Eli Plaskett

Eli Plaskett Associate Editor

NEWS

Partnership between Boeing Portland and Haimer Intensifies

By: Eli Plaskett

The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D) continues to grow a strong membership base with the addition this month of Haimer.

Holemaking Tools

Collet Chucks Overcome Distortion for Automated Gear Machining

By: Eli Plaskett

To accommodate its customers’ need for just-in-time orders of small batches of gears, this company’s automated manufacturing cells rely on collet chucks that overcome a common distortion issue arising from tapping and heat treatment. 
#casestudy #gearproduction

Measurement

Using Augmented Reality on the Shopfloor

By: Eli Plaskett

As the technology behind virtual reality comes into its own, companies are already looking at how manufacturers can make use of it.

Standing Aid Reduces Chronic Leg and Back Pain

By: Eli Plaskett

Faced with chronic pain, a machinist developed a system for relieving work-related strains on the body.

Measurement

When to use Split-Laser, On-Machine Tool Measurement Probes

By: Eli Plaskett

There is value in using compact, on-machine laser probes to automatically measure cutting tools and detect broken tools. However, for some applications, a larger split-laser system is needed.

Shop Management Software

Comparing ERP: Is the Cloud Right for You?

By: Eli Plaskett

Make an informed decision by knowing the differences between onsite and cloud-based ERP systems.

NEWS

The Whittemore Co. Distributes Four New Cutting Tool Brands

By: Eli Plaskett

The company now offers Precision Twist Drill, Dormer, Pramet and Union Butterfield cutting tools.

CAD/CAM

CAM Software's Nesting Engine Improves Calculation Times

By: Eli Plaskett

The nesting engine of Vero Software’s Alphacam 2018 R2 is designed to enable faster calculations and improved feedback.

Blackening System Provides 800 Hours of Humidity Protection

By: Eli Plaskett

The BK-1 room temperature blackening system from Birchwood Technologies is designed for small production operations which need robust corrosion resistance.

Grinding

Grinder for Grinding Carbide Inserts Incorporates Robot

By: Eli Plaskett

United Grinding has released the Ewag Profile Line, an indexable carbide insert grinding solution.

Grinding

Corundum Grinding Machines Have Different Specialties

By: Eli Plaskett

Junker corundum grinding machines fulfill the requirements of series production for a wide range of different workpieces.

NEWS

Siemens to Offer Cybersecurity Solutions from Sentryo

By: Eli Plaskett

Sentryo, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, has announced a worldwide distribution agreement with Siemens AG.