The labor intensive, time consuming conventional casting of alloys is becoming a thing of the past as new robot-assisted laser systems take the fabrication and repair of sliding bearings to an innovative new level in the gigantic container ships that travel across the world’s seas.
Considering an upgrade to your welding equipment to increase profitability and cut operating costs? Here’s how you can also take advantage of the additional benefits that energy incentives provide for an even greater impact on your bottom line.
Choosing the right equipment and consumables to grind a fine finish on stainless steel can get the job done faster with less operator fatigue. Here are nine ways to create a smooth surface in some typical finishing applications.
The Tongtai iTD 2000 YBC CNC Turning Center and the You Ji VHL-1200ATC series of vertical turning lathes from Absolute Machine Tools received Taiwan Excellence Awards.
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Raising the Bar in Yacht Racing

Metal 3D printing technology increases yacht racing performance through advanced rapid prototyping capabilities that allow this British yacht racing team to refine custom parts on demand and reduce their costs.

The Critical Role of Next Generation Welding Helmets

More comfort. Improved safety. Higher productivity. Better weld quality. Reduced costs. Increased bottom line. This is only the beginning of the reasons why metal fabricators should stay updated on new helmet technologies. There’s more.

Special Grinding Machinery for Polish Finishes

A leader in roll grinder retrofit equipment, Grinding Equipment & Machinery is one of the most diversified builders of tape microfinishing machinery in the world.

Tools, Holders and Runout: Uncover the Hidden Savings

Runout can be fickle, but finding a solution for it can pay significant dividends. Here are some insights into how much a little wobble can really increase your costs.

Handheld Quality Assurance: The Latest Metals Identification Trend

Not only does incorrect material impact metal fabrication and final finish processes that delay job delivery, it can place your shop at risk to premature component failure and potential disaster in mission critical applications. But now there is a new way for shops to effectively identify alloy grade, confirm elemental composition, and further streamline metals verification for greater quality control and assurance.

Millennials in Manufacturing: Recruiting, Retention and the Factory Environment

If you work in a manufacturing environment, chances are when you come to work you see lots of grey hair. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than half of skilled manufacturing workers are now 55 and older – and getting closer to retirement every day.

Reduce the Risk

The Smart Factory reduces insurance costs and increases productivity and profitability by investing in new systems with advanced technology to protect both workers and equipment. Here are some of the latest advances in protective equipment, safety automation and services, and more that can help make your shop become a safer workplace.

Automatically Secure Loads to Pallets

To increase speed and improve efficiency in packaging and material handling, the fully automated Tornado Perfect Storm orbital wrapping system from TAB Industries wraps common pallet loads in 15 seconds with only a single operator.