The November 2016 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are available below.
Fast, Clean Cutting with Abrasive Waterjet Technology
Waterjet systems are offering machine shops more productivity options with the latest high-speed cutting and improved software capabilities.
Fiber Lasers Capture Market Share, Applications
Growth tied to performance and versatility from micro to 3D printing.
Maybe it’s Time to Try Some “Swiss Cheese”
When the grinding gets tough it’s the bond and not necessarily the grain that matters.
Waterjet Cuts Creative Toy Construction Kits
YOXO (St. Paul, MN) is a rapidly growing manufacturer of creative toy construction kits. To meet skyrocketing demand, YOXO (pronounced “yock-so”) recently installed a second waterjet cutting system, the Jet Edge Waterjet Shuttle System, which allows the operator to keep cutting while unloading finished parts.
MFG.com Offers Online Sourcing for Robotics Parts
The simple proposition that no two automation solutions using robotics are alike because no two manufacturing processes are identical presented a major challenge to Daniel Drennen, a project manager within the Automation Division of Deshazo LLC (Alabaster, AL).
Fiber Laser Makes the Cut at West Coast Job Shop
Prior to opening his job shop, Larry Rosevear honed his sheetmetal fabrication skills by building dune buggies—a lot of dune buggies. That’s where he realized that laser cutting was much faster than his plasma cutter.
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING NOW
E-Mobility, Watchword for the Future in Automotive
The Revolution on Display at FABTECH 2016
Cerritos College Expands Manufacturing Education
On the Cover: Laser welding nickel-based aerospace alloys is both possible and practical following guidelines established by Prima Power Laserdyne engineers to meet the exacting requirements of airframe as well as aero engine applications.
On the Web
Advances in Friction Welding
FABTECH Special: Senior Editor Alan Rooks reports on how things are heating up in rotary, linear and stir friction welding.