Peter Zelinski

Peter Zelinski Editor-in-Chief

Machining Centers

Hardware for High Metal Removal Rates

By: Peter Zelinski

Spindle power and shrink-fit toolholding are two assets this shop seeks to use to the extremes of their capabilities.
#highspeedmachining

Measurement

In Hogout Machining, the CAD File Becomes Critical

By: Peter Zelinski

To serve customers by helping them bypass casting, this shop first needs a close-enough relationship with the customer that it can count on getting good CAD data. Here is why.

CNC & Mach Controls

How Part Data Control Will Expand and Simplify the Supply Chain

By: Peter Zelinski

Digital rights management for manufactured part files will enable OEMs to enforce manufacturing requirements at a distance, as an alternative to in-person certification of suppliers.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

What Does It Take to Succeed at Machining Hogouts?

By: Peter Zelinski

Beyond the machining capacity, other important factors relate to the people and the understanding of the process.

Holemaking Tools

Automated Boring Head Delivers Lights-Out Control of Fine Hole Making

By: Peter Zelinski

An app to assist machinists in finish boring was the beginning. Now, servo control allows the app’s adjustments to be made automatically, allowing the process to run unattended.

Vertical Machining Centers

Are U.S. Machine Shops Choosing to Stay Small for the Long Haul?

By: Peter Zelinski

Spending plans offer a clue to the new way shops plan to expand their output.
#zaxis

Data-Driven Manufacturing

The Link Between Gaging and Tool Cost Savings

By: Peter Zelinski

New software delivers the next step for Renishaw’s programmable gaging system: a mechanism for changing cutting tools when they are truly at the end of their life, not after an arbitrary number of pieces have been run.

Automation

EMO 2017 and the Rise of Invisible Innovation

By: Peter Zelinski

The trade show this year showcased a type of technology that is becoming increasingly difficult to display at trade shows. 

Automotive

How Dry Grinding Permits Coolant-Free Gear Making

By: Peter Zelinski

Grinding the external forms of automotive gears came to be the last step still needing coolant. This machine eliminates cutting fluid by combining gear grinding with dry skiving in the same cycle.
#gearproduction

Automation

Video: High Production Rate on VMCs Using Robotic Automation

By: Peter Zelinski

This “Twin Cell” system uses one robot to deliver work into the cell and another robot to load both of the machines. The choice to remove machine doors enables faster load/unload time between machining cycles.

The Drug Testing Dilemma

By: Peter Zelinski

Even if attitudes are shifting toward greater tolerance of drug use, manufacturing employers see little choice but to keep up their screening.
#workforcedevelopment #zaxis

“Top Shops” Human Resources Honoree Offers Two Creative Tips for Employee Prospecting

By: Peter Zelinski

Go to where you might discover the candidates who could turn into strong players in your shop. You have to plant seeds, the shop owner says.
#workforcedevelopment