AUTOMOTIVE

Automotive

Hard Milling Replaces Hand Grinding in Finishing Die Components

A focus on repeatability, geometric capabilities and speed led this manufacturer of fine-blanking machines and components to embrace hard milling as its go-to finishing process, eliminating hand grinding.
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Automotive

High-Energy Barrel Finishers Efficiently Deburr Complex Parts

Mass Finishing Inc. has developed high-energy barrel finishers that automate the process of deburring complex parts, saving time and eliminating the need to deburr parts by hand.

Die/Mold

Does Asia's Low-Cost Manufacturing Option Still Make Sense?

As U.S.-based companies try to stay ahead of COVID-19, global supply chains are under renewed scrutiny. Are uncertainties and delays caused by global crises worth the short-term cost savings?
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Automotive

One Example Changed the Course of 3D Printing at This GM Plant

General Motors of Spring Hill, Tennessee, depends on tooling to assemble thousands of vehicles per year. 3D printed tools have become integral.

NEWS

Comau, Exechon Collaborate on Machining Center Design

The machining center will be designed particularly for manufacturing lightweight framing and structural components for the automotive and aerospace sectors.

NEWS

Hexagon AB Acquires CAE Developer Romax Technology

The acquisition is intended to meet demands in automotive for more efficient design of electric cars in response to climate change. 

Measurement

New CMMs Gather More Data, Faster, for Automotive QC Department

Continental’s single-touch-probe CMM was bogging down quality control and limiting the information the company could glean for safety inspections. Two Altera CMMs from LK Metrology cut cycle times and increased insight. 
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NEWS

Emag Group Forms New Company

Bernhard Böttigheimer is managing director of the newly formed Emag Systems.

Additive Manufacturing

Is 3D Printed Tooling a Solution for Die Casting?

After tackling the 3D printer, material and design, there's still one challenge left for Exco Engineering: convincing customers. 

HMCs

Boehringer VDF 221/226 CET Meets Evolving Demands in Crankshaft Machining

Responding to the need for higher productivity and efficiency in crankshaft machining, Boehringer, a member of FFG, introduces its VDF 221/226 CET.