American Machinist http://americanmachinist.com/rss.xml en GE's New Advanced Manufacturing Lab Accelerating Design, Development http://americanmachinist.com/automation/ges-new-advanced-manufacturing-lab-accelerating-design-development <div class="node-body article-body">GE Industrial Solutions inaugurated its Advanced Manufacturing Lab, a center for design and production lines for a new series of molded-case circuit breakers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/automation/ges-new-advanced-manufacturing-lab-accelerating-design-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/automation/ges-new-advanced-manufacturing-lab-accelerating-design-development#comments Automation News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 +0000 22811 at http://americanmachinist.com Safe, Portable, Versatile OD Flange Facing http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/safe-portable-versatile-od-flange-facing <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems Outer-Diameter-Mount Flange Facers offer operator safety and application versatility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/safe-portable-versatile-od-flange-facing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/safe-portable-versatile-od-flange-facing#comments Machining / Cutting Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:33:00 +0000 22801 at http://americanmachinist.com Progress Seen in Metals Service Centers’ October Shipments http://americanmachinist.com/news/progress-seen-metals-service-centers-october-shipments <div class="node-body article-body">Deliveries of steel and aluminum by service centers increased from September to October, and inventory levels declined, according to the Metals Service Center Institute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/progress-seen-metals-service-centers-october-shipments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/progress-seen-metals-service-centers-october-shipments#comments News Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:54:00 +0000 22791 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>&ldquo;In October 2014, U.S. service center steel shipments increased by 3.2% from October 2013,&rdquo; according to the Metals Service Center Institute. &ldquo;Steel product inventories increased 15.5% from October a year ago. At the current shipping rate, this represents 2.3 months of supply in inventory.&rdquo;</p> Boeing in New Agreement on Composite Materials for 777X Wings http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-new-agreement-composite-materials-777x-wings <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing agreed with Toray Industries to expand a current supply contract for composite wing structures for the 777X jet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-new-agreement-composite-materials-777x-wings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-new-agreement-composite-materials-777x-wings#comments News Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:51:00 +0000 22781 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Boeing launched the 777X program in 2013 with a record-breaking number of firm orders and customer commitments. The program is expected to borrow some significant design details from the current 787 Dreamliner, including its composite wings and GE9X high-bypass turbofan engines.</p> Airbus Highlights Latin America in 20-Year Forecast http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-highlights-latin-america-20-year-forecast <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus Group sees the Latin America/Caribbean region’s cumulative 20-year aircraft demand worth $292 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-highlights-latin-america-20-year-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-highlights-latin-america-20-year-forecast#comments News Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:00:00 +0000 22771 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Airbus A350 XWB is a long-range, twin-engine wide-body jet, the OEM&rsquo;s first with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer, to reduce weight and increase fuel efficiency. With capacity for 250-350 passengers, Airbus sees the A350&rsquo;s size, efficiency and cabin space as a way for Latin American airlines to increase long-haul traffic volumes.</p> The F-35 Lightning II http://americanmachinist.com/news/f-35-lightning-ii <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">The F-35 represents the fifth generation of combat aircraft for the U.S. armed forces, designed to perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/f-35-lightning-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/f-35-lightning-ii#comments News Shop Operations Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:55:00 +0000 22761 at http://americanmachinist.com Cutting Tool Consumption Rebounded During September http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-rebounded-during-september <div class="node-body article-body">Purchases of cutting tools by U.S. manufacturers and machine shops purchased $176.5 million worth of cutting tools during September, an increase of 4.6.% from August.