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Despite certain limitations, rotary broaching is a fast and accurate method to machine a polygon or other form.

“Why do we do what we do?” asked Alexander Zoller, president of ZOLLER Inc., during his welcome and keynote address on the first day of the two-day ZOLLER Open House & Technology Days, which took place June 12-13 at the company’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He answered, “It’s in our blood.”

Five-axis machining is one of the core competencies needed to stay competitive in the aerospace market.

FEIMEC 2024 featured more than 1,100 exhibitors from 37 countries.

The fourth edition of the biennial and Brazilian-based Feira Internacional de Máquinas e Equipmentos, or International Machinery and Equipment Exposition, took place May 7-11 at the São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, which is billed as the largest exhibition center in Latin America at about 85,000 sq. m (914,932 sq. ft.).

Preparing for the electric vehicle battery energy source that comes out on top.

Key considerations when selecting a toolholder to optimize machine performance.

Honing and superfinishing are two strategies for mass finishing parts.

Music was in the air at the press conference Fritz Studer AG held at its headquarters in Steffisburg, Switzerland, Feb. 9. With a theme of “The Sound of Studer,” the Music Motion Meeting 2024 event began with presentations by the cylindrical grinding machine builder’s board of directors: Jens Bleher, CEO; Sandro Bottazzo, chief sales officer; Daniel Huber, chief technology officer; and Stephan Stoll, chief operating officer.

How water-miscible fluid and neat oil stack up when deep-hole drilling with high-pressure coolant.

High-density workholding offers many benefits, a prime one being the ability to run a machine tool longer unattended.

Machining aerospace materials can be difficult, but tools and techniques are available to help.

Ingersoll Machine Tools partners with NASA program.

The outlook for workforce development in the manufacturing industry is optimistic, but hurdles remain.

Properly designed and applied tools enable deep-hole microdrilling to be less treacherous.

Toolmakers offer a variety of products to achieve surface finish specifications, including ones for polishing, buffing and grinding.

Sustainability. Autonomy. Collaboration. These topics were amply covered at Stockholm-headquartered Hexagon AB’s HxGN Live Global 2023 conference, which took place June 12-15 at the Caesars Forum conference center in Las Vegas.

A Formula One contractor accelerates quality control.

When needing to capture complete measurement data, noncontact 3D laser scanning is available.

“Accelerate Success” was the theme of this year’s Zoller Open House & Technology Days, which took place May 9-11 at Zoller Inc.’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Presented here are highlights from the May 10 agenda.

Collaborative robots can provide a quick return on investment when the application is appropriate.

Using the right carbide inserts helps overcome any issues that might arise when rough turning steel.

Machine tool monitoring systems provide real-time visibility of a shop floor.

To update more than 60 members of the press from across the globe about Studer's business activities and new developments, the company hosted Motion Meeting Expedition 2023 on Feb. 10 at its headquarters.

Repair and remanufacturing services bring new life to damaged spindles.

These adaptable tools can effectively finish a variety of holes in a high-mix, low-volume environment.

Printing cutting tools is appropriate when an application is suitable.

Traceability is an important part of production for additive manufacturing.

Selecting the right toolholder for an application requires understanding some of the available options to enhance accuracy.

She began her role as president of AB Sandvik Coromant in Sandviken, Sweden, nearly two years ago, but Helen Blomqvist started working at the toolmaker as a research engineer about two decades ago.

Automation is available to eliminate dull, dirty and dangerous tasks for workers at any size facility.

Manufacturers expect wages to grow at a record rate as companies struggle to attract and retain workers.

Cutting Tool Engineering’s 2022 Benefits and Salary Survey reveals across-the-board income gains for metalworking professionals.

A Chicago job shop uses skilled workers and proper equipment to machine large, heavy parts.

Chip handling systems provide “green” benefits to the profitability of a company and its environmental stewardship.

Automation for electrical discharge machines is well established, but refinements continue.

Indexable insert tools and techniques reduce costs while maintaining process reliability.

Performing five-axis machining with a 3+2 strategy is preferred by a growing number of part manufacturers.

Heartland Enterprises Ltd. rough-turns nickel-base superalloy forgings to produce aerospace parts

When the application is appropriate, indexable inserts coated via the chemical vapor deposition process provide the best protection.

The delta variant of the coronavirus, a shortage of semiconductors, logistics challenges and a scarcity of skilled labor are affecting the rebound of manufacturing, but there is reason for optimism.

Effectively drilling austempered ductile iron requires a balanced approach.

JR Machine Inc. uses cellular machining to add valueto customers’ components while boosting the bottom line.

Methods Machine Tools Inc. targets standard automation packages for its work cells.

Part manufacturers can reap significant benefits by weaving a digital thread through their plants but face potential pitfalls.

Know what’s actually happening at the cutting edge with the WattPilote monitoring system from Digital Way

Effective holemaking with microdrills requires a well-adjusted approach, especially for chip evacuation.

Online training offers an alternative, as well as complementary, way to learn machining and programming.

Modular, quick-change workholders suit the requirements for low-volume, high-mix parts manufacturing.

Deburring parts with vibratory finishing equipment is a cost-saving and more consistent alternative to manual deburring.