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VIDEO: Precision Hard Turning - Advancements Beyond Belief



2/18/2014

New machine technologies for Hard Turning allow advanced form tolerances and surface finishes to be achieved that were previously unattainable. Precision Hard Turning of parts is a more efficient alternative to slower semi-finish and finish grinding operations. Take this opportunity to learn how Hardinge can improve your shop’s efficiency and productivity with Precision Hard Turning. Full Article

VIDEO: Achieving Higher Machine Tool Performance Using Pure Serial Interfaces



11/13/2013

Bi-directional serial interfaces play a key role in getting the most performance out of your machining operations. A deeper understanding of incremental and absolute position feedback systems and encoder protocols can help your company reduce system costs, generate higher positioning accuracies, speed stability, and dynamics, increase availability of functions, better your functional safety and enhanced preventative maintenance planning.  This Webinar will provide that understanding, while exploring the advantages of EnDat 2.2, HEIDENHAIN's pure digital serial interface. Full Article

VIDEO: Compact Laser Processing Systems: High Performance in Small Packages



11/1/2013

Laser processing is an alternate and cost-effective solution to conventional metal manufacturing methods. This webinar will focus on the advantages that a small, versatile laser processing system offers to manufacturers looking to cut and weld small parts at high accuracy and speeds. The presenter, Frank Geyer, will walk participants through a variety of processes and their technical solutions showcasing the benefits of a small system. Full Article

VIDEO: FMEA in Engineering Talent Acquisition: What Can Go Wrong and What to Do About It



10/8/2013

Engineering talent acquisition is a complex system with many moving parts. Every part has an important role, and defects in any one can have an adverse effect on attracting and selecting the right engineers and technicians, cause delay in assembling a project team or staff, and ultimately affect the ability to execute projects and deliver work product. We will take a look at what can go wrong in the hiring process. Companies will learn what can be done to error proof the system and eliminate waste and delay, and we’ll offer tips to the job seeker on how to get noticed and put their best foot forward. Full Article

VIDEO: Trendsetting Efficiencies: Using a Single 3D Printer in a Fast-Paced Prototype Environment



10/2/2013

Join us as we explore what it takes to go from take-off to touch-down in the world of 3D printing. Prefix Corporation, an “innovationeering” expert will offer insight into how they developed a process to achieve the maximum efficiencies from their 3D printer. They will also discuss how this technology is being applied to the wide range of product development that Prefix offers to the automotive, aircraft, and medical industries. Prefix brings innovation and creativity to reality – from vision, concept, design & prototype, to production-ready specialty vehicles like the 2013 SRT Viper. Full Article

VIDEO: Software and Automation: Improving Manufacturing Efficiency



9/25/2013

How has manufacturing software and automation improved efficiencies across the supply chain? What does the future hold for these continuous improvements? Software touches all aspects of manufacturing, from CAD/CAM designers and engineers to workers on the shop floor.  Join us as Thomas Kurfess, PhD, PE, covers innovations in CAD/CAM, product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and factory data management technologies employed today that will continue to impact manufacturing’s future. Full Article

VIDEO: Benefits of an Integrated Quality Solution



9/18/2013

Listen to this discussion as Matthew Littlefield, President and Principal Analyst at LNS Research, will describe market leading solutions and approaches where quality is integrated with all other functions. The integration of quality management with supply chain management, compliance, manufacturing, shipping, receiving, and other key areas enables a closed loop quality environment.  Complete Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) integration ensures that quality issues are identified, isolated and managed when they occur in real-time. Littlefield will outline how the connection between ERP, Quality and Manufacturing software capabilities benefits to the entire aerospace and defense enterprise. Full Article

VIDEO: Accelerate Production through Lightweight Tooling



8/28/2013

By integrating Lightweight Tooling into production processes, the automotive, robotic, and packaging markets can benefit from faster part handling, improved production levels, and safer working conditions. Join us as Robert Pitera, Global Product Director at DE-STA-CO, explains how lightweight end effector tooling can provide myriad benefits in automated manufacturing operations. Learn how to generate A 25—30% increase in production through the use of innovative tools that weigh 50% less than traditional tools, higher safety ratings for workers through improved ergonomics and reduced maintenance: lighter tooling places fewer stresses on machines, leading to a decrease in the need for maintenance and repair and, ultimately, less lost production time. Full Article

VIDEO: Benefits Gained When Utilizing Continuous Dress Creep Feed (CDCF) Grinding for Processing Aerospace and Other Difficult-to-Machine Workpieces



7/24/2013

Listen as Larry Marchand, Vice President of theSurface & Profile Division at United Grinding, explains how theimprovements in CNC control, machine accuracy, and grinding wheel technologyhave resurrected the real-world benefits of employing continuous dress creepfeed (CDCF) grinding for processing aerospace and other difficult-to-machineworkpieces. Learn how others have dramatically reduced cycle times, increasequality & throughput and improved overallgrinding surface accuracy Full Article

VIDEO: Advancements in Robotic Laser Welding and Cutting



6/26/2013

The combination of robots and advancements in laser welding and cutting has resulted in a range of manufacturing possibilities that are cost effective when compared to dedicated five-axis laser machines and other metal fabrication processes. Lasers and robots are more accessible than ever before, with capital investment structures that are no longer prohibitive for small and medium-size manufacturers. This partnership of robotics and fiber-delivered lasers also provides tools for precise path and shape accuracy. In addition, off-line programming software is making it easier to achieve outstanding results that can be validated in the computer environment without disturbing production. This webinar will explore the development of this technology, and demonstrate how it can be a highly beneficial alternative to other processes. Join Jorge Isla, Global Technology Manager for Welding & Cutting at ABB Robotics, and a panel of experts who will help you discover the exciting new world of robotic laser cutting and welding. Full Article

VIDEO: Beyond Prototypes: 3D Printing Transforms Xerox's Model Shop



5/8/2013

Beyond Prototypes: 3D Printing Transforms Xerox's Model Shop. Originally held Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Listen as Duane Byerley from Xerox’s model shop explains how 3D printing improves the way they work.  See how they make FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) production parts, short-run thermoforming molds, work holding tools and much more. 3D printing is transforming the way things are made and the Xerox model shop has embraced it. Watch this webinar and learn how it can change your world. Full Article

VIDEO: Capturing Your Manufacturing Best Practices



2/20/2013

Capturing Your Manufacturing Best Practices. Originally held Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Your organization gets the job done, and does it well. It has the knowledge to do this, but that knowledge exists only in the memory of the employees. Should they quit or retire, that crucial knowledge will go with them. This presentation will help you learn how to retain your edge. Presenter Marc Bissell, Senior Applications Engineer, CAMWorks/Geometric will demonstrate how the latest CAD/CAM technology can capture your manufacturing best practices, exponentially increase production, reduce lead time, and improve your quality while dramatically lowering your costs.  Full Article

VIDEO: Additive Manufacturing - Summarizing All its Parts



9/20/2012

Additive Manufacturing: Summarizing All its Parts. Originally held Thursday, Sept. 20. Fortus 3D Production Systems will explain where additive manufacturing is now and where it is going by sponsoring a webinar entitled “Additive Manufacturing 101: Changing the Future of Product Development and Manufacturing.” Fortus is a business unit of Stratasys Inc.  Full Article

VIDEO: When State-of-the-Art Micromachining Isn't Good Enough



8/29/2012

When State-of-the-Art Micromachining Isn't Good Enough. Originally held on Wednesday, Aug. 29. This webinar, which takes a look at breakthroughs inmicromachining, was conducted by Richard Chen, vice president of Design Engineering at Microfabrica Inc. Full Article



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