American Machinist http://americanmachinist.com/rss.xml en Siemens Now Producing Gas Turbine Parts by Metal 3DP http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/siemens-now-producing-gas-turbine-parts-metal-3dp <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens reports its gas turbines business has opened the first workshop for metal 3D printing in Sweden, a $23.8-million investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/siemens-now-producing-gas-turbine-parts-metal-3dp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/siemens-now-producing-gas-turbine-parts-metal-3dp#comments Shop Operations Fri, 05 Feb 2016 03:41:00 +0000 30801 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The new installation at&nbsp;Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery in Finsp&aring;ng employs 20 engineers and operators, producing burner tips and other parts for industrial gas turbines.</p> Siemens 10 More New Ideas for Cutting, Tooling, Designing, Machining, and Shop Management http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/10-more-new-ideas-cutting-tooling-designing-machining-and-shop-management <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here are 10 ideas we found this week to make designing, programming, machining, and finishing precision parts more effective and productive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/10-more-new-ideas-cutting-tooling-designing-machining-and-shop-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/10-more-new-ideas-cutting-tooling-designing-machining-and-shop-management#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:34:00 +0000 30791 at http://americanmachinist.com Precision CNC Machining Plant Due for $30-Million Expansion http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/precision-cnc-machining-plant-due-30-million-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Protomet Corp., an Oak Ridge, Tenn., precision machine shop, announced a $30-million expansion to add 100,000 sq.ft. of space and new manufacturing capabilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/precision-cnc-machining-plant-due-30-million-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/precision-cnc-machining-plant-due-30-million-expansion#comments Machining / Cutting Thu, 04 Feb 2016 03:06:00 +0000 30781 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Protomet was founded in 1997 but is undertaking its second expansion in three years, partly on the strength of orders from marine/boating manufacturers, including customized products like mirror and ski/wakeboard brackets.</p> 2016 Coordinate Metrology Society Conference http://americanmachinist.com/2016-coordinate-metrology-society-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The CMSC is known worldwide for its expert-level, original slate of technical papers and presentations covering measurement and inspection trends, successful applications and innovations in the metrology field, R&D, and industry best practices.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE</span> <div class="street-address"> 1200 Conference Center Blvd </div> <span class="locality">Murfreesboro</span>, <span class="region">TN</span> <span class="postal-code">37129</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.862993">35° 51' 46.7748" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.448516">86° 26' 54.6576" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.862993+-86.448516+%281200+Conference+Center+Blvd%2C+Murfreesboro%2C+TN%2C+37129%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), the membership association for 3D measurement professionals, launched online attendee registration is open for the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC). The CMSC is known worldwide for its expert-level, original slate of technical papers and presentations covering measurement and inspection trends, successful applications and innovations in the metrology field, R&amp;D, and industry best practices. All papers are peer reviewed by the CMS Executive Board, and the top selections are published in the prestigious <em>Journal of the CMSC</em>.</p> <p>The 32<sup>nd</sup> annual CMSC is a week-long technology conference for users of portable 3D measurement solutions applied by manufacturers and science laboratories. The CMS will offer its proctored Level-One and Level-Two Certification examinations during the event. <a href="http://www.cmsc.org/cms-certification" target="_blank">Certification program guidelines and application forms are available on the CMS website</a>.</p> <p>Also during the week, the PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-scale Manufacturing will conduct a day-long working meeting led by the CMS and UNC Charlotte. Supported by an AMTech Grant from NIST, the industry-driven coalition is developing strategic roadmaps to solve universal technology challenges faced by manufacturers of large, high-precision parts and assemblies. CMSC attendees are metrologists, quality control professionals, manufacturing executives and managers, scientists, students, and educators looking to expand their knowledge of 3D portable measurement applications. The Coordinate Metrology Society takes its educational mandate seriously and delivers an extensive Measurement Zone and Education Zone in the Exhibition Hall. During the week, the CMS also presents metrology challenges, educational workshops, industry updates, a local tour and many networking opportunities. The action-packed CMSC Exhibition Hall will feature the latest in metrology products and services including industrial photogrammetry, laser trackers, laser radars, articulating arms, laser scanners, laser projection systems, indoor GPS, theodolites, inspection software, and accessories.