Competitors in this demanding hotbed of manufacturing are being pushed to find new ways of producing more complex parts. Here are some systems that can help them meet their needs.
The MSX mill from Sumitomo is ideal for ramping and helical applications using general steel, alloy steel, stainless steel and cast iron.
This technical assessment explains how the new inspection methods for diagnostic measurement of sheet metal components and body-in-white assemblies at this Turkish automotive manufacturer involves cross scanners being used on coordinate measuring machines.
This orthopedics manufacturer achieves one hit machining in an automated lights-out environment using advanced turn-mill machines that take their custom implants for coated hip replacement to a whole new efficiency.
For this family-run sheet metal fabricator, moving to Ex-Series servo-electric punch presses solved its power consumption problems and improved productivity at a stroke.
Examine the design of these machine tool vise jaws to understand how they enable aggressive 5-axis machining of high-value medical and aerospace parts in a single setup by clamping on as little as 2 mm of surface.
This is the story of how Bourn & Koch upgraded its older gear hobbers to advanced CNC systems to machine large bull and cluster gears, worms, shafts, splines and pinions for the defense and aerospace, oil/gas drilling, mining, heavy equipment and power generation industries.
By linking CAM software into an advanced tool presetting system, this airline manufacturing unit efficiently manages a large tooling database and machining simulation on highly complex aircraft parts to quickly respond to market changes.
As an increasing number of jobs require electric preheat, the ability to use induction heating while welding rolled pipe can benefit productivity, quality and safety and provide fabrication shops a viable alternative.
These technical reviews examine some of the latest innovations in quick change tooling and
workholding that can help improve the profitability of your shop.