Integrated MRP functions inside next generation nesting software takes advantage of new shop floor data capture that can automatically handle the logistics of a job via a tablet on the shop floor. The data on the tablet tells the operator what parts to cut and what jobs they belong to for fluid movement from cutting to sorting of the parts. (first view)
In Industry 4.0, process micromanagement is the new baseline for shop operations, an opportunity to increase your bottom line in every step of your business. It’s a tough feat to accomplish, but the integrated MRP functions found in next generation nesting software can help you make it a reality. Here’s how.
The Continuum 350 features two new welding processes. Versa-Pulse is a fast, low-heat and low-spatter process that delivers faster travel speeds for semi-automatic and automated welding applications, also resulting in increased productivity. This process is ideal for welding on thin materials (up to 1/4 in), such as sheet metal and tube applications, and offers a greater wire feed speed range than short circuit or Regulated Metal Deposition processes. A High-Deposition MIG process offers higher deposition rates and lower heat input than standard spray transfer, resulting in faster welding, increased productivity and better quality. The process works well for welding thicker materials and on larger welds (6 mm to 8 mm).
The Continuum 350 from Miller Electric provides a competitive edge through exceptional arc performance, unique processes and programs, and standard weld data gathering.
Fast grinding disc changes are possible through easy accessibility and a precise change unit on the Thielenhaus-Nissei double-sided grinding machine.
This cost-efficient, compact double-disc grinding machine from Thielenhaus-Nissei is ideal for large-scale production of flat precision parts.
Easily-configured Posi-Bend rotary bender units are engineered to be less complex and less costly than wipe tooling. Rotary bending provides more consistent metal forming without wasting material on tests and regrinds.
The Posi-Bend self-contained rotary bender from Dayton Lamina cams the material without undesired distortion, sliding, or marring.
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The 3D metal printing process is prone to capture microscopic inclusions and voids in the material. When these parts are welded, these micro voids coagulate into large bubbles of porosity that weaken the weld due to stress concentration in the area of the porosity. John DeLalio of EB Industries explains how electron beam welding can be used to address this issue.

Medical Machining: Machine Tools

Take a closer look at some of the newest equipment that can help contract manufacturers meet the machining, micro machining, and laser processing demands for smaller and more complex surgical implants, orthotic devices and medical instruments that are being made from newer materials – and still hold their costs down.

Medical Machining: Tooling

Take a closer look at some of the newest tooling that can help contract manufacturers meet the machining, micro machining, and laser processing demands for smaller and more complex surgical implants, orthotic devices and medical instruments that are being made from newer materials – and still hold their costs down.

External and Internal Thread Inspection Systems

External and Internal Variables Inspection Systems from Johnson Gage are ideal for NPT, NPTF, ANPT, and NGT Threads that are in accordance with the new ASME B1.20 Specification.

How Clean is Clean Enough? Evaluating Air Quality

Is your shop clean enough to fabricate components for medical devices? A proper diagnosis is necessary to solving an OSHA or FDA particulate problem. But before installing an air quality remedy, it helps to know your current particulate levels, exposure profile and airflow patterns. Let’s take a closer look at this evaluation process.

Durable, Comfortable Gloves Tackle All Types of Work

Performance, Performance Fingerless and Free-Flex Gloves from Milwaukee Tool feature breathable lining and mesh backing to help wick away moisture for all-day comfort, with high dexterity fingertips for extra control when handling small objects.

Multi-Diameter Stock Versatility for High Production of Medical Devices

The Multi Mini Rhinobar bar feeder from Lexair makes multi-diameter bar stock processing faster and easier with a feedtube cartridge that automatically centers and feeds three sizes of small-diameter bar stock to Swiss-style CNC screw machines and sliding-head lathes.