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/2016-coordinate-metrology-society-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/2016-coordinate-metrology-society-conference#comments 35.862993 -86.448516 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:27:00 +0000 30771 at http://americanmachinist.com Discover More with Mazak - Midwest http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-midwest-2 <div class="node-body event-body">Mazak’s annual Discover More With Mazak™ technology and education event at its Midwest Technology Center will explore how today’s advanced metalworking technologies and data-driven production strategies contribute to unprecedented productivity gains and improved quality management. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mazak Midwest Technology Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 300 East Commerce Drive </div> <span class="locality">Schaumburg</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <span class="postal-code">60173</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.061493">42° 3' 41.3748" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-88.068657">88° 4' 7.1652" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.061493+-88.068657+%28300+East+Commerce+Drive%2C+Schaumburg%2C+IL%2C+60173%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Mazak&rsquo;s annual Discover More With Mazak<sup>&trade; </sup>technology and education event at its Midwest Technology Center will explore how today&rsquo;s advanced metalworking technologies and data-driven production strategies contribute to unprecedented productivity gains and improved quality management. From models with simple, but innovative milling and turning capabilities to advanced manufacturing cell solutions, Mazak will run real-world part cutting demonstrations on 25 of its newest machine tools, many of which will feature the latest ancillary equipment from its &ldquo;value inspired partners.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mazak application engineers will be available during the demonstrations to discuss how these machines can solve unique production challenges. Attendees are encouraged to bring their toughest projects to the event so the Mazak team can help them develop highly optimized machining strategies.</p> <p>Several of the multi-axis machines on display will feature the company&#39;s new Smooth Technology process-performance platform, which comprises intuitive hardware, new high-speed servo systems, enhanced ergonomics and optimized programming via the latest Mazatrol SmoothX and SmoothG CNCs.</p> <p>The Smooth Technology platform also factors in automation and plant-wide connectivity as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to transform the manufacturing industry through big data. The platform supports the MTConnect<sup>&reg;</sup> open communications protocol and includes an NC Data Library for connecting machines to an Ethernet system. Machines with Smooth Technology and an MTConnect adapter make it easy for shops to collect data from the Mazatrol Smooth CNCs.&nbsp;</p> <p>Among the simple, but innovative machines on display at the event will be the full 5-axis VCU-500A/5X vertical machining center, which now features Smooth Technology and the new Mazatrol SmoothX CNC; the Quick Turn Universal (QTU) 250MSY turning center with Multi-Tasking functionality and a GR100 gantry loader; and the small-footprint Quick Turn Primos 100 S turning center. Attendees will see how Mazak&rsquo;s design and engineering teams applied amazing ingenuity to develop innovative features and functions that allow these models to redefine the quality and productivity standards of value-based machine tools.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Representing advancements in unattended, continuous parts processing, the Multiplex 6200-II Y Multi-Tasking turning center will be featured alongside the GL100F gantry loader during the event. Featuring dual spindles, dual turrets, off-center machining and rotary tool capability, the Multiplex 6200-II Y is ideal for single-setup, mid-size lot production and provides a standard machining diameter of 10.24&quot;. &nbsp;</p> <p>Denoting high-volume production, the HCN 5000-III horizontal machining center will show event attendees the precision, reliability and value it brings to heavy, large parts production. Now available with Smooth Technology, the machine features the latest Mazatrol SmoothG CNC with advanced programming and support functions. At the event, Mazak will pair the machine with its Palletech pre-engineered manufacturing system as part of an advanced manufacturing cell.&nbsp;</p> <p>In fact, Mazak recently made Palletech a key automation component of the Smooth Technology platform via its new Smooth PMC software. The schedule operation software predicts the necessary tools and output per a shop&rsquo;s production schedule. A variety of graphs within the software also allows for utilization analysis.&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to introducing attendees to the latest in advanced machine tool technology, Mazak will use the event as a springboard for Midwest-based manufacturers interested in data-driven manufacturing strategies. According to Kevin Bates, general manager at Mazak&rsquo;s Midwest Technology Center, the Midwestern states tend to lead the nation in manufacturing. However, to keep the momentum going, manufacturers need to be ready to embrace Industry 4.0 concepts and technologies.