lubricants, or do dry machining and minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) represent viable alternatives? From a technology point of view, it is important to consider material properties and machine performance, but plant costs, energy and health asp...
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The shavings which are produced when machining using minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) are virtually residue-free and can be recycled directly.

Dry machining and MQL conquering more and more applications
Dry machining and MQL conquering more and more applications
Dry machining and MQL conquering more and more applications

Production managers in manufacturing often have to ask themselves: should we continue with conventional machining and coolant lubricants, or do dry machining or minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) represent viable alternatives? Several factors influence this decision. In Part 1 of this two-part serie...
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The Xeidana software, which was developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) in Chemnitz, provides users with a solution package that can take care of various tasks ranging from data acquisition to automated quality control. Foto: IWU

High-quality sensor data is a crucial requirement for Industry 4.0
High-quality sensor data is a crucial requirement for Industry...
High-quality sensor data is a crucial requirement for Industry 4.0

The use of appropriate sensor technology in production is a basic prerequisite for the implementation of Industry 4.0. It collects data on process and machine status as it arises and makes it available for various process-relevant information services and workflows. However, the costs of sensor tech...
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Astrophysicists Theo Steininger and Maksim Greiner are looking for new applications for artificial intelligence software that has already proven itself in the automotive industry. Photo: Erium

Metalworking inspired by the stars: Astrophysicists looking to optimise milling
Metalworking inspired by the stars: Astrophysicists looking to optimise...
Metalworking inspired by the stars: Astrophysicists looking to optimise milling

Recently, even astrophysicists have started taking an interest in EMO Hannover. Garching-based Dr. Theo Steininger and Dr. Maksim Greiner, former PhD students at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, have developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) software that makes use of the latest s...
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