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Material removal through cutting, turning, milling, drilling, grinding, tapping and more using machinery such as laser cutting systems, plasma cutting systems, oxyfuel cutting systems, milling machines, drill presses, lathes, horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, turning centers, multitasking machines, electrical discharge machines and other equipment assisted by Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC), automation and robotics.

A Faster, More-Accurate Way to Tap and Drill Structural Steel

Acieta drilling

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with a drilling spindle to very precisely make holes in structural steel up to 1 inch thick. The solution is one-third the cost of traditional drilling but performs many other applications and requires just one operator.

A Faster, More-Accurate Way to Tap and Drill Structural Steel

Acieta drilling

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with a drilling spindle to very precisely make holes in structural steel up to 1 inch thick. The solution is one-third the cost of traditional drilling but performs many other applications and requires just one operator.

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with...

UK Company Tests Autonomous Factory

CloudNC partners with DMG MORI to develop AI-driven manufacturing technology toward goal of ‘perfect parts delivered in any quantity in a matter of days, on-time and to-spec every time, at half of today’s price.’

CloudNC partners with DMG MORI to develop AI-driven manufacturing technology toward goal...

U.S. Machine Tool Orders Accelerate

June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May to $373.2 million.

June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May to $373.2 million.

A Faster, More-Accurate Way to Tap and Drill Structural Steel

Acieta drilling

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with a drilling spindle to very precisely make holes in structural steel up to 1 inch thick. The solution is one-third the cost of traditional drilling but performs many other applications and requires just one operator.

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with...

Forest City Gear Expands Capacity

Their new Gleason GP300ES shapes high precision internal and external gears.

Their new Gleason GP300ES shapes high precision internal and external gears.

Glebar Acquires ECG Specialist Everite Machine Products, Inc.

Glebar acquires Everite

The deal positions Glebar to offer electrochemical grinding solutions to its expanding customer base. They add 70 years of experience and deliver burr-free cutoff, surface grinding, point grinding, and vertical grinding solutions.

The deal positions Glebar to offer electrochemical grinding solutions to its expanding...

Sunnen and ANS Enter Joint Agreement

They will advance the ANS Triboconditioning process that reduces friction and wear on a variety of honed parts and components.

They will advance the ANS Triboconditioning process that reduces friction and wear...

NADCAP-Certified Job Shop Sets a Course for Automation

Globe Grinding

New York-based Globe Grinding faces the same skilled-workforce gap as other manufacturers. To meet the requirements of demanding aerospace customers, the company is deploying technology current employees can easily learn to program and operate.

New York-based Globe Grinding faces the same skilled-workforce gap as other manufacturers....

Mazak to Open San Francisco Technical Center

Located in Fremont, it will service manufacturers in the Bay Area, Northern California and parts of Nevada.

Located in Fremont, it will service manufacturers in the Bay Area, Northern...

Coherent Creates ‘Center of Excellence for Fiber Lasers’

Coherent Highlight FL Arm

Laser source assembly and testing join the manufacturing site of fiber laser components, laser engines and combiners at Coherent’s Tampere, Finland facility. The entire Coherent HighLight fiber lasers series will be housed here to create the industrial high-power fiber lasers for challenging welding tasks.

Laser source assembly and testing join the manufacturing site of fiber laser...

Manufacturing is the Secondary Operation for This CNC Machining Shop

Plethora Corp. on-demand CNC machining

San Francisco-based Plethora Corp. shaves as much time as possible from the iterative design process. After developing software that enables customers to design for the shop’s capabilities in real time, this 2017 start-up delivers prototypes and production runs within three days.

San Francisco-based Plethora Corp. shaves as much time as possible from the...

ESPRIT Announces Extended Support for Mazak Smooth Ai CNC

DP Technology, parent company of ESPRIT CAM, has created a streamlined machining experience with ESPRIT’s digital twin inside the CNC. Users can preview the entire machining process virtually on the CNC before executing their program it.

DP Technology, parent company of ESPRIT CAM, has created a streamlined machining...

Marking Parts Is About More Than Just the Machine

With Video
MB Metal Technologies’ MarkinBOX

MB Metal Technologies’ Sketchbook2 software greatly simplifies the process of programming the company’s benchtop, fixed-mounted, integrated, and portable dot peen marking equipment. The user sees and can easily change text and logos before marking begins.

MB Metal Technologies’ Sketchbook2 software greatly simplifies the process of programming the...

Dual-Spindle Milling Machine

With Video
Kent Industrial KTM-VH500EVS

Like the company’s other combination mills, Kent Industrial’s KTM-VH500EVS enhances efficiency by enabling operators to perform horizontal and vertical milling with the same machine. Operators can make heavier, deeper cuts without extra setup time.

Like the company’s other combination mills, Kent Industrial’s KTM-VH500EVS enhances efficiency by...

Multitasking Machining Center With Short Tool Spindle

Methods Machine Tools JX-250

Methods Machine Tools brings the Nakamura JX-250 to the U.S., offering high-precision milling and turning of complex parts. Choose a single or twin lower turret design with overlapping travels and Y-Axis box guideways that are standard.

Methods Machine Tools brings the Nakamura JX-250 to the U.S., offering high-precision...

U.S. Machine Tool Orders Accelerate

June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May to $373.2 million.

June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May to $373.2 million.

Eight Tips for Getting ERP Right the First Time

Done right, enterprise resource planning (ERP) identifies and systematically eliminates activities that eat into profits. Here’s how to select a program and partner that will facilitate rather than frustrate the process.

Done right, enterprise resource planning (ERP) identifies and systematically eliminates activities that...

Multitasking Machining Center With Short Tool Spindle

Methods Machine Tools JX-250

Methods Machine Tools brings the Nakamura JX-250 to the U.S., offering high-precision milling and turning of complex parts. Choose a single or twin lower turret design with overlapping travels and Y-Axis box guideways that are standard.

Methods Machine Tools brings the Nakamura JX-250 to the U.S., offering high-precision...

3D Printing Files Open Your Door to Shutting Down Virus Spread

EMAG

EMAG is sharing a free downloadable design file for a hands-free door opening device they customized for heavy-duty use at their own company. Preventing people from touching door handles throughout the day is one important layer of defense against the coronavirus.

EMAG is sharing a free downloadable design file for a hands-free door...

Morphing into Medical, Components Maker Heals Itself

MC Machinery Mursix

Now cranking out 500,000 face shields per week, Mursix used its MC Machinery CO2 laser and wire EDM to switch gears from sinking auto parts and turned itself into a major PPE manufacturer. The company’s co-owner, a former ER nurse, hustled with her engineers to develop a medically compliant prototype that went into production within just a few days.

Now cranking out 500,000 face shields per week, Mursix used its MC...
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