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Game-Changing Technology on a Roll

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

12/1/2014

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

12/18/2014

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

Shop Solutions: Modified Vises Put Clamps on Product Changeover



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

12/1/2014

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

12/1/2014

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

Shop Solutions: Coolant-Through Retrofit for Deep Crosshole Drilling



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

12/1/2014

Columbus Hydraulics Co. is a hydraulics cylinder designer and manufacturer for applications ranging from fire trucks to agricultural equipment, railroad track laying systems to earth-moving machinery. Since 1952, the company has mastered a number of challenging part-machining operations. Full Article

Quality Scan: Great Tools: The Best Defense Against Downtime



Scott Walker, President, Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.

12/1/2014

Many OEMs in today’s time-sensitive manufacturing environment demand that their top tier suppliers have the equipment producing their parts available 98% of the time. The aerospace industry, for example, has an aggressive production schedule currently and is relying on its supply chain to provide parts as needed for assembly lines—no sooner and absolutely no later—akin to the automotive industry. Full Article

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