Machining: Trade or Technology?

Udo Jahn

Udo Jahn

The answer has to do with how people view the job. Maybe reframing machining as a technology could better reflect the exciting progress the trade has made over the decades. 
#workforcedevelopment #viewfrommyshop

Digital Demos

First Steps to a Connected Machine Shop (Big Data for Small Shops)

In this demo, Renishaw demonstrates how connecting an older style CNC to a PC tablet directly over ethernet, can empower machine tool operators to immediately become more productive. (Sponsored)


Why Fast Quoting Delivers Better Business Opportunities

Shops that can’t respond quickly to RFQs may be spending hours quoting jobs that are already gone. It’s wasted time and lost opportunity. Here’s what you can do about it.


CAM's Simulation Capability Boosts OEM's Spindle Uptime

CAMWorks and CAMWorks ShopFloor have boosted Anchor Danly’s spindle uptime by 15-20% through simulation and automatic G code updates.

Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Twin-Turret Lathes Feature Y-Axis Turrets

PMTS 2021: Marubeni's BNE-MYY twin-turret lathe models, BNE-51MYY and BNE-65MYY, offer 51- and 65-mm diameters.


MachineMetrics Secures Series B Financing

Company raised $20 million, which it intends to use to scale its industrial data platform that provides automated data collection and analysis.


Next Generation of Heller's Horizontal Machining Center

Heller launched the fourth generation of its H series four-axis horizontal machining center, which offers Industry 4.0 features and more customization.

One Manufacturer's Trash: Lessons Learned from Moving Facilities

Titletown Manufacturing's operations manager reflects on 13 years in the same facility, the excitement of moving to a new one and finding use for what he thought was trash.

Turning Tools

Why Binderless CBN Inserts Turn Titanium Faster

A new formulation of cubic boron nitride could provide a more solid alternative to cemented carbide as finish-machining becomes more demanding. 


Engineering Industries Association Joins Manufacturing Technologies Association

EIA has joined the MTA, but will continue to operate as an independent identity with Karen Finegold its head of the association.

CNC & Machine Controls

WFL Provides Basic and Advanced Process Monitoring Systems

The iControl from WFL enables users to monitor up to 16 process signals, incorporates data from external sensors, offers red and yellow limit settings and more.


Rettificatrici Ghiringhelli Celebrates 100 Years

Italian, family-run company plans to present new line of centerless grinding machines, A80, at EMO to honor the anniversary.


Preparing SQC For Machinists and Future Requirements

The current complexity of machines means machinists are already busy — assigning them new, expanded SQL duties (such as gage identification) will require gages and processes to prioritize accessibility.


Okuma America Partners with Community College for Machine Tool Training Academy

Partnership will provide technical training to Okuma customers, distributors and employees, with courses expected to commence in October 2021.


CAM Software Speeds Multitask Machine Programming

PMTS 2021: Programming of complex operations on Swiss-types and turn-mills includes simulation with automated remaining stock updates.


Tool Libraries and Simulations in CAM Software Accelerate Cycle Times

Schupan Aluminum was able to reduce its CNC machining cycle times and perform complex five-axis work through Mastercam’s toolpaths and advanced features.

Vacuum Degreasing Systems Offer Low Solvent Consumption

PMTS 2021: These systems are an environmentally friendly alternative to open-top vapor degreasing equipment for removing coolants and chips from machined parts.
#pmts #partscleaning


FABTECH Announces Return to McCormick Place in September

FABTECH 2021 takes place September 13-16 and SME is making preparations for a safe event for the 30,000 anticipated attendees.

Money Supply Growth Slows in April

The month-over-month rate of growth in the money supply slowed for the second straight month, and the annual rate of growth slowed for the first time in 12 months. However, the annual rate of growth is the fastest ever outside of a few months during the Great Recession. This strong growth should lead to accelerating growth in capital equipment consumption for the remainder of 2021.


Spotting Drills Hold Tight Tolerances for True Centering

PMTS 2021: Scientific Cutting Tools’ solid carbide spotting drills feature a precise point angle which is held to a one-degree tolerance for true centering.


Reshoring Initiative Report Reveals Record High in Reshoring

Despite COVID, reshoring and job numbers have been increasing since 2010, a new report from the Reshoring Initiative shows.