Software tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) reveal geometries that can only be realized through 3D printing. HP and Siemens share an example in an episode of The Cool Parts Show: an air duct.
Job shops and other high mix manufacturers may not think high automation is a realistic option for their shops. But with modular automation systems you can achieve efficiencies once thought only possible with high volume production. It’s much more practical than you may think.
Do you solve problems with 3D printing? Enter your 3D printed parts in this first-ever contest from The Cool Parts Show.
There are many approaches to automation in five-axis machining, and whether a shop uses robots or pallet changers, the benefits are often easier to realize than many believe.
A medical device maker establishes a center of excellence for product and process development in which additive manufacturing and CNC machining both challenge and complement one another.
What do you do when a large portion of your business depends on machine tools that are more than 30 years old? You roll up your sleeves and perform some of the maintenance of your machines yourself, even if you are the company’s VP, because that maintenance is crucial to the shop’s success.