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.
Rigibore’s ActiveEdge boring bars and Zenith system automatically adjust based on in-process measurement data, reducing scrap and aiding in lights out machining.
By maximizing employee satisfaction, adding fabrication and other services, and always keeping open machine capacity, Square Deal has grown from a seven-person job shop to a full-service manufacturer that employs hundreds.
IMTS Spark: Index’s next generation MS32-6 six-spindle automatic lathe brings the benefits of multi-spindle technology to a broader range of applications thanks to a flexible tool-slide platform that reduces changeover times.
Easy to implement and flexible enough to handle a range of applications, hand-guided robots can help job shops automate high-mix, low-volume production.
Formerly a job shop serving a diverse local customer base, IPG responded to industry changes by transitioning into becoming an aerospace supplier. Here are the steps the shop is taking to make that change, including adding equipment and implementing plans for quality and marketing.
NRL & Associates’ business plan relies on using multi-pallet machines for unattended machining, so when two of its customers increased production of ventilators, the shop quickly brought in a new multi-pallet machine and automation system to meet the demand.