The August 2017 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are available below.
Dynamic machining, automation, software help match machine choice to applications
Metrology programming software adapts to growing use of intelligent CAD models that embed tolerance information via Model-Based Definition, or MBD.
Improved software gives linear pallet systems a major boost
New technology boosts a tried and true process
MGW Ltd. (Augusta, GA) proved that the jaw system used in a workholding setup can make a huge difference in productivity when machining precision parts.
The need for increased production while maintaining tolerances as tight as 11 µm caused manufacturing engineers at Stober Drives Inc. (Maysville, KY) to reevaluate their changeover procedures.
Reliability and precision of manufactured heavy-haul rail components make a big difference if it’s 20 below zero and you’re 1000 miles from home. Those are exactly the conditions that railcars equipped with Amsted Rail components make it back safely in difficult conditions.