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The World Robotics Report shows that robot installations in the United States were up by 14% to 34,987 units in 2021 -- the second most successful year for the robotics industry in the U.S.
Bystronic Laser AG, working jointly with EMCO GmbH from Hallein/Salzburg, undertook a complete redesign of the machine frame machining process so that it could be carried out by EMCO Mecof's Megamill high-gantry milling machine.
Lotus Cars Ltd. is known for the design and manufacture of high-performance cars born out of legendary success on the racetrack. Its latest sports car, the Emira, is by far the most accurate model ever built by Lotus thanks to the use of a 5-axis HC-90TR twin-arm coordinate measuring machine from LK Metrology.
Parts cleaning is critical to achieving precision, process reliability and high efficiency in processes and production technologies.
The production of high-precision parts with complex interior geometries requires top quality along the entire production chain. In order to be optimally prepared for future cleanliness requirements, a Swedish manufacturer replaced one of its existing solvent cleaning systems. They chose an Ecoclean EcoCcompact fitted with Ultrasonics PLUS, to mention only one of the system's features.
Additive manufacturing is not perfect, and one area where significant issues reside is in the surface finish of AM parts as they come out of the build chamber or off the build plate.
Power skiving is the fastest-growing method of gear machining.
The research and development team at Blaser Swisslube, a Swiss expert in metalworking fluids, set about planning and implementing an idea to capture a machining process, chip formation and the behavior of the metalworking fluid more precisely than ever before through photos and videos. The idea came about as part of a joint project with the renowned ETH Zurich.
Automation tasks are becoming more challenging. However, using intelligent software in combination with the relevant automation solutions not only enables workpieces to be loaded and unloaded but also means that machine tools can be set up fully automatically through the automatic replacement of tools and clamping devices.
The Haoneng Group, a Chinese manufacturer in the field of vehicle transmission synchronization, is operating four WGT series inspection machines from Liebherr to help ensure the quality of its components.
At the Teisnach plant of the Rohde & Schwarz technology group, the PHS 1500 Allround pallet handling system from Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH automates four HF 5500 5-axis machining centers from Heller.
More than most industries, aerospace component manufacturing machines have a lot of exotic alloys and hard metals like titanium. A byproduct of utilizing these materials is that more pressure is put on the machines, spindles, and retention knobs. The result is that the tools must be changed out more frequently as they dull or break.
Establish a controlled process to maintain tool life.
Product quality is a critically important consideration when purchasing electromechanical components, such as electric gear motors. But what does quality mean, and how do you evaluate it as a customer?
Increased flexibility and productivity were achieved thanks to a traveling column milling machine equipped with a universal milling head.
Velo3D, a metal additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical parts, announced that Hermeus, a company developing hypersonic aircraft for defense and commercial applications, has acquired two Velo3D Sapphire printers for high-volume production: an original Sapphire and a large-format Sapphire XC.
She began her role as president of AB Sandvik Coromant in Sandviken, Sweden, nearly two years ago, but Helen Blomqvist started working at the toolmaker as a research engineer about two decades ago.
For tiny precision components with dimensions of < 1 mm and deep-drawn from 100-micrometer thick sheet metal, the surface finishing operation can be quite a challenge.

Purdue researchers use AM injector components from Velo3D to create Mach 6 conditions for a ground-testing facility.
A breakthrough ultrahigh-precision robotic machine tool positions an object anywhere in a 215 mm circle with accuracy, speed and controlled force.