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September 2012

A Call to Action: The Need to Reform Secondary Education

With Video

Parents, schools and private industry can play a key role in better equipping our students for life after school and the full pursuit of the American dream. Nick Peterson of Miller Electric discusses the need to reform the way we think of secondary education and the path it leads to for our children and students.

Parents, schools and private industry can play a key role in better...

Finishing Touch: Integrated Plasma Cutting

With Video

As the next natural progression in the evolution of mechanized plasma cutting, Jim Colt of Hypertherm explains how many shops are changing the roles of their programmers and the operators by switching to integrated CNC plasma cutting systems that draw more expertise from the CAM database to achieve cut consistency, increased productivity and lower cutting costs.

As the next natural progression in the evolution of mechanized plasma cutting,...

Welding with Robot Vision

Weld fixtures not repeatable? Inconsistent weld joints? Robots can now automatically adapt to solve these issues and more. Heath Suraba of Lincoln Electric shares some tips on how to see the best return from your vision investment.

Weld fixtures not repeatable? Inconsistent weld joints? Robots can now automatically adapt...

40X The Grinding Performance

With Video

Efficient mini-drag machines from Rosler Metal Finishing USA provide superior finishes and precise, repeatable processes ideally suited for a wide range of components from propellers and golf-clubs to artificial joints and dental implants.

Efficient mini-drag machines from Rosler Metal Finishing USA provide superior finishes and...

Finishing and Deburring Hard Materials

With Video

New tools from Brush Research Manufacturing are designed primarily for deburring, edge blending and surface finishing in hard materials like carbide, ceramic and aerospace steel alloys and can easily be integrated into automated machinery, CNC machining centers, transfer lines and robotic cells.

New tools from Brush Research Manufacturing are designed primarily for deburring, edge...

Integrated Sawing and Machining

With Video

The ACS + CFMcurve integrated sawing and machining center from Rattunde simultaneously machines each workpiece end, using 12 independent servo-controlled axes to do machining options that include threading, boring, profile turning, grooving, radius edges and angled chamfering.

The ACS + CFMcurve integrated sawing and machining center from Rattunde simultaneously...

Tips for Successful Laser Marking in Job Shops

With Video

As more job shops invest in this technology to meet customer demands, many discover that the learning curve leaves them wondering where to begin. Brian Litherland of TRUMPF shares some simple insights that will save them time, money and increase their productivity on the laser.

As more job shops invest in this technology to meet customer demands,...

In Memoriam

As the excitement, wonder and awe of the IMTS 2012 event showcases the latest advances in metalworking technology, it is with a heavy heart that Mike Riley pauses to share the sad news of the passing of a great man.

As the excitement, wonder and awe of the IMTS 2012 event showcases...

Turn-Mill Machining Control

Heidenhain offers its first milling control offered with optional turning, enabling it to perform multi-operation machining with an optimized user interface that gives greater transparency during programming to present functions better and displays status information more clearly.

Heidenhain offers its first milling control offered with optional turning, enabling it...

Advanced Control for Machining Aerospace Parts

The 8065 CNC from Fagor Automation uses proprietary advanced features necessary for high speed machining that maintain the best surface finish with maximum accuracy.

The 8065 CNC from Fagor Automation uses proprietary advanced features necessary for...

5-Axis CNC Tool Grinder with Wheel Changer

The GrindSmart 528XW multi-axis tool grinder from Rollomatic USA is particularly suited for grinding specialty cutting tools, modification/regrinding or continuous production grinding of rotary cutting tools.

The GrindSmart 528XW multi-axis tool grinder from Rollomatic USA is particularly suited...

Single Pass Honing

The VSS Series 2 Single Stroke® Honing system from Sunnen Products Company is ideal for manufacturing turbochargers, power steering valves, hydraulic valve bodies, connecting rods and more.

The VSS Series 2 Single Stroke® Honing system from Sunnen Products Company...

Cold Micro-Machining of Tough Materials

The Diamond™ Series from Laser Machining Technologies is the most affordable micro-machining laser for cold micro-machining of 3D forms, 2D shapes and PCD, CVD-D, CBN, tungsten carbide, rubies, natural and man-made diamonds, and many other exotic and hard-to-machine materials.

The Diamond™ Series from Laser Machining Technologies is the most affordable micro-machining...

Robotic 3D Laser Cutting

The Jenoptik-Votan® BIM 3D metal cutting machine uses a laser robot arm that is unique in that the optical fiber is located only in the stationary robot shoulder and the laser beam path is totally integrated.

The Jenoptik-Votan® BIM 3D metal cutting machine uses a laser robot arm...

Robotic Grinding and Polishing

High precision CNC grinding machines with four-axis to seven-axis robotic systems from HeinzBerger are perfect for producing cutlery, hand tools, surgical instruments and similar items where precise tolerances must be met.