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-rebounded-during-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-rebounded-during-september#comments Cutting Tools News Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:28:00 +0000 22751 at http://americanmachinist.com Five-Axis Profiler Speeds Cutting for Aerospace Parts http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/five-axis-profiler-speeds-cutting-aerospace-parts <div class="node-body article-body">The new Cincinnati XP profiler for aluminum aerospace structural parts has five axes of operation and five spindles of activity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/five-axis-profiler-speeds-cutting-aerospace-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/five-axis-profiler-speeds-cutting-aerospace-parts#comments Machining / Cutting Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:18:00 +0000 22741 at http://americanmachinist.com <p align="left">The modular XP profiler carries from one to five A/B-axis spindle heads in a traveling-gantry, or traveling-table design, allowing it to complete up to five parts per cycle.</p> Every Second Counts for Machining Small, Precision Parts http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/every-second-counts-machining-small-precision-parts <div class="node-body article-body">The Liebherr LC 100 is designed to machine small parts in mass production, quickly and efficiently.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/every-second-counts-machining-small-precision-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/every-second-counts-machining-small-precision-parts#comments Machining / Cutting Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:54:00 +0000 22731 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>A Saacke carbide worm-wheel hobbing cutter.</p> Machining a Mold for a Custom Rifle Stock http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/machining-mold-custom-rifle-stock <div class="node-body video-body">Okuma America used its 5-axis MU-500V vertical machining center to machine a custom-designed rifle stock mold.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/machining-mold-custom-rifle-stock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/machining-mold-custom-rifle-stock#comments Machining / Cutting Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:20:00 +0000 22721 at http://americanmachinist.com Improving Purchase-Price Variance in the Supply Chain http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/improving-purchase-price-variance-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Matthew Miles, DFMA and Value Engineering Manager, Dynisco </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Design for Assembly software improves product cost and simplifies assembly, but Design for Manufacturing can impact part inventories in the supply chain.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/improving-purchase-price-variance-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/improving-purchase-price-variance-supply-chain#comments Enterprise Software Shop Operations Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:47:00 +0000 22701 at http://americanmachinist.com Discover More With Mazak - Southwest http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-southwest-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Mazak will host a "Discover More With Mazak" event at its Southwest Technology Center in Houston, presenting high-productivity metalworking strategies relevant to job shops and the energy industry on the latest milling, turning and multi-tasking machines.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mazak Southwest Technology Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 10950 Greenbend Blvd. </div> <span class="locality">Houston</span>, <span class="region">TX</span> <span class="postal-code">77067</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=10950+Greenbend+Blvd.%2C+Houston%2C+TX%2C+77067%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/americanmachinist.com/files/uploads/2014/11/MazakQTU550-MY595_0.jpg" style="margin: 4px; width: 595px; height: 283px;" title="The Quick Turn Nexus 550 MY big-bore multi-tasking turning center has a gear-driven spindle/motor headstock that brings extreme rigidity and excellent torque to heavy metal removal." />Mazak will host a &quot;Discover More With Mazak&quot; event at its Southwest Technology Center in Houston, presenting high-productivity metalworking strategies relevant to job shops and the energy industry on the latest milling, turning and multi-tasking machines. Technical seminars on gauging systems, door prizes and a Texas BBQ lunch will also be part of the two-day event.</p> <p>With reshoring on the rise and unskilled labor still an issue, job shops must be responsive to change and invest in innovation to remain competitive. At the event, Mazak will demonstrate how shops can affordably improve productivity and profitability via the Vertical Center Universal 400A 5X, Vertical Center Universal 500A with a two-pallet changer, Quick Turn Smart 350 and Quick Turn Smart 350M. With these machines, Mazak has redefined the quality standards of value-based CNC milling and turning solutions.</p> <p>As workpiece materials for the energy industry become more challenging to process, manufacturers require heavy-duty machines with higher power, rigidity and versatility than ever before. During the event, Mazak, which has one of the broadest selections of machine tools for the energy industry, will spotlight its new Quick Turn Nexus 550 MY for long, large part production, along with several other models.</p> <p>The Quick Turn Nexus 550 MY big-bore multi-tasking turning center features a strong, stable gear-driven spindle/motor headstock that brings extreme rigidity and excellent torque to heavy metal removal applications. An upper turret with live tooling capabilities allows the machine to run secondary operations including milling and drilling, while its Y-axis functionality makes it possible to perform keyway finishing, off- centerline O.D. drilling and more.