Extrusion and drawing, two related, stalwart topics in material forming, are covered from top of punch to bottom of die in more than 200 papers in the SME Technical Paper library. The range of contributors is broad, from companies like Alcoa, Westinghouse, ASEA, Western Electric and General Electric to universities in Japan, Germany and the US, as well as individual entrepreneur metalworking shops.
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Even though it’s been around since the 1950s, when engineering-grade resins were first introduced, many manufacturers still are not familiar with the many benefits that metal-to-plastic conversion provides.
Don’t overlook advanced technology available for removing the gnarliest burrs from parts large or small
It is common sense—a vehicle that weighs less requires less fuel to move it. A number of studies show that reducing the mass of a vehicle by 10% results in anywhere from 4.5 to 6% better fuel economy—well worth the effort.
Machine manufacturers are working to streamline the gear-making process, to deliver a more highly finished gear in fewer steps.
The additive manufacturing revolution is in full stride, flying in aircraft and giving manufacturers a robust tool for design and production
A fully programmable B axis is the latest advanced technology for Swiss machines.
The challenge of machining hip replacement implants out of cobalt chrome
That huge backlog of aircraft being recorded by the global giants Boeing and Airbus, along with a lengthening list of regional aircraft, is stretching the supply chain’s capabilities to machine the newest difficult-to-machine materials.
Solid-state laser technology has matured, leading to development of new, cost-effective welding applications, such as hybrid welding