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The Baden-Württemberg-based automation specialists are aiming to provide robot manufacturers and integrators with independently tested co-act grippers that can be used for rapid implementation and certification of collaborative scenarios. Photo: Schunk

Cobots – Successful collaboration between man and robot
Cobots – Successful collaboration between man and robot
Cobots – Successful collaboration between man and robot

Robotics and automation are among the key technologies for ensuring lasting international success. Cobots interact directly with humans and give manufacturing companies a competitive edge in the market. At EMO Hannover 2019, trade visitors will find countless automation solutions and collaborative r...
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GM joined forces with Autodesk to develop the first 3D-printed and functionally optimised seat holder. Photo: GM

Lightweight construction is key technology for global sustainability
Lightweight construction is key technology for global sustainability
Lightweight construction is key technology for global sustainability

Intelligent lightweight solutions are increasingly gaining ground in machine tool construction. The main focuses are on new geometries and materials as well as simulation and 3D printing. Exhibitors at EMO Hannover will be showing how products can be designed and manufactured to meet lightweight and...
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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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