Hardinge Inc. (Elmira, NY) displayed a range of workholding products at IMTS, including Quick Change FlexC collet systems, Sure-Grip expanding collet systems, and Swiss-style collets and guide bushings. Quick Change FlexC collet systems provide fast changeover, high accuracy and a wide gripping range for stock variation when compared to traditional collets, according to the Read More
The International Manufacturing Technology Show - 2016
The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago. IMTS 2016 will be held Sept. 12-17. This is a great website for information about new products at the show and planning your visit.
Haimer USA (Villa Park, IL) featured its new Duo-Lock modular interface for carbide cutting tool heads at IMTS 2016. It also displayed its Safe-Lock tool clamping system and Power Mill end mills. Haimer noted that sales of modular cutting systems with carbide heads are growing, and the Duo-Lock system provides maximum stability and stiffness based on a thread with a patented Read More
Manufacturing technology orders rebounded in August as the industry showed signs of perhaps starting to recover from a long slump, the Association for Manufacturing Technology said in a monthly report. Such orders totaled $336.58 million in August, up 34% from an adjusted $250.4 million in July and 16% from $290.29 million in August 2015, AMT (McLean, VA) said in an e-mailed Read More
Good tool management guarantees process performance There are still some shops, principally smaller ones, that haven’t made the decision to adopt the latest advances in tool presetter hardware and tool management software systems. One reason is the aversion of shops to invest in technologies that don’t make chips, as if that’s the only way to fatten the bottom line. At the Read More
The next frontier is easy access to data to make timely decisions The story of technology development is one of complementary technologies that enhance each other in creating something new. There are examples in history. Low-cost integrated circuits and cheap digital storage leading to personal computers. Development of communication networks, portable batteries, and high Read More
The growing National Network for Manufacturing Innovation now has a public name: Manufacturing USA. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker announced the name and unveiled a logo and website in her keynote address opening IMTS. Mike Molnar, director of Manufacturing USA national program office (and a past president of SME) discussed the significance with SME and explained Read More