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Senvol Launches Database for Industrial Additive Manufacturing Machines and Materials

Press Release - Senvol


Given the rapid growth of the industrial additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) industry, it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of all of the machines and materials that are on the market. Senvol has solved this problem with the launch of the Senvol Database ( Users are able to search the database by over 30 fields, such as machine build size, material type, and material tensile strength. Full Article

Game-Changing Technology on a Roll

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


In the development of machining centers and cells, we’re always looking for game changers. Most recently, marrying 3D printing to standard machine platforms has been all the rage. Mazak Corp. is the latest entrant into the 3D printing/hybrid sweepstakes with the introduction of the Integrex i-400AM (additive manufacturing) Hybrid Multi-Tasking Machine for small-lot production from powder metals of difficult-to-cut materials such as those used in the aerospace, energy, and medical industries. Full Article

ABB Board Proposes Peter Voser As Its New Chairman

Press Release - ABB


Hubertus von Grünberg (72) and Michael Treschow (71) decide not to stand for re-election to the Board of Directors at the next Annual General Meeting in April 2015. All other current members of the Board to stand for re-election. Full Article

AMT Names Tim Shinbara Vice President of Manufacturing Technology

Press Release - The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)


Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Tim Shinbara assumed the position of Vice President – Manufacturing Technology at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. He brings to the position extensive industry engineering and manufacturing technology experience and has carved out a recognized industry niche with his extensive knowledge of additive manufacturing technologies. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Modified Vises Put Clamps on Product Changeover

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Cox Machine Inc. (Wichita, KS) has adopted a new workholding setup for machining 44 different parts continuously without requiring changeover. Quantities and sizes for the aerospace structural components range from the size of a deck of cards to a 6" (152.4-mm) vise. Previous setup methods on a pair of Haas VF-2YT machining centers took up to an hour per job. Full Article

Software Update: Gaining a Predictive Edge with Factory-Floor Monitoring

Edited by Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Edzel Lapira is president of Predictronics Corp. (Milford, OH), a startup developer of industrial robot factory health-monitoring software. Full Article

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