Andrew McAfee's presentation at the Opening General Session of Autodesk University in December made me feel pretty darn good. His message was simple: Technology, especially computer software, has done much to improve the human condition. The recording of his presentation is likely to lift your mood, too, if a dreary, post-holiday winter day is dragging you down.
Although round cutting inserts have a well-deserved reputation for efficiently roughing contoured geometry, they sometimes work best when they’re not perfectly round.
Milling deep grooves generates tons of chips that are sometimes hard to clear. This internal coolant device provides an innovative solution to this challenge.
High schoolers in a Computer Integrated Manufacturing class learned how to design a part for turning, calculate feeds and speeds, program a CNC lathe, and become Jedi knights.
A short video illustrates the differences between conventional machining with multiple shallow passes versus high-efficiency machining with a tool designed for deeper cuts.
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.
The Linear Mold business development manager will be one of the speakers at the October 20-21 conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, focusing on industrial applications of additive manufacturing.
A system for turning oil-industry face grooves on a machining center uses an adjustable toolholder along with an NC code generator for creating the unusual path.
Multi-arm robots working close to employees are noteworthy additions to this shop that got its start during World War II.
The sponsor of the upcoming Additive Manufacturing Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, has revealed the electric car that it will produce in this city.