When visiting some machine shops I hear PM, most commonly known as preventive maintenance, referred to as “postmortem,” as in, “We just run the machines until they die.”
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CNC Software Inc., developer of the Mastercam CAD/CAM software platform, has announced that its U.S. industrial channel will now also serve its educational customers throughout the country.
Recycling equipment manufacturer Harris Equipment Co., Cordele, Ga., saved 50 percent per job tapping Hardox 450 steel wear plates by switching to taps from Emuge Corp., West Boylston, Mass.
Too much inaccuracy in G-code post processing for Swiss-style machines is hurting manufacturers.
BLM GROUP USA has added more processing power to its LS5 and LC5 flat sheet laser cutters with the new option of a 10kW fiber laser source.
Machine shops use a variety of techniques to track the condition of their cutting tools, ranging from simple to sophisticated. No matter what monitoring method is used, it can be crucial in preventing catastrophic tool failure. At its best, monitoring also significantly boosts tool life and slashes tooling costs.
Felsomat USA will host Innovation Day on June 10 at its U.S. headquarters in Schaumburg.
Some shops think routine machine tool maintenance is overrated. Bad idea. The big order’s running late. The lead programmer called in sick.
Some of the biggest technology trends are in smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 initiatives.
Aluminum and its alloys are highly popular in the machining industry for many reasons. Did you know it is the most abundant metal on Earth?