Since 1996, the Plant 15 machining operations at Mercury Marine have included a reliance on automated machining cells. Over the years, the Fond du Lac, Wis.-based manufacturer and distributor of marine engines, parts, accessories and integrated systems has phased out some traditional manufacturing methods in favor of modern cells.
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Like just about every other manufacturing operation, welding has made the leap into the 21st century with automation, agile manufacturing processes, and offline programming.
Providing a full range of machines, automation, and software mirrors the important trends in the industry as well.
CGTech, the developer of VERICUT software, and Makino Milling Machine Co. Ltd., a leader in CNC machine tools technology, have renewed their strategic corporate partnership to better serve the mutual customer base of the two companies.
In this final installment of the Connected Machine Shop series, we’ll tackle the more technical and implementation-oriented aspects of an Industry 4.0 transformation.
Machine tool importer and distributor Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. received the PMPA (Precision Machined Products Association) Technical Member Participation award at the association’s annual meeting recently in Ridgedale, Missouri.
The measuring and inspection arm of Japanese camera giant Nikon, Nikon Metrology, debuts APDIS, a Laser Radar inspection system the company claims is up to 10 times faster than conventional measurement tools, saving production lines time and money.
While FABTECH 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans are underway to bring FABTECH 2021 to Chicago in 2021. That means North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will be heading to McCormick Place Sept. 13-16, 2021.
Nikon Metrology today announced a new partnership with NSI Microscopy Inspection Automation of Wexford, Ireland. The agreement will help customers with Continuous Process Improvement by making use of automated microscopy, according to the company.
The push to modernize technology-intensive sectors in Asia—such as automotive, aerospace and general engineering—is constantly stretching machine tool builders in the region to their limits. The demand is not just for standard machines.