3D printing is ready for production, but it isn't plug-and-play. Editors break down the issues to consider in this high-level conversation.
Tronix3D and several other AMNOW Program partners recently demonstrated manufacturing data collection and security technology to the CCDC and NCDMM.
A new three-fluted drill designed for high production can improve the speed of drilling holes in steel by 50% while improving roundness and accuracy.
Explore IMTS spark
3D printing may have started out as a rapid prototyping technique, but the machines and materials have matured to the point that production is not only viable, but desirable. Learn the basics of additive manufacturing for production applications.
Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Non-Woven File Belts have a high-performance ceramic grain that produces smoother finishes, faster.
Studies show that thin-walled additvely manufactured support structures may not be as good for machine tools as they might seem.
West Pharmaceutical Services uses Hexagon’s Edgecam to help produce molding for medical tools, including those involved in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Rollomatic has debuted its double rough pinch grinding process, which it says cuts cycle times and increases performance and thermal stability.
Royal Products' free, 168-page 2021 Machine Tool Performance Accessories catalog includes new additions to enhance precision metalworking productivity.
Royal Products has hired Kendal Glotzbach as its new regional business manager for Indiana and Michigan.
SW GmbH has debuted its CNC HMI, the C|one Control Panel. This multi-touch panel includes troubleshooting and program management enhancements.
For 2021, Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops, the annual benchmarking program for CNC machine shops, is open year-round and includes a new sourcing platform.
FANUC America and Plus One Robotics have jointly created a fulfillment solution using FANUC robots and Plus One AI to automate repetitive sorting tasks.
Saint-Gobain Abrasives says its single-layer Norton Winter Aeon Electroplated Grinding Wheel improves wheel life and efficiency by 50-percent compared to standard wheels.
German Machine Tools of America will distribute Stiefelmayer GmbH’s line of laser machines in North America, and plans to target automotive markets.
Princeton Tool wanted to expand its portfolio, increase its West Coast presence, and become a stronger overall supplier. To accomplish all three goals at once, acquiring another machine shop became its best option.
The L.S. Starrett Company has introduced its Datasure 4.0 system, which uses new wireless technology to provide swift, secure transfer of measurement data.
Marposs’ Artic CTM Toll and Process Monitoring System facilitated an award-winning process for Ford that improved tool life by 30 to 80 percent.
Mitsui Seiki’s VGi20A Ball Screw Nut Grinding Multitasking Machine combines grinding and machining in a single chucking to shorten nut processing time.
The Gardner Business Index: Metalwork fell to 50.2 in November 2020, indicating that while growth has continued, it is slowing and could turn to another contraction.
Ready Robotics has launched the Ready.Market marketplace, featuring automation products compatible with Ready’s manufacturer-agnostic Forge/OS.