</p> <p>Other machines at the event will include the Quick Turn Nexus 450 MY with a long boring bar tailstock, Orbitec 20, Horizontal Center Nexus 6800, Vertical Center Nexus 530C-II, Integrex i-200S and Variaxis i-800.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-southwest-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-southwest-0#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:41:00 +0000 22711 at http://americanmachinist.com Boeing’s Latest 737 Order Worth $8.5 Billion http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-s-latest-737-order-worth-85-billion <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing has an order worth more than $8.5 billion for 80 737 MAX 8 jets to SMBC Aviation Capital. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-s-latest-737-order-worth-85-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-s-latest-737-order-worth-85-billion#comments News Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:44:00 +0000 22691 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The 737 MAX will debut in 2017, the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary for the 737 series, which is the most popular aircraft model in the history of commercial aviation.</p> U.S. Machine Tools Orders Surged 77.3% in September http://americanmachinist.com/news/us-machine-tools-orders-surged-773-september <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers ordered $647.63 million worth of machine tools in September, 77.3% more than in August.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/us-machine-tools-orders-surged-773-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/us-machine-tools-orders-surged-773-september#comments Machining / Cutting News Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:04:00 +0000 22681 at http://americanmachinist.com Honda of Canada Due for $754-Million Upgrade as Global Lead Site http://americanmachinist.com/news/honda-canada-due-754-million-upgrade-global-lead-site <div class="node-body article-body">Honda of Canada is planning a three-year capital improvement program in preparation for producing a redesigned Honda Civic. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/honda-canada-due-754-million-upgrade-global-lead-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/honda-canada-due-754-million-upgrade-global-lead-site#comments News Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:22:00 +0000 22671 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Honda of Canada Manufacturing in Alliston, Ont., produces Honda Civic sedans and Honda CR-V sport utility vehicles at a combined rate of 390,000 units annually.</p> Memex Automation Brings Clarity to Data Collection and Evaluation http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/memex-automation-brings-clarity-data-collection-and-evaluation <div class="node-body video-body">CTO Dave Edstrom discusses the importance of data collection and evaluation to CNC machine performance, and CEO Dave McPhail explains the significance of the MERLIN manufacturing execution system for coordinating data effectively with MTConnect, enhancing machine shop productivity. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/memex-automation-brings-clarity-data-collection-and-evaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/memex-automation-brings-clarity-data-collection-and-evaluation#comments Enterprise Software Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:11:00 +0000 22661 at http://americanmachinist.com GE Aviation Now Producing Novel Wing Systems http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-now-producing-novel-wing-systems <div class="node-body article-body">GE Aviation started manufacturing a wing fixed trailing edge package for the Airbus A350-1000 commercial aircraft </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-now-producing-novel-wing-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-now-producing-novel-wing-systems#comments Machining / Cutting News Thu, 06 Nov 2014 03:58:00 +0000 22651 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Airbus A350 is designed with carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer wings that have a 213-ft span, and wing tips that curve upward over the last 14 ft, to increase cruising speed and maximum speed.</p> MES Increases Machine Availability for Mazak http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/mes-increases-machine-availability-mazak <div class="field-byline"> David McPhail </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With MERLIN MES, Mazak quickly and cost-effectively isolates productivity issues to maximize efficiency.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/mes-increases-machine-availability-mazak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/mes-increases-machine-availability-mazak#comments Automation Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:42:00 +0000 22641 at http://americanmachinist.com 4 Things Plant Managers Need to Know About Operational Risk http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/4-things-plant-managers-need-know-about-operational-risk <div class="field-byline"> Paul Leavoy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While not a new thing, risk management is increasingly embedded into aspects of environment, health and safety (EHS) performance, as well as all other aspects of corporate performance, including manufacturing operations, asset performance, quality management, and supply chain management among others.