American Machinist http://americanmachinist.com/rss.xml en Mazak / MTConnect Lunch and Learn http://americanmachinist.com/mazak-mtconnect-lunch-and-learn <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Mazak’s Northeast Technology Center will host a free MTConnect lunch and learn for manufacturers, where attendees will discover how this open-source, royalty-free manufacturing protocol can improve the utilization of their equipment and boost productivity.</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> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=700+Old+County+Circle%2C+Windsor+Locks%2C+CT%2C+06096%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Mazak&rsquo;s Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, Conn. will host a free MTConnect lunch and learn for manufacturers, where attendees will discover how this open-source, royalty-free manufacturing protocol can improve the utilization of their equipment and boost productivity.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Neil Desrosiers, Mazak applications engineer/developer and member of the MTConnect Technical Advisory Group, will present on how MTConnect exists to connect devices and systems from different suppliers to capture and share valuble information in a common format. He will also highlight best practices for implementing the protocol into a manufacturing facility.<br /> <br /> Attendees will get to experience the protocol at work in Mazak&rsquo;s North American Manufacturing Plant via a live-streaming demonstration. In 2013, the company converted its manufacturing facility over to the protocol to monitor the utilization of its individual machines and manufacturing cells as well as use it for error handling and cycle time validation.<br /> <br /> Mazak also has plans to use MTConnect for several custom applications unique to its manufacturing operations. These applications include monitoring machine tool spindle sensors for valuable maintenance data, as well as tracking part cycle times to benefit the company&rsquo;s scheduling department.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Furthermore, Mazak actively supports MTConnect as a way to provide complete manufacturing solutions to customers. The company now builds MTConnect-compliant machines as well as offers moderately priced adapters for existing equipment in the field. In fact, the company currently preps approximately 200 of its machine models to accept MTConnect before leaving the factory floor.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Registration for this lunch and learn is now open.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/mazak-mtconnect-lunch-and-learn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/mazak-mtconnect-lunch-and-learn#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:28:00 +0000 22491 at http://americanmachinist.com Vertical Versatility with Traveling Column, Tilting Spindle Head http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/vertical-versatility-traveling-column-tilting-spindle-head <div class="node-body article-body">Doosan introduced the VCF 850LSR large-capacity VMC with a tilting B-axis head and a travelling column. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/vertical-versatility-traveling-column-tilting-spindle-head" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/vertical-versatility-traveling-column-tilting-spindle-head#comments IMTS 2014 Machining / Cutting Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:37:00 +0000 22481 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Doosan VCF 850LSR 5AX traveling column vertical machining center with tilting head offers a large work envelope. The head can rotate 110 degrees on either side of vertical, enabling the VCF 850LSR to machine large and complex parts in a single setup, eliminating costly fixtures and downtime.</p> Service Centers Shipments Show Year-to-Year Improvement in September http://americanmachinist.com/news/service-centers-shipments-show-year-year-improvement-september <div class="node-body article-body">Metals service centers’ September steel and aluminum shipment showed signs of improvement in the latest Metals Activity Report. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/service-centers-shipments-show-year-year-improvement-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/service-centers-shipments-show-year-year-improvement-september#comments News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:39:00 +0000 22471 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Inventories of steel at U.S. centers rose 3.7% from the August total, and 16.4% from August 2013. At their current rate of delivery, MSCI estimated that U.S. service centers have a 2.6-month supply of steel in stock.</p> Toolmaker’s Expertise Makes Automotive Design Work Fast, Flexible http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/toolmaker-s-expertise-makes-automotive-design-work-fast-flexible <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Hoffman Innovation Group builds models and tools for injection molding a complex automotive lighting design.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/toolmaker-s-expertise-makes-automotive-design-work-fast-flexible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/toolmaker-s-expertise-makes-automotive-design-work-fast-flexible#comments Shop Operations Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:56:00 +0000 22461 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The 2014 Porsche Macan SUV has a breakthrough in automotive lighting design: the tail and brake lights are integrated into the outer skin of the vehicle body.