The high-speed Xcite 80 E press brake from Bystronic compliments the most demanding of part volumes generated by today’s high-speed laser cutting machines, such as fiber lasers.
Carl Peterhansel of TRUMPF shows how a shop, by taking time to review old processes, tooling libraries and programming methods, can implement simple tooling changes that positively impact production, minimize costs, reduce space or downtime, and maximize the return.
Tom Myers of Lincoln Electric examines the size and type of wire needed to weld out of position with a mild-steel, flux-cored wire as fast as possible.
Mike Riley reports on how this grassroots response – the heart of the new industrial revolution now taking place in America – recognizes how to use shop floor-oriented continuing education in advanced technologies to offset the profound impact of cheap foreign labor on U.S. manufacturing.
Virtual reality welding technology from Lincoln Electric not only helps future Ag-Ed teachers at Iowa State University train and prepare for upcoming careers, it serves as a recruiting tool to advance the proud ISU tradition of producing the nation’s next generation of skilled Ag-Ed teachers.
Instead of a knee-jerk reaction to lighten the cut and increase the passes to ‘take a load off the insert’ when facing an insert rupture when running Inconel, Scot Forge went to a stronger Hex-Turn insert with a gentle lead angle from Ingersoll Cutting Tools to make fewer, deeper passes.
The economics for successful U.S. manufacturing appear to be swinging in the right direction, but a skilled labor shortage and economic uncertainty are clouding the view. Strategies for success vary among American manufacturers, but Hypertherm chose to invest here and is succeeding. Here’s how they did it.
A snapshot of this machine’s capabilities from Trilogy Machinery, Inc.