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February 2015

Time to Digitize

Shops must document and digitize the knowledge that their most highly skilled and experienced people possess in order to remain competitive – and for the future viability of the manufacturing sector as a whole.

Shops must document and digitize the knowledge that their most highly skilled...

Avoiding Antitrust Fines, Damages and Jail Time

With penalties making news both at home and abroad, manufacturers and distributors must understand how to avoid the principal antitrust traps and recognize specific conditions where management should consult knowledgeable antitrust counsel.

With penalties making news both at home and abroad, manufacturers and distributors...

Pneumatic Press Line for Higher Strength Steels and Aluminum

The B-Series pneumatic press line from Airam Press provides a higher punch velocity through steel than other methods, with a stroke velocity of 2 m to 3 m per second and a flying die able to move in and out of the material is less than 0.10 of a second. 

The B-Series pneumatic press line from Airam Press provides a higher punch velocity...

Air-Powered Pipe Belt Finisher

The Pipe Belt Finisher from Dynabrade is ideal for blending cylinders, sanding castings, cleaning welds and fabricating metal.

The Pipe Belt Finisher from Dynabrade is ideal for blending cylinders, sanding castings,...

5-Axis Laser Cuts Costs at Kryton

This technical review examines how 5-axis laser processing dramatically improved the secondary processing of 3D parts at this high tech job shop.

This technical review examines how 5-axis laser processing dramatically improved the secondary...

Transforming the Way Material is Cut

With Video

A review of some of the newest laser cutting systems, laser marking equipment, and related accessories and services now on the market. 

A review of some of the newest laser cutting systems, laser marking...

Master of Flatness

With Video

A downtown New York City shop discovers how automatic leveling gap control and unique cleaning features really pay off on short runs of appearance-critical parts of different materials, sizes, thicknesses, shapes.

A downtown New York City shop discovers how automatic leveling gap control...

HOUSTEX 2015

With Video

Hundreds of exhibitors will highlight the latest manufacturing technologies for parts suppliers to the oil and gas industry and other related market sectors at this year’s event in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on February 24-26, 2015. Here is a review of some of the machinery and tooling that will be on display.

Hundreds of exhibitors will highlight the latest manufacturing technologies for parts suppliers...

Powerful Lightweight Two-Speed Mag Drill

The HMD905 portable magnetic drill from Hougen provides steel fabricators with a great power-to-weight ratio that offers more strength and torque in a small lightweight footprint.

The HMD905 portable magnetic drill from Hougen provides steel fabricators with a...

Reduced Lead Time When Cutting Gear Profiles

With Video

InvoMilling CAM software from Sandvik Coromant generates the CNC program to produce different gear profiles using CoroMill 161 and CoroMill 162 milling cutters.

InvoMilling CAM software from Sandvik Coromant generates the CNC program to produce...

Turning Powdered Metal Into Profit

Check out how this Ohio machine shop mastered the machining of very high quantities of powdered metal automotive components that cause excessive tool wear and require constant offset adjustments.

Check out how this Ohio machine shop mastered the machining of very...

Innovation in Weld Fixturing

With Video

Using modular workstations to feed work into a larger weld cell is the key to an effective workflow that can improve the profitability of your welding operation.

Using modular workstations to feed work into a larger weld cell is...

Common Causes and Cures of Hydrogen Cracking

With Video

Knowing the means by which hydrogen can enter the weld is a good defense against potential problems. These steps can help reduce the risk of cracking that leads to costly rework, downtime, increased labor needs, poor productivity and most importantly, product failure.

Knowing the means by which hydrogen can enter the weld is a...

Machines That Can Feel

With Video

Structural components of a machine tool now contain gauges that allow the machine itself to measure process stress and vibration. Here’s a review of this and other new developments in conditioning monitoring and predictive maintenance systems.

Structural components of a machine tool now contain gauges that allow the...

