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America Makes reaches significant milestone

America Makes, the public-private partnership that the Obama administration set up to foster research and innovation in additive manufacturing, achieved a significant milestone late last year: an online portal to track gaps in additive manufacturing (AM) standards.

Methods to Host TechDay2020 at Phoenix and Los Angeles Technical Centers

Methods Machine Tools Inc. is hosting TechDay2020 – Phoenix on March 24th-25th and TechDay2020 – Los Angeles on March 26th. TechDay2020 is an open house style event where attendees will be able to attend multiple seminars, see individual product demonstrations, and talk with Methods Engineers about machine tool and automation applications that are specific to their business.

Hey, Job Shops: Time to Automate!

Robots and job shops have not typically been talked about together. After all, everyone knows that automation is only suitable for high-volume production, and the typical mom-and-pop operation is anything but—its schedule filled with orders for high-mix, low-volume, and often highly complex work.

Tips for Choosing a CNC

Like most of the digital architecture of manufacturing, computer numerical controllers (CNCs) have advanced rapidly in recent years, producing far more processing speed and implementing advanced algorithms, while at the same time offering simpler, more intuitive user interfaces.

Automated Metrology in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing is a data-driven endeavor. The sheer volume of data available to be collected and analyzed is staggering—and something that couldn’t have been envisioned even 20 years ago.