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Video: Additive Manufacturing Is a Logistics Solution

UPS discusses its use of cloud-networked 3D printers to provide part-making near the point of end use.

ERP

Machining and Fabrication Teams are Different—Here Is How to Manage Them

The leaders of a company providing both job-shop-type machining and fabrication of custom structures describe how they respect both of these teams and how they bring them both together. ISO certification has proven to be one valuable factor.

Cutting Tools / Turning

A New Turning Process Enables Cutting “In Reverse”

A methodology for cutting in both directions on a CNC lathe promises to make turning a much more productive operation in certain applications. New types of inserts driven by new CAM tool paths are key enablers of this development, but implementing the whole multifaceted system as a system is essential.
Siemens Answers with the Most Innovative CNC Solutions for Machine Tool Technology

Modern Machine Shop
June Issue

Turning Takes a New Direction

GBI: Metalworking January 2017 – 53.8

The metalworking industry expands for the first time in almost two years.

Cutting Tools / Machining Centers

Making Mountains out of Mold Steel—Literally

When graphite molds wouldn’t cut it for a manufacturer of hand-blown drinking glasses, this shop machined more durable stainless steel molds to create the famous mountainous shapes that emerge from the bottom of its customer’s nifty drinkware.
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Knowledge Centers

Knowledge Centers are well organized collections of practical information on specific topics. This is the place to go to get grounded on technologies and best practice.


So You’re in the Market for a Machine Tool—Start Your Search by Asking “Why”

There’s nothing worse than buying a new machine that ends up neglected in the corner because it’s the wrong one for the job. Some key questions at the beginning of your search can help you avoid that.

Video: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Additive Manufacturing

Manufacturers now succeeding with additive manufacturing are beginning to see what its ultimate impact might be. Here are ideas about the reach that AM will have, and the kinds of changes and advances it will enable.