Peter Zelinski

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Grinding

10 Things to Know About Creep-Feed Grinding

By: Peter Zelinski

Because of the high material removal rate creep-feed grinding can deliver in challenging materials, grinding might not be just the last step in the process—it might be the process.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

7 Impressions of IMTS 2018

By: Peter Zelinski

The up-and-coming technologies hinted at during previous shows have now arrived, and they are being accepted as part of the now-standard means of making parts.
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New Okuma Hybrid Brings New Possibilities in Additive, Five-Axis and New Materials

By: Peter Zelinski

The machine stands as an example of process automation within a booth showing other automation examples such as adjacent machine tools performing trunnion-to-trunnion handoff.

Interactive Wall Illustrates YCM’s Approach to Industry 4.0

By: Peter Zelinski

IoT platform developed and refined on the company’s own extensive production campus.

HP 3D Printing President Announces Company's Move into Metal AM

By: Peter Zelinski

New HP binder jetting machine aimed at production quantities of metal parts leverages technology related to document printing. HP’s introduction of the new machine begins with an online additive manufacturing parts-production service.

“Athena, Transform Manufacturing”: Voice-Activated Machining Technology in Multiple Demos

By: Peter Zelinski

Makino and iT SpeeX demonstrate a new digital assistant for machining. Athena brings voice control to CNC and voice-actuated access to information the machinist needs.

Additive

IMTS: The Name Change Makes Even More Sense Today

By: Peter Zelinski

With the rapid expansion of additive manufacturing’s place at the show, the biennial event expands well beyond machine tools.
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CNC & Mach Controls

Will Voice Recognition Enable a Transformational HMI for Machine Tools? (See Video)

By: Peter Zelinski

A new digital assistant for machining brings voice control to various CNC types and voice-actuated access to machine-tool-related information. Given its promise to free shopfloor personnel to work more effectively, one machine tool builder sees it as a potentially game-changing development.

Grinding

How to Reduce the Effect of Vibration in Production Grinding

By: Peter Zelinski

It is not always possible to correct a vibration problem as soon as that problem begins to appear. Rather than stopping production, here is a means of continuing to realize smooth, efficient grinding until the underlying cause of vibration can be addressed.

Automation

For Many Machining Facilities, the Mindset Now Must Be “Radical Automation”

By: Peter Zelinski

What if there will never, ever be enough talent in your local labor pool to meet the still-growing demand for skilled manufacturing employees? The real challenge might lie in our expectations about how much skilled labor we need. Let IMTS 2018 be the beginning of facing this challenge.
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DMG MORI to Relocate U.S. Headquarters to Chicago’s South Side

By: Peter Zelinski

The move aims to address the coming need for engineering talent. Locating close to the Illinois Institute of Technology will provide access to students and expose those students to manufacturing technology.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

10 Takeaways about the Industrial Internet of Things

By: Peter Zelinski

What will it look like for manufacturing to embrace and make use of interconnected hardware? Here are some clues.
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