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As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
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Industry veteran Michael Buchli, Senior SolidWorks Product & Portfolio Manager, says one way to improve process efficiency (and profitability) is to integrate design and manufacturing to promote concurrent product development.
FEA for DFM
Shops that offer design for manufacturability advice can reduce customers’ machining cost and complexity. This shop leverages finite element analysis as part of its sophisticated DFM efforts, and this also helps in its efforts to establish long-term relationships with its customers’ engineers.
Beyond Parts from Prints
Domaille Engineering applies design for manufacturability (DFM) principles to both its own product line and the contract work it performs for others. For the latter, DFM enables it to provide customers with much more than accurately machined parts.
Racing to Create Custom Pistons
Laser scanning technology enables this automotive aftermarket company to design and machine custom sets of pistons in short order.
Automated machining processes enable this maker of high-performance mountain bike parts to manufacture efficiently with minimal staff.
CAM System Proves Integral to Prototype Prove-out
Delcam for SolidWorks CAM software helped this engineering firm relied on to generate the complex tool paths for a prototype job that many machine shops dismissed as too difficult.
How Do You Equip a Startup Micromachining Shop?
A response to a reader’s question includes a checklist for launching a small shop focused on micromachining.
Reverse Engineering Paves The Way
For Scott Tudury, co-owner of Apex CNC, the key to the future was a broken rocker arm on a Harley-Davidson Knucklehead motorcycle engine. Built between 1936 and 1947, the overhead valve V-Twin earned its name because of the valve cover design.
Mainstream Technology Keeps Shop On Track
In its toolroom, Branchline Trains takes a practical approach to machining with end mills as small as 0.005 inch in diameter.
Unplug-And-Play Hydraulic Workholding
An OEM and contract shop have found value in an unconventional, untethered hydraulic workholding method that uses mechanical energy transfer to charge a fixture's sealed hydraulic circuit. Free and easy HMC pallet movement is the result.
Incremental Automation Pays Dividends
While successful mold makers agree that automation is necessary to remain competitive, they often have different opinions about how to integrate automation. This mold maker does it in gradual phases, and in doing so, it drives shopfloor workers to roles of greater responsibility.