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.
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.
The International Federation of Robotics published the updated report “World Robotics R&D Programs."
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.
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.
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.
Poly Crystalline Diamond (PCD) products are widely used in industry for their superior abrasion resistance and longevity when machining non-ferrous materials.
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.
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.
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.
What do tool and cutter grinders and buildings have in common? The importance of having a solid foundation.
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.
Making cars lighter, more energy efficient and safer is a challenge for the entire automotive industry. American electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors chose a new, innovative technology to address the challenge.