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/4-things-plant-managers-need-know-about-operational-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/4-things-plant-managers-need-know-about-operational-risk#comments Shop Operations Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:19:00 +0000 22571 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Risk management is not a seminar topic: it concerns EHS strategies, manufacturing programs, asset management, quality control, and supply chain management, among other responsibilities for plant managers.</p> Rolls-Royce Speeding Up Cost Reduction, Starts Restructuring http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-speeding-cost-reduction-starts-restructuring <div class="node-body article-body">Rolls-Royce will cut 2,600 positions over 18 months to reduce operating costs and improve efficiency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-speeding-cost-reduction-starts-restructuring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-speeding-cost-reduction-starts-restructuring#comments Machining / Cutting News Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:18:00 +0000 22631 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The high-tech machining complex Rolls-Royce opened earlier this year is one of several operations the engine builder identified as proof of its progress in production and performance improvements.</p> Strategies, Tools and Technologies to Maximize Connectivity, Collaboration, and Innovation http://americanmachinist.com/strategies-tools-and-technologies-maximize-connectivity-collaboration-and-innovation <div class="node-body event-body">Dr. Suna Polat, director, Collaborative Innovation & Social Product Development Consulting Practice, will be hosting a workshop in conjunction with CoDev 2015, to examine innovation as an inherently social process, requiring collaboration at every stage of bringing a new idea to market.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort</span> <div class="street-address"> 5401 North Scottsdale Road </div> <span class="locality">Scottsdale</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <span class="postal-code">85250</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=5401+North+Scottsdale+Road%2C+Scottsdale%2C+AZ%2C+85250%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces that Dr. Suna Polat, director, Collaborative Innovation &amp; Social Product Development Consulting Practice, will be hosting a workshop in conjunction with CoDev 2015, February 9-11, 2015, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Polat will host the pre-conference deep-dive workshop: &ldquo;Strategies, Tools and Technologies to Maximize Connectivity, Collaboration, and Innovation.&rdquo;&nbsp; In this workshop, Dr. Polat will examine innovation as an inherently social process, requiring collaboration at every stage of bringing a new idea to market.<br /> With advances in social, mobile, and cloud technologies there are now better ways to increase connectivity and collaboration in support of an organization&#39;s business and innovation goals. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn proven strategies, tools, and technologies to help:<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; generate better ideas<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; address problems faster<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; accelerate time-to-market with new innovations<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; leverage collective intelligence for better decisions<br /> Dr. Polat will review commercial solutions as well as practices being used by industry leaders to achieve these results, and she will answer questions that are posed by workshop attendees.<br /> &ldquo;It is a given that to stay competitive, companies need to increase innovation, improve development efficiency and reduce costs,&rdquo; says Polat. &ldquo;Open Innovation, Crowdsourcing, Co-Creation, which all involve &lsquo;collaboration&rsquo; as a key element, have now become mainstream. Yet, there are still challenges in achieving the full potential of these approaches.&nbsp; In this workshop, through examples and group dialog, we will explore strategies, tools, and technologies that may help overcome these challenges and open pathways to better and more efficient innovation.&rdquo;<br /> Dr. Polat has nearly 25 years of experience in technology development, product development, innovation management, implementation of strategic innovation capabilities&mdash;including modeling and simulation, open innovation, knowledge management, and social technologies&mdash;and driving change and adoption, through her career at Procter &amp; Gamble (P&amp;G) and with her own consulting practice thereafter.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/strategies-tools-and-technologies-maximize-connectivity-collaboration-and-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/strategies-tools-and-technologies-maximize-connectivity-collaboration-and-innovation#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:17:00 +0000 22621 at http://americanmachinist.com Renishaw’s “Process Control Pyramid” http://americanmachinist.com/renishaw-s-process-control-pyramid <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Renishaw and Wenzel will present a series of free half-day metrology seminars to highlight the advantages of increased process control, and provide details on the “Process Control Pyramid” – Renishaw's systematic approach to reducing waste and variation in manufacturing processes.