IRMCO Advanced Metalforming Lubricant Technologies’ iNSIGHT enables metal stampers to track the rate of chemical consumption by part and process and compare the data to tool life to pinpoint the actual cost per part for each process in a facility.
February 2021 Issue
Rise of the Machines: Manufacturing Equipment for Post-Pandemic Growth. A challenging year, 2020 created pent-up demand for goods every American needs. Record-low interest rates and the highest personal savings rate since 1975 are expected to drive manufacturing of machinery, assemblies, and parts for agriculture, construction, home-building, and infrastructure.
A new Mitutoyo-Kitov agreement will lead to the integration of Kitov technologies in Mituoyo’s metrology solutions. Look for future development of more solutions to come from the new partners as they combine Mitutoyo’s measurement technologies with Kitov’s planning and inspection technologies.
The rebranded service program facilitates selection of the right maintenance solutions, and also offers additional services such as CAD modellng, component prototyping and process optimization. Customers can choose services ala-carte or in tailored, bundled agreements.
Paperless Search, a digital search tool enhancing the quoting platform from Paperless Parts, provides easy access to all formats of historical data, and it’s available now to Paperless Parts customers.
Funded by an EU grant, a European consortium is treating metal with high-power lasers that texture the surface with microscopic spikes that prevent grease and bacteria from sticking. Rough micro-topography acts like a bed of nails to stop dirt or liquid from attaching.
While a majority of manufacturers predict no change in economic activity in the coming three months, according to PMA’s February report, a shortage of metal supply is alarming, according to association’s president. Lead times for steel have more than tripled in five months.
Now under AIMS ownership, Measurement Specialties Inc. has supported CMM brands including Sheffield – as retrofitting and upgrading business has increased over the last year, AIMS is now poised to broaden its customer service offerings.
The acquisition marks expansion of Industrial Magnetics’ permanent, electromagnetic and electro-permanent magnetic technology and systems for industrial applications, the company says. Walker’s 125-year legacy carries considerable strength in the workholding segment.
Nick Spurrett joins the senior leadership team as vice president of GibbsCAM. He’s a sales veteran with 25 years of manufacturing software and CAD/CAM experience.