Automating machining operations is at the top of the list of goals for most manufacturers, as needs and capital expenditure budgets allow.
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Automating job shops is accelerating, driven by the combined influence of Industry 4.0, the continued shortage of skilled manufacturing labor and the COVID pandemic.
Power management company Eaton today announced its Vehicle Group is developing gearing solutions for electrified vehicles (EVs).
Part holding fixtures are critical for precisely holding and locating parts. Most such fixtures use locators for positioning.
Some trends in machining remain constant. Machine speeds continue to increase. Difficult-to-cut materials are used more frequently.
SMW Autoblok has introduced the TX Series 3-jaw pull-down chucks featuring repeatability of up to 4 µm (0.00015”) and precise, self-centering accuracy for heavy duty metal cutting applications.
Siemens Digital Industries Software and EOS North America announced said they expanded a partnership aimed at increasing the adoption of industrial 3D printing.
Manufacturing added 21,000 jobs last month, paced by gains in transportation equipment, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said today.
Jeff Huerta, Senior VP for Sales at Vecna Robotics, speaks on how successful companies are advancing their operations with fully autonomous material handling equipment, and how some facilities are achieving very quick ROI. He also describes the differences between an AMR and an AGV, and addresses the topic of safety. Lastly, he prescribes ways to get started with this equipment, including what upfront costs companies should be prepared for.
Today’s machine tools create an enormous amount of data. One way of using this information is to implement automated feedback processes that improve machining operations. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Scott Mahrle, director of business development for Q-DAS and Hexagon Integrated Solutions, and Frank Krazer, system engineer for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, about what automated machine tool feedback is and how it impacts the manufacturing process; how automated machine tool feedback can increase the efficiency of both people and equipment; how it can produce costs savings; and how manufacturers can build workers’ confidence in this process.