</p> <p>Using its iSmart Factory as an example, Mazak will discuss the unprecedented productivity and quality advantages of intelligence-based business models built around embedded connectivity, big data, advanced analytics and cybersecurity protection.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-midwest-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-midwest-2#comments 42.061493 -88.068657 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:14:00 +0000 30761 at http://americanmachinist.com Discover More with Mazak - Northeast http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-northeast-1 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Visitors to this technology and education event are invited to explore the largest presentation of Mazak CNC machine tools in the region. Registered attendee will have the opportunity to see application specialists conduct real-world metalworking demonstrations on a complete line-up of Mazak machines, and show the latest advancements in milling, turning, 5-axis and multi-tasking technologies.</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 Northeast Technology Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 700 Old County Circle </div> <span class="locality">Windsor Locks</span>, <span class="region">CT</span> <span class="postal-code">06096</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.908897">41° 54' 32.0292" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-72.662963">72° 39' 46.6668" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.908897+-72.662963+%28700+Old+County+Circle%2C+Windsor+Locks%2C+CT%2C+06096%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Visitors to this technology and education event are invited to explore the largest presentation of Mazak CNC machine tools in the region. Registered attendee will have the opportunity to see application specialists conduct real-world metalworking demonstrations on a complete line-up of Mazak machines, and show the latest advancements in milling, turning, 5-axis and multi-tasking technologies.</p> <p>Also presented will be many other innovations for enhancing productivity and versatility on the shop floor, including our revolutionary <a href="https://www.mazakusa.com/machines/technology/smooth-technology/" target="_blank">Smooth Technology</a>. This process-performance platform combines the <a href="https://www.mazakusa.com/machines/cnc-controls/#tab-1" target="_blank">Mazatrol Smooth CNCs</a> with advanced machine design and unequaled engineering resources to create unsurpassed ease of use and productivity.</p> <p>Mazak&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.mazakusa.com/vip/" target="_blank">Value Inspired Partners</a> will be on hand to discuss with visitors how tooling, fixturing, CAD/CAM and other machine peripheral equipment can create total manufacturing solutions.</p> <p>Rounding out the event will be technical seminars covering some of the latest metalworking tools, trends and techniques to help manufacturers improve productivity and profitability.</p> <p>Students should plan to attend on Thursday, May 5 &mdash; special day is designed to present an up-close look at the most advanced technologies available and highlight some of the lucrative career paths available in manufacturing today.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-northeast-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-northeast-1#comments 41.908897 -72.662963 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:00:00 +0000 30751 at http://americanmachinist.com Strong Finish to 2015 for EU Machine Tool Orders http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/strong-finish-2015-eu-machine-tool-orders <div class="node-body article-body">The German Machine Tool Builders’ Association reported a 3% year-over-year increase in Q4 new orders for machine tools, rounding out a positive year for that industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/strong-finish-2015-eu-machine-tool-orders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/strong-finish-2015-eu-machine-tool-orders#comments Machining / Cutting News Tue, 02 Feb 2016 04:02:00 +0000 30741 at http://americanmachinist.com As Losses Mount, Caterpillar Closing Five Plants http://americanmachinist.com/news/losses-mount-caterpillar-closing-five-plants <div class="node-body article-body">Caterpillar will close its Forest Products Div. plant in Prentice, Wis., and four other plants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/losses-mount-caterpillar-closing-five-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/losses-mount-caterpillar-closing-five-plants#comments News Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:13:00 +0000 30531 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Caterpillar&rsquo;s Forest Products division manufactures machinery and attachments used in timber harvesting, loading, and processing. The plant closing in north-central Wisconsin may be sold, according to the OEM.</p> 2016 World Cutting Tool Conference http://americanmachinist.com/2016-world-cutting-tool-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The USCTI has prepared a program that will be valuable for all participants, including networking opportunities and presentations that will inform you on relevant industry information and the economy.