The June 2019 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below:
Advanced models continue to expand VMC reach on the shop floor.
How software, automation and abrasive advances are sending parts and tool grinding into overdrive.
The science of making and keeping metal cutting machines calibrated is advancing, including new ways of compensating for some errors in near-real time.
Drill manufacturers add new features for improved performance.
Kaba Ilco Corp. was looking to gain deeper insights into its operations and with the goal of eventually becoming a paperless facility. Wintriss Controls Group provided the Industry 4.0 solution for production management.
Looking at five-axis milling to speed up manufacturing of small precision parts, Moeller Precision Tool knew it was about more than just the machine. Tebis America Inc. and DMG Mori provided the one-two software and hardware punch they were looking for.
Today’s smaller overall machine footprints and higher speeds are challenging traditional spindle retention knob technology. Brother Industries Ltd. found a new level of performance with JM Performance Products’ High Torque retention knobs.
One can never cease to be amazed by the wide range of technologies that go into the process of machining. At EASTEC 2019, the latest and greatest technology from machine tool builders, cutting tool manufacturers, measurement providers, software developers, and many more was on display. It was a great demonstration of the jigsaw puzzle that is machining.
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3DMedNet, publisher of the journal 3D Printing in Medicine, produced a webinar with useful information for anyone in the throes of setting up and running an in-hospital 3D printing service.
One of the major benefits of creepfeed grinding is the combination of quick material removal with the ability to generate a precision ground surface on difficult-to-grind materials. Typically, creepfeed grinding results in a lower undeformed chip thickness relative to surface grinding, thereby improving surface finish on the workpiece and reducing wheel wear.
Optimized roughing can extend tool life, help generate better workpiece surface finishes, and save time by minimizing secondary processing steps. Despite these advantages, many shops still forgo this productive strategy, either because they don’t know how to implement it or don’t understand how it works.
LEO Lane, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based software company, is positioning itself as a resource for manufacturers to get more consistent results from 3D printing.
Albert J. Shih, PhD, FSME, 2019-20 President, NAMRI/SME, and SME Member since 2002, talks about his goal of bridging the gap between industry and research as he begins his term as NAMRI/SME President. Shih also highlights what attendees to this year’s NAMRC 47 can expect to experience.
Heidenhain, a global manufacturer of motion control feedback solutions, has established a new partnership with the Community College of Denver (CCD), making the Rocky Mountain region a focal point for CNC machining with Heidenhain’s Five-Axis Touch Numerical Control (TNC) technology.
Innovation is difficult to come by. In fact, the odds of a new product idea being commercialized are less than 4 percent—and that is the best case scenario. If you don’t want to beat those odds, there are five sure-fire ways you can make certain innovation never sees the light of day at your company.