Feature-based Product Line Engineering (PLE) is an engineering discipline that harnesses the similarities among related products, while respecting and managing their differences.
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New program empowers manufacturers through customer care for the life of their machines
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.
FANUC America and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council have aligned to co-market the stackability of their industry-recognized certifications, representing a major step toward helping the U.S. overcome its shortage of skilled workers.
Laser welding of dissimilar materials is a dynamic process and its time has arrived.
Two things everyone knows about diamonds: they’re very hard and they’re very expensive. And so it is with polycrystalline diamond (PCD) as well as cubic boron nitride (CBN) cutting tools.
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 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.
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.
Sharpe Products recently installed a BLM Group LT7 4-kW laser cutting system. This equipment cuts round, square, rectangle and open profile pipe or tube up to 6" OD.