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fairmont Orchid</span> <div class="street-address"> 1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii </div> <span class="locality">Hawaii</span>, <span class="region">HI</span> <span class="postal-code">96743</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="19.542915">19° 32' 34.494" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-155.665857">155° 39' 57.0852" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=19.542915+-155.665857+%281+North+Kaniku+Drive%2C+Kohala+Coast%2C+Hawaii+%2C+Hawaii%2C+HI%2C+96743%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The USCTI has prepared a program that will be valuable for all participants, including networking opportunities and presentations that will inform you on relevant industry information and the economy.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/2016-world-cutting-tool-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/2016-world-cutting-tool-conference#comments 19.542915 -155.665857 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:21:00 +0000 30071 at http://americanmachinist.com 2016 PLM Market & Industry Forum Series http://americanmachinist.com/2016-plm-market-industry-forum-series-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CIMdata’s PLM Market &amp; Industry Forum series is designed for PLM solution providers, PLM service providers, PLM systems integrators, and PLM channel partners of all sizes. During the forum events, attendees will explore the challenges currently facing the PLM market.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">DoubleTree by Hilton, Amsterdam Centraal Station</span> <div class="street-address"> Oosterdoksstraat 4 </div> <span class="locality">Amsterdam</span> <span class="postal-code">DK 1011</span> <div class="country-name">Netherlands</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.nl?q=Oosterdoksstraat+4%2C+Amsterdam%2C+DK+1011%2C+nl">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <h2 style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">CIMdata&rsquo;s PLM Market &amp; Industry Forum series is designed for PLM solution providers, PLM service providers, PLM systems integrators, and PLM channel partners of all sizes. During the forum events, attendees will explore the challenges currently facing the PLM market. Presentations will offer insights into the current economic climate, leading trends, and their effects on the PLM economy. There will be a detailed look at the state and trends of current and future PLM markets, and the eagerly awaited first public release of CIMdata&rsquo;s 2015 PLM market analysis results&mdash;including extensive analyses and forecasts of market growth across PLM domains, industries, and regions; and the performance (revenue and market-share analysis) of leading PLM solution providers. </span></h2> <h2 style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">The theme for 2016 is &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a Material(s) World: This Changes Everything.&rdquo; Throughout history we have seen that adding something to the materials mix typically moves society from one state to another. With each change, ways of working and building have needed to adapt. The emergence of &ldquo;new&rdquo; materials like plastics, ceramics, and composites required the development of new methods, analytics, testing, and other skills to ensure that these materials can function in current or new applications.</span></h2> <h2 style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Additive manufacturing or 3D printing (3DP) is spawning a renaissance of materials and manufacturing capabilities that can potentially change everything. New materials are being engineered that have specific properties to serve new applications for manufacturing using 3DP. But will they have the desired properties? More important, the introduction of a new material has often allowed us to build things that could not be contemplated using the previous generation of materials. This changes everything, again, and the PLM Economy must respond to help industrial companies optimize their adoption and use of new materials and their associated design, manufacturing, and support processes.</span></h2> <h2 style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Presentations will include &ldquo;Finding, Building, and Managing Your Materials Innovation Ecosystem,&rdquo; a discussion on how open innovation approaches, such as crowdsourcing and co-creation, may be used to discover the most appropriate materials innovation ecosystem; &ldquo;Design and Simulation Requirements for New Materials,&rdquo; a review of the innovative efforts being used to support materials engineering, including design, analysis, and validation in the new materials age; and &ldquo;Manufacturing and Support in the Materials Age,&rdquo; a discussion that looks at how manufacturers and their value chains should respond to the challenges of introducing new materials. Other topics on the agenda include: 3D Printing and PLM, Systems Ideation and Materials Engineering, and Profitability Management.</span></h2> <h2 style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Participants in CIMdata&rsquo;s PLM Market &amp; Industry Forum events should expect to gain a solid understanding of the current and emerging PLM market, of the dynamics impacting it, and of the expectations for its continued evolution. Attendees will gain further insights into opportunities and approaches they can use to navigate the PLM economy in the year to come. CIMdata&rsquo;s PLM Market &amp; Industry Forum series also provides an opportunity to network with other professionals in the PLM community, including competitors, collaborators, and potential partners.