WEBINARS

Modern Machine Shop's series of topical webinars is tailored specifically for the designers, engineers, and executives who are moving the manufacturing industry forward. All webinars are recorded and available on demand. If you'd like to be notified when a new webinar is scheduled, sign up here.

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All webinars are recorded and available on demand.

Metal 3D Printing vs. Metal Injection Molding (MIM)

Join this webinar to learn specifically about how metal 3D printing compares to metal injection molding (MIM) and press and sinter technologies; comparing material properties, part economics, and throughput will all be discussed.

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An Automation Game Plan for the New Way Forward

By integrating the right machining and automation technologies, manufacturers can drastically increase both production levels and revenues.

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Metal 3D Printing vs. Machining

Join this webinar to learn specifically about how metal 3D printing compares to traditional CNC machining; comparing material properties, part economics, and throughput will all be discussed.

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Machine Monitoring: Driving Bottom Line Impact with Real-Time Visibility and Automation

The ability to visualize and analyze machine health and production data accelerated critical, actionable bottleneck analysis that led to dramatic increases in machine utilization and OEE.

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Achieve Optimal Machining Results for Large, Complex Components with Portal and Gantry Milling Machines

Join Soraluce virtually at the Soraluce Portal factory in Bergara, Spain to discover the wide range of portal machine configurations available along with the most advanced technologies they deploy and how they integrate to machine your most complex components as efficiently as possible.

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Supercharge CNC Program Optimization by Leveraging Verification Software

CGTech will discuss CNC program optimization and how you can leverage software to achieve optimum overall performance while saving both time and money.

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Beyond Paperless: Improve Your Shop’s Accuracy, Speed, and Communication with Real-Time Machine Data

Explore the benefits of moving your CNC machine shop to a paperless Industry 4.0 platform.

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On-Demand: Common Machine Connectivity Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

By proactively evaluating key considerations, manufacturers can determine if their current or prospective connectivity solution is set up to meet and sustain their needs long-term.

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Metal 3D Printing vs. Casting

Join this webinar to learn specifically about how metal 3D printing compares to casting; comparing material properties, part economics, and throughput will all be discussed.

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How to Reduce Human Error in Your Machine Shop

Join this webinar to learn how you can leverage leading edge technologies to connect your workers and processes to help reduce downtime, and increase your bottom line in weeks, not years.

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Automated Inspection Solutions for Aerostructures

The aerospace industry demands the utmost precision and top-level product quality—no exceptions.

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ERP in the Cloud: The Right People on the Right Job at the Right Time

Adopting an ERP system in the cloud eliminates those challenges by giving you all the data you need, anytime and anywhere, to get the right people on the right job at the right time.

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Model-Based Definition (MBD) for Dummies

With the rise of Quality 4.0, large OEMs now expect their suppliers to use a 3D Model-Based Definition (MBD) for their manufacturing and quality processes.

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Reduce Costs and Improve Your Bottom Line: Get a Grip on the Future of Workholding

Born from Norgren's own workholding needs, learn how you too can improve your own bottom line by saving time, saving money, and getting a grip on the future of workholding.

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Navigating the Future of Shop Floor Metrology

The factory of the future is data-driven, and understanding the limitations and benefits of implementing metrology on your shop floor is an essential part of the success.

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Metal 3D Printing for the Manufacturing Floor

Explore how metal 3D printing transforms the manufacturing environment.

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Integrating QC Measurement Data into Manufacturing Systems

With IoT and Industry 4.0 being the omnipresent new paradigm in manufacturing, increasing the speed, amount, and accuracy of data generation is a critical necessity.

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Roughing It: Boost Productivity Using Your Machine HP Chart

Although it is not necessary to evaluate the power and torque of every tool in your machining process, a closer consideration of roughing operations does offer productivity-boosting opportunities.

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The Machine Data Digital Thread: Driving Factory Floor Automations with Equipment Data

This webinar will explore some of the top workflows that benefit manufacturers by creating automation on the factory floor—saving time, increasing productivity, and positively impacting capacity.

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On-Demand: Best Practices in Setup Reduction

Learn the key steps to cut machine setup times in half. This webinar will be applicable to any shop and will feature real-world examples of the steps in action.