High precision CNC grinding machines with four-axis to seven-axis robotic systems from...

Extreme Metal Removal Rates

The S41 CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine from United Grinding Technologies is equipped with a hydraulically clamped tailstock to machine heavier workpieces with weights of up to 551 lb.

The S41 CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine from United Grinding Technologies is...

Grinding Hard Materials

The 255 CL centerless cylindrical grinding machine from Agathon Machine Tools is ideal for the high-precision grinding of components made of tungsten carbide, HSS, ceramics, glass and all kinds of steel parts with diameters between 0.5 mm to 30 mm and plunge lengths up to 125 mm.

The 255 CL centerless cylindrical grinding machine from Agathon Machine Tools is...

Call Waiting? Not For Long

With Video

Randy Pearson of Siemens Industry explains why the great news for every job shop and captive department is that communication between the machine and the plant network is faster today than ever before.

Randy Pearson of Siemens Industry explains why the great news for every...

A Call to Action: The Need to Reform Secondary Education

With Video

Parents, schools and private industry can play a key role in better equipping our students for life after school and the full pursuit of the American dream. Nick Peterson of Miller Electric discusses the need to reform the way we think of secondary education and the path it leads to for our children and students.

Parents, schools and private industry can play a key role in better...

Finishing Touch: Integrated Plasma Cutting

With Video

As the next natural progression in the evolution of mechanized plasma cutting, Jim Colt of Hypertherm explains how many shops are changing the roles of their programmers and the operators by switching to integrated CNC plasma cutting systems that draw more expertise from the CAM database to achieve cut consistency, increased productivity and lower cutting costs.

As the next natural progression in the evolution of mechanized plasma cutting,...

Welding with Robot Vision

Weld fixtures not repeatable? Inconsistent weld joints? Robots can now automatically adapt to solve these issues and more. Heath Suraba of Lincoln Electric shares some tips on how to see the best return from your vision investment.

Weld fixtures not repeatable? Inconsistent weld joints? Robots can now automatically adapt...

Minimize Downtime with the Right Filler Metal Package

With Video

Delivering the right size and style of filler metal packaging on a timely basis contributes meaningfully to overall efficiency. Tim Hensley of Hobart Brothers explains how to assess your current filler metal usage to determine if you have the most appropriate size to support your production goals.

Delivering the right size and style of filler metal packaging on a...

Vibration Analysis with an iPad

The iPad Vibration Analysis System from GTI Spindle Technologies can email complete reports, data and notes that include RMS, peak values, machine pictures, severity plots and custom drawings by the user.

The iPad Vibration Analysis System from GTI Spindle Technologies can email complete...

The 14 Points of Workplace Safety

With Video

By merging the engineering discipline, process control and business acumen of W. Edwards Deming to the practical world of employee protection, Phil La Duke of Rockford Greene International introduces some profound principles of worker safety that are an absolute must for manufacturers.

By merging the engineering discipline, process control and business acumen of W....

Hand-Held Machining Math and Reference Tool

The Machinist Calc Pro from Calculated Industries is ideal for machinists, setters, tool-and-die makers, supervisors and shop owners in small to mid-sized machine shops who want to increase design, layout and set-up productivity.

The Machinist Calc Pro from Calculated Industries is ideal for machinists, setters,...

Bandsaw Blades Cut Wide Variety of Materials

A8 BroadBand® Bi-Metal bandsaw blades from Simonds International cover the broadest cutting applications and cut the broadest material ranges to reduce the number of costly blade type changeovers by operators.

A8 BroadBand® Bi-Metal bandsaw blades from Simonds International cover the broadest cutting...

Round Tool Flute, Creepfeed Grinding of Hard Materials

Norton Paradigm Diamond and CBN Wheels from Saint-Gobain Abrasives deliver high grinding performance, exceptionally fast cycle times and low cost per parts on carbide and high-speed steel round tool fluting.

Norton Paradigm Diamond and CBN Wheels from Saint-Gobain Abrasives deliver high grinding...

Milling-Boring-Grinding of Automotive, Aerospace and Medical Parts

These indexable face milling cutters, PCD-tipped Micro Boring Bars from CITCO Tools and new bond system from Gardner Abrasives for centerless grinding increase production rates and lower cost per unit.

These indexable face milling cutters, PCD-tipped Micro Boring Bars from CITCO Tools...

Finishing and Deburring Hard Materials

With Video

New tools from Brush Research Manufacturing are designed primarily for deburring, edge blending and surface finishing in hard materials like carbide, ceramic and aerospace steel alloys and can easily be integrated into automated machinery, CNC machining centers, transfer lines and robotic cells.

New tools from Brush Research Manufacturing are designed primarily for deburring, edge...
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