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Automotive

Palletization Slashes Setup Time for Racing Shop

Whereas his predecessor had left Big Kaiser’s Unilock pallets in the corner, Charlie Mitchell of Andretti Autosport saw that they could help him reduce setup time on his milling machines in an environment where quick turnaround is essential. 
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Mark Albert: Manufacturing as a Way of Making a Better World

In a video conversation with his MMS colleague, Mark Albert looks back on 39 years of reporting on the advance of metalworking technology.

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: Chipbreakers Are Not All the Same—How to Break Chips Effectively

Different chipbreakers are engineered for different parameters. Machining footage shows the difference in effectiveness between chipbreakers used in the right and the wrong applications.

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.

Turning Tools

Video: What Can Force Analysis Tell You About Your Machining Process?

See cuts and force profiles corresponding to tool failure, built-up edge and a tool that is too positive for the setup.

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.

Five-Axis

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.