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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.
ANCA EDG5
How simultaneous high-current and high-frequency have positioned the ANCA EDG as the benchmark for PCD manufacture.
Holemaking is critical to the quality and performance of aerospace components, and arguably more important than ever in the era of COVID-19.
When drilling holes in most aerospace components, manufacturers have three chances of getting the hole correct — after which, it will be impossible to rework the hole within the required design specifications.
Customers to benefit from close collaboration with Seco Tools
Through collaborative partnerships with customers and their partners, Seco Tools monitors trends and identifies challenges, developing the knowledge required to overcome the industry’s most demanding issues. Putting customers at the heart of research and development (R&D) has paid rich dividends for Seco Tools in terms of identifying and developing new products and solutions that can help change the face of manufacturing around the world.
SAC194 - ST - The value of upgrading - 1
Now is the time for machine shops to embrace a new generation of tooling solutions to tackle steel ISO P turning challenges and make their production more efficient and productive.
PRAB Guardian coolant recycling system
For metalworking operations looking to cut expenses, recycling cutting fluids is an avenue worth exploring. 
ZYGO caught up with Dr. Mark Malburg of Digital Metrology and Carl Musolff of Musolff Consulting to discuss how to get the most out of surface parameters. Their years of front-line experience provide valuable insight into precision manufacturing processes, and why choosing the right type of metrology, and examining the correct parameters, are critical to controlling the manufacturing process.

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