</span></h2> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/2016-plm-market-industry-forum-series-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/2016-plm-market-industry-forum-series-0#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:20:00 +0000 30051 at http://americanmachinist.com 2016 PLM Market & Industry Forum Series http://americanmachinist.com/2016-plm-market-industry-forum-series <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CIMdata’s PLM Market &amp; Industry Forum series is designed for PLM solution providers, PLM service providers, PLM systems integrators, and PLM channel partners of all sizes. During the forum events, attendees will explore the challenges currently facing the PLM market.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sheraton Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 3200 Boardwalk Drive </div> <span class="locality">Ann Arbor</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48108</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.240921">42° 14' 27.3156" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.735812">83° 44' 8.9232" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.240921+-83.735812+%283200+Boardwalk+Drive%2C+Ann+Arbor%2C+MI%2C+48108%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <h2 style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">CIMdata&rsquo;s PLM Market &amp; Industry Forum series is designed for PLM solution providers, PLM service providers, PLM systems integrators, and PLM channel partners of all sizes. During the forum events, attendees will explore the challenges currently facing the PLM market. Presentations will offer insights into the current economic climate, leading trends, and their effects on the PLM economy. There will be a detailed look at the state and trends of current and future PLM markets, and the eagerly awaited first public release of CIMdata&rsquo;s 2015 PLM market analysis results&mdash;including extensive analyses and forecasts of market growth across PLM domains, industries, and regions; and the performance (revenue and market-share analysis) of leading PLM solution providers. </span></h2> <h2 style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">The theme for 2016 is &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a Material(s) World: This Changes Everything.&rdquo; Throughout history we have seen that adding something to the materials mix typically moves society from one state to another. With each change, ways of working and building have needed to adapt. The emergence of &ldquo;new&rdquo; materials like plastics, ceramics, and composites required the development of new methods, analytics, testing, and other skills to ensure that these materials can function in current or new applications.</span></h2> <h2 style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Additive manufacturing or 3D printing (3DP) is spawning a renaissance of materials and manufacturing capabilities that can potentially change everything. New materials are being engineered that have specific properties to serve new applications for manufacturing using 3DP. But will they have the desired properties? More important, the introduction of a new material has often allowed us to build things that could not be contemplated using the previous generation of materials. This changes everything, again, and the PLM Economy must respond to help industrial companies optimize their adoption and use of new materials and their associated design, manufacturing, and support processes.</span></h2> <h2 style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Presentations will include &ldquo;Finding, Building, and Managing Your Materials Innovation Ecosystem,&rdquo; a discussion on how open innovation approaches, such as crowdsourcing and co-creation, may be used to discover the most appropriate materials innovation ecosystem; &ldquo;Design and Simulation Requirements for New Materials,&rdquo; a review of the innovative efforts being used to support materials engineering, including design, analysis, and validation in the new materials age; and &ldquo;Manufacturing and Support in the Materials Age,&rdquo; a discussion that looks at how manufacturers and their value chains should respond to the challenges of introducing new materials. Other topics on the agenda include: 3D Printing and PLM, Systems Ideation and Materials Engineering, and Profitability Management.</span></h2> <h2 style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Participants in CIMdata&rsquo;s PLM Market &amp; Industry Forum events should expect to gain a solid understanding of the current and emerging PLM market, of the dynamics impacting it, and of the expectations for its continued evolution. Attendees will gain further insights into opportunities and approaches they can use to navigate the PLM economy in the year to come. CIMdata&rsquo;s PLM Market &amp; Industry Forum series also provides an opportunity to network with other professionals in the PLM community, including competitors, collaborators, and potential partners.