</p> The “Service Revolution” is the Future of Manufacturing http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/service-revolution-future-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Paul Tibbert, Co-Founder of GRID </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers must adopt technology to become active participants in the service-sector economy.</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/service-revolution-future-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/service-revolution-future-manufacturing#comments Enterprise Software Shop Operations Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:54:00 +0000 22451 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>One manufacturer has positioned itself to be &quot;the Amazon.com of the Rust Belt.&quot;</p> [MC]2 Conference http://americanmachinist.com/mc2-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The fourth annual [MC]2 Conference, hosted by the MTConnect Institute, will be held April 28-30, 2015, at the McCormick Place Conference Center in Chicago, Ill. With the theme of “Enabling Digital Manufacturing,” the [MC]2 Conference is where thought leaders and industry insiders will gather to discuss the latest trends, key issues and innovative solutions to real world digital manufacturing opportunities for the rapidly expanding world of connected manufacturing.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">McCormick Place Conference Center </span> <div class="street-address"> 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive </div> <span class="locality">Chicago</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <span class="postal-code">60616</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=2301+S.+Lake+Shore+Drive%2C+Chicago%2C+IL%2C+60616%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The fourth annual [MC]<sup>2</sup> Conference, hosted by the MTConnect Institute, will be held April 28-30, 2015, at the McCormick Place Conference Center in Chicago, Ill.&nbsp; With the theme of&nbsp; &ldquo;Enabling Digital Manufacturing,&rdquo; the [MC]<sup>2</sup> Conference is where thought leaders and industry insiders will gather to discuss the latest trends, key issues and innovative solutions to real world digital manufacturing opportunities for the rapidly expanding world of connected manufacturing.</p> <p>&ldquo;The connected world of digital manufacturing is here,&rdquo; said Courtney Hill, president and chairman of the MTConnect Institute Board. &ldquo;The fourth annual [MC]<sup>2</sup> Conference will build on the tremendous success of our past conferences. It&rsquo;s the place to connect with the people, technology and ideas that will propel your company into this digital age &ndash; the next industrial revolution.&rdquo;</p> <p>The two-and-a-half-day conference will feature keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, demonstrations of the latest innovative manufacturing technologies and plenty of opportunities to network. For more information on the conference, visit the [MC]<sup>2 </sup>Conference website at <a href="http://www.MTConnectConference.org">www.MTConnectConference.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/mc2-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/mc2-conference#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:22:00 +0000 22441 at http://americanmachinist.com GE Aviation Starts Up Plant for Composite Jet-Engine Parts http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-starts-plant-composite-jet-engine-parts <div class="node-body article-body">GE Aviation completed its new ceramic-matrix composites plant near Asheville, N.C., a $125-million project. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-starts-plant-composite-jet-engine-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-starts-plant-composite-jet-engine-parts#comments News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:31:00 +0000 22431 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The new Asheville plant will be the first in the world, GE Aviation noted, to produce CMC turbofan shrouds for aircraft engines.</p> Okuma America “Make the Leap” Technology Showcase http://americanmachinist.com/okuma-america-make-leap-technology-showcase <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The theme of this event is “Make the Leap” and will include demonstrations of simple technology upgrades that enable users to quickly jump ahead of their competition and enhance the productivity of their CNC machines and operators, thus improving overall profitability.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn"> Partners in THINC &amp; Okuma America Headquarters</span> <div class="street-address"> 12428 Sam Neely Road </div> <span class="locality">Charlotte</span>, <span class="region">NC</span> <span class="postal-code">28278</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=12428+Sam+Neely+Road%2C+Charlotte%2C+NC%2C+28278%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The theme of this event is &ldquo;Make the Leap&rdquo; and will include demonstrations of simple technology upgrades that enable users to quickly jump ahead of their competition and enhance the productivity of their CNC machines and operators, thus improving overall profitability. For each technology shown, there will be a side-by-side demonstration of basic vs. advanced machine functionalities and the benefits that can be gained by leaping into higher technology.