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Yamaichi Special Steel masters generative design

In the never-ending quest to create better products, the latest tool is a technology called “generative design” (GD). A GD algorithm receives high-level requirements as input and generates an optimal design as output.

IMA Group gets with the edge learning program

AI’s learning ability is moving to the compute edge. And manufacturers will be a major beneficiary. I realized the usefulness of being able to run AI on small computer processing power while working with NASA in 2010.

Fast Times for Machine Spindles

Driven spindles are the technical core of a machine tool, supplying the power to turn the cutting tools that shape our products and our world. Attaching one to a five-axis movement creates an advanced CNC machine.

CMMC: Experts parse DoD’s new cybersecurity rules

Current and prospective member companies of the defense industrial base (DIB) have watched with interest as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) developed its all-encompassing Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.

‘At the cusp of something awesome’

Sudhi Bangalore, chief technology officer for global operations at the tool giant Stanley Black & Decker, champions the global movement toward smart manufacturing.

VMCs: How Many Axes Do You Really Need?

The three-axis vertical machining center (VMC) has long been the go-to machine tool for many small to medium-sized shops. Their use is well-understood. Compared to more complex machinery, it’s easier to find operators for three-axis machines.