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June-July 2013

Sink Your Teeth Into This

With Video

Core3D delivers new products to dental labs within 24 hours by using robotic ultrasonics from DMG and controls from Siemens to process very expensive substrates in a virtually 24-7 unattended operation.

Core3D delivers new products to dental labs within 24 hours by using...

Industrial 3D Printing Takes a Spin

With Video

The father-son team of Kappius Components created a trailblazing rear hub/drive assembly unlike any other. Now they use additive manufacturing from EOS GmbH to build three of its components more cost-effectively, with shorter delivery times and inexpensive re-designs.

The father-son team of Kappius Components created a trailblazing rear hub/drive assembly...

Where Has All of the Training Gone?

Many manufacturers, such as such as Connecticut Spring & Stamping, are being forced to replace formerly state-funded training with their own tailored programs to help attract and retain skilled employees. But they still want the states to provide these educational services so they can focus on what they do best. Which way to go?

Many manufacturers, such as such as Connecticut Spring & Stamping, are being...

Going Very Lean with Remote Control Nesting

With Video

Take a look at how Liebert Corporation coordinates and drives 19 punch/shear machine tools across four different plants by coupling remote control processing technology with advanced CADCAM and nesting software from JETCAM.

Take a look at how Liebert Corporation coordinates and drives 19 punch/shear...

Industrial 3D Printing Takes a Spin

With Video

The father-son team of Kappius Components created a trailblazing rear hub/drive assembly unlike any other. Now they use additive manufacturing from EOS GmbH to build three of its components more cost-effectively, with shorter delivery times and inexpensive re-designs.

The father-son team of Kappius Components created a trailblazing rear hub/drive assembly...

How to Act Like a Salesperson

In spite of what we may say or think, it’s actions that determine the salesperson’s destiny. Here are eight certain “actions” that may reap far more robust sales results.

In spite of what we may say or think, it’s actions that...

Reaping the Benefits of Laser Tube Cutting

With Video

Business opportunities are not solely based on the flexibility of this technology, but on its potential for differentiation from competitors. The new design possibilities that laser tube cutting machines afford can give fabricators a competitive advantage.

Business opportunities are not solely based on the flexibility of this technology,...

The Shape of Things to Come

With Video

Take a few moments to think about a future of new digital marketplaces where, instead of people simply shopping for products online, they instead design and build the exact products they want. Talk about mass customization.

Take a few moments to think about a future of new digital...

Blade Runner

With Video

By combining new multi-purpose saw blade technology with online software recommendations for band saw operations from LENOX, shops are getting longer life, versatility and value in their production cutting and running away from the competition.

By combining new multi-purpose saw blade technology with online software recommendations for...

TV Show ‘Digs’ Waterjet Technology

With Video

National Geographic TV’s show “DIGGERS” uses a metal logo featured prominently at the beginning of each episode that was cut with a waterjet system from Jet Edge.

National Geographic TV’s show “DIGGERS” uses a metal logo featured prominently at...

Sweet Spots Reduce Roughing Cycles by 400%

With Video

GibbsCAM software has made it possible for Quelch Engineering to achieve some startling reductions in its machining cycle times on aerospace, motorsport, petrochemical and electronic components, including parts made for the Ariane space rocket.

GibbsCAM software has made it possible for Quelch Engineering to achieve some...

Perfection is Almost Good Enough

With Video

The world’s smallest production V-8 engine is smokin’ hot – not smoking – after its builder uses honing from Sunnen to optimize oil-control at quarter-scale. His perseverance over setbacks pays off, as collectors and gear heads around the world “gotta have one.”

The world’s smallest production V-8 engine is smokin’ hot – not smoking...

A ‘First’ in Automated Composites Processing

A new interchangeable Cut/Clamp/Restart module for fiber placement machines from MAG increases productivity, throughput and ease of maintenance, as well as factory output without new machinery or infrastructure.

A new interchangeable Cut/Clamp/Restart module for fiber placement machines from MAG increases...