</p> <p>Each demonstration will show attendees how they can use advanced CNC machine technology to create competitive advantage in their marketplace. Examples include:<br /> &bull;&nbsp; 2-axis vs. 4-axis Lathes &ndash; side-by-side cutting demonstration of Okuma&rsquo;s LB EX-II and LU EX lathes show how a 4-axis CNC lathe can easily combine operations to reduce cutting time, improve quality, enhance flexibility and increase throughput<br /> &bull; VMC vs. HMC &ndash; learn how a <a href="http://www.okuma.com/horizontal-machining-centers">horizontal machining center</a> can increase overall throughput, improve quality and reduce labor, WIP and floor space, all without significantly increasing capital budget<br /> &bull; The Okuma App Store &ndash; find out how machine tool apps can significantly impact the effectiveness and efficiency of machine tools &ndash; yes, there IS an app for that!</p> <p>The demonstrations are relevant to attendees from a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, construction/farming (heavy equipment), die/mold, firearms/munitions, medical, oil/energy, and general job shops. More than 15 CNC machines will be running demonstrations, many of which debuted at IMTS 2014, allowing another chance to see these machine tools in person.</p> <p>Machines on display include:<br /> &bull; MA-12500H horizontal machining center &ndash; debuted at IMTS 2014<br /> &bull; MU-10000H 5-axis horizontal machining center &ndash; Okuma&rsquo;s largest 5-axis machine<br /> &bull; MULTUS U Series &ndash; Okuma&rsquo;s newest multitasking CNC machines<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Okuma&rsquo;s &ldquo;Affordable Excellence&rdquo; products &ndash; GENOS CNC lathes and machining centers, LB3000 EX-II and MB-5000H machining centers &ndash; functionality at an affordable price</p> <p>Attendees also will have a chance to tour the Okuma America facility and see a live hand scraping demonstration and visit the electrical and mechanical repair operations. Members of Partners in THINC will demonstrate how peripheral equipment such as tooling, gaging, workholding and automation can be integrated with Okuma technology to improve productivity.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/okuma-america-make-leap-technology-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/okuma-america-make-leap-technology-showcase#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:24:00 +0000 22421 at http://americanmachinist.com Airbus Cutting Production, in Transition to New Model http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-cutting-production-transition-new-model <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus will cut output of its A330 aircraft from 10 to nine jets per month in the fourth quarter of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-cutting-production-transition-new-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-cutting-production-transition-new-model#comments News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:13:00 +0000 22411 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Airbus A330 wide-body jets under assembly in Tolouse, France.</p> CNC’s Power, Flexibility Give Gearing Machines the Edge http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/cnc-s-power-flexibility-give-gearing-machines-edge <div class="node-body article-body">Bourn & Koch ensures its machines’ reliability with CNCs developed by NUM.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/cnc-s-power-flexibility-give-gearing-machines-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/cnc-s-power-flexibility-give-gearing-machines-edge#comments Automation Machining / Cutting Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:20:00 +0000 22401 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Bourn &amp; Koch offers NUM&rsquo;s Flexium CNC on its 400H Series II seven-axis horizontal gear hobbing machine, and intends to standardize NUM&rsquo;s Flexium CNC control technology for all of its machine designs.</p> Pratt & Whitney Engines Picked for New Gulfstream Jets http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-engines-picked-new-gulfstream-jets <div class="node-body article-body">Pratt & Whitney Canada will supply PurePower PW800 engines to Gulfstream Aerospace for its new G500 and G600 business jets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-engines-picked-new-gulfstream-jets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-engines-picked-new-gulfstream-jets#comments News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:02:00 +0000 22391 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The PurePower PW800 is a turbofan engine developed for long-range regional and corporate aircraft platforms, including Gulfstream, Mitsubishi MRJ, and Bombardier CSeries jets.</p> Machine Tool Orders Increased in August, But Barely http://americanmachinist.com/news/machine-tool-orders-increased-august-barely <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. machine shops and other manufacturers ordered $356.69 million worth of new machine tools and related technology during August.