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06. July 2015

What came first? Aluminum or the first plane? While the first plane made by the Wright brothers in 1903 still consisted of a wooden frame covered with fabric, the process of obtaining aluminum was invented 3 years earlier. The first alloy for aviation, “Duralin®” (aluminum alloyed with copper,...

03. July 2015

The gear is one of the earliest machine components in the history of mankind. For thousands of years, gears have served the purpose of movement and power transmission – first the power of flowing water, then that of steam and today numerous kinds of energy sources. It is unimaginable that transport...

22. June 2015

Be truthful, do you know how old your summer tires on your car are? How many miles you've already travelled with them or what the service life of an average tire is? Well, we can at least answer the last question: it is between roughly 25,000 and 50,000 miles and entirely dependent on what kind of...

08. June 2015

When Charles Hard Townes died in January 2015 there were no outpourings of grief in the media. Yet Townes, together with Nikolay Gennadiyevich Basov and Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov, won the Nobel Prize for an invention in 1964, without which the world would be a very different place today....

01. June 2015

Nobody can say with any certainty when the first gear was invented. The only certain is that the Ancient Egyptians used the first precursors of gears to transfer rotary motion. Other historical evidence, such as the Antikythera mechanism, shows that people were able not only to plan and make gears...

26. May 2015

It is estimated that sales of passenger aircraft will rise by 4.5% to 5% by 2030. Rising numbers of travelers on intercontinental routes and the increase of aviation in emerging nations are the main reasons for these steadily rising figures. This is compounded by the replacement of older fleets...

20. April 2015

With the new VM 9 modular turning machine, EMAG has introduced a platform that covers a broad spectrum of applications thanks to the combined turning, milling and drilling technologies and intelligent machine design. The highly accessible machining area and workpiece spindle fitted at the bottom...

13. April 2015

A recent study from McKinsey & Company looked at how self-driving cars will affect both the automobile industry and our daily lives. The results were multifaceted, including altering everyday tasks such as parking, where cars would automatically drive themselves to overflow lots outside of...

16. March 2015

Having cut a gear, your next step is to achieve a chamfer with the best contour accuracy in order to remove burrs along the tooth profile. You can basically choose between two technologies: chamfering/deburring or the CHAMFER CUT procedure developed by FETTE.Chamfering/deburringChamfering/deburring...

06. March 2015

Production lines, which link several machines together, often pose a problem in the transporting and loading of workpieces. Many factors must be considered in planning such a line, such as the space available in the production facility, the footprint of the machines as well as the automation...

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