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SCHUNK Launches Bio-Inspired Adhesion Mechanisms

With the help of adhesive forces, geckos have been moving easily over smooth surfaces for millions of years. SCHUNK is using this principle to develop various fields of handling applications with ADHESO, its new gripping technology.

Innovations in Medical Manufacturing

Medical manufacturing, like other industries, faces intensive demands for improved productivity. As a result, many manufacturers are focused on achieving greater efficiencies and precision in making small parts.

BIG Kaiser Promotes Jack Burley to President/COO

BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling has promoted Jack Burley to President/Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2021. Chris Kaiser, BIG Kaiser President and CEO for 30 years, will take on the role of Executive Advisor.

Thread Mills Take on Tough Materials

When it’s time to put threads in parts, particularly those made of difficult-to-machine materials, thread mills are often the right choice. Thread mills cut threads with a cutting head typically smaller than the hole, unlike taps that are sized to match the hole diameter.

Rising to Toolholding Challenges

Difficult materials and high-speed machining don’t just present problems for cutting tools. They can also push toolholders to their limits—and beyond. So manufacturers offer a variety of products designed to get the toolholding job done under extreme machining conditions.