The new i-ONE system of exchangeable micrograin carbide drill inserts and premium tool steel holders with coolant channels is based on coating advances and optimized designs for higher tool life and changeover speed, according to tool manufacturer YG-1.
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Are you ready for metamorphic manufacturing, what some call the third wave of the industry’s digitization? If not, take in Contributing Editor Karen Haywood Queen’s expertly reported story.
Metamorphic manufacturing, also known as robotic blacksmithing, is poised to bring about faster time to market, less material waste, more available materials, less energy used and more control, proponents said.
GWS Tool Group has acquired Taurus Tool & Engineering. Taurus, based in Batavia, Illinois. It is the first acquisition in 2021 for GWS Tool Group, following three previous acquisitions in 2020.
The Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing Adoption Report by IoT Analytics suggests that Industry 4.0 technology uptake is still low among manufacturers.
All shops want to be more productive and reduce downtime. For some, this means an investment in a high-end CNC machine tool. Others give quick-change toolholders a try, or pursue an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) machining strategy.
For as long as people have been machining parts, they’ve been devising ever-more ingenious ways to grip them.
Originally marketed for their proficiency in heavy metal removal applications while delivering longer tool life and multi-point efficiency, turning inserts have grown more sophisticated in response to advances in materials, machines, methods, and even social factors.
October 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $167.9 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
The Ceratizit Group has won the 2020 Innovation Award of the FEDIL business federation in the ‘Process’ category for the development of a new process for the additive manufacturing of tungsten carbide-cobalt.