Robotics have come a long way since the first industrial robot was installed at General Motors. Denise Ebenhoech, Regional Head of Advanced Robotics Applications at KUKA Robotics, sits down with Chris Mahar, Associate Editor, to discuss recent developments within mobile robots. From cleans rooms to job shops to moving entire airplane assemblies, autonomous mobile robots are helping manufacturers succeed in today’s advanced manufacturing landscape.
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Because it is a production cost, reducing the need for deburring can help the bottom line. In this podcast, part two of two, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Dr. LaRoux Gillespie, a researcher, engineer, manager, consultant, and writer with an extensive knowledge base on deburring and finishing. In this episode, the discussion focuses on ways to reduce deburring costs in forming and fabrication operations, such as improving product design; preventing burrs; minimizing burr properties; and removing burrs during the main fab process. Also discussed are how shops can determine if deburring or edge finishing is needed, and how they can choose among the 124 different deburring processes.
Founded in 1984, Arundel Machine Tool Co. Inc., Arundel, Maine, has evolved into a major CNC manufacturer of precision-machined components based in New England.
Today, Formlabs continued turning additive manufacturing’s talk into action with the release of the company’s newest material, Tough 1500, part of Formlabs’ Engineering Resin segment. Designed for the company’s stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers, Tough 1500 Resin enables engineers, designers and manufacturers to create stiff, yet pliable, parts that bend and spring back quickly under cyclic loading, according to the company.
Three members of the OMAX Research and Development team, Michael Lo, Kevin Hay, and Dr. Axel Henning, have won the Best Paper at the Water Jet 2019 conference in the Czech Republic.
Performance-enhancing winglets built by Daher are incorporated on Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s all-new G700, contributing to this twin-engine business jet’s fuel efficiency and ultralong-range.
Tata Steel announces new hot-rolled Valast 450, abrasion-resistant steel developed for the construction, agricultural, mining, refuse and recycling industries.
As one of the oldest and most prestigious research-lead universities in Europe, KU Leuven is an institution that is always seeking to innovate and stay on top of the latest trends and technologies. When it comes to manufacturing, the institution is an advocate of additive processes and dedicates a research group to the technology.
A package for control and optimization of rotary axes performance.
Cymat Technologies ships new proprietary-alloy foam panels to alucoil for final production trials