Additive Manufacturing

A Machine Shop Poised for Additive Production

Emily Probst

By laying the groundwork now, Able Tool will be prepared for the day when machine shops are commonly called to produce metal parts via additive manufacturing.


TungBore-Mini Boring Toolholders Improve Chip Evacuation

Tungaloy has released boring toolholders for its TungBore-Mini line. The company says these toolholders maximize chip evacuation for small-diameter boring contexts.


Automation for Low Volume, High Mix Production

Job shops and other high mix manufacturers may not think high automation is a realistic option for their shops. But with modular automation systems you can achieve efficiencies once thought only possible with high volume production. It’s much more practical than you may think.

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Trends in Parts Cleaning

The latest cleaning trends point toward environmentally friendly ways to clean effectively, involving the replacement of harmful chemical solvents within a cleaning process or switching to a mostly aqueous method.

Five Axis Machining

A broad overview of what first time five-axis machine users will need to think about and also what the newest technology offers to existing users.

The Parts Cleaning Series

ON DEMAND: Learn how to use the latest technology and stay within environmental limitations with this 6-part webinar series.

Practical Approaches to Automation

Automation isn't just useful for large volumes of the same part. Today, it is increasingly being used in machine shops for high-mix, low-volume jobs.


Desktop Metal and Uniformity Labs Make 6061 Aluminum for AM

Desktop Metal and Uniformity Labs have created a sinterable 6061 aluminum powder for binder jetting AM production.


Heidenhain's LIC 3100 Encoder Offers Simple Mounting

Heidenhain says its LIC 3100 absolute kit encoder enhances the efficiency of linear motors and offers forgiving mounting tolerances.


Methods Moves Chicago Technical Center to Gilberts

Methods Machine Tools has moved its Chicago Technical Center from Elgin, Illinois, to Gilberts, Illinois, saying the new facility will speed up repair and installation times.

CNC & Machine Controls

Adjusting Feed Rate in Circular Motion Commands with G-Codes

While it is possible to calculate by hand adjustments to feed rate for circular milling operations, cutter radius compensation CNC programs streamline this process.      


Kurt's RV36 Robotic Gripper Automatically Changes Fingers

Kurt Workholding’s RV36 Gripper allows automated finger or end effector changes without changing the gripper body.


Zeiss Quality Excellence Center Wins Engineering Award

Zeiss’ Quality Excellence Center in Wixom, Michigan, has won an Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award at ACEC’s 2021 Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards Competition.


High-End Watchmaker Eliminates Offshoring with Five-Axis Machining Center

Instead of shipping small components from overseas, a watchmaker was able to accommodate increased demand by purchasing a used five-axis machining center.
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Mitutoyo AI Inspect Uses AI-Enhanced Visual Defect Analysis

Mitutoyo’s AI Inspect program enables operators to leverage AI-enhanced modules for visual defect analysis.


KraussMaffei Sells Austrian Division to Luger

KraussMaffei Group has sold KraussMaffei Austria to Luger GmbH, with plans to leverage Luger’s sales expertise to build KraussMaffei sales in Austria and Hungary.


SW BA Space3 and BA W06 Target EV Machining Needs

SW says its BA Space3 and BA W06 machining centers feature optimizations for taking on difficult EV machining processes.


SUR/FIN 2021 Now Scheduled for Nov. 2-4

The National Association for Surface Finishing has rescheduled SUR/FIN 2021 to Nov. 2-4. It will still take place in Detroit, Michigan.

Most GBI Metalworking Index Components Near All-Time Highs

The GBI: Metalworking has reached a reading of 62.8, with most of the Index components at or near all-time highs.

Digital Demos

Shrink Fit Machines & Tooling

In this Digital Demo, National Sales Manager, Mike Eneix, presents a step-by-step walkthrough of Techniks’ 00450 ShrinkSTATION and 00500 Quencher ShrinkFIT machines. (Sponsored)


Hypertherm Rotary Tube Pro 3 Simplifies Tube Part Cutting

Hypertherm’s Rotary Tube Pro 3 includes updated features like common line cutting and comprehensive costing to simplify the user experience of designing and cutting tube parts.


Reynolds Machinery Recognized As 2020 Top Hurco Distributor

Hurco has recognized Reynolds Machinery as its 2020 top distributor in unit sales — a first for Reynolds, though it has come close several times in the past.


Kitamura Signs Distributor Partnership with Next Industries

Kitamura has named Next Industries the exclusive distributor for its machining centers, accessories, spare parts and software in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.

Digital Demos

Let's Swiss It. Introducing the Swiss DT 26

In this Digital Demo, Tornos Technologies introduces and reviews its Swiss DT 26 machining features. (Sponsored)  


ATI Now Offering CRX-Ready End-Effector Kits

ATI Industrial Automation has introduced CRX-ready end-effector kits, which increase the versatility of ATI’s end-effectors for FANUC CRX cobots.