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Going to Horizontal Machining from Vertical Machining

This webinar will discuss the advantages of shops utilizing horizontal machining over vertical machining.

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What OEMs Expect and How Industry 4.0 Can Help Manufacturers Deliver

OEM buyer expectations are changing with Industry 4.0 and manufacturers that are able to adapt will have a competitive advantage.

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Best Practices for Selecting and Implementing an OEE Machine Monitoring System

This webinar will discuss both positive and negative fundamental components to look for when selecting a shop floor machine monitoring system.

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On-Demand: Automated CNC Machine Setup for the Smart Factory

How to maximize the value of your high-value CNC equipment through automated setup.

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SOLIDWORKS CAM: Getting Started

SOLIDWORKS CAM uses rules-based technology that enables you to integrate design and manufacturing in one application, connecting design and manufacturing teams through a common software tool and 3D model.

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Metal 3D Printing for Service Bureaus and Machine Shops

A new generation of metal 3D printing solutions offer service bureaus and machine shops an opportunity to service a broader set of customers.

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Get Real-Time All-in-Focus Optical Inspection with Digital Microscopy

Classic inspection systems offer a shallow depth of field, meaning that parts of the sample may not be in focus, which can lead to missing features, user fatigue, and timely or incomplete inspection.

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How to 3D Print Short-Run Injection Molds

3D printing technology offers a cost-cutting, agile solution to quickly design and fabricate molds for small runs of thermoplastics prototypes or end-use parts.

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Metal 3D Printing for Production Using Binder Jetting

Metal 3D printing is well on its way to the production line, and high-speed binder jetting is the additive manufacturing process that will make it a reality.

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The Power of the Hollow: Using Hollow Aluminum Extrusions to Meet Vehicle Engineering Challenges

Review some of the more interesting uses of multi-void hollows in today's vehicles and discuss the alloy, design, and processing considerations necessary to ensure success.

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Put Your Shop Operations in the Cloud and Be Ready for Anything

Join ERP software expert Nancy Brehmer to learn how moving your shop operations to the cloud can prepare you for changes in the economy, natural disasters, new technology, and much more.

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How to Meet the Expectations of Today's Machine Shop Customer to Sell More

Learn how you can quickly align your business and customer experience to capture these evolving customer demands and grow your business as a result.

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On-Demand: Virtual Tour of Autodesk's Technology Center in Birmingham, UK

The tour will showcase exciting customer stories utilizing emerging technologies including generative design, additive and hybrid manufacturing, industrial robots, and more.

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Improve COVID-19 Safety in Your Building with Flow Simulation

These building design and flow simulation tools are now being used to help companies evaluate workspace modifications to determine how to safely provide their employees and customers with a safe environment.

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How to Take a Proactive Approach to Marketing Your Machine Shop

Learn how to take a proactive approach to diversifying your customer base, expand your reach, and grow your business.

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On-Demand: Lean Manufacturing Through Automated Mass Customization

Automating CAM & Inspection improves operational efficiency, sustainability, product performance, and quality along the way, decreasing the cost of mass customization, and providing unique solution for customers at lower costs.

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Protecting Your Business From Cybersecurity Threats During COVID-19

With more employees working from home, manufacturers must revisit their cybersecurity protocols to protect against new cyberthreats that have emerged in response to changes in how we work.

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Discover the Latest in High-Speed Aluminum Machining of Large Parts - Meet the USA made Hybrid Mill from C.R. Onsrud

Do you machine large aluminum parts? Join C.R. Onsrud for an informative webinar on the latest in large-part machining technology: the 2021 Hybrid Mill.

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How to Identify Good Collaborative Robot Projects

Statistics show that collaborative automation is the fastest growing segment in the industry, and for good reason: cobots are safe, easy to use, and quick to deploy.

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Opportunities and Challenges for Aluminum in Electrical Vehicle Structures

As electric vehicles proliferate, lightweighting will become even more important to help boost efficiency and increase driving range.

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What Do You Need to Be a Top Five-Axis Machine Shop?

The Top Shops benchmarking survey data yields insights into the practices, which lead to performance differences, that separate five-axis machine shops from those that don't practice five-axis machining.

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Using CAD/CAM Automation to Enable Remote Manufacturing

Whether your teams are working from the same location or working remotely, CAMWorks provides the collaboration and automation tools to keep production running at full capacity.

