Fully automated SpinMeld systems from Coldwater Machine are ideal for joining steels, aluminum, cast or sintered metals, magnesium, brass, carbon fiber composites, ceramics with mixed metal connections, and dissimilar combinations of these materials.
Think this technology has leveled off? Think again. Some of the latest advancements include integral-motor roller cam-style turrets, 90 deg-configured turrets, enhanced lower turrets, direct-drive milling spindles and servo drilling tailstocks. And that's not all.
The move from conventional turning to helical milling allowed this job shop to feed faster, take lighter cuts, raise the material removal rates but not cutting forces, and transform a nasty turning job into a moneymaker.
With its human-machine interface and user-friendly touchscreen controls, the CL-960 6 kW Fiber Laser from Cincinnati Incorporated uses advanced laser cutting capabilities to process thin material faster while cutting up to 3/4 in thick steel.
In the hyper-competitive metalworking business, some job shops with only a few employees still use separate homegrown systems or one very old program that is not very efficient in managing and reconciling their manufacturing and financial operations. They still shy …