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The PCE process has characteristics that play to many of the goals of today's OEMs.
Photo-chemical etching is a viable alternative to legacy metal fabrication technologies and is seen in many applications as the only technology that can achieve the repeatability, accuracy, and geometric complexity demanded by OEMs from across myriad industries.
Meeting defined particulate and film-type cleanliness specifications that can be reproduced and at the lowest possible cost - these requirements can only be implemented with cleaning solutions that are optimally adapted to the task.
The right cleaning process ensures product quality and cost-effectiveness.
Optical measuring machine replaces numerous measuring technologies.
​​​​​​​“Before purchasing a Vicivision, we had to use a variety of different machines,” explained a representative for Didimo Zanetti, a leader in the production of gears, as he opens the doors of the workshop and details how quality control worked before investing in an optical measuring machine.
Metrology using laser interferometry
Laser interferometry is susceptible to vibration issues. New technology is solving that problem.
DAF is setting a new benchmark with its brand new range of trucks. Source: DAF
Effective complete machining of DAF camshafts for commercial vehicles is based on the sophisticated interplay between high performance high-performance linear motors, ultra-precise in-process measuring systems and easily accessible components. The Dutch truck manufacturer is extending its camshaft machining operations by adding the modular concept on the new platform 6.
Repairing spindles
CNC machine tool spindles are essential to any drilling, milling, boring, grinding, routing, cutting, or sawing process, and many manufacturers and machine shops rely on rebuilders to get production back online as quickly as possible when problems arise, and replacement is required. However, rebuilding a spindle is not always as simple as shipping off a problematic unit to have its parts replaced.
President Toshihiko Tatsu puts the WGT 400 into operation.
Seiwa Corp., the Japanese grinding machine maker, utilizes Liebherr measuring technology. Now Liebherr is offering Seiwa's grinding machines for its customers.
The pallet handling system PHS 1500 Allround.
Hetec GmbH, a machining technology specialist and supplier for tool, mold, and machine construction, has automated its production using the pallet handling system PHS 1500 Allround that helped tie together 5-axis machining centers into one high-production system.
New guide helps automate machines.
There has been a prevailing myth that manufacturers need to purchase brand new machine tools to incorporate flexible manufacturing systems (FMS). That is not true. Automating existing machine tools is possible and common.
Chief engineer Jerry Halley
With its 5-axis CNC machines running 24 hours a day up to 7 days a week, Tech Manufacturing, a Pennsylvania-based supplier of machined metal parts for aerospace clients such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Bombardier, looked to Moxa for smarter operation and real-time machine performance data.
Fanuc educates students
How robots help to qualify for the workplace of the future.  
DCM IG280SD
To combat the loss of more seasoned operators to retirement, job shops are turning to more modern, automated surface grinders.
Micromanufacturing and photo-chemical etching is increasingly being used in the automotive sector.
The automotive industry is a driving force when it comes to innovation and development of micro-systems, with demand for high volume production, unlike the more niche applications in the aerospace sector.  Two technologies, photo-chemical etching and micromanufacturing are migrating to this technologies.
Tecnalia uses 3-D printing to create cutting tools.
Tecnalia Research & Innovation, a leading private and independent research and technology organization in Spain, uses its material and manufacturing expertise to develop innovative designs in the most challenging materials for the cutting tool industry.
Fastems calculates its carbon footprint.
Through calculating its carbon handprint and footprint, Fastems has taken its first steps towards understanding how automation enables more sustainable product development and how to reduce the company’s environmental impact. 
8 great ways to improve manufacturing and grow sales
Today’s manufacturing customers expect fast turnaround times, competitive pricing, and on-time delivery of quality parts with every job. Achieving these outcomes requires a variety of capabilities called the “Great 8 of Manufacturing.”
The new LK AlteraM 25.15.12 bridge CMM was installed at the Bath factory of Horstman.
Part of the RENK group, Horstman is a manufacturer and global supplier of suspension systems for heavily armored and tracked vehicles. It also produces safety-critical engineering components allied to its core products for the sub-sea and aerospace industries. Because of the critical nature of its products, the company has invested in new CMM technology.
Video: Efficient machining of connecting rods with the SATURN double surface grinding machine.
Linamar Powertrain GmbH produces connecting rods with extreme efficiency, and consistently fulfills the OEM‘s quality requirements. With its quick retooling feature, the Saturn double-surface grinding machine from Junker is not only flexible but also an economical and reliable solution for the precision production of diverse connecting rods.
Manufacturers have embraced multi-channel commerce models to offer customers more freedom of choice.
In 2018, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicted that manufacturers would turn increasingly to eCommerce to improve their processes — following examples set by Amazon, Tesla and Uber. This may seem outlandish, but a leading hydraulics manufacturer designed and acquired a tool in just ten days, with Sandvik Coromant’s eCommerce platform.
Reshoring
While some of this momentum comes from COVID-19 pandemic-related shortages and shutdowns and supply chain back-ups; in the long-term reshoring has the potential to save U.S. manufacturers critical production time, reduce transportation costs and could better support just-in-time production by reducing capital tied up in stock.

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