Exploring the: Automotive Machining Zone
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Why Is U.S. Automotive Manufacturing Strong Right Now?
That’s a big question, but some facts and figures reveal a few of the facets of this industry’s current vitality.
The 2016 Capital Spending Survey
The machine tool market bottomed in the summer of 2016, but will continue to rebound in 2017 as shops invest in technology for unattended operation.
Advances in Swiss-Type Technology
R&D efforts in recent years have led to higher efficiencies, increased agility and expanded capabilities for shops performing Swiss-type turning.
Filling Bins While the Building is Empty
Over the past decade, technology has advanced to the point that lights-out machining is more seamless than ever before, with built-in safety systems and even the ability to switch from one part to another in the middle of the night.
Adding Value, Reducing Cost
Inverted vertical turning centers find a home in an automotive stamping house.
Don’t Sweat the Setup: Probing the Position of Complex Workpieces
This manufacturer uses a software tool to tailor the machining program to the location and orientation of each contoured part.
IQ Steel for Smarter Design
Ovako has developed an "isotropic-quality" material that offers advantages in strength and weight to accommodate part design with less material.
A Harder Surface for Stainless Steel
When it comes to hardening finished parts, the more control you have over the process, the better the results will be.
Gears and the Future of Mobility
What will happen to things like step-gear transmissions as we transition to electrified vehicles? We go to Germany to find out.
Shop Applies App to Adopt CNC Technology Faster
A custom machine-operating and automatic program-generating app has helped racing parts maker Moser Engineering quickly reap the benefits of CNC machining even though nobody there had any prior experience with it.