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November-December 2013

The Internet of Things

With Video

Want to know what lies ahead in manufacturing? Markus Löffler and Andreas Tschiesner of consulting
firm McKinsey & Company share some valuable insights from executives at Robert Bosch who discuss the technology-driven changes that promise to trigger a new industrial revolution that will affect how your shop operates — and competes.

Want to know what lies ahead in manufacturing? Markus Löffler and Andreas...

Making Natural Gas Clean with a “Hole” Lot of Pressure

With Video

Using a modified HMD915 magnetic drill and Industrial Series of Rotabroach Cutters from Hougen enabled Mueller Environmental to cost-effectively develop a patented new system for cleaning natural gas.

Using a modified HMD915 magnetic drill and Industrial Series of Rotabroach Cutters...

Fabtech 2013: Coil Processing, Press Room Equipment

With Video

A look at some of the coil handling systems, cut-to-length lines, slitting lines, hydroforming, stamping presses and other press room equipment exhibited on the show floor at McCormick Place in Chicago on November 18-21.

A look at some of the coil handling systems, cut-to-length lines, slitting...

3D Printing Combines with Medical Implant Design Software

With Video

Targeting medical, surgical, and orthopedic designers and manufacturers, C&A Tool and WITHIN have launched a patient-specific, metal-implant design and manufacturing program using EOS Direct Metal Laser-Sintering software to facilitate the creation of highly customized products that improve osseointegration or bone growth.

Targeting medical, surgical, and orthopedic designers and manufacturers, C&A Tool and WITHIN have...

Laser Melting: Strike While the Iron is Hot

With Video

As a market leader in manufacturing irons for the home, Rowenta uses tooling from Hofmann Innovation that was built by combining conformal cooling with inserts that are produced generatively using the LaserCUSING laser metal melting method and conventionally tempered surfaces at critical points in the webs, difficult core zones, or atypical material areas.

As a market leader in manufacturing irons for the home, Rowenta uses...

The Internet of Things

With Video

Want to know what lies ahead in manufacturing? Markus Löffler and Andreas Tschiesner of consulting
firm McKinsey & Company share some valuable insights from executives at Robert Bosch who discuss the technology-driven changes that promise to trigger a new industrial revolution that will affect how your shop operates — and competes.

Want to know what lies ahead in manufacturing? Markus Löffler and Andreas...

Rethinking Bending Automation

With Video

Don’t attempt to adapt an assembly robot into a bending cell. New application-driven robots work alongside press brakes to simplify part programming and minimize cycle times. Instead, add process reliability enhancements and offline software and your return on investment for bending automation becomes clear and highly achievable. Here’s how to do it.

Don't attempt to adapt an assembly robot into a bending cell. New...

Making Natural Gas Clean with a “Hole” Lot of Pressure

With Video

Using a modified HMD915 magnetic drill and Industrial Series of Rotabroach Cutters from Hougen enabled Mueller Environmental to cost-effectively develop a patented new system for cleaning natural gas.

Using a modified HMD915 magnetic drill and Industrial Series of Rotabroach Cutters...

3D Printing Combines with Medical Implant Design Software

With Video

Targeting medical, surgical, and orthopedic designers and manufacturers, C&A Tool and WITHIN have launched a patient-specific, metal-implant design and manufacturing program using EOS Direct Metal Laser-Sintering software to facilitate the creation of highly customized products that improve osseointegration or bone growth.

Targeting medical, surgical, and orthopedic designers and manufacturers, C&A Tool and WITHIN have...

U.S. Debut of Mitsubishi High-Rigidity Horizontal Boring Mills

The MAF150E from Yamazen features a boring spindle diameter of 150 mm and an 800 mm extendable spindle stroke, the longest among the same class for medium-size workpiece machining.

The MAF150E from Yamazen features a boring spindle diameter of 150 mm...

CAM Upgrades Keep Manufacturer in Growth Mode

With Video

The decision that CAR Engineering and Manufacturing made to upgrade its Mastercam software has had a widespread incremental impact on what has turned out to be a record growth year for the company. 

The decision that CAR Engineering and Manufacturing made to upgrade its Mastercam...

Tap Into Demanding Fabrication Environments

The Mobile Tapping Table XL from Ohio Laser lowers material handling costs when placed next to a laser, plasma, turret press, mill or drill; provides tool and die repair shops with a mobile solution for tapping, drilling, and grinding; and lowers tapping costs for machine tool shops by enabling them to use the Mobile Tapping Table in place of a CNC.

The Mobile Tapping Table XL from Ohio Laser lowers material handling costs...

Fabtech 2013: Welding

With Video

A look at some of the latest advances in automated welding systems, power sources, consumables and other welding equipment exhibited on the show floor at McCormick Place in Chicago on November 18-21.

A look at some of the latest advances in automated welding systems,...

Filler Metal: The Key to Welding Austenitic Stainless Steel Tube and Pipe

With Video

Welding austenitic stainless steel does present some challenges compared to welding ordinary steel piping. Special attention must be paid to the amount of heat input during welding, and beforehand when selecting filler metals. Here is a brief overview of the sizes and types of filler metals used with each welding process, as well as their pros and cons.

Welding austenitic stainless steel does present some challenges compared to welding ordinary...

Robotic Welding Automation for the Small Job Shop

With Video

The conclusion of our three-part series on automation for the small shop examines the primary components involved in the justification and payback of your capital expenditure so that you can optimize your financial return on investment.

The conclusion of our three-part series on automation for the small shop...

Fabtech 2013: Coolants, Lubricants, Metal Treatment

With Video

A look at some of the coolants, lubricants, pretreatment and spray application systems exhibited on the show floor at McCormick Place in Chicago on November 18-21.

A look at some of the coolants, lubricants, pretreatment and spray application...

Polymer Cable Carriers Take Center Stage In Metalworking

Polymer cable carriers are expanding from traditional machine tool applications into plasma cutting and other fabrication processes. One all-polymer cable-carrier manufacturer, igus® Inc., is leading the way with its own polymer material blend based on polymer-bearing technology. 

Polymer cable carriers are expanding from traditional machine tool applications into plasma...

Coolant Filtration Technology Reduces Grinding Costs

Vomat provides the metalworking industry with custom tailored filtration concepts ranging from small to large industrial systems.

Vomat provides the metalworking industry with custom tailored filtration concepts ranging from...

Hazard Analysis: Working In A Perfect World

Hazard analysis is key to appropriately protecting workers from dangers in the workplace, but too often we do a mediocre job by pretending that the workplace is perfect and all workers will never make mistakes, take risks or behave badly. Instead, we should use the “What Would Doris Do?” approach to portray real world risks. Here’s how it works.

Hazard analysis is key to appropriately protecting workers from dangers in the...

Kennametal Acquires ATI Tungsten Business for $605 Million

By purchasing one of the biggest tungsten businesses in the world, Kennametal will be able to expand in the aerospace and energy sectors and reduce its raw material costs. Part of the ATI operation recovers tungsten from scrap.

By purchasing one of the biggest tungsten businesses in the world, Kennametal...
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