After months of previewing new manufacturing technology — machinery and devices, tooling, automation, programming software, etc. — the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 is in the books, leaving some first impressions and lasting ideas that will shape manufacturing and technology going forward.
With the help of a Kennametal SiAlON KYS40 ceramic end mill, Stellar Precision Components completed an order for Inconel 625 prototype aerospace parts, with precision, speed, and cost-efficiency....More
For machine shop operators performance objectives like consistency, continuity, and accuracy remain constant goals, necessitating emphasis on automation systems, machinery, and technology to meet those standards.
Despite its advantages for designers and consumer, titanium is notoriously difficult to machine. And, the difficulties presented in machining the material itself also negatively impact tool life. Taking on these problems is the task for manufacturing engineers and machine shops....More
Kennametal Inc. reported a Q4 2015 loss of $66.5 million, capping a fiscal year in which it posted revenues of $2.1 billion and losses of $226 million. And now, the toolmaker plans to cut 1,000 jobs and increase cost-cutting “substantially.”...More
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.
Integrating automation and new production concepts with advanced machines, tooling, and other devices and systems that will enhance the performance capabilities, productivity goals of machine shops and other manufacturers of precision parts and components.