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.
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Workholding needs to be super-sized when machining workpieces like truck transmission housings, wind turbine blades, rocket bodies, and more, for industries like aerospace and defense, agricultural, energy, marine, rail, and on- and off-road transportation.
Composites call for optimized toolholding, writes an executive of Rego-Fix Corp.
The IM-8000 dimensional measurement system has a rotary unit, which allows for 360-degree measurement capability on both turned and machined parts.
The U.S. has not been competitive, so companies sourced offshore to meet consumer and industrial demand for low-priced goods. Fortunately, however, a positive localization trend since 2010 indicates an increasing rate of reshoring by U.S. companies and foreign direct investment by foreign companies.
Manufacturing employment rose in May, receiving a major boost from motor vehicles and parts where people returned to work after temporary layoffs.
How we approach apprenticeship in industry needs to be improved.
Google Cloud today announced an expanded relationship with Johnson Controls that will involve the leading building technology and solutions company running SAP’s Enterprise Resource Pning Central Component (ECC) environment on Google Cloud.
Automakers during this decade face a big challenge. They are having to invest in electric vehicles. But EVs, at least for now, won’t generate the profits of conventional vehicles, according to an annual report by consulting firm AlixPartners.
3D Systems said it agreed to sell its On Demand Manufacturing Business.