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Automation can create opportunities for workers as it allows them to enhance their skills by focusing on more complicated issues.

Uses of Robotics in Maintenance Management

January 22, 2022
There are many key benefits from investing in robotics to help manage maintenance and repairs of manufacturing equipment.
By Eagle Technology
Haimer Microset machines have a release-by-touch function that lets machinists move the optical carrier with one hand, without having to hold down a button.

Implementing and Expanding Use of Presetters

January 19, 2022
Presetters can make life easier on the factory floor. When is the time to step up their use?
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Since 2014, new Rosenboom employees are incentivized to take on-line learning modules offered through Tooling U-SME. In 2007, Rosenboom made significant changes to its onboarding process, insisting that new employees complete learning assignments as part of their introduction to the company.

Custom Products, Standard Training

January 18, 2022
Tooling U-SME proves the most helpful training to Iowa’s Rosenboom because employees learn things online that are immediately applicable.
By Tooling U-SME
ESA 120/70 UNILOCK chucks have a built-in air chuck circuit mechanically linked to the clamping mechanism. When air pressure is applied to unclamp the receiver, the air circuit is completed internally.

Closing the Gap on Data Transmission in Workholding

January 17, 2022
Electronics, sensors and other advanced technologies in workholding provide manufacturers with a whole range of options for data transfer.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
For most machining operations, consistent chip thickness requires continuous adjustment of the programmed feedrate. According to CGTech, its Force product is the best way to achieve this.

Tips, Tricks and Best Practices for Efficiently Generating Productive CNC Programs

January 12, 2022
Automated feature recognition, knowledge-based machining, advanced toolpath simulation and digital twins are a few CAM technologies making programming more of a technical exercise than the tribal knowledge-inspired art form it has long been.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Alan Rooks

Thanks for the Memories!

January 7, 2022
Manufacturing Engineering editor-in-chief Alan Rooks is retiring.
Alan Rooks
By Alan Rooks Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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Expert Opinions

  • The CoroDrill 860-GM can be reconditioned up to three times.
    Expert Opinion

    The Sharpest Tool in the Box

    January 21, 2021
    The word “reconditioned” can ignite visions of worn, overworked products inferior to new ones. The reality is as long as you purchase from a reputable supplier, reconditioned cutting tools will deliver the same consistent results as they did upon initial purchase.
    By Jill Glynn - Commercial Services Manager, Sandvik Coromant
  • Mark Howard United States Country Manager EU Automation
    Expert Opinion

    How Bright is the Future of Automation?

    April 17, 2020
    In the 1955 short story “Autofac,” Philip K. Dick envisioned a world dominated by self-replicating robots that work incessantly, eventually depleting the planet’s resources.
    By Mark Howard - United States Country Manager, EU Automation
  • Jack Kerlin Applications Engineer BIG Kaiser—Americas
    Expert Opinion

    Rough Boring vs. Finish Boring

    April 16, 2020
    There’s more than one way to finish a hole. The most effective option will depend on the number of parts, cycle time and tolerances. One of the most effective options is boring.
    By Jack Kerlin - Applications Engineer, BIG Kaiser—Americas

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