Stephanie Monsanty worked as a summer intern in 2012 and joined the Modern Machine Shop team as assistant editor later that fall. She edits product and industry news for the print magazine as well as MMS Online. Stephanie completed her M.A. in professional writing at the University of Cincinnati in 2013, and also holds a B.A. in English literature and history from the University of Mount Union.
Our February product spotlight features grinding equipment from Gleason, 3M Abrasives, C & B Machinery and Kalamazoo Industries (pictured above), among others.
The Modern Equipment Review Spotlight section in our February issue highlights a variety of grinding equipment, ranging from belt grinders to cylindrical grinding machines to grinding wheels. View the slideshow here to see the grinding products we highlighted, and see the print issue or our online products coverage for more detail.
Industries like aerospace and automotive depend on bladed components such as impellers and blisks, but these workpieces can be complex and time-consuming to program and machine. Gibbs and Associates’ MultiBlade options for GibbsCAM provide a simplified user interface optimized for working with bladed workpieces within the GibbsCAM environment.
Two levels are available, depending on the type of work or level of specialization required. Level 1 covers workpieces with single splitters, and Level 2 can be added to support multiple splitters, sub-splitters, blade fillet machining and other advanced features.
Watch the video above, produced by Gibbs and Associates, for an overview of the MultiBlade functionality in GibbsCAM.
The zone focuses on industrial automation equipment such as this FANUC robotic arm used at Stabiltec. Read the story here.
We recently launched a brand-new zone on MMS Online focused entirely on robotics and industrial automation. For videos, articles, products and more on how to leverage these technologies for your business, visit the zone.
Products from suppliers such as FANUC, Universal Robots, Fastems and TM Robotics (pictured) are featured in our January product spotlight.
The Modern Equipment Review Spotlight in our January issue focuses on industrial robots and automation. View the slideshow to see photos and learn more about the robotics and automation products we highlighted in print.
Teachers across the United States can register with DonorsChoose.org
to request funding for a MakerBot Academy package, which includes a Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer and spools of PLA filament.
During the State of the Union address back in February, President Obama made the following statement:
"3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. We must ensure that the next Industrial Revolution in manufacturing will happen in America. We can get that done."
The remark inspired additive equipment supplier MakerBot with a mission: to put a 3D printer in every school in the United States. MakerBot has since partnered with America Makes and Autodesk to make this happen through DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding website for educators. Teachers post requests for classroom materials on the site and explain their need, and donors can make contributions toward the purchases.
More than 400 requests have already been made for MakerBot’s Academy bundle, which includes a MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer, three spools of MakerBot PLA filament, and a full year of service and protection. To view the requests—and help fund the project—go to donorschoose.org and search for MakerBot. You can search for teachers near you, or just donate to a request that appeals to you.