03 Welcome and Diary of Events
ISMR showcases a range of forthcoming international events .
06 General News
10 People Watch
Focus on Welding
36 A Fresh Approach
A KUKA robotic cell takes on the welding of large components , such as fan blades , at drying technology specialist , STELA Laxhuber , in Germany .
36 . A Fresh Approach
24 . Feel the
38 . The Partner
12 Industry News
18 Research News
54 Product Reviews ISMR reviews a selection of the latest new product innovations .
Focus on Bonding
20 A Firm Grip
In this article , we outline the benefits of metal bonding technologies for a wide range of disparate applications .
24 Feel the Force
We highlight new forecasts , challenges and changes in global energy markets for manufacturers .
Focus on Industry 4.0
28 The Path to Industry 4.0
Wrekin Sheet Metal ’ s transition to Industry 4.0 has been smooth as it saw the process as a journey , rather than a destination .
32 MENA in Focus
The Middle East and North Africa ( MENA ) region ’ s economies are projected to grow by around 5 % in 2022 , the fastest rate since 2016 .
Focus on Fabrication
38 The Partner Project
What should you look for when sourcing large sheet metal enclosures ? Tenere outlines some pointers to keep in mind for your next project .
40 The Productivity Principle
Ludwig Esser Metallbau in Germany aims to increase its productivity , capacity and competitiveness with two new LVD fibre laser cutting systems .
Focus on Digitalisation
44 An Eye on Reality
New TUM research demonstrates that employees wearing Augmented Reality ( AR ) glasses work faster , but internalise less .
Focus on Stamping
46 Making Their Mark
We spotlight a selection of new stamping processes , technologies and press models .
52 Hollow Profile Hybrids
Hollow-profile hybrid technology from LANXESS offers plastic-metal composite components with greater torsional stiffness and strength .