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Westmount Tech Center </span> <div class="street-address"> 9831 S 51st Street, Suite E125 </div> <span class="locality">Phoenix</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <span class="postal-code">85044 </span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=+9831+S+51st+Street%2C+Suite+E125+%2C+Phoenix%2C+AZ%2C+85044+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Renishaw and Wenzel will present a series of free half-day metrology seminars to highlight the advantages of increased process control, and provide details on the &ldquo;Process Control Pyramid&rdquo; &ndash; Renishaw&#39;s systematic approach to reducing waste and variation in manufacturing processes. The seminars, part of an open house held at Wenzel&rsquo;s Phoenix, AZ Tech Center, will feature a variety of breakthrough technologies and proven methods for establishing stable operating conditions, identifying predictable sources of variation, delivering intelligent feedback and post-process monitoring.</p> <p>The three-hour seminar will be presented twice daily &ndash; at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. &ndash; on Wednesday, December 3 and Thursday, December 4.</p> <p>Each seminar will include presentations on Renishaw&rsquo;s Process Control Pyramid, high-speed comparative gauging with Renishaw&rsquo;s Equator, Wenzel&rsquo;s innovative CMM developments using 5-axis technology and the Renishaw additive manufacturing system.</p> <p>The event will include demonstrations of Renishaw&rsquo;s Revo, PH20, and Equator systems running on complex, aerospace-relevant parts, and displays of the company&rsquo;s Sprint, ballbar and styli equipment.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/renishaw-s-process-control-pyramid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/renishaw-s-process-control-pyramid#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:05:00 +0000 22611 at http://americanmachinist.com Concern Growing Over EU’s Declining Capital Investments http://americanmachinist.com/news/concern-growing-over-eu-s-declining-capital-investments <div class="node-body article-body">European machine tool builders are drawing attention to insufficient levels of investment in new production equipment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/concern-growing-over-eu-s-declining-capital-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/concern-growing-over-eu-s-declining-capital-investments#comments Machining / Cutting News Mon, 03 Nov 2014 04:46:00 +0000 22601 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>CECIMO represents more than 1,500 companies across the European Union, 97% of machine tool production in the region, and over 33% of the worldwide machine tool production capacity.</p> Machine-Tool Order Recovery Continues in Italy http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/machine-tool-order-recovery-continues-italy <div class="node-body article-body">Italian machine tool builders’ third-quarter 2014 new-order volume rose 7.8% over the 3Q 2013 total, thanks to strong demand from the domestic market and from abroad.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/machine-tool-order-recovery-continues-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/machine-tool-order-recovery-continues-italy#comments Machining / Cutting News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:44:00 +0000 22561 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>A moving-gantry milling machine built by Pietro Carnaghi s.p.a., a UCIMU member company that also designs and builds vertical lathes.</p> Closing the PLM Value Gap for the High Technology Industry http://americanmachinist.com/closing-plm-value-gap-high-technology-industry <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CIMdata Inc. will present a free educational webinar, “Not Getting The Most out of PLM? How to Close the Value Gap,” on December 3rd at 11:00 a.m. (EST). Attendees will find out which key questions to ask in order to help them understand why corporate PLM strategies stall, and where to look for ways to get a PLM initiative back on track towards yielding true business value.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Free Webinar</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>CIMdata Inc. will present a free educational webinar, &ldquo;Not Getting The Most out of PLM? How to Close the Value Gap,&rdquo;&nbsp; on December 3rd at 11:00 a.m. (EST). Attendees will find out which key questions to ask in order to help them understand why corporate PLM strategies stall, and where to look for ways to get a PLM initiative back on track towards yielding true business value.</p> <p>The webinar will be presented by Laila Hirr, Senior Consultant &amp; High Technology Electronics Practice Manager with CIMdata. &ldquo;We know that a substantial number of High Tech companies are facing end of life of their first or second generation PDM/PLM systems, yet are marginally convinced that the initial benefits had ever been achieved,&rdquo; says Hirr. &ldquo;Executives are searching for a reason to have confidence that a next generation PLM system will have real benefits. This upcoming webinar is the first of several planned by CIMdata that will specifically target the High Tech industry and should not be missed.&rdquo; Laila Hirr has nearly 25 years of experience in the PLM industry providing roadmaps, conducting solution provider-neutral enterprise evaluations and selections, with a special emphasis on the business interfaces between engineering, manufacturing, services, and supply chain participants. She is the long-time author of the &quot;PLMsavvy&quot; blog which provides insights around topics that are commonly encountered in PLM initiatives.<br /> <br /> The webinar will be an hour long and will cover the following topics: the position of High Tech companies relative to PLM; the implementation, technology, and vision of PLM for High Tech; the drivers and barriers for High Tech companies tied to PLM; course correction solutions for High Tech companies; and CIMdata&rsquo;s 2015 strategy for leading PLM transformation for the High Tech industry.