Connectors: Low-Cost Insurance Against Downtime

With Video

With all of the mission-critical electrical connections in a modern plant, selecting the proper connector is more important than ever. These four factors will help you quickly narrow down an overwhelming field of choices.

With all of the mission-critical electrical connections in a modern plant, selecting...

Watch What You Wear

Studies show that only 60 percent of the 20 million employees required to wear eye and face protection actually comply. The consequence to this is an increase in eye injuries and their associated human and economic costs. Here is some of the newest PPE available to address this lack of protection.

Studies show that only 60 percent of the 20 million employees required...

Drilling, Tapping and Threading Holes

With Video

Take a look at some of the newest equipment and tooling that are helping shops make their holemaking operations more productive and profitable.

Take a look at some of the newest equipment and tooling that...

How to Thread Nickel-Based Alloys

Proper tooling selection is the key for optimal results in this demanding application.

Proper tooling selection is the key for optimal results in this demanding...

Time to Digitize

Shops must document and digitize the knowledge that their most highly skilled and experienced people possess in order to remain competitive – and for the future viability of the manufacturing sector as a whole.

Shops must document and digitize the knowledge that their most highly skilled...

Superior Milling of Difficult Materials

With Video

The Blaxx F5138 helical flute cutter from Walter delivers superior performance and reliability in profiling and shoulder milling operations in steel, stainless steel, non-ferrous metal, difficult to cut material, or cast iron.

The Blaxx F5138 helical flute cutter from Walter delivers superior performance and...

Increase Metal Removal Rates in Steel and Cast Iron

With Video

The tools in the versatile Double Octomill  R220.48 face milling cutter from Seco Tools are divided into three different pitches that optimize productivity for different machines and materials.

The tools in the versatile Double Octomill  R220.48 face milling cutter from...

Deep Internal Grooving of Oil & Gas Parts

With Video

The CoroCut QD system from Sandvik Coromant includes CoroTurn SL blades that keep vibration to a minimum for deep internal grooving and parting off with long overhangs. 

The CoroCut QD system from Sandvik Coromant includes CoroTurn SL blades that...

Go-To Indexable Milling for the Job Shop

With Video

The VSM11 platform from WIDIA provides high quality and cuts costs in multiple functions, such as shoulder milling, slotting, pocket milling, ramping and helical interpolation.

The VSM11 platform from WIDIA provides high quality and cuts costs in...

Groove and Part-Off Tools with Narrow Cutting Edges

With Video

The X4 multi-edge system from Seco Tools is great for external grooving and parting-off operations involving small parts, slim bars and tubes made from a wide variety of common materials.

The X4 multi-edge system from Seco Tools is great for external grooving...

Productive Alternative to Milling Grooves

With Video

The CoroBore 825 SL rotating axial face grooving tool from Sandvik Coromant is ideal for use in the pumps and valves, hydraulics and pulp and paper industries.

The CoroBore 825 SL rotating axial face grooving tool from Sandvik Coromant...

Cutting Tools and Science Fiction

With Video

We are quickly moving from information technology to intelligent technology, toward a time when a worn cutting tool insert will know when it’s time to be replaced by a fresh one and will ask an available robot to get a new one and make the change.

We are quickly moving from information technology to intelligent technology, toward a...

Never Too Dense

Advanced scanning technology can now perform 3D analysis of a scanned turbine blade, automatic pour porosity volume analysis on an aluminum casting, 3D measurements with nominal-actual CAD comparisons on a machined aluminum cylinder head – and more.

Advanced scanning technology can now perform 3D analysis of a scanned turbine...

Learning New Tricks with Ballbar Analysis

With Video

Advanced ballbar testing enables this semiconductor component supplier to achieve better-than-new machine tool accuracy and extend machine life for unconventional silicon processing.

Advanced ballbar testing enables this semiconductor component supplier to achieve better-than-new machine...

All-Touch CMM Software

With Video

This touch technology introduces smart phone productivity into the operation of coordinate measuring machines, portable arms and laser trackers.

This touch technology introduces smart phone productivity into the operation of coordinate...
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