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Autumn colour collection
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 00:00

Axalta has presented its 2017 Colour_gen collection to European car manufacturers

Magnetic filter removes 90% of swarf
Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

Sheffield based tool manufacturers remove 90% of swarf from honing oil with magnetic filter from Eclipse Magnetics

Powder progress
Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

Guyson International has launched a new powder recovery system

Perfectly formed
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

BYK-Gardner is introducing a new member of the well-proven micro-gloss family, which has an ultra-small port for measuring gloss at small surface areas. 

Anodising action
Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

The REACH regulation of the European Chemicals Agency effectively bans the use of Hexavalent Chromium for surface treatment from September 2017. Airbus have promoted using the Tartaric Anodising process instead. The latest of the process instructions in regard to this was published in October 2016.

Cleaning up
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00

parts2clean will showcase all that’s best in the finishing industry

In virtually every sector of industry, parts and surface cleaning has developed into a quality criterion and competitive factor, while at the same time creating added value. “This year’s parts2clean features the world’s most extensive range of products and services for reliable and efficient components cleaning,” remarks Olaf Daebler, Global Director of parts2clean at the event producer, Deutsche Messe, adding: “Our guided tours, our new special display titled ‘The Process Chain for Quality Analysis in the Cleanroom’ and our speakers’ presentations at the expert and innovations forum will provide visitors with additional, targeted information on a wide array of topics covering parts and surface cleaning.”

Display sectors to showcase numerous product innovations and refinements

Over 230 companies from 14 different countries will be represented at this year’s parts2clean, which runs from October 24th to 26th at the Stuttgart exhibition center. With a total of some 7,100 square meters of display space, this 15th edition of the flagship show will be the biggest ever. The companies exhibiting there will be showcasing cross-industry, “cross-material” products, solutions and services for all segments of industrial parts and surface cleaning. “Numerous exhibitors will be taking advantage of the international forum provided by the event to unveil their latest innovations and product refinements,” reports Daebler. This includes a new, continuous process for cleaning parts using water-based media as well as several innovative cleaning systems using solvents like hydrocarbons and modified alcohols. Another first at parts2clean will consist of a new ultrasound generator which can be fitted with a second resonator attachment, allowing two similar or different processes, for example cleaning and rinsing in two separate basins using different agents, to be performed with a single generator. A further innovation in the field of ultrasound cleaning consists of the first-ever waterproof generator.

The visitor can also expect to see additional innovations in the area of automating cleaning processes, including the first manipulator specially developed for deployment in robot cells. Apart from its robust design and protection rating of IP 69, this product is compelling based on the ease of programming and operating it using the CNC control system of the cleaning cell. The event will also feature a number of solutions for integrating cleaning processes with the Industry 4.0 environment. Other display segments include cleaning agents, bath monitoring and care, corrosion protection and packaging, systems for particulate and film cleaning control as well as cleaning and transport containers, with participating firms showcasing their new and improved solutions in all of these areas

Supporting program features special display, guided tours and expert forum

The supporting program for this year’s parts2clean will unveil all the latest developments, including at a special display titled “The Process Chain for Quality Analysis in the Cleanroom”, where visiting professionals can get a close-up look at the process steps necessary not just to comply with strict cleanliness standards, but also to verify and document this compliance.

The guided tours will allow visitors to find out all the latest developments, being led by a specialist guide who will take them directly to the key segments of industrial cleaning.

Coordinated by the Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance and the Industrial Parts Cleaning Association (FiT), the three-day expert forum at parts2clean has long been considered one of the world’s leading sources of inside knowledge. At this integrated forum, high-calibre speakers from industry, science and research will share their expertise on process optimization as well as special industrial parts and surface cleaning themes, innovative developments and the interface between cleaning technology and Industry 4.0. Attendance at the parts2clean expert forum is free of charge for all trade fair attendees.

The benefits of indentation micro hardness testing
Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

Micro hardness testing is a necessary part of automotive parts and components manufacture and experts Fischer Instrumentation (GB) Ltd discuss why instrumented indentation is a superior method over conventional hardness testing in an automotive parts manufacturing environment.

Testing times
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 00:00

Any employer who uses a local exhaust ventilation (dust/fume extraction system)  to control dust or fumes, must ensure that the system is effective and is in good working order.

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