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Double-Duty Lasers

As laser manufacturing systems for sheet and tube grow more sophisticated—powerful, automated and scalable—navigating the wealth of choices might feel daunting.

New Gear Cutting Equipment Meshes with 2020 Demands

Gear generation equipment manufacturers turn toward, innovation to meet evolving customer needs. In this article, four gear cutting equipment manufacturers are featured along with equipment they planned on showing at IMTS 2020.

Moldmakers Power Up With Advanced Tech

Complex molds containing cores and cavities with fine details and demanding surface finish requirements for injection molding, blow molding, glass molding or blow molding parts require high accuracy for use in automotive, medical, aerospace, or consumer products.

Lapping the Competition

The Don Schumacher Racing team tests the limits of machining to stay competitive.

New Mazak VMC Eases Shops Into Full Five-Axis and Automation

Shops that have always wanted full simultaneous five-axis machining capability but were afraid to take the plunge now have access to a recently developed vertical machining center from Mazak Corp. that the company says not only helps reduce the intimidation factor of full simultaneous five-axis machining, but also makes automation integration a whole lot easier.

Optimal Machining Concepts For Aerospace -- Program The Part Not The Machine

In this podcast discussion with Rick Schultz of FANUC America and Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine, current practices in aerospace machining is dissected. Many shops today stick with the tried and true to reduce risk to schedule and profit, but that tried and true is stuck in the 1980s and 1990s. Rick discusses practical ways to get the most out of 21st century machining technology, by programming for the part and not the machine.

Methods Machine Tools’ Virtual MetalStorm Event is Live

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a provider of precision machine tools and automation is hosting MetalStorm 2020 in a virtual format on its newly redesigned website from September 8th – 18th,, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) weekdays.

Maximizing MRR with Tools for High-Speed Milling

Advanced cutting tools can maximize metal removal rates (MRR) when machining even the most difficult-to-machine materials. Powered by the latest CAM programs, these machining strategies are known variously as high-speed, high-efficiency, optimized roughing and also by proprietary brand names like Mastercam’s Dynamic Milling.