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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Women Transform IMTS

The Digital Transformation Conference at IMTS featured an all-female panel that presented tips and tricks for understanding the value of manufacturing data, enabling those on the shop floor to make better decisions.

Additive Manufacturing

A Video Introduction to Additive Manufacturing

This video playlist offers a quick introduction to 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM), including best use cases for this technology.

Automotive

Overcoming Racing CNC Machine Shop Challenges

Automotive racing teams’ machine shops are essentially job shops. An IMTS panel discussion I moderated highlighted ways Stewart-Haas Racing’s shop meets the challenges of a high-mix/low-volume machining environment.

Turning Tools

Video: PVD vs. CVD—How to Choose the Right Tool Coating

Machining footage of different coatings in both roughing and finishing passes reveals how choosing the right coating can have a dramatic effect on the performance of the process.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Can Blockchain Help Machine Shops Win Work?

The record-keeping system underlying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could automate the front office, secure intellectual property and plug data-driven manufacturers into increasingly data-driven supply chains.

VMCs

Five-Axis CNC Machining with an Angled Rotary Table

The D200Z CNC five-axis VMC uses an angled rotary table designed to improve rigidity and clearance for high-speed machining.

The Winning Advantage: Lessons from the Stewart-Haas Racing CNC Shop

A panel discussion featuring racing legend Tony Stewart, a machining manager from Stewart-Haas Racing, and a lubrication expert from ExxonMobil sheds light on challenges machining parts for a race team and the value of establishing close company relationships.

Sponsored

HP Showcasing the Future of 3D Mass Production at IMTS

The era of 3D mass production is here. Will you be part of it? Join HP’s President of 3D Printing, Stephen Nigro, on September 11 at 9 a.m. CDT for the opening keynote of the Additive Manufacturing Conference at IMTS.

CNC & Machine Controls

Will Voice Recognition Enable a Transformational HMI for Machine Tools? (See Video)

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.

Additive Manufacturing

Video: 3D Printing at Local Motors

The car manufacturer uses extra-large 3D printers all the way down to desktop machines at its Knoxville, Tennessee, factory.