</span></h2> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/2016-plm-market-industry-forum-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/2016-plm-market-industry-forum-series#comments 42.240921 -83.735812 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:11:00 +0000 30041 at http://americanmachinist.com 10 Must-See Ideas for Cutting, Tooling, Programming, Machining, and Shop Management http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/10-must-see-ideas-cutting-tooling-programming-machining-and-shop-management <div class="node-body gallery-body">Making precision parts demands constant attention to new products and technologies. Here is what caught our eyes this week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/10-must-see-ideas-cutting-tooling-programming-machining-and-shop-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/10-must-see-ideas-cutting-tooling-programming-machining-and-shop-management#comments CAD/CAM Software Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:43:00 +0000 29861 at http://americanmachinist.com Clamp Bore Face Grinding Creates Higher Quality Gears http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/clamp-bore-face-grinding-creates-higher-quality-gears <div class="field-byline"> Sanjai Keshevan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nagel Precision’s SPV clamp bore gear grinder uses free-cutting cup wheels, self-dressing tool, conforms to part contours</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/clamp-bore-face-grinding-creates-higher-quality-gears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/clamp-bore-face-grinding-creates-higher-quality-gears#comments Machining / Cutting Thu, 28 Jan 2016 03:53:00 +0000 29811 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The SPV clamp bore face grinder: the gear is clamped on the internal diameter of the bore and rotated in a direction opposite to that of the cup wheel at a high surface speed.</p> Nagel Precision Inc. Reevaluating Risk Management 30 Years After the Challenger Disaster http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/reevaluating-risk-management-30-years-after-challenger-disaster <div class="field-byline"> Randy Boss, CRA, CRM, SHRM-SCP </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster is a case study in engineering safety and workplace ethics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/reevaluating-risk-management-30-years-after-challenger-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/reevaluating-risk-management-30-years-after-challenger-disaster#comments QC and Inspection Shop Operations Gold Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:00:00 +0000 29721 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The NASA Space Shuttle <em>Challenger</em> exploded 73 seconds after takeoff on January 28, 1986, killing all seven crewmembers.</p> NIMS Set New Record for Skills Certifications in 2015 http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/nims-set-new-record-skills-certifications-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">NIMS issued a record 21,420 credentials during 2015 to individuals seeking job-related certification.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/nims-set-new-record-skills-certifications-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/nims-set-new-record-skills-certifications-2015#comments Machining / Cutting News Wed, 27 Jan 2016 02:49:00 +0000 29711 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>&ldquo;Our industry will need to fill over 100,000 jobs over the next decade, which begins with equipping students and workers today with industry-recognized credentials that prepare them for current and future jobs,&rdquo; stated NIMS executive director Jim Wall.&nbsp; &ldquo;These jobs will require more advanced skills, particularly around the use of technology, so training candidates to industry standards is imperative.&rdquo;</p> Steel Production Down 47 Million Tons Worldwide for 2015 http://americanmachinist.com/news/steel-production-down-47-million-tons-worldwide-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Raw steel production totaled 1.62 billion metric tons worldwide during 2015, down 47.4 million metric tons or -2.8% compared to 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/steel-production-down-47-million-tons-worldwide-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/steel-production-down-47-million-tons-worldwide-2015#comments News Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:34:00 +0000 29511 at http://americanmachinist.com Boeing Due to Cut 747 Production Rate, Again http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-due-cut-747-production-rate-again <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing will cut the production rate on its 747-8 program to 0.5 jets/month at its production line in Everett, Wash.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-due-cut-747-production-rate-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-due-cut-747-production-rate-again#comments News Fri, 22 Jan 2016 04:28:00 +0000 28801 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The 747-8 is assembled at three production lines at Boeing&rsquo;s Everett, WA, manufacturing complex.</p> 8 New Machining Technologies You Should Know http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/8-new-machining-technologies-you-should-know <div class="node-body gallery-body">Making precision parts demands constant attention to new products and technologies. Here is what caught our eyes this week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/8-new-machining-technologies-you-should-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/8-new-machining-technologies-you-should-know#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:30:00 +0000 28681 at http://americanmachinist.com NIMS Initiative to Address High-Tech Industrial 'Skills Gap' http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/nims-initiative-address-high-tech-industrial-skills-gap <div class="node-body article-body">NIMS, LIFT, and Ivy Tech will develop programs for training in high-tech industrial technology maintenance skills. