Celebrating its 150th anniversary, Gleason emphasizes education at its recent seminar, focusing on digital manufacturing, gear design, tooling materials, additive manufacturing and technology trends in gear grinding.
Qualified international subscribers can receive full issues of Modern Machine Shop delivered in a convenient and interactive digital magazine format. Read at your convenience on your desktop or mobile device.
M.A. Ford’s participation in an externship program proved to be a win-win, bridging manufacturing and education as well as opening a door to community involvement in what could be a useful model for other shops and OEMs.
Sponsored content from industry experts
East Branch Engineering often uses live-tool turning centers to complete complex parts in one setup. However, it also leverages a flexible and reconfigurable “mini-cell” strategy to enable a single operator to tend two machines at once, essentially gaining “free” machining time by overlapping operations.
When the right cutting tool, toolholder, cutter paths and machining parameters are applied intelligently, a shop may have more capability to mill titanium effectively than it recognizes.
Elite Manufacturing was unknowingly overpricing its bids until the company purchased an ERP software program. Since its installation, the company has seen increased profitability as well as growth.
With a reading of 43.8, the Gardner Business Index showed the production machining industry contracted in September for the 6th month in a row and at its fastest rate in more than 2 years.