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/machine-tool-orders-increased-august-barely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/machine-tool-orders-increased-august-barely#comments Machining / Cutting News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:40:00 +0000 22381 at http://americanmachinist.com Cloud-Based Tooling Management Improves How Work Gets Done http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cloud-based-tooling-management-improves-how-work-gets-done <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Kennametal expands its open-source system to interact with shop systems to leverage cutting tool data and machining knowledge for productivity improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cloud-based-tooling-management-improves-how-work-gets-done" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cloud-based-tooling-management-improves-how-work-gets-done#comments Cutting Tools Enterprise Software Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:36:00 +0000 22371 at http://americanmachinist.com Product Lifecycle Management Certificate Program http://americanmachinist.com/product-lifecycle-management-certificate-program <div class="node-body event-body">The three- or five-day program prepares PLM professionals to successfully address the challenges commonly faced in PLM strategy development and implementation. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">CIMdata Inc. </span> <div class="street-address"> 3909 Research Park 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> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=3909+Research+Park+Drive%2C+Ann+Arbor%2C+MI%2C+48108%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>CIMdata, Inc., a global PLM strategic consulting and research firm, will present its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Certificate Program, a program recognized as the industry&rsquo;s most comprehensive solution-agnostic education offering.<br /> <br /> The three- or five-day program prepares PLM professionals to successfully address the challenges commonly faced in PLM strategy development and implementation. The assessment-based certificate program includes a personalized classroom experience, individual and team-based exercises, and individual evaluations of achievement. The program is facilitated by a team of CIMdata experts. Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a CIMdata PLM Certificate and become a member of CIMdata&rsquo;s global PLM Leadership community.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We look forward to bringing our PLM certificate class to Ann Arbor, Michigan. This location has proven to be significant for the automotive industry as well as being where CIMdata is based. From this location we have supported many industrial clients in many industries with state-of-the art PLM education. We look forward to continuing to provide the industry&rsquo;s most comprehensive offering of PLM training and education,&rdquo; stated James McKinney, CIMdata&rsquo;s PLM Leadership Practice Manager.<br /> <br /> The program is built on CIMdata&rsquo;s over 30 years of extensive experience guiding industrial companies in successfully defining and implementing best-in-class PLM strategies and tactics. The program is available to industrial companies that are considering or are already implementing PLM, and to PLM solution and service providers. For more information on CIMdata&rsquo;s PLM Certificate Program visit our website at <a href="http://www.cimdata.com/en/education/plm-certificate-program" title="http://www.cimdata.com/en/education/plm-certificate-program">http://www.cimdata.com/en/education/plm-certificate-program</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/product-lifecycle-management-certificate-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/product-lifecycle-management-certificate-program#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:34:00 +0000 22361 at http://americanmachinist.com Cutting Tool Orders Down for Second-Straight Month http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-orders-down-second-straight-month <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic manufacturers’ and machine shops’ August new cutting tool purchases fell 2.7% from July, according to the Cutting Tool Market Report.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-orders-down-second-straight-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-orders-down-second-straight-month#comments Cutting Tools News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 03:01:00 +0000 22351 at http://americanmachinist.com Making Complexity More Efficient for Horizontal Machining http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/making-complexity-more-efficient-horizontal-machining <div class="node-body article-body">Makino’s new a51nx-5XU has an integrated fifth-axis table and work-pallet magazine for planning and producing complex parts with efficiency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/making-complexity-more-efficient-horizontal-machining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/making-complexity-more-efficient-horizontal-machining#comments Automation IMTS 2014 Machining / Cutting Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:56:00 +0000 22291 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Makino&rsquo;s integral fifth-axis table and work-pallet magazine (right) extends the reliability and performance of its existing a51nx HMC design (left), establishing the opportunity for continuous, unattended high-mix, low-volume or low-mix, high-volume production.&nbsp;</p> Ultrasonic Choices for Effective, Cost-Conscious Cleaning http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/ultrasonic-choices-effective-cost-conscious-cleaning <div class="field-byline"> Frank Pedeflous </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ultrasonic cleaners incorporate inexpensive, environmentally friendly detergents and consume low levels of water and power.