Originally marketed for their proficiency in heavy metal removal applications while delivering longer tool life and multi-point efficiency, turning inserts have grown more sophisticated in response to advances in materials, machines, methods, and even social factors.
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All shops want to be more productive and reduce downtime. For some, this means an investment in a high-end CNC machine tool. Others give quick-change toolholders a try, or pursue an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) machining strategy.
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has been a game changer in how products are designed, produced and manufactured. But 3D printed parts don’t just come out of the machine ready to use, sometimes intensive manual post-processing is required. Jeff Mize, CEO of PostProcess Technologies, sits down with Chris Mahar, Associate Editor, to discuss their automated post-processing technology and how fully digitalized additive manufacturing is further benefiting the industry.
Babcock International Group has placed an order for a set of PEMA welding and production lines for shipbuilding at its Rosyth site in Scotland. In total, the order includes three lines; PEMA Thin plate panel line, PEMA Micro panel line, and PEMA T-beam fabrication line.
Fuji Machine has introduced its GYROFLEX Ultimate Multitasking Machine. According to Fuji, the GYROFLEX offers the flexibility to meet a variety of production demands, from low production volume and parts prototyping to high-volume and high-mixed production.
Desktop Metal, Inc. said it agreed to acquire EnvisionTEC, a provider of volume production photopolymer 3D printing solutions for end-use parts, for total consideration of $300 million.
For as long as people have been machining parts, they’ve been devising ever-more ingenious ways to grip them.
Kyocera Corp. said it will begin construction of a new research and development center in January 2021 at its Kokubu campus in Kirishima City, Kagoshima, Japan.
The Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing Adoption Report by IoT Analytics suggests that Industry 4.0 technology uptake is still low among manufacturers.
GWS Tool Group has acquired Taurus Tool & Engineering. Taurus, based in Batavia, Illinois. It is the first acquisition in 2021 for GWS Tool Group, following three previous acquisitions in 2020.