The January 2017 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are available below.
Cutting Tools for Use with New Aluminum-Compound Materials
New materials for workpieces call for innovative cutting tools, tool coatings and machining strategies.
Chipping Away on the Factory Floor
Managing chips and fluid is vital to maximizing machine tool output.
There is No Hold on Innovation in Workholding
Companies are getting creative in order to make machining easier, faster and more precise.
Advanced Technology Depends on Controls, Design
Don’t settle for less than the most up-to-date technology.
Shop Shrinks Setup Times from Days to Minutes
Combining effective shop-floor strategies with advanced machine tool technology has resulted in dramatic setup reductions for Land & Sea Inc., dramatically shrinking setup times from days to minutes.
3D Laser Gaging Ensures Flawless Engine Fasteners
In an automobile engine, seven types of screws out of approximately 70 are considered critical to achieving the engine’s specific design performance, despite high vibration and heat.
Genesis Systems Teams with Virtual Reality
Immersive visualization in the manufacturing world has proven its value time and time again during design reviews, proof-of-concept validation, and customer engagement, decreasing time to market and minimizing risk.
30 Under 30: Fun and Fundamental
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING NOW
- Cutting-Edge Tool Geometries Push Machines to their Limits
- The Digitization of Modern Manufacturing
- The Importance of Critical Thinking in MBSE
2017: Inspired, Educated and Prosperous
Building an Infrastructure for Smart Manufacturing and the IIOT
Solving the Workforce Struggle
Technology: The Job-Shop Differentiation
On the Cover: Seco Tools specifies its Double Octomill, with 16 cutting edges, to machine high-silicon aluminum in automotive applications. The addition of silicon dramatically increases the strength, hardness, stiffness and longevity of aluminum, but also makes it very abrasive. The higher the siicon content, the more abrasive the alloy. Photo courtesy of Seco Tools.
On the Web:
Contributing Editor Bruce Morey has a discussion with the CEO of Aras, Peter Schroer. Aras offers a different kind of PLM in a radically different kind of business model.