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Rapid, Accurate Inspection Meets NASCAR Engine Maker’s Need for Speed

Roush Yates Engines is obsessed with speed and understands its importance not just on the race track but also in developing and using the latest technological innovations. For example, the company installed a Nikon iNEXIV VMA-4540 vision system which is now used almost daily for a wide variety of purposes.

Shop Prospers By Becoming a House of Horizontals

In the past, Magnum Machining Inc. processed most of its parts on vertical machining centers. Unfortunately, that type of machining platform didn’t quite mesh with the shop’s part production needs. Today, Magnum has 16 models of HCN Series HMCs from Mazak Corp., representing about 68 percent of the shop’s manufacturing systems.

The Role of Optimization Software in Manufacturing Operations

In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Gene Granata, VERICUT Product Manager for CGTech, about the importance of optimization in metal cutting and how CGTech’s VERICUT optimization software can be integrated with major CAM systems.

‘Disruptive’ Manufacturing Drives Heavy-Duty Truck Makers

Future challenges in the heavy-duty truck industry require continual evolution of materials and methods to give greater versatility in their manufacturing processes. This is due to advances in technology, the impact of regulations, demand fluctuation and competition, and customer expectations.

From Service Bureau to AM Manufacturer

How can a 3D printing service bureau become a manufacturer? Ask Corey and Donovan Weber, half-brothers who founded Forecast 3D in 1994. In 2018 their 60,000 ft2 (55,740 m2) manufacturing shop printed about two million parts on 45 industrial additive machines.

To Recruit The Right Talent, Think Like a Scout

This fourth of July, I enjoyed a game at our regional Single-A affiliate stadium, with sun, beer, brats, and great baseball. We also had the pleasure of sitting next to two scouts who were clocking pitches and logging the stats and performance of every player on the field.

PLE: Creating Products in Classified Environments

Aerospace and defense companies are faced with daunting security challenges as products become increasingly sophisticated. As product complexity grows—integrating thousands of software, electrical and mechanical parts—the security risks and organizational hurdles grow in tandem. One

Software, CNC Interface Gains Push Programming Productivity

Connected manufacturing and digitization technologies are spurring many of the major innovations in CNC machine controls that help machine shops cut metal and create parts as quickly and efficiently as possible. In most cases, software leads the way in helping both CNC programmers and operators on the shop floor to easily manufacture parts with the highest possible precision.

Choosing an Optimum Machining Solution for Aerospace Components

Producing complex aerospace parts, such as vanes, blisks and impellers, requires a particularly fast, very precise and extremely dynamic machining center. For manufacturing critical components used in engine and turbine construction, this means a 5-axis machining center.