Peter Zelinski

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How We Misread Productivity Gains in the Debate About Manufacturing Jobs

By: Peter Zelinski

Manufacturing appears to lead other sectors in productivity growth, but productivity measures pick up factors besides automation. Recognizing this fact changes the terms of part of the public debate.
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Mark Albert: Manufacturing as a Way of Making a Better World

By: Peter Zelinski

In a video conversation with his MMS colleague, Mark Albert looks back on 39 years of reporting on the advance of metalworking technology.

Turning Tools

Video: Chipbreakers Are Not All the Same—How to Break Chips Effectively

By: Peter Zelinski

Different chipbreakers are engineered for different parameters. Machining footage shows the difference in effectiveness between chipbreakers used in the right and the wrong applications.

Cutting Tools

Video: PVD vs. CVD—How to Choose the Right Tool Coating

By: Peter Zelinski

Machining footage of different coatings in both roughing and finishing passes reveals how choosing the right coating can have a dramatic effect on the performance of the process.

Cutting Tools

Video: What Can Force Analysis Tell You About Your Machining Process?

By: Peter Zelinski

See cuts and force profiles corresponding to tool failure, built-up edge and a tool that is too positive for the setup.

Automation

10 Ways to Think Differently about Robotic Automation

By: Peter Zelinski

Take another look: A lot is happening in and around robotic automation. What robots might mean for machining and manufacturing is getting ready to change.
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Aerospace

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.

Additive

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.