Industry News

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.
Dolores Morrison encourages women seeking careers in engineering to get as much practical experience as they can.
Diversity, including gender diversity, in the workplace can drive innovation, and ARCH Cutting Tools supports the idea that a gender-diverse culture, including in its engineering team, can spur innovation and growth. A key member of the ARCH Cutting Tools team is Dolores Morrison, an engineer at the company’s ARCH Cutting Tools – Mentor (Ohio) facility.

ANCA's new EDM utilizes intelligent and adaptive control technology.
Utilizing intelligent and adaptive control and monitor technology, ANCA CNC Machines has developed a new electro discharge grinding (EDG) machine that monitors and controls sparks and the erosion gap to decrease cycle times for PCD tools by 50%.
Continuous development of customer-focused tool solutions is the idea behind the growth of Paul Horn GmbH, suppliers of cutting tools for manufacturers of machine tools for pipe and coupling production, as well as end users. 
Solid drills vs. inserts drills
Holemaking is a common procedure in any machine shop, but selecting the best type of cutting tool for each job is not always clear. Should a machine shop use solid or insert drills? Here are 5 ways to make that decision
The Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU) sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting the immediate termination of the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports enacted under the Trump administration. 
Inspiring tomorrow's manufacturing workforce.
The National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is partnering with Edge Factor, an online learning company, to inspire students and job-seekers to pursue career pathways in manufacturing and other skilled trades.
Automating manufacturing.
Robot density in manufacturing hit a new global record of 113 units per 10,000 employees.
In the past decade, a California-based machine shop has relied on a flexible, honing tool for a range of automated CNC machining applications such as cross hole deburring, cylindrical honing, surface finishing, edge-blending and cleaning.
The U.S. manufacturing industry continued to rebound in December 2020 with cutting tool consumption up 4% over November and the Manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index expanding from 57.5 in November to 60.5 in December. 
Using a Vicivision optical measuring machine to verify quality during grinding and other operations, Italy-based Bavieri Alfeo Precision Mechanics can obtain accurate results in seconds .
Precision aerospace part manufacturer Alloy Specialties is one of the first adopters of a new robotic quality inspection technology, Tempo, from Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division.
The compact, universally usable drag finisher R 4/700 SF is equipped with a carousel with four rotating spindles. Each spindle holds three work pieces. Separate rotary drives of carousel and spindles allow the individual, entirely independent adjustment of their rotary speeds.
Voestalpine Rotec GmbH, a global leader in the manufacture of precision steel pipes and tubes, integrated an automated Rösler drag finishing system, the R 4/700 SF, that doubled the usable life of stamping tools.
After a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grinding Doc video series on Cutting Tool Engineering's website resumes with a special two-hour episode about Cylindrical Master 2020, an Excel program developed by Dr. Jeffrey Badger, aka the Grinding Doc. The 105th episode of the Grinding Doc video series provides a detailed description of the Cylindrical Master program that Badger developed during the pandemic.
Many agricultural machinery manufacturers use Heckert machines to machine axes, gearbox housing, engine blocks and hydraulic systems.
Starrag is a manufacturer high-precision machine tools for milling, turning, boring and grinding workpieces for a variety of industries. Its rigid and robust equipment can also be used for making farming equipment.
Custom bearings extend spindle life
The customer used custom screwdriving spindles that use thrust bearings that had to be replaced on a regular basis. Auburn Bearing proposed a one-piece banded thrust ball bearing that would utilize a special lubricant.
Shop Floor at ASCO Power Technologies.
ASCO Power Technologies, which manufactures automatic transfer switches, switchgear and other power management products, solved manufacturing issues by integrating Jetcam Expert nesting software throughout its facility.
LK Metrology Altera ‘S’ 7.5.5 CMM at Nightforce Optics measuring riflescopes and spotting scopes.
Nightforce Optics in Orofino, Idaho, manufacturers riflescopes and other high-precision optics. To achieve quality specifications, the company upgraded its technology with a new CMM that supports a probe.
Eriez publishes new white paper.
Eriez’ new white paper, “Six Ways to Attack Metal Contamination to Improve Product Purity and Avoid Recalls,” covers best practices processing plants should implement to achieve the highest product purity and avoid costly tramp metal damage.