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/nims-initiative-address-high-tech-industrial-skills-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/nims-initiative-address-high-tech-industrial-skills-gap#comments Automation Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:22:00 +0000 28621 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>ITM skills are focused on maintaining, troubleshooting, and improving complex machines and automation systems, including multi-axis machines, conveying operations, robotics, and hydraulic systems.</p> Metal Centers’ Shipments Decline Continued in December http://americanmachinist.com/news/metal-centers-shipments-decline-continued-december <div class="node-body article-body">North American service centers’ shipments of steel and aluminum products declined in December 2015, and inventory levels continued to fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/metal-centers-shipments-decline-continued-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/metal-centers-shipments-decline-continued-december#comments News Wed, 20 Jan 2016 04:19:00 +0000 28531 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Falling inventories for steel and aluminum are beginning to come &ldquo;into line&rdquo; with service centers&rsquo; current shipment rates, according to the Metals Service Center Institute.</p> Latest Data Tracks Fall in U.S. Cutting Tools Consumption http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/latest-data-tracks-fall-us-cutting-tools-consumption <div class="node-body article-body">November 2015 U.S. cutting tool consumption, an index of overall manufacturing activity, fell 13% from October and 11.3% from November 2014. YTD consumption fell 4.1%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/latest-data-tracks-fall-us-cutting-tools-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/latest-data-tracks-fall-us-cutting-tools-consumption#comments Cutting Tools Fri, 15 Jan 2016 05:06:00 +0000 28311 at http://americanmachinist.com Gleason Buys Brazilian Gear Cutting Tool Business http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/gleason-buys-brazilian-gear-cutting-tool-business <div class="node-body article-body">Gleason bought the gear cutting tools business from Hurth Infer in Sorocaba, Brazil. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/gleason-buys-brazilian-gear-cutting-tool-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/gleason-buys-brazilian-gear-cutting-tool-business#comments Machining / Cutting News Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:12:00 +0000 28301 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Gleason describes itself as &ldquo;The Total Gear Solutions Provider&rdquo;, designing and manufacturing machines for producing gears, and related equipment and automation.</p> Lockheed Cutting F-35 Titanium Processing Costs Using Cryogenics http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/lockheed-cutting-f-35-titanium-processing-costs-using-cryogenics <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed uses 5ME cryogenic cooling on an Okuma HMC to increases Ti cutting speed for F-35 titanium airframes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/lockheed-cutting-f-35-titanium-processing-costs-using-cryogenics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/lockheed-cutting-f-35-titanium-processing-costs-using-cryogenics#comments Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Gold Thu, 14 Jan 2016 04:38:00 +0000 28291 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Lockheed adopted 5ME&rsquo;s cryogenic machining system with an Okuma horizontal center, increasing cutting speeds by 52% with improved surface integrity and part quality, with an estimated 30% cost reduction for large titanium airframe components.</p> Hooked on Precision Machining http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/hooked-precision-machining <div class="node-body gallery-body">Houston machine shop develops a puzzle of 11 precision machined parts to show its design capabilities and skill at complex projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/hooked-precision-machining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/hooked-precision-machining#comments CAD/CAM Software Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:21:00 +0000 28261 at http://americanmachinist.com Airbus Sets New Aircraft Delivery Record for 2015 http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-sets-new-aircraft-delivery-record-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus exceeded its target figure and set a new record for commercial aircraft delivery during 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-sets-new-aircraft-delivery-record-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-sets-new-aircraft-delivery-record-2015#comments News Wed, 13 Jan 2016 03:33:00 +0000 28251 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Airbus A320 narrow-body jets continues to be its most popular aircraft series, with 491 total delivered during 2015. Airbus opened its first U.S. plant in September 2015 at Mobile, Ala., and aims to be assembling notable 40-50 A320 series aircraft there annually by 2018..