Peter Zelinski

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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. 

Grinding

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.
#zaxis #workforcedevelopment

“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

Additive

Using Hybrid Additive Manufacturing, GE Leverages Turbine Blade Repair into Efficiency Improvement

By: Peter Zelinski

An engineering modification that would have been impractical or cost-prohibitive in the past is realized on a machine tool performing metal 3D printing and machining in the same cycle.

Shop Greenery Gives New Meaning to “Plant” Floor

By: Peter Zelinski

Plants assist with the mood of the shop and quality of the air. Here are a few additional innovations at the shop we covered this month for its application of data-driven manufacturing.
#workforcedevelopment

Understanding the Different Choices in Metal and Fluid Recycling

By: Peter Zelinski

This recorded presentation discusses options including separators, shredders, briquetters, centrifuges, and above- and below-ground chip handling.
#metalworkingfluids

Additive

Video: Functional Excavator Features 3D-Printed Components

By: Peter Zelinski

The cab, arm and heat exchanger were all 3D printed on the first excavator to feature major components produced additively.

Pick the Next Business Segment in which Your Shop Will Succeed

By: Peter Zelinski

In machining, market segmentation is an important strategy for success. An executive of a major contract manufacturer offers advice.
#zaxis

Data-Driven Manufacturing

How to Anticipate Machining Errors before Parts Are Scrapped in QA

By: Peter Zelinski

In L&S Machine's system for data-driven manufacturing, the data describe a good day.