The pandemic has taught manufacturers to reevaluate their preparedness for unexpected and drastic market disruptions. A practical example from a cutting tool manufacturer may show the way.
Tungaloy has released boring toolholders for its TungBore-Mini line. The company says these toolholders maximize chip evacuation for small-diameter boring contexts.
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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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.
Desktop Metal and Uniformity Labs have created a sinterable 6061 aluminum powder for binder jetting AM production.
Heidenhain says its LIC 3100 absolute kit encoder enhances the efficiency of linear motors and offers forgiving mounting tolerances.
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.
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 Workholding’s RV36 Gripper allows automated finger or end effector changes without changing the gripper body.
Zeiss’ Quality Excellence Center in Wixom, Michigan, has won an Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award at ACEC’s 2021 Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards Competition.
Through interviews with manufacturing leaders and economists, Episode 3 of “Made in the USA” explores the benefits and challenges of keeping manufacturing production within the United States — especially after major events such as 9-11 or the onset of a global pandemic.
Mitutoyo’s AI Inspect program enables operators to leverage AI-enhanced modules for visual defect analysis.
SW says its BA Space3 and BA W06 machining centers feature optimizations for taking on difficult EV machining processes.
The National Association for Surface Finishing has rescheduled SUR/FIN 2021 to Nov. 2-4. It will still take place in Detroit, Michigan.
The GBI: Metalworking has reached a reading of 62.8, with most of the Index components at or near all-time highs.
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.
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 has named Next Industries the exclusive distributor for its machining centers, accessories, spare parts and software in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.
In this Digital Demo, Tornos Technologies introduces and reviews its Swiss DT 26 machining features. (Sponsored)