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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In Donald, Ore., 24 miles south of Portland, GK Machine Company Inc., is manufacturing parts for heavy agricultural equipment such as harvesters, sprayers, tree diggers, and hose reels.
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.
In 2021, Mastercam is partnering with Edge Factor to equip organizations across North America
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.
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.
The new i-ONE system of exchangeable micrograin carbide drill inserts and premium tool steel holders with coolant channels is based on coating advances and optimized designs for higher tool life and changeover speed, according to tool manufacturer YG-1.