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/ultrasonic-choices-effective-cost-conscious-cleaning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/ultrasonic-choices-effective-cost-conscious-cleaning#comments Shop Operations Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:40:00 +0000 22281 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Ultrasonic cleaners use sound waves to clean parts without toxic chemicals. There are four categories of ultrasonic cleaners: tabletop, benchtop, floor model, and multi-stage cleaner. The tabletop cleaner fits on any table or countertop and is appropriate for casual and low-volume cleaning programs.</p> High-Accuracy Rotating Tables for Large-Dimension Workpieces http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/high-accuracy-rotating-tables-large-dimension-workpieces <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran, with Robert Brooks </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Rückle Werkzeugfabrik introduced a new swiveling worktable, combining turning and swiveling to achieve multi-face accessibility for machining large workpieces. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/high-accuracy-rotating-tables-large-dimension-workpieces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/high-accuracy-rotating-tables-large-dimension-workpieces#comments Machining / Cutting Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:29:00 +0000 22271 at http://americanmachinist.com Boeing Predicts Global Air Freight Volume Doubling http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-predicts-global-air-freight-volume-doubling <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing Commercial Airplanes released 20-year outlook of air-cargo traffic, projecting an annual rate of expansion of 4.7% through 2033.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-predicts-global-air-freight-volume-doubling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-predicts-global-air-freight-volume-doubling#comments News Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:43:00 +0000 22261 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Last year Boeing rolled out the first 777 to be built at its increased production rate of 100 airplanes per year -- a 777 Freighter later delivered to Korean Air.</p> More Slowing Forecast for Global Steel Demand http://americanmachinist.com/news/more-slowing-forecast-global-steel-demand <div class="node-body article-body">The World Steel Association is forecasting another decline in the rate of increase for global steel consumption.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/more-slowing-forecast-global-steel-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/more-slowing-forecast-global-steel-demand#comments News Tue, 07 Oct 2014 04:02:00 +0000 22251 at http://americanmachinist.com General Dynamics Lands Nuclear-Sub Support Contracts http://americanmachinist.com/news/general-dynamics-lands-nuclear-sub-support-contracts <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Navy awarded two contracts to General Dynamics Corp.’s Electric Boat business, totaling more that $545 million, and much more if all the contracts’ options are fulfilled. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/general-dynamics-lands-nuclear-sub-support-contracts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/general-dynamics-lands-nuclear-sub-support-contracts#comments News Mon, 06 Oct 2014 03:43:00 +0000 22231 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>General Dynamics Electric Boat builds and supports the <em>Virginia</em> class series of nuclear-powered submarines for the U.S. Navy. This class of submarines is designed for multiple open-ocean and littoral missions, as a less expensive alternative to the <em>Seawolf</em>-class attack submarines, and to replace the older <em>Los Angeles</em>-class submarines. <em>Virginia</em>-class submarines reportedly will be acquired through 2043, and will remain in service past 2060.</p> Methods Machine Tools Phoenix Technology Center Open House http://americanmachinist.com/methods-machine-tools-phoenix-technology-center-open-house <div class="node-body event-body">Methods Machine Tools, Inc. will hold an Open House event for manufacturing professionals event at its Technology Center in Tempe, Arizona, with several precision machines under power with advanced machining demonstrations.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Methods Machine Tools Inc. Technology Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 615 West 24th Street </div> <span class="locality">Tempe</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <span class="postal-code">85282</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=615+West+24th+Street+%2C+Tempe%2C+AZ%2C+85282%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Methods Machine Tools, Inc. will hold an Open House event for manufacturing professionals event at its Technology Center in Tempe, Arizona. Methods will have several precision machines under power with advanced machining demonstrations including the YASDA YMC 430 Ver. II, a new Micro Machining Center that is ideal for the ultra-precise manufacturing and high surface finishes required on small, complex features in components and dies / molds in industries such as medical and semi-conductor. The Nakamura-Tome AS-200 High Performance Multitasking Turning Center featuring a single spindle, single turret in a heavy duty and compact machine for exceptional value will also be featured.&nbsp; From the recently introduced KIWA-Methods KMH Horizontal Machining Series, Methods will demonstrate the <strong><em>new</em></strong>, compact KMH-300A Direct Drive 40-Taper, 15,000 RPM, 300 mm dual pallet machine.</p> <p>The FANUC C600<em>i</em>A RoboCut Wire EDM Machine with a CNC FANUC Series 31i-WB control will be under power featuring several new capabilities including new Volumetric Taper Compensation with 4-Axis over burn control (TPCMP), a first in the industry.