<br /> <br /> Attendees will learn more about:<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Common issues with PLM that are faced by the High Tech electronics industry<br /> &bull;&nbsp; What can be done to get more out of existing PLM implementations<br /> &bull;&nbsp; The state of the PLM industry relative to the needs of the High Tech industry<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Valuable strategies for making PLM implementations more successful<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; What can be done in partnership with CIMdata to shape the future of PLM for High Tech and empower High Tech businesses for change<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This webinar is suited for PLM users, team leaders and members, engineering managers, and anyone interested in learning more about PLM and how it relates to High Tech. During the webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed. To find out more, visit: . To register, visit:<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/closing-plm-value-gap-high-technology-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/closing-plm-value-gap-high-technology-industry#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:00 +0000 22551 at http://americanmachinist.com “Multi-Task Machining” Now Includes Additive Manufacturing http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/multi-task-machining-now-includes-additive-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body">Mazak Corporation introduced its Integrex i-400AM (additive manufacturing) hybrid multi-tasking machine, and predicted it will offer shops “done-in-one” production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/multi-task-machining-now-includes-additive-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/multi-task-machining-now-includes-additive-manufacturing#comments Machining / Cutting Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:05:00 +0000 22541 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Integrex i-400AM is a turnkey installation that, according to Mazak, is particularly well suited to small-lot production of difficult-to-cut materials, such as aerospace alloys, high-hardness materials used in energy production tools and components, and high-precision, specialty alloy designs common in medical device manufacturing.</p> U.S. Employment Figures and the Industries Skills Gap http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/us-employment-figures-and-industries-skills-gap <div class="field-byline"> Tulsa Welding School </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Earlier this month we featured a gallery and infographic focused on the retiring baby boomers, and the effect within industrial trade sectors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/us-employment-figures-and-industries-skills-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/us-employment-figures-and-industries-skills-gap#comments Shop Operations Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:48:00 +0000 22531 at http://americanmachinist.com Pratt & Whitney Scores Three With New Engine Launches http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-scores-three-new-engine-launches <div class="node-body article-body">Pratt & Whitney scored with the commercial launch of three new engines for thee different product classes: business jets, regional jets, and military transport aircraft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-scores-three-new-engine-launches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-scores-three-new-engine-launches#comments News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:11:00 +0000 22521 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Mitsubishi regional jet had its commercial launch in mid October for All-Nippon Airways. The 70- 90-passenger aircraft is built by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, a partnership of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (majority owner) and Toyota Motor Corporation.</p> Rolls, Safran Pooling Resources for Aircraft Transmissions http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-safran-pooling-resources-aircraft-transmissions <div class="node-body article-body">Rolls-Royce and Hispano-Suiza formed a venture with to manufacture commercial aircraft accessory drive train transmissions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-safran-pooling-resources-aircraft-transmissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-safran-pooling-resources-aircraft-transmissions#comments News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:23:00 +0000 22511 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Rolls-Royce&rsquo;s new venture with Hispano-Suiza will make the Airbus A33neo program its initial focus as it develops new systems and products for civilian aircraft accessory drive train transmissions.</p> Steel Output Down Worldwide Again in September http://americanmachinist.com/news/steel-output-down-worldwide-again-september <div class="node-body article-body">Global raw steel output slipped again during September, marking the fourth consecutive month for declining output.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/steel-output-down-worldwide-again-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/steel-output-down-worldwide-again-september#comments News Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:17:00 +0000 22501 at http://americanmachinist.com