Industry News for 04/2021

Deburring and finishing are still predominantly manual processes for many manufacturers and job shops. However, the results can be inefficient and inconsistent. Automating these processes can solve these problems.
Machining medical components cost-effectively and reliably requires high-precision tools that have been tested in practice to meet specifications that often reaches the micron level. Tool manufacturer, Inovatools, offers the Inomed range of tools for this application.

Starrag, a manufacturer of CNC metalworking machinery and Amorphology, a developer of advanced amorphous metals, established a laboratory where customers of both companies can observe real-time precision engineering and machining of complex gears using amorphous metals.

Wisconsin-based Integrity Saw & Tool Inc. purchased a Vollmer CHX 840 circular saw blade sharpening machine with the Vollmer HS automated loading station to increase capacity to meet the demand from a new pallet manufacturing customer.
Fewer than 30% of manufacturers have extensively adopted Industry 4.0 technologies, according to findings published in a new report, but manufacturers’ reluctance to go digital might have to change if they are to adapt to an unpredictable future. Sandvik Coromant's testing finds that an increase in machine utilization can result in a higher gross profit margin.
Continued job losses and lost business can be expected if the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum are allowed to continue, according to a manufacturing coalition.
Technoset UK specializes in manufacturing highly complex, precision machined components for the aerospace market. After investing in production equipment, the company recently invested in a Vicivision laser-scanning machine.
Five trends have helped triple the number of annual installations of industrial robots within ten years (2010-2019) reaching 381 thousand units in factories around the world.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that certain copper alloys provide effective long-term protection against viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.