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Simplifying and Moving Beyond Five-Axis Machining

Five-axis machining, once a novel and somewhat forbidding technology, has become routine in many shops. Meanwhile, some organizations are still hesitant to use it, largely due to programming concerns.

Deburring in Forming and Fabricating: Part 2

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.

Notiphy Launches New Process Management and Communication Software

Notiphy, a workforce process management and communications platform for manufacturers, has launched its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform nationwide. Notiphy is focused on improving worker safety, efficiency and productivity and providing managers with greater visibility into employee work streams and job orders.

DP Technology Introduces Updated CAM Software for 2020

DP Technology has announced a comprehensive product update, called ESPRIT 2020, for its computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. Among the most significant developments are updates to the software’s computer-aided design (CAD) interfaces and new or improved solutions for specific machine tools.

Verisurf Software Offers Free Online Metrology Training Courses

Verisurf Software is offering its online metrology training courses free of charge now through June 30. Access is available for Verisurf University dimensional metrology courses including Inspection, CMM Programming, Reverse Engineering, and Guided Assembly.

Remote Monitoring Reveals How to Boost Uptime on Laser Machines

East Iowa Machine Co. (EIMCo) in Farley, Iowa, is a full-service machine and fabrication shop. It is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing company, employing about 150 people on three shifts at its single 130,000 ft2 (12,077 m3) location, and converts raw metals into finished component parts and assemblies using a wide variety of CNC equipment and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.