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Published: 5/10/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: May 2017
AME opens an engineering training department, Kapp Niles launches a new metrology business and more industry news.

Published: 5/4/2017

It’s the Cells and the Skills: May 2017 Digital Edition
The latest issue of Modern Machine Shop takes a hard look at manufacturing cells and the importance of the people running them, as well as a frank discussion of the ups and downs of machine tool consumption.

Published: 5/3/2017

Automation Advances at FANUC 2017 Private Show
Updates unveiled at the company’s annual event promote higher-volume production, easier programming and better monitoring capability across product lines.

Published: 4/19/2017

Bar Pullers: A Lower-Capacity Alternative to Bar Feeders
For shops with limited space or funds, a bar puller may provide an effective and accessible way to automate a lathe.

Published: 3/29/2017

ABB Sells its First Robot Manufactured in the U.S.
ABB recently sold its first U.S.-manufactured robot, a compact IRB 2600 with commemorative red, white and blue paint, to Hitachi Powdered Metals USA.

Published: 3/24/2017

World’s First Machine Tool Robot Made from Carbon Fiber
Lockheed Martin-Injaz-Tecgrant, cooperating with Airbus and Boeing, has developed the fast, accurate, portable XMini for automated aerospace manufacturing.

Published: 3/23/2017

TIMTOS Takeaway: Smart Manufacturing Is Automated
Data-driven manufacturing was the stated theme, but Taiwan’s largest metalworking exhibition was also an excellent showcase for the automated equipment that this technology supports.

Published: 3/14/2017

Machining, Manufacturing Technology on Display in Pfronten
Automation, additive manufacturing, five-axis machining and more was on display at DMG MORI’s recent open house at its Pfronten, Germany, campus.

Published: 2/21/2017

Machine-Tending Robot Hits on Three Automation Trends
A new robotic loading system features a collaborative design, intuitive programming and the ability to be quickly redeployed to other turning centers.

Published: 2/2/2017

Automated Tool Clamping, Measurement
This system combines tool presetting with tool clamping to automatically set, measure and clamp tools.