Challenged by an increasingly niche-oriented automotive market, The Chrysler Group (Auburn Hills, MI) must increase the number of models it offers while decreasing its capital investment. The company plans to offer 50% more models in 2009 compared to 2004, according to John Felice, VP of manufacturing, technology and global enterprise for Chrysler.
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The timeframe and sheer size of the workpieces required Weingärtner to scale up one of its advanced technology mpmc 1200 machining centers to be able to machine giant turbine shafts used in gas/steam turbine plants.
When GE decided that additive manufacturing was the way to go for making metal fuel nozzles for its new LEAP engine, the company touched off interest in other shops to move 3D printers from the design studio to the factory floor. It also stepped up the focus on safety standards for metal AM.
At EMO Hannover 2017 there were many new cutting tool products showcased, plus there were new cutting tool developments for approximately 130,000 attendees to learn about.
SAS Manufacturing LLC unveiled a new advanced machining facility for design, manufacturing, and assembly of aerospace components in Arvada, Colo.
Nothing seems so obvious in subtractive machining than that milling and turning processes really are very different: single point vs. multipoint tools; rotating workpiece vs. rotating tool; static tool vs. rotating tool, etc.
Entrepreneurs and existing manufacturers are making 3D printers that automate production of composite parts, and are unique in their design.
In the years leading up to World War II, the US military had the opinion that it was technologically equal to any adversary in the world. On December 7, 1941, and for years afterward, US military discovered it was not.
The simple proposition that no two automation solutions using robotics are alike because no two manufacturing processes are identical presented a major challenge to Daniel Drennen of Deshazo LLC (Alabaster, AL).
HP Inc. and Deloitte Consulting LLP have created an alliance to help accelerate the digital transformation of the global manufacturing industry.