Barbara Schulz European Correspondent

Based in Germany, Barbara Schulz is the European Correspondent for various Gardner Business Media metalworking group brands, including Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing, Production Machining and Moldmaking Technology. After completing her studies in linguistics and mechanical engineering in 2005, Barbara started covering the manufacturing industry as an editor with a leading German industrial magazine. Two years later, she became editor-in-chief of an Australian manufacturing magazine, which was published by a national manufacturing association. This association enabled her to network with Australia's top players in metal manufacturing as well as small- to medium-size manufacturing businesses. She returned to Germany in 2013 as editor-in-chief of a prominent European moldmaking magazine. Joining Gardner in 2017, her role is to present perspective relative to European machining trends, technology and tactics to our readers.
Turning Machines

A New Approach to Turning

By: Barbara Schulz

In a world-first live demonstration, Ceratizit showed its High-Dynamic Turning process during the company’s Open Days 2019 in Austria. The technique uses a turn-mill center’s milling spindle to perform the turning process.
#techbrief

EMO 2019: Driving Tomorrow’s Production

By: Barbara Schulz

Themed "Smart technologies driving tomorrow's production," EMO Hannover 2019 already counts 2,107 registered exhibitors from 47 countries. The show will be held from Sept. 16-21, 2019, which is once again set to attract around 130,000 visitors.

Tooling

Ceratizit Presents Team Cutting Tools and Turns Turning Upside Down

By: Barbara Schulz

Luxembourg-based Ceratizit Group invited more than 50 journalists from 15 countries for their Open Days 2019 press event from May 13-15 to present the new Team Cutting Tools and its new turning technology High Dynamic Turning.
#additive

United Grinding Symposium 2019

By: Barbara Schulz

The fourth Grinding Symposium held by the United Grinding Group in Thun, Switzerland from May 8 to 10, 2019 was a great opportunity for customers, experts and company representatives to discuss a diverse range of topics including the advantages of digital solutions for production machine operators, how user interfaces should be designed user to enable ideal machine operation, and what role additive manufacturing can play in machine building.

Swiss-Types

Burr-Free Micro Thread Whirling

By: Barbara Schulz

Threading is usually the last operation when machining components, which is why the process needs to be reliable and highly precise. DC Swiss has developed an internal thread whirler, which leaves micro threads burr-free, even in demanding, hard-to-machine materials.
#micromachining #techbrief

Cutting Tools

A Rolling Cutting Tool Boosts Turning Efficiency

By: Barbara Schulz

Rollfeed turning adds a third axis to turning operations that moves simultaneously with the X and Z axes to “roll” the cutting tool with a special insert geometry across the surface of the part. The result is reduced machining times, minimized tooling costs and high surface qualities.

Machines

Studer Expands Universal Cylindrical Grinder Series

By: Barbara Schulz

Studer introduces new features to its external universal cylindrical grinding machines S33 and S31, which now provide additional distances between centers.

Transformation of Powertrains is a Chance for Growth

By: Barbara Schulz

We recently talked with Dr. Masahiko Mori, president of DMG MORI Co. Ltd., about what a shift towards alternative drives and changing requirements on combustion engines means for the machine tool builder’s future.
#opinion

Automated Deburring Made Simple

By: Barbara Schulz

With its X-Bores series of deburring tools, Switzerland-based Heule has developed solutions for the automated deburring of cross bores.
#techbrief

Single & Multi-Spindles

Multi-Spindles Bring Flexibility to Automotive Supplier

By: Barbara Schulz

To remain among the top players in a highly competitive market requires innovative minds and efficient, flexible production equipment. This Germany-based automotive supplier possesses both and supports its extraordinary growth with a growing number of CNC multi-spindles.

Tooling

2019 German Precision Tool Industry Outlook is Positive Amid Uncertainty

By: Barbara Schulz

Despite geopolitical economic uncertainty, the German VDMA Precision Tools Association is projecting growth in precision tool consumption.  
#opinion

One Tool Turns Almost Everything

By: Barbara Schulz

Using a new approach to turning, roughing, finishing, contour turning, face turning and longitudinal turning can be carried out with just one tool.