August 7, 2019
Adaptive Milling. Dynamic Motion. hyperMILL. Profit Milling. VoluMill. Waveform machining. If you’re one of the lucky people who machines parts for a living, chances are about 50-50 that you’re using one of these or a comparable high-performance programming technology.
August 8, 2019
Advances in turning insert technology that promise faster processing, longer tool life and reduced cycle time are always promoted with great fanfare by suppliers and welcomed by manufacturers looking for a competitive edge.
August 12, 2019
In the world of metrology, lack of variety is not an issue. “You can think of a thousand ways to measure a hole,” said George Scheutz, director of precision gages for Mahr Inc., Providence, R.I. Techniques could include an operator equipped with a simple, custom-built go/no-go gage up to a robot loading a part onto a CMM with a pre-loaded program, and everything in between.
August 12, 2019Roush 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.
August 12, 2019In 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.
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Quality/Inspection/TestAugust 13, 2019It’s amazing what you can learn at a trade show. Editor in Chief Alan Rooks was reminded of this at the recent EASTEC show. He reflected on his visit with Joe Stanford, vice president, engineering and applications support for Applied Measurement Solutions LLC, Bristol, Conn., the largest metrology distributor for The L.S. Starrett Co., Athol, Mass.
Expert OpinionAugust 13, 2019As a self-aware millennial, Pat Evans has long been wary of how quickly technology is taking over our lives and quickly dominating the economy. Attending HxGN Live in June, Hexagon AB’s annual digital solutions conference, some of those fears were reinforced, while others were quelled.
Expert OpinionAugust 14, 2019The Copper Development Association (CDA) is eager to help shops discover and tap into the high-speed machining advantages of brass. The substantial benefits of doing so have an increasing number of shops rethinking their part materials and, when possible, converting those parts to brass.
Quality/Inspection/TestAugust 14, 2019At Cary Rosenberg’s company, Watts Water Technologies, validating material properties to ensure they are composed of the correct elemental composition is an important part of their work.
SME SpeaksAugust 14, 2019As a marketer for software serving the manufacturing industry, Graham Hargreaves partakes in routine communication with peers, customers, prospects and industry insiders. He hears a similar sentiment echoed by attendees at trade shows and industry events that he also hears from customers on a regular basis: The skills gap is not shrinking.
Workforce DevelopmentAugust 15, 2019It’s been more than 75 years since the “Greatest Generation” earned their title. With World War II raging, a generation of Americans rolled up their collective sleeves to step in and step up for the preservation of their beloved country.
ControlsAugust 15, 2019Convergence-enabled cyberattacks—where criminals exploit traditionally isolated operational technology (OT) devices through their new connections to the IT network—may be motivated by the desire to hijack and demand ransom for services, steal trade secrets through industrial or national cyberespionage, or commit cyberterrorism or engage in cyberwarfare.