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Manufacturing Engineering: September 2019

The September 2019 edition of Manufacturing Engineering focuses on motorized vehicles, including feature articles on lightweighting's new phase and CMMs in the wide world of metrology. You'll also find three articles from the Shop Solutions section in this issue, and an interesting read on how to recruit the right talent.
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September 19, 2019

Mastercam Mill Developments Targets Streamlined Manufacturing

CNC Software has launched Mastercam 2020 Mill. According to the company, the module offers expanded machining flexibility and an increased emphasis on speed and automation, 2D high speed toolpaths, 3D enhancements, and multiaxis features combine with dozens of additional new enhancements in a software package intended to improve shop floor productivity. Read Full Story


September 18, 2019

ABB’s ‘Factory of the Future’ in China to Demo Safety, Sustainability

The $150 million “factory of the future” that the Swiss innovator ABB announced nearly a year ago is becoming reality in this enormous city’s Pudong New Area. “We just took the first shovels and dug a hole here for a new factory,” Michael Larsson, group VP and global head of automotive manufacturing solutions for ABB Robotics, said today at Dassault Systèmes’ Manufacturing in the Age of Experience event. Read Full Story


September 17, 2019

Aerospace Grinding Efficiencies with cBN Superabrasives

Cubic Boron Nitride (cBN) is a superabrasive material that has traditionally been used to grind materials, such as steels and nickel alloys. Though not as hard as diamond, cBN has the benefit of not being as chemically reactive with ferrite-based and nickel alloys and as such, can often outperform diamond-based grinding wheels in terms of life, material removal rates, and lower temperatures. Read Full Story


September 16, 2019

Efficiency, Speed Make Kencoa Aerospace Machining Top Notch

When Kencoa Aerospace began its operations 20 years ago, it was a small company focused on defense applications. But, according to Troy Boston, engineering manager for the company’s U.S.-based operations, the company also progressed into commercial aerospace over the last six years and considers itself very diverse in terms of the parts it can machine for well-known clients. Read Full Story


September 13, 2019

And Now, for Some Magic in Front of the Curtain

The concept of the fully automated toolroom has moved from wish list to workable reality now that virtually every aspect of tool management, cleaning, assembly, presetting and delivery can happen without much, if any, human intervention. Read Full Story

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