Research has shown that coating soft, gummy metals with certain media can locally embrittle the material, providing a range of machining benefits.
As a new owner takes over a tooling shop, he must balance the company’s foundation with his goal of expanding the shop’s capacity to also take on production work.
New features that simplify robot use have blurred the lines between tasks that shops can automate independently from those that will require the support of an integrator. Here’s what shops should keep in mind to avoid a costly failed integration.
A sudden surge in orders for a part used in COVID diagnostic equipment forced CBM Industries to quickly adapt to its first horizontal machining center, including the challenges of fixturing and lights-out machining.
GF Machining Solutions found it had to modify nearly every aspect of a wire EDM machine to efficiently handle the challenges of removing 3D printed parts from build plates. Here is a look at a machine tool developed entirely for the needs of metal additive manufacturing.
Software systems that streamline processes, optimize toolpaths and enhance data collection are helping shops improve efficiency from the front office to the shop floor. Here are a few manufacturing software products to be found within IMTS spark.
These features can help improve cutting tool stability, standardize cutting performance and extend tool life, enabling shops to confidently run unattended shifts.
Using recent technological innovations in robotics, optics, edge computing and artificial intelligence, MusashiAI has developed an automated visual inspection system that could free a significant portion of the automotive workforce to perform easier, more interesting tasks.