Editorial

Automation and Robotics: hopes and illusions

by Guido Belforte – According to various sources, automation in its most evolved form and anthropomorphic robotics are indicated as very promising instruments to solve problems that might hardly find solutions with different…

Well, what is a mechanical factory today?

Giovanni Castellani – Naturally, there is a myriad of factories for the most various goods, from studs to aircrafts or port facilities. And, if we generalize, several considerations are pertinent. However, we have…

Restart, young on board

by Mario Guagliano –  It seems this is the right time and we are not dealing just with something read on newspapers. It is likely that in Europe and Italy we start growing…

Coatings, heat treatments: a dynamic world in constant growth

The scenario of the Coatings and Heat Treatments sector is characterized by high technical-scientific liveliness and by unprecedented dynamism. The galvanic sector might be absent-mindedly considered as mature, without relevant innovation and growth…

Mechanics is running

Carlo Gorla – Growth! This is the must we cannot disregard and the criterion with which we evaluate the soundness of economy, either international or of a continent, of a nation, of a…

Standardization

ISO-6336: many failures, a single number

Standardization, from the English Standard, but also Unification, term that we find anyway precisely in the full denomination of UNI, the national standardization body: they are the words used to identify the regulation…

Additive technologies, new assembly frontier

Mario Guagliano – One of the major innovations in the industrial production of the last quarter of last century was the different approach to the problems concerning the assembly and its optimization in…

Electric vehicles and transmissions

Carlo Gorla –  The evolution of vehicle transmissions over the last few years is obvious but the context of the electrification trend reserves much more to us. This will proceed faster and faster,…

The challenge of nanotechnologies

Mario Guagliano –  At the end of last century, the prestigious review Science entrusted the President of the United States in charge Bill Clinton with the writing of an editorial entitled “Science in…

3D printing and gears

Carlo Gorla –  Additive Manufacturing, or 3D printing, as you prefer: the ideal technology for Industry 4.0, but also the antithesis, if compared to the processes currently used to produce gears! The direct shift,…

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