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Many shops hesitate to incorporate abrasive finishing tools in CNC machines for fear of clogging coolant lines and damaging slides and bearings. However, finishing tools generate very little grit.
Proper cable and consumables selection and tool center point (TCP) control play go a long way toward improving quality and optimizing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Establish a thorough pre-implementation plan and monitor key issues to get the most of your investment.
Everyone’s ready for a fresh start this year, but one company isn’t leaving 2021 outcomes to chance. A dynamic new marketing approach for 120-year-old Jarvis Cutting Tools included a logo redesign, a bold undertaking led by an industry outsider.
Connecticut mold maker Ray Coombs put capital investment on hold for five years to work with the local educational and manufacturing communities to solve his labor problems once and for all. Then he added three new machines that are helping to cross-train employees for record sales.
Cobotic welding systems occupy the gap between fast and heavy industrial robots and manual welding. They also challenge the paradigm that welding automation is strictly a high-volume game.
Circular machining with low radial engagement and constant feed per tooth extends tool life by minimizing heat and vibration when machining extremely hard materials. CAM and control developers are making it easier for any size shop to add this technique to their capabilities.
Formulators spend significant resources to develop coolant that optimizes a machining process based on what materials, machine, and tooling a manufacturer is using. Don’t miss out on the product’s strategic value by being pennywise and pound-foolish.
Some manufacturers shy away from conducting gage repeatability and reproducibility (GR&R) studies because the results are inconsistent. But because variability is unavoidable, your goal is to calibrate that measuring device to consistently return an acceptable range of results.
Multipass welds are often required in pipeline, ship, heavy-duty structural and pressure vessel construction. Selecting the proper abrasives and cleaning properly between each pass can help optimize results, saving the operation time and money.
In its drive to develop an end-to-end solution for additive manufacturing, Siemens Digital Industries Software offers tools that simulate the printing process at various levels. To minimize the expensive quality-refinement process, modules identify and correct areas of malformation and shrinkage.
A collaborative robot (cobot) welds more efficiently, more consistently, and has a longer reach than its human counterparts. Here’s what to consider as you shop for a model that will boost your operation’s throughput and quality.
Last year’s unprecedented economic and supply chain challenges underscored gaps in commonsense contingency planning. Manufacturers that take heed of these lessons learned will be better prepared for whatever crisis may arise.
Hexagon and Authentise Partner On End-To-End AM Software Solution
The first-of-its-kind solution will integrate shop floor data with data intelligence to orchestrate consistent quality from concept to part. Statistical process control combined with machine learning and artificial intelligence methods will mitigate waste and quality issues during design while improving AM repeatability.
Report: Industry Accelerating Past Recovery, Toward Digital Future
Fictiv’s 2021 State of Manufacturing Report finds manufacturing leaders focused on resilience, sustainability, and speed through digital transformation. But concerns about supply chain and workforce grow.
Beckwood to Manufacture Two Custom Hydraulic Presses for WHK BioSystems
A 110-ton 4-post compression molding machine will be used for R&D, and a 1650-ton compression molding press will be used in the production of UHMW sheets – the demand for which is rising in medical, aerospace, and defense sectors.