The April 2017 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are available below.
This article includes highlights from Wohlers Report 2017, the 22nd annual worldwide study on the 3D printing and additive manufacturing state of the industry.
As the IIoT moves from theory to reality, managing shop-floor data grows in importance.
The ability to manage the vast intricacies of cutting tools is aided by a number of developments, most important of which might be the adoption of ISO 13399 and various applications to manage and order tools in an intelligent way. What is the nuts and bolts of how all this works?
New virtual tools in PLM leverage emerging technologies in additive manufacturing and IIoT capabilities to speed up product developments.
National Jet continues to push the envelope of micro drilling using Rego-Fix collets and its powRgrip (PG) toolholding system on standard CNC and proprietary equipment.
Tool life, geometry, and stability largely depend on proper edge preparation. Tool Flo, located in Houston, TX, is a manufacturer of carbide cutting tool such as inserts for threading, turning, and milling.
A complex component, incorporating four long slots among other features, was posing problems for Karlheinz Lehmann GmbH. The solution was ultimately provided by a Cincom M32 lathe in conjunction with the TC76-Digilog touch probe.
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