</p> Mazak’s “Close the Loop in Gear Cutting” Webinar http://americanmachinist.com/mazak-s-close-loop-gear-cutting-webinar <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Shops interested in taking on gear work that will ensure future business growth will benefit from Mazak’s “Close the Loop in Gear Cutting” webinar.</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 USA</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>Shops interested in taking on gear work that will ensure future business growth will benefit from Mazak&rsquo;s &ldquo;Close the Loop in Gear Cutting&rdquo; webinar. Mike Finn, national applications engineering manager at Mazak, will host the free, 45-minute presentation and discuss how recent advancements in manufacturing equipment and processes make gear production an easy, profitable endeavor.</p> <p>As part of the webinar, Finn will explain Mazak&rsquo;s new four-step closed-loop production process, which makes it possible to cost effectively machine tight-tolerance gears in hours, instead of days. Other webinar highlights to include:<br /> &bull;&nbsp; How advancements in Multi-Tasking technology and CNC programming can productively produce gears at AGMA 8-10 quality levels.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; How the latest in gear design and analysis software contributes to faster design-to-manufacturing times as well as maintain parts traceability requirements.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; How modern CMMs and metrology software work together to make complex inspection measurements simple as well as ensure consistent, accurate gear production.</p> <p>Registration for the &ldquo;Close the Loop in Gear Cutting&rdquo; webinar is now open at mazakusa.com/webinar/close-the-loop-in-gear-cutting/. Once registered, all it takes to participate is a computer, an Internet connection and a web browser.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/mazak-s-close-loop-gear-cutting-webinar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/mazak-s-close-loop-gear-cutting-webinar#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:07:00 +0000 28241 at http://americanmachinist.com U.S. Machine Tool Orders Ticked Up in November http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-ticked-november <div class="node-body article-body">Orders for U.S. machine tools and related products rose to $329.76 million in November 2015, up 2.2% from October.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-ticked-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-ticked-november#comments Machining / Cutting News Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:01:00 +0000 28181 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Automotive manufacturing was one industrial sector that &ldquo;made the most investment&rdquo; in manufacturing technology during 2015, according to AMT, and U.S. automotive sales totaled 17.47 million units in 2015, a new annual record. Even so, the Association cautioned that increasing interest rates could negatively affect new vehicle sales in 2016.</p> Boeing Set New Record for Aircraft Deliveries in 2015 http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-set-new-record-aircraft-deliveries-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing’s total deliveries rose 5.4% to 762 jets during 2015, topping its target 755-760, and setting a new annual record.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-set-new-record-aircraft-deliveries-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-set-new-record-aircraft-deliveries-2015#comments News Fri, 08 Jan 2016 03:18:00 +0000 27961 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The narrow-body 737 series jets continued to be the mainstay of Boeing&rsquo;s activities, with 495 deliveries and 588 net orders during 2015.</p> Simplicity in ERP and Manufacturing http://americanmachinist.com/white-papers-manufacturing-ebooks/simplicity-erp-and-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body">Stay on top of the new wave of manufacturing technology with 4 of the latest tactics manufacturers can use to increase growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/white-papers-manufacturing-ebooks/simplicity-erp-and-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/white-papers-manufacturing-ebooks/simplicity-erp-and-manufacturing#comments White Papers & Manufacturing eBooks Thu, 07 Jan 2016 20:44:00 +0000 27941 at http://americanmachinist.com Machine Tool Builders Pushing for Focused Skills Program http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/machine-tool-builders-pushing-focused-skills-program <div class="node-body article-body">CECIMO’s METALS initiative will identify advanced manufacturing skills for machine tool building, and launch an e-learning platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/machine-tool-builders-pushing-focused-skills-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/machine-tool-builders-pushing-focused-skills-program#comments Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 07 Jan 2016 05:28:00 +0000 27901 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Member associations from Germany, Italy, and Spain developed the METALS to improve the relevance of vocational education and training programs for the machine tool industry by bringing together industry representatives, VET providers, and regulators from their home countries.</p>