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Different types of CNC machines will appear in smart factories. Here’s what you need to know about upgrading and updating your machines.
Metal AM distributed manufacturing
A network of contract manufacturers enables IMI Critical and Velo3D to print the same certified part in six locations and three different countries.
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.
Poly Crystalline Diamond (PCD) products are widely used in industry for their superior abrasion resistance and longevity when machining non-ferrous materials.
DMG Mori
Through a partnership with Siemens, machine tool builder DMG Mori offers an entry-level, compact machine that works a 440-pound steel workpiece into a rock bit with better tool life, a higher degree of accuracy and higher overall production efficiencies.
Best practices
Manufacturers and industry professionals are concerned about rates, inflation and a possible recession. Here are best practices for borrowing in 2023.
While shops can perform rotating-workpiece deep-hole drilling on a turning machine, a dedicated deep-hole drilling machine using what’s known as counter-rotation will net much better results.
CEO Jens Bleher discusses the history of Fritz Studer AG at Motion Meeting Expedition 2023
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.
Portable sump cleaner
Eriez released a white paper for the metalworking industry, “A Guide to Portable Sump Cleaners: Lower Labor Costs, Eliminate Machine Downtime and Maximize Coolant Life.”  The white paper, written by Eriez technical sales representative Clay O’Dana, explains that powerful portable sump cleaners generate up to 110 gallons per minute of suction to eliminate sludge and chips.
Tom Nathan
What do tool and cutter grinders and buildings have in common? The importance of having a solid foundation.
Metal coating specially formulated
The metal coatings industry is dominated by large corporations that provide a wide selection of outstanding paints but may be too rigid to cater to special application needs. Every coating application has specific parameters, but if the coating does not work properly straight out of the drum, the end user is out of luck. The story is different at Cortec, where a flexible customer service mindset helps users adapt the right coating to individualized needs.