Industry News for 03/2023

Workforce development
Companies continue to face unprecedented workforce challenges. In the manufacturing sector, meeting the demand to find, recruit, develop and retain qualified, skilled employees has become a business imperative that requires a holistic, highly strategic approach to workforce development.
Bharat Gears Ltd.
Bharat Gears Ltd., one of India’s largest manufacturers of quality gears, has successfully retrofitted a Reishauer RZ361A gear grinding machine with an advanced NUM Flexium+68 CNC system.
A smart factory
Building a smart factory requires a smart approach. Over the past decade, new technologies have increasingly permeated the factory floor. Automation, always a part of manufacturing, has quickly escalated thanks to ever-increasing computer processing power and data storage.
Lupica (left) and Schnyder
Mikron Tool recently announced a change in leadership with Markus Schnyder, the long-standing chief operating officer of Mikron Switzerland AG, Division Tool, handing the reins to Elio Lupica to continue the company's exceptional market performance in recent years. In the following Q&A, Lupica shares some optimistic views for what comes next.
World robotics report
The International Federation of Robotics published the updated report “World Robotics R&D Programs."
Flexible, fast and secure clamping of complex aluminium die-cast parts
AMF clamping technology supports production at a pioneering Hungarian supplier.
Fine boring, rough machining, large-diameter boring — no matter the type of application, it is key to get the most from boring tools. Hole-finishing applications, whether at a job shop or a high-production environment, require precision. Here are ways to get the most out of your boring tools.
Helen Blomqvist
Hear from Sandvik Coromant’s president on this International Women’s Day, which this year follows the theme of embracing equity — focusing on giving fair opportunities for everyone to succeed.
Altera CMM
The Dudley, United Kingdom, factory of The Timken Co. supplies engineered bearings to a multitude of industries, including mining, food and beverage, pulp and paper, cement, marine and wastewater. Recently, there has been a significant increase in demand for larger bearings. To enable the company to inspect these larger bearings, Timken purchased an AlteraM 15.12.10 ceramic bridge coordinate measuring machine.
Ladder month
March is Ladder Safety Month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ladder deaths accounted for 161 on-the-job fatalities in 2020, the most recent year for which statistics are available.