Sink Your Teeth Into This

With Video

Core3D delivers new products to dental labs within 24 hours by using robotic ultrasonics from DMG and controls from Siemens to process very expensive substrates in a virtually 24-7 unattended operation.

Core3D delivers new products to dental labs within 24 hours by using...

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Through the cooperation of CNC suppliers, machine tool builders, educational institutions and end users, the machine tool industry is improving its workforce – and itself.

Through the cooperation of CNC suppliers, machine tool builders, educational institutions and...

Jigless Welding: The Next Competitive Edge

With Video

In the search for another advantage in an ever-changing production environment, Andrew Swary and John Smith of Miller Welding Automation examine how this method offers shops an alternative for reducing their costs, improving their quality and improving their manufacturing flexibility.

In the search for another advantage in an ever-changing production environment, Andrew...

Redefining Multiprocess Welders

Until the development of the newest generation of “3-in-1” inverter-based MIG-Stick-TIG welding systems, fabricators had to compromise on one or more aspects of their operation. Not anymore. Tom Wermert of Victor Technologies explains why.

Until the development of the newest generation of “3-in-1” inverter-based MIG-Stick-TIG welding...

Grapes or Sugaring?

With Video

Makes no difference what you call them, these tube and pipe weld root defects can be a thing of the past by using some innovative ancillary equipment from Huntingdon Fusion COB Industries.

Makes no difference what you call them, these tube and pipe weld...

When Precision Is Non-Negotiable

With Video

Emergency vehicle service provider True North Emergency Equipment deploys firefighting and rescue situations every day. Quality is non-negotiable. Every component must be precisely tooled, every weld precisely placed. Andy Monk explains how this precision demands unique versatility, comfort and effectiveness from the Bernard welding guns used in this MIG welding operation.

Emergency vehicle service provider True North Emergency Equipment deploys firefighting and rescue...

The Long and Winding Weld

With Video

Miggytrac automated tractors from ESAB are ideal for long welds and eliminating stressful welding positions for the welder. The tractor uses a magnet to hold the correct position on the workpiece, even if the workpiece is bent or angled, and its guide wheels adjust to drive the tractor against the workpiece.

Miggytrac automated tractors from ESAB are ideal for long welds and eliminating...

What You See Is What You Cut

With Video

To help fabricators replace retiring skilled technicians with less-skilled workers or those who speak English as a second language, this oxy-fuel torch simplifies use with a clearer view of the cutting path and better ergonomics.

To help fabricators replace retiring skilled technicians with less-skilled workers or those...

I Choose That Welding Torch, Please

Though this simple tool does some serious grunt work, most robot users do not put enough thought or care into selecting what welding torch they will use for the rest of their robot’s life. Heath Suraba of Lincoln Electric explains what should be considered when choosing.

Though this simple tool does some serious grunt work, most robot users...

From Selection to Storage: The Basics of Common Aluminum Filler Metals

In order to gain the best results when welding aluminum, Tim Hensley of Hobart Brothershere are the reasons why and how it is critical to select the correct filler metal and carefully follow the proper storage and handling procedures for these products.

In order to gain the best results when welding aluminum, Tim Hensley...

Stereotypes Get a Bad Rap

High functioning safety environments that save lives, reduce costs and boost efficiency are built from strong teams of different personalities with styles that are more persuasive, easier and more pleasant to work with, and generally more effective in all areas.

High functioning safety environments that save lives, reduce costs and boost efficiency...

Plowing Ahead with Quick-Change Towers

With Video

New hydraulic workholding tombstones with quick change jaws from Kurt provide major productivity improvements for Western Products, a manufacturer of plows and spreaders.

New hydraulic workholding tombstones with quick change jaws from Kurt provide major...

Devil in the Details: Measuring Complex Pressure Vessels

With Video

The assurance of accurately placed features on complex units did not exist for Cannon Boiler Works until they moved into advanced metrology from FARO that completes inspection in the desired detail and generates other benefits as well.

The assurance of accurately placed features on complex units did not exist...
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