These articles sample possibilities for additive manufacturing of large metal parts.
One of the largest vertical turning and milling centers in the country will be installed in this Cincinnati-area job shop. Although installing the foundation for this huge machine was a massive undertaking, the company is building on other “foundations” as well.
A contract manufacturer specializing in ongoing production programs describes the investments involved in winning this work.
The key to success (and the primary challenge) for any job shop is minimizing turnaround time for non-repeating work. This Indiana shop shares some of its strategies for reducing lead times for the various large-scale jobs it encounters.
For this company, investing in live tooling and a high-pressure coolant system on a pair of new CNC vertical lathes eliminated setups, increased throughput and led to safer material handling on the shop floor.
Machining strategy contributes to 40 percent cycle time saving on large five-axis aluminum part.
DMG MORI hosted its 20th open house earlier this month in Pfronten, Germany. The event featured 76 machine tool exhibits, including four world premieres, and nearly 8,800 attendees had the opportunity to tour the recently renovated and expanded facility to see its latest machine tool technologies. Here are some observations from the event:
Custom 71-inch workholding is going to be used on a welding positioner for cladding large valves for the oil and gas industry.
Buying new is nice, but there are reasons why retrofits make sense for shops serving the oilfield industry.