Emphasizing continual education and training will increase enterprise productivity and retain top performers. Stimulating employees’ ability to gain expertise and share it will narrow the Skills Gap....More
Staying productive during an eight-hour workday can be a challenge. Distractions and poor task planning are a few problems that can lower engineers’ efficiency. These six tips focus on better work habits, and will improve decision-making routines....More
Multi-axis machining is an effective step toward factory automation, offering the opportunity to condense multiple machine operations into one, saving takt time, total production time, production cost, and improving tolerances....More
The return of the International Manufacturing Technology Show in September 2016 is fueling hopes for a rebound in activity for precision parts design and production— but the biennial event still will fulfill its traditional role of presenting new manufacturing concepts and designs to an in-the-know crowd of designers and manufacturers....More
Today, all manufacturing is high-tech manufacturing. Products, technologies, and workers have a different value to the enterprise. Manufacturers need adopt a new awareness of their business and its opportunities....More
On projects that demand speed, performance, and precision, Ingersoll Cutting Tools’ negative/positive cutters can materially raise the removal rate, double edge life, and put an end to catastrophic insert failure....More
Most customers who buy multi-axis and mill-turn machine tools also invest in advanced technology for probing, but experience shows that operators are not familiar with the process’s best practices. The ideas listed here are intended to help them use probes to make machining processes more precise and efficient....More
Chip evacuation, lateral forces on long unsupported shanks and chatter during long-reach machining compound the basic challenges of cutting metal, but there are techniques that can improve MRR and protect the tools....More
IMTS visitors are in touch with manufacturing technology processes and capabilities, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t in search of new developments with the potential to alter the direction of their operations or enterprise. Technologies like hybrid manufacturing and 3D printing.
For tool, die, and mold production – or for any advanced machining operation – production technology must match the complexity that advanced product design is able to accomplish. New machining concepts aim to fulfill part designers’ vision for complexity through the production sequence and into the finished part.
The request for proposals is the first programmatic step toward delivering the first nuclear-tipped ICBM since the Cold War, replacing the Minuteman III weapon system that has stood sentinel since the 1970s.
Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software is as much a part of a machine shop business as the CNC machines and tooling that execute the work. Numerous CAM and CAD/CAM developers plan to exhibit their progress at IMTS 2016.
Adopting more precision in machining capabilities as well as flexibility for setting up and executing operations: these are simultaneous design goals for developers of machines, tooling, and other devices and systems for machine shops. IMTS 2016 will be a platform for these new technologies.
Without question, if you are a manufacturer, you are feeling the effects of an ever-increasing velocity of change in the industry. Customers are demanding more from you whether it takes the form of managing more complex product requirements, ever-shrinking lead times, or simply the need to be "always on" 24/7/365. Supply chains are becoming more global—sourcing material from one country, managing cross-border logistics, and ensuring quality is maintained at each stage opens you to significant risk at each stage....More