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April 2012

Labor Revisited, Part Two: A Different World

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Much of our work right now is still physical, but we have all witnessed a lot of manual labor vanish into the digital world of sensing, digital communication, and intelligent response. Physical jobs are disappearing into the second economy, and guest columnist W. Brian Arthur believes this effect is dwarfing the much more publicized effect of jobs disappearing to places like India and China.

Much of our work right now is still physical, but we have...

Bending Aesthetics: When the Finish Comes First

With Video

Sometimes marks caused by the lower die during the bending process can turn a good part into scrap metal, even if the scrapes are very light and have no functional bearing on the part whatsoever. To deal with this problem, it is necessary to reduce or eliminate the movement of the material over the hard shoulders of the die. Here are several ways to do this.

Sometimes marks caused by the lower die during the bending process can...

Corporate Profile: TRUMPF, Inc.

With Video

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Corporate Profile: COMEQ, Inc.

With Video

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Labor Revisited, Part Two: A Different World

With Video

Much of our work right now is still physical, but we have all witnessed a lot of manual labor vanish into the digital world of sensing, digital communication, and intelligent response. Physical jobs are disappearing into the second economy, and guest columnist W. Brian Arthur believes this effect is dwarfing the much more publicized effect of jobs disappearing to places like India and China.

Much of our work right now is still physical, but we have...

Bending Aesthetics: When the Finish Comes First

With Video

Sometimes marks caused by the lower die during the bending process can turn a good part into scrap metal, even if the scrapes are very light and have no functional bearing on the part whatsoever. To deal with this problem, it is necessary to reduce or eliminate the movement of the material over the hard shoulders of the die. Here are several ways to do this.

Sometimes marks caused by the lower die during the bending process can...

Manufacturer’s Directory: Metalworking (A – L)

For technical buyers, purchasing agents and engineers that need to do a quick search of industrial sites, use this comprehensive alphabetical listing of 245 manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and distributors.

For technical buyers, purchasing agents and engineers that need to do a...

Corporate Profile: Makino

With Video

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Corporate Profile: Hypertherm

With Video

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Corporate Profile: Hyd-Mech Group Ltd.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Subcontractor Uses One Hit Machining for Complex Work

Pro-Tek Engineering has used a Mori Seiki NMV3000 5-axis vertical machining center on its most difficult jobs during the past twelve months. The machine tool is already fully loaded and the company is thinking of purchasing another one.

Pro-Tek Engineering has used a Mori Seiki NMV3000 5-axis vertical machining center...

Retrofit Vision Control Onto Cutting Gantries

With matching mounting holes and all electronics built into the operator console, the Vision T5c is quickly mounted in place of older Vision controls, including the Vision 1000, Vision 2000, and Vision PC on gantries from ESAB.

With matching mounting holes and all electronics built into the operator console,...

Corporate Profile: Bug-O Systems

With Video

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Corporate Profile: SPANCO, Inc.

With Video

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Corporate Profile: Wildeck

With Video

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Corporate Profile: Tapeswitch Corporation

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Corporate Profile: Mac Rack, Incorporated

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Corporate Profile: Gorbel

With Video

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Corporate Profile: eepos US, LLC

With Video

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

The Safety Generalist

With Video

Before discussing specialization within a particular area of safety, Phil La Duke of Rockford Greene first explores the role and duties of the one who typically owns worker safety from “soup to nuts” within a given manufacturing facility.

Before discussing specialization within a particular area of safety, Phil La Duke...

Corporate Profile: SCHUNK

With Video

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Corporate Profile: Eberle America, Inc.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Strong Spindle Connections: The Key to Machining Titanium

Manufacturers have several spindle interface choices when making a machine tool investment. Keith Wiggins of Kennametal explains why choosing wisely to achieve and maximize cutting-edge performance is a must on materials such as titanium that are tough to machine and require considerably higher cutting forces.

Manufacturers have several spindle interface choices when making a machine tool investment....

Corporate Profile: ZOLLER Inc.

With Video

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Corporate Profile: Scienscope

With Video

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.
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