My behind-the-scenes tour on the shop floor of Baker Industries began and ended with its Emco Mecof PowerMill, one of the biggest five-axis machining centers in the United States. The tour also shed light on the company’s highly aggressive approach to new equipment purchases.
That is the suggestion of a survey finding. Facilities we associate with metalworking are using additive manufacturing for production of plastic parts.
The Joule Form process allows Spirit to form parts out of titanium plates rather than relying on machining large blocks of titanium.
In light of this week’s Paris Air Show, we’re preparing for the next generation of commercial aircraft programs with a new special edition collaboration from Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing and CompositesWorld.
Editor Emeritus Mark Albert considers his antique cutter and machine tool catalogs a “personal art collection.” These publications represent the heritage of metalworking and manufacturing.
Correct unloading of the parts affects part quality as well as the capacity of the unattended machining system. Here is more of the experience from our “168” shop.
The four Clemco employees in the Welder Apprenticeship Program range in age from 20 to 33, all having been with Clemco under five years.
Topology optimization, 3D printing and a material change for this milling cutter resulted in an 80 percent reduction in mass.