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How Vestas Manufactures Windmills with 3D Printed Jigs and Fixtures

Manufacturing massive sustainable energy solutions requires equally massive tools to do the job.

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Remove Barriers to Productivity: How Multi-Tasking Improves Throughput and Reduces Cost

Mazak will take a look at the benefits of multi-tasking and why modern multi-tasking equipment provides more overall production benefits and flexibility compared to earlier generations of the technology.

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Aluminum Design and Lightweighting Solutions Workshop: Enabling Technologies and Sustainability of Automotive

Andreas Afseth and Chris Devadas will lead the discussion about enabling technologies for surface treatment, corrosion control, joining, repair, recycling, and sustainability of automotive aluminum.

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Increasing Productivity and Machine Up Time

Every machinist knows that time is money and understands how critical it is to keep the machine tool running. But how can machinists do this?

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Chasing the Clock

Hear from John Lucier, Automation Manager at Methods, on how shops can increase their shops productivity through lights out machining and stop worrying about chasing the clock.

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Autonomous Bin Picking for Cobots: Is it Finally Here?

Bin picking comes in many shapes and sizes, but one area with unique requirements is bin picking applications for machine tending where precision pick-path-and-place and rapid deployment is required.

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Quoting From PDF Drawings Made Easy

Learn the challenges and risks associated with quoting from PDFs and how this technology allows for faster, more accurate quoting.

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Automated Gauging for Process Control of Machining Operations

Learn the process of specifying and commissioning gauging systems used on the shop floor to measure critical features.

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Aluminum Design and Lightweighting Solutions Workshop: Extrusion Process and Design Overview

Review the extrusion process, extrusion alloy selection, and benefits of optimized profile design. Post-extrusion fabrication options will be discussed, focusing on minimizing final cost and fully integrating the advantages of the extrusion process.

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How to Keep Your Air Clean in Today's Modern Machine Shop: Which Technology is Right for Your Application?

What clean air technology works best for a CNC machining facility? With the latest in technology and the improvements in media, it is important to know which is most effective.

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How Smart is your Pick and Replenishment Process?

Parts replenishment is a key function in any manufacturing operation. Getting the right parts to the right place at the right time is essential in any factory.

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Aluminum Design and Lightweighting Solutions Workshop: Foundry Alloys, Processes and Characteristics

Jerome Fourmann will lead the discussion about aluminum foundry alloys, extrusion processes and related characteristics for vehicle design.

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Learn How High QA 360 Enables Effective Communication with Your Manufacturing Quality Supply Chain

Seamless communication of all manufacturing and quality information improves collaboration, transparency, and well-structured relationships between suppliers and buyers.

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New Technologies for Asset Localization and Tracking

Join SICK in this webinar to see how an ultra-wideband localization system can add greater visibility to your processes and lead you to move from just gathering data to gaining real-time knowledge to improve operations.

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Tips and Technology for Increasing Efficiency in Grinding

How has technology changed the grinding industry? Doug Henke will cover the key points in identifying your current grinding process, finding choke points and bottle necks, and the addition of new technology to help maximize your ROI.

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Machining Problems Solved with Pre-Machined Aluminum Plates

Using the right aluminum for your machining jobs will solve your problems; from small or large series, complex or asymmetric parts, final tolerance, aesthetic finish.

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Get Smarter About Smart Machine Networking

Makino will break down complex IT terminology into simple terms, explain the basics of how machines connect to a network, and tell you why it's important to separate your machine network from your office network.

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Digitalization Beyond Machine Tools

Factories or individual assets can be monitored in real time to make intelligent and informed business decision based on constantly update information.

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Principles of Indexable Milling

Refresh your tooling knowledge on geometry, style, and design concepts to maximize value in your indexable milling applications. Learn about controlling vibration, reducing chatter, and maximizing value.

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Aluminum Design and Lightweighting Solutions Workshop: Forming Aluminum Automotive Body Sheet

Laurent Chappuis will lead the discussion about aluminum sheet forming processes and will introduce the basics of stamping aluminum auto body sheet using a combination of theory and practical examples.

