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The world belongs to the brave
The startup Kurago represents a new generation of engineers in the Basque Country. It is developing software for the factory of the future – the Smart Factory.
The smart factory awaits in the cloud
We all use it every day: the cloud. Dropbox and Google Docs simplify data sharing, and cloud-based software is already in wide use. What is already commonplace for many of us in our everyday lives is also making its way into the infrastructure of industrial companies. However, moving data to the cloud involves a number of challenges.
A crazy trio: Craftsmanship, high-tech, and 20,000 watts
From 6,000 to 20,000 watts: Thanks to this quantum leap in laser cutting, the Herren Frères company intends to become even more attractive to customers in the high-tech segment. Innovation has a long tradition in this family-owned enterprise in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The company is once again playing a pioneering role.
Johannesburg: On the road to success in the city of opportunities
Johannesburg is the hot spot of South Africa. The lively city is not only culturally fertile ground, but also the perfect location for entrepreneurs like Mischel Frljak. The charismatic CEO has brought his company, National Stainless Steel Centre, to the forefront of the country’s sheet metal processing industry within just a few years.
All things have an end, except the circle
Single use and then off to the dump: Our linear economic model exhausts vast quantities of finite resources. The circular economy is meant to change this. This paradigm shift poses a challenge to the mechanical engineering industry, but also presents opportunities, particularly through new business models.
"Twicky" parts, or how to explore the limits of the possible
The mechanic Martin Fischer skillfully balances between the worlds of metal and art. His passion: elegant pendulum clocks, for which he requires precision parts. He has these cut on a Bystronic laser system at Al-Cut.
From vintage to e-car
A trio of automotive enthusiasts at Triamp needed components for the electrification of three vintage cars. The metal processing company Ray-Cut manufactured these parts on the ByStar Fiber with 10 kilowatts.
Sharing: A primal principle as a success factor
Sharing! A megatrend that is generating a lot of noise. However, it is by no means a new idea. Why is it experiencing such a boom right now? And what does sharing offer industry? One thing up front: many opportunities.
The virus killers from Upper Bavaria
A German company has declared war on the coronavirus: The innovative systems from Schnittpunkt use UVC radiation to filter infectious aerosols out of the air. The parts for the box are cut on the BySprint Fiber 3015.
Tube and sheet metal worker with vision
Metal processing has a long history at the Ardennes. At the French family enterprise Badré, the fourth generation is now embracing the digital future while simultaneously conquering the third dimension: with the ByTube 130. This machine is ensuring full order books.