Using AI for Predictive Maintenance, Employee Development

Maximo from IBM Watson can use "true AI" software to implement predictive maintenance and AR-assisted repair using the sensors that come standard on CNC machine tools.
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Reducing Chatter with "Weird" Endmills in CNC Machining

ANCA’s ToolRoom RN34 software improves CNC productivity through the intuitive grinding of complex endmill geometries for aerospace, die mold and power generation.

Aerospace

How to Become a Defense Industry Machined-Parts Supplier

Defense contractors are looking for capable shops to supply machined workpieces for a variety of major projects. To participate, however, you must have more than just top-notch machine tools and a skilled workforce.

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Absolute Machine Tools to Host Oktoberfest Open House

Besides beer and German food, the event will focus on productive turning and multitasking machines as well as automation. 

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Sodick Establishes Direct Sales in Ohio

Sodick has appointed Joe Caine and Brad Angeny, both experienced regional managers, to work as sales managers for this territory.

Product

Square Shoulder Mill Series Expanded with Six-Edge Insert

Tungaloy has expanded its DoForce-Tri line of square shoulder milling cutters to include a size-07 insert with six cutting edges for precis...

Product

Turn-Mill Software Renders, Simulates, Postprocesses CAM Programs

Dedicated to Nakamura-Tome’s line of turning centers, version 9 of CAMplete’s TurnMill software includes enhancements to 3D rendering, si...

Siemens Answers with the Most Innovative CNC Solutions for Machine Tool Technology

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Go Big or Go Home

July Metalworking Index Cools on New Orders and Backlog

Leading components of the index experience rapid change.

Cutting Tools / Medical

When a Swiss-Type Is a Lathe and a Five-Axis Mill

Swiss-type lathes with a swiveling B axis enable this shop to machine parts complete and unattended that it otherwise couldn’t using its five-axis machining centers. Here is some of what it learned adopting this new technology.

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Knowledge Centers

Knowledge Centers are well organized collections of practical information on specific topics. This is the place to go to get grounded on technologies and best practice.


What’s Telling About This Year’s Top Shops

Here, the 2019 Honors Program winners explain strategies they’ve used to help them become successful U.S. machining businesses. Plus, you can learn more about them by attending next month’s Top Shops Conference.

For This Mold Shop, the Key to Closing the Skills Gap is Emotional Intelligence

Thanks to a culture change founded on a commitment to emotional intelligence, this mold supplier solved its skilled labor problem and increased throughput per employee.