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Create Better Parts in Less Time with Advanced NC Simulation & Optimization

Companies have learned they can share a wealth of information generated from simulation that benefits other departments and helps to create a seamless manufacturing process.

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Reverse Engineering in Four Easy Steps: Scan Data, CAD Repair, CAM Manufacturing, and Digital Twin Verification

Reverse engineering allows you to collect incomplete or non-existing design data and manufacture an accurate recreation, safely, of the original product or component.

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Aluminum Design and Lightweighting Solutions Workshop: Metallurgy and Aluminum Advantages for Auto Design

To address the industry-wide need for an aluminum-specific training curriculum for design engineers, this workshop brings together technical experts from leading aluminum producers.

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Sheet Metal Forming: Quickly Produce Tools In-House with 3D Printing

Learn specific design considerations and application examples for printed tools suitable for your machine shop or assembly line.

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How CMMs Improve Your Productivity in EDM

By having the right software preset, you can outsource measurement tasks from an expensive machine tool to a precise CMM.

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Part Buyer Expectations: 2020 Survey Results

Join Paperless Parts as they reveal the survey results and give insight into what your buyers expect from you.

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The Importance of Simulation in Automotive Design, Development, and Testing

Computer modeling and simulation tools are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Engineers and designers are harnessing the power of such systems to speed the development process, reduce costs, and improve performance.

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How Machine Shops Can Leverage Cobots in the COVID-19 Age

In just three short months, COVID-19 drove global manufacturing to a temporary halt. Industry experts cite automation and technology as two key factors in helping companies succeed.

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Supercharge Your Predictive Tooling and Quality Applications with High-Frequency Machine Data

MachineMetrics developed a way to collect this data from the control of CNC machines without using sensors that can immediately be used as inputs to predict machine failures.

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Tips and Tricks to Solve Your Cutting Tool Pains: Learn to Increase Performance by 500%

Advances in cutting tools and CAD/CAM systems are pushing the boundaries of engineering and manufacturing.

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User Interfaces Explained

How can you maximize the user experience and avoid pitfalls? Learn more about the evolution of infotainment systems and related technologies that will impact future of UX.

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Enhance Productivity with Automated Inspection

ZEISS will show you how to increase device utilization and measurement throughput, while improving operator ergonomics and safety.

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DOD to Contractors: Your Cybersecurity Is Not Good Enough

Avatara addresses compliance concerns around DFARS/CMMC, putting sub-contractor's mind at ease over the fear of not being able to afford the new required documentation and auditing processes.

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Cybersecurity Requirements for Defense Contractors

Learn about new cybersecurity developments and how they affect current and future contracts.

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Taiwan: Supporting the Next Generation of Aerospace Manufacturing

Join the webinar featuring 5 Taiwanese manufacturing solutions providers including APEC, HONOR SEIKI, TECHMAN ROBOTS, and YCM and learn about aerospace solutions to meet critical needs and stay ahead!

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Strategic Quoting: Use Data to Drive More RFQs & Increase Win Rates

For strategic quoting to be possible, shops need greater visibility of their data and a way to correlate data to drive more opportunities into their business.

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Cobot Installations: Just How Easy Are They?

Learn the basics of cobots and how to select the right one for your application.

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Mitigating the Five Major Pitfalls of Implementing Automation

Learn what common things can go wrong with automation projects and the best practices to follow to save time, money, and unnecessary headaches.

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Power Skiving with Cutting-Edge Technology

GROB Systems Inc. and Seco Tools will present tips and techniques for machining a gear using GROB's G550T universal machining center and Seco's power skiving tools.

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What Are the Key Drivers of Shops Based on the Mix-Volume Ratio?

Learn about the equipment, strategies, operating metrics, and the drivers of high performance of these four classes of machine shops from the last 10 years of Modern Machine Shop's Top Shops. Register today!

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How to Use Financing to Support & Enable Growth in a Manufacturing Business

Alternative financing can help manufacturers acquire equipment, increase cash flow, consolidate existing debt, and generate working capital, thereby achieving a multitude of business goals. Register today!

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Data Democratization: Unlocking the Value of Industry 4.0

The democratization of manufacturing data will undoubtedly change the manufacturing landscape forever, transforming traditional manufacturing supply chains into dynamic, interconnected data systems. Register today!

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