Video Reports

For three consecutive quarters, NorthAmerican robot sales have hit record highs, according to the Association for Advancing Automation in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For CNC machining in particular, orders for automation are “beyond expectations,” said Craig Zoberis, founder and president of Burr Ridge, Illinois-based Fusion | RoboJob-USA, which provides systems for automatically loading and unloading CNC turning and milling machines.
Although a variety of part traceability solutions are available for traditional manufacturing processes, including bar coding, laser etching and adding serial numbers and radio frequency identification, those technologies are not particularly efficient or effective for additively manufactured parts, which tend to have complex geometries and can be microscale, according to Cody Burke, co-founder and COO of SmartParts. To overcome those challenges, SmartParts reports that it developed an integrated solution that combines advanced material taggants, hardware and software to connect manufacturing data to additive materials and parts.
For six years, in conjunction with collaborators at University of Virginia, University of Texas at Dallas, ColoradoSchool of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Lucy Pao – the Palmer endowed chair in the department of electrical, computer and energy engineering – and her team have developed the Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor, or SUMR, turbine, a two-bladed, downwind rotor to test the performance of this lightweight concept.
What we don’t see when turning HTA at a microscopic level is that a heat pocket is being created between the cutting edge and the chip being formed. This heat pocket is preventing coolant from targeting the cutting edge. What HPC does is break through the heat pocket and get coolant to where it needs to be.
Ben Mund, the Mastercam channel marketing manager for CNC Software, talks about the company's focus on automation, productivity and boosting the output at shops across the spectrum of machining.
In this video Mate’s workholding is at work at Concept Machine Tool in a Yasda PX30i 5-Axis Precision Center showcasing a full 5-Axis surfacing program and cutting demonstration.
Tungaloy America's DeepTri-Drill indexable gundrill series is easy-to-handle and capable of delivering outstanding performance, exceptional efficiency and stability in deep hole drilling.
Post-processing operations can be eliminated with System 222. Guhring’s cutting geometries for steel, stainless steel and cast iron are sintered right into the inserts.
Dennis Spaeth, publisher of Cutting Tool Engineering, thanks everyone who visited the CTE booth at IMTS and offers website registrants a free CTE baseball cap while supplies last.
Rollomatic SA Chief Product Officer Gert-Jan Hartog shows off the company's smart factory concept featuring a collaborative robot and a smart mobile manipulator, an automated guided vehicle equipped with a six-axis collaborative robot on top.
Jeff Badger, Ph.D., a.k.a. The Grinding Doc, describes his three-day High Intensity Grinding Course, which he developed to provide grinders an in-depth understanding of production grinding along with the knowledge and tools to make significant, long-term improvements to their grinding operations.
Jeff Badger, Ph.D., a grinding expert and the author of CTE's Grinding Doc column, provides a practical tour of the Truing Parameters Calculator he helped develop along with Rush Machinery and the International Grinding Institute.