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Automotive IMTS 2014

This video, which first appeared in the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) during the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) was designed to address answer some quick questions about the automotive industry.


Manufacturing Trends 2014: Automotive 2025

Established fuel economy values, which raise the standards to an equivalent 54.5 mpg by 2025 is going to require the transformation of cars and trucks.


Video: 3D Printing for Assembly Tooling

Additive manufacturing offers an option for quickly creating custom tools.


Video: Milling with Full Flute Length

A shop captured this footage of the way a software feature permits deep cutting in steel.


Video: Remote Spindle Vibration Analysis Explained

A new remote spindle monitoring technology offers a way to predict spindle issues before they become major problems that adversely affect production.


Video: Splitter Waterjet Machining at Michael Waltrip Racing

A waterjet machine cuts multiple polycarbonate “splitters” used on the front facia of a Nascar race car.


Video: Turn-Mill Probes for Accurate Camshaft Machining

Feature-to-feature accuracy for diesel camshaft segments is possible thanks to in-process probing.


Video: Dual-Wheel, Vertical Grinding of a Camshaft

In this video, one of EMAG's VTC machines grinds a camshaft using two opposing grinding wheels. Opposing the wheels in such a way cancels axial forces on the camshaft.


Video: Swiss Machining of Airbag Component

The capability to perform multiple operations, including backworking, makes these machines attractive for complex, short parts like this airbag component.


Video: Two-Spindle Machine Turns and Mills Turbo Housings

This five-axis, two-spindle machining center shows how multitasking machines can be used for production applications.


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