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.
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.
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.
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.
What will it look like for manufacturing to embrace and make use of interconnected hardware? Here are some clues.
The circle-segment cutter represents a class of milling tool in which the CAM software is key for using the tool effectively. Cutting profiles presented at the proper angles realize cycle-time reductions in contoured workpieces such as molds. A CAM company engineer discusses the role of this tooling.
Shops now linking their capabilities into unified systems are taking the first steps on a journey with no known destination. In media, too, we are asking our own version of this question. This story is part of our 90th anniversary series.
The future does not come in a straight line. Multiple factors affect one another and the final outcome. My prediction that machine shops would see more composites is playing out, but I missed an important means by which this would happen.
What has changed in roller bearing manufacturing? The Timken Company and Modern Machine Shop reunite to explore the topic we covered 75 years ago. This story is part of our 90th anniversary series.
We consider technologies that have been important through each of our nine decades so far.
Many factors explain the potential 10X variation in different shops’ bids for the same machining work.