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Supply bottlenecks holding back metalforming production
Supply bottlenecks holding back metalforming production
Supply bottlenecks holding back metalforming production

In the third quarter of 2021, order intake in the German metalforming sector increased by 35 percent compared with the prior-year period. Domestic orders increased by 22 percent. Foreign orders were 42 percent higher than a year earlier. In the first three quarters of the current year, orders from G...
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“The levels of orders on hand are good. However, supply bottlenecks and sharp rises in the price of raw materials and components are increasingly holding back business," says Dr. Wilfried Schäfer

Supply bottlenecks holding back machine tool production
Supply bottlenecks holding back machine tool production
Supply bottlenecks holding back machine tool production

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the third quarter of 2021 were 69 percent up on the previous year's figure. Orders from Germany rose by 67 percent. Foreign orders were 71 percent higher than in the previous year. Orders received by German manufacturers increased by 61 percent ...
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One exemple of sheet metal processing: Nitrogen cutting at record speed with a solid-state laser: The sheet throughput for medium to thick sheets is increased by up to 100 per cent. At the same time, the gas consumption goes down – by as much as 70 per cent with Highspeed Eco. Source: Trumpf Group

Downswing in German metal forming technology sector halted for time being
Downswing in German metal forming technology sector halted for...
Downswing in German metal forming technology sector halted for time being

Metal forming technology accounts for about 30 per cent of machine tool production and is thus smaller than the machining sector. Forming technology machines include presses, bending machines, punching machines as well as wire working and processing machines. In the form of press technology it is us...
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Corona crisis holding down machine tool industry orders

Corona crisis holding down German machine tool industry orders
Corona crisis holding down German machine tool industry orders
Corona crisis holding down German machine tool industry orders

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the second quarter of 2020 were 46 per cent down on the same period last year. In the process orders from Germany fell by 36 per cent. 51 per cent fewer orders were received from abroad. In the first half of 2020, the level of orders fell by 35 ...
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Recent upswing in orders for the German metal forming technology sector
Recent upswing in orders for the German metal forming...
Recent upswing in orders for the German metal forming technology sector

Orders received by the German metal forming technology sector in the third quarter of 2019 were 15 per cent down on the same period last year. Orders from Germany fell by 26 per cent. 8 per cent fewer orders were received from abroad. Orders received fell by 10 per cent in the first nine months of 2...
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Orders for the German machine tool industry have recovered slightly recently
Orders for the German machine tool industry have recovered...
Orders for the German machine tool industry have recovered slightly recently

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the third quarter of 2019 were 25 per cent down on the same period last year. Orders from Germany fell by 29 per cent. 23 per cent fewer orders were received from abroad. Orders received fell by 23 per cent in the first nine months of 2019. Dome...
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