Aluminum and its alloys are highly popular in the machining industry for many reasons. Did you know it is the most abundant metal on Earth?
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Thanks in part to its pro-business policies, strong workforce, and trade infrastructure, Florida ranks among the nation’s top 10 states for manufacturing.
Formlabs, known for its line of desktop stereolithography (SLA) printers, is looking to expand its 3D printing reach with availability of its new Fuse 1 benchtop industrial selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer. Under development for nearly seven years, the Fuse 1 marks a notable change for Formlabs as they expand into a new additive manufacturing process.
Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced the Farécla line of polishing compounds and surface finishing products for markets such as OEM automotive assembly, marine, woodworkers, composite manufacturers and other industrial applications.
The deburring and finishing of machined and fabricated parts is a necessary but often disregarded step in the manufacturing process.
Manufacturers need to create more production setups as batch sizes get smaller. Skilled labor continues to be hard to hire and keep. Higher levels of automation are needed, not just in material handling but also in fabricating, machining, assembly, and inspection.
Whether driven by the reduction of in-shop personnel due to layoffs or to maintain social distancing guidelines into the future, many machine shops will likely be re-evaluating ways to eliminate labor-intensive manual operations if they can be automated instead.
While recent advancements in machining centers have allowed for increased capability around high-volume operations, there are several factors that still necessitate the need for grinding.
The CEO of an artificial intelligence company discusses how AI affects workers and how AI can be deployed well.
Avoiding product defects—and quickly finding and fixing those that occur—is a critical priority for all manufacturers.