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The Business Case for PLE in Auto Design

Feature-based Product Line Engineering (PLE) is an engineering discipline that harnesses the similarities among related products, while respecting and managing their differences.

Key Lessons in Basic Metallurgy for Machine Shops

While it is typically up to the design engineers or the customer to specify the materials needed for a part, sometimes even materials within specs seem just a little more difficult to machine.

E-mobility Increases Issues for Leak Detection

Today’s rapid and unexpected growth in the production of vehicles with alternative drive systems is giving carmakers and their manufacturing partners a wide range of leak-detection challenges to ensure vehicle quality.

Making Welding Accessible to All

With the ongoing shortage of skilled workers and the pickup in the economy, suppliers of welding equipment are finding ways to making welding easier for those working in manufacturing. Automation is the leading technique among many.

Hexagon Giving CAD Software Access to Users of WORKNC

Hexagon is providing mold and die shops using its CAM software WORKNC with immediate access to its model preparation software. This allows integration of production workflows from any CAD model format to CAM so shops can machine parts more efficiently and avoid costly errors.

Which Cut is Best, Water or Laser?

Laser cutting and waterjet cutting: two great technologies that go great together? Or best when they play solo? As ever, the answer is it depends—on what work a shop has coming in the door, what materials are being processed most often, operator skill levels and, ultimately, the available equipment budget.