Technology has changed the way I cover an event like the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). It used to be that a notepad was sufficient for all the information I wanted to capture. This year, it’s likely I’ll use a video camera, too.
If you are a repeat attendee to IMTS
, perhaps technology has subtly changed your experience of the show as well. Smart phones and similar data devices are now so common that there’s a good chance you’ll have one with you.
With that in mind, here is something that might be useful during your time away: a selection of short videos on topics relevant to CNC machining. Watch any or all of these videos during your downtime in Chicago. Let them suggest other ways to improve your process back home, and perhaps even other technologies to investigate at the show.
Milling tool life
. Look at wear to learn what your speed and feed rates should be. Surkut Machine Technology demonstrates
. Learn how Allcraft Mold mills slide pockets in hard steel with relieved end mills
. Superior Tooling and Eden Tool use cameras to monitor their unattended machine tools. Watch how
they do this.
. Mark Albert talks to Richards Industries about the company’s lean production
of valve bodies.
. How can you make a screw machine
process more lean? Chris Koepfer talks to Vanamatic.
. Why is additive manufacturing important? Morris Technologies explains
. Use additive manufacturing to rapidly create custom devices for an assembly process. See an example
. How do you measure tiny parts and tiny mold tooling? Matrix Tooling explains
. Minimum quantity lubrication can be applied to a standard machine tool. This video demonstrates