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Published: 5/24/2017

Making Connections at Innovation Days
Among other highlights, this year’s iteration of DMG MORI’s annual open house event showcased the company’s latest efforts to connect traditionally disparate machining operations, both in the physical sense and the virtual sense.

Published: 5/11/2017

Entry-Level Option for Machine Automation
This new modular handling system for Hermle machine tools is designed for shops that don’t necessarily need a complex and expensive robotic system, and it converts stand-alone machines into flexible manufacturing cells.

Published: 5/10/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: May 2017
AME opens an engineering training department, Kapp Niles launches a new metrology business and more industry news.

Published: 5/4/2017

It’s Not Just the Cells, It’s the Skills: May 2017 Digital Edition
The latest issue of Modern Machine Shop takes a hard look at manufacturing cells and the importance of the people running them, as well as a frank discussion of the ups and downs of machine tool consumption.

Published: 5/3/2017

Automation Advances at FANUC 2017 Private Show
Updates unveiled at the company’s annual event promote higher-volume production, easier programming and better monitoring capability across product lines.

Published: 4/19/2017

Bar Pullers: A Lower-Capacity Alternative to Bar Feeders
For shops with limited space or funds, a bar puller may provide an effective and accessible way to automate a lathe.

Published: 3/29/2017

ABB Sells its First Robot Manufactured in the U.S.
ABB recently sold its first U.S.-manufactured robot, a compact IRB 2600 with commemorative red, white and blue paint, to Hitachi Powdered Metals USA.

Published: 3/24/2017

World’s First Machine Tool Robot Made from Carbon Fiber
Lockheed Martin-Injaz-Tecgrant, cooperating with Airbus and Boeing, has developed the fast, accurate, portable XMini for automated aerospace manufacturing.

Published: 3/23/2017

TIMTOS Takeaway: Smart Manufacturing Is Automated
Data-driven manufacturing was the stated theme, but Taiwan’s largest metalworking exhibition was also an excellent showcase for the automated equipment that this technology supports.

Published: 3/14/2017

Machining, Manufacturing Technology on Display in Pfronten
Automation, additive manufacturing, five-axis machining and more was on display at DMG MORI’s recent open house at its Pfronten, Germany, campus.