Investment Plans Raise the Bar

Alloy Wire International (AWI) is currently planning a US$150,000 investment drive that will see the company upgrade its ability to produce wire in straight lengths and bars.
The company, which now exports to over 60 countries worldwide, has seen demand for straight lengths of its round and profile nickel alloy wire grow consistently over the last three years, and is expecting an increase in volumes with aerospace and fastening sectors beginning to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cage Welding Machines for Driven & Bored Piles, Columns & Beams

When special designs and gigantic dimensions are required, one name is at the forefront of the industry. mbk Maschinenbau GmbH has long been known as a system solution partner. Individual concepts with added value are created with a high level of technical know-how, a great deal of experience, immense innovative power and the ability to fully engage with the concerns of the customers. For the production of round and square reinforcements for driven and bored piles, columns and beams, mbk has cage welding machines with different specifications in its product range

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Advanced Spring Grind for Industry 4.0

OMD Officina Meccanica Domaso SpA, a leading company in the manufacture of spring end grinding machines, specializes in the production of wet grinders for grinding springs with wire diameters up to 90 mm. The geometric dimensions, the relevant differences in the length of the unground springs, the low performance of dry grinding for large wire diameters and the limited series that often do not justify high tooling costs, are the main reasons to prefer the wet grinding method

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Case Study: Safety Critical Spring Failure in the Aerospace Sector

In the aerospace sector, like a lot of other industries, springs are everywhere. They’re in the seats and luggage bins of commercial planes, the control panels of jet fighters and in the antenna of satellites. Although there are hundreds of different spring shapes and designs flying above our heads every day, they all have something in common—they can fail. Although a lot of springs might not be considered “safety critical” in the aerospace sector, failure, especially systemic failures, are not acceptable

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Flexibility is Key to Production of Rings and Wave Springs on One Machine

Designed for the production of high-precision one or multi-turn rings from profiled material as well as righthand coiled wave springs (optional), the SNA series offers a wide range of application possibilities. The upgraded machine version with a special pitch device can be used to produce rings with waves, multi-turn rings with crimps or complex wave springs. Compared to conventional spiral springs, wave springs offer a continuously high spring force and deflection while requiring only limited installation space.

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