&nbsp; And the FANUC RoboDrill D21iL (long bed) Vertical Machining Center with a 24,000 RPM spindle dual pallet changer will be demonstrated with the latest controller from FANUC.</p> <p>High Performance FEELER Machining Centers will include the HV-1000 40-Taper, 15,000 RPM spindle Vertical Machining Center and the FTC-100 Slant Bed CNC Turning Center with a high precision 6,000 RPM, 15 HP spindle motor to meet the demanding needs of heavy cutting.&nbsp; From Citizen Swiss Turning Center, an L20 type Xii will be shown.&nbsp;&nbsp; A Current EDM Drilling Machine will be EDM drilling small holes, and metrology solutions will include the VisionGauge&reg; Digital Optical Comparator 500 and 400 Series.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/methods-machine-tools-phoenix-technology-center-open-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/methods-machine-tools-phoenix-technology-center-open-house#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:35:00 +0000 22221 at http://americanmachinist.com Pratt & Whitney Confirms $6 Billion in Long-Term Supplier Contracts http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-confirms-6-billion-long-term-supplier-contracts <div class="node-body article-body">Pratt & Whitney has extended $6 billion worth of long-term supply contracts since May for products and materials involved in its planned production increases over the next 10 years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-confirms-6-billion-long-term-supplier-contracts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-confirms-6-billion-long-term-supplier-contracts#comments News Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:18:00 +0000 22211 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Earlier this year Pratt &amp; Whitney started producing F-135 turbofan jet engines at a new West Palm Beach plant, where it has been doing test and validation work on F-135 development engines for more than 14 years. This new assembly capability, in addition to the existing test capability at the West Palm Beach site, and the assembly operations at Middletown, Conn., will help meet the forthcoming capacity expansion for F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet.</p> Groove Milling Tool Cuts Cycle Times for Inconel http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/groove-milling-tool-cuts-cycle-times-inconel <div class="node-body article-body">Horn USA’s 12-flute 713 milling cutter reduced cycle time on a detailed project boring hundreds of holes in specialty material for Cambron Engineering.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/groove-milling-tool-cuts-cycle-times-inconel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/groove-milling-tool-cuts-cycle-times-inconel#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Gold Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:31:00 +0000 22201 at http://americanmachinist.com Boeing Consolidating Defense Services/Support Work http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-consolidating-defense-servicessupport-work <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing plans to consolidate most the services and support-related activities for its Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit at sites in Oklahoma City and St. Louis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-consolidating-defense-servicessupport-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-consolidating-defense-servicessupport-work#comments News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:40:00 +0000 22191 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, based on the 737 commercial jet platform, is one of the Boeing Defense programs that will remain in the Puget Sound region.</p> Navistar Joint Venture Starts New Engine Plant in China http://americanmachinist.com/news/navistar-joint-venture-starts-new-engine-plant-china <div class="node-body article-body">Navistar International’ diesel engine joint-venture in China has started manufacturing truck engines at its new plant in China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/navistar-joint-venture-starts-new-engine-plant-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/navistar-joint-venture-starts-new-engine-plant-china#comments News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:47:00 +0000 22181 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The venture started producing JAC&rsquo;s 2.8-liter diesel engine last year, followed by 3.2- and 4.8-liter engines.</p> What Happens When the Baby Boomers Retire? http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/what-happens-when-baby-boomers-retire <div class="field-byline"> Adecco </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Skilled trade manufacturing is in danger.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/what-happens-when-baby-boomers-retire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/what-happens-when-baby-boomers-retire#comments Shop Operations Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:46:00 +0000 22161 at http://americanmachinist.com Raytheon Contracted for New Round of Tomahawk Missile Production http://americanmachinist.com/news/raytheon-contracted-new-round-tomahawk-missile-production <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Navy placed a $251-million contract with Raytheon Company for Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missiles for fiscal year 2014, with an option for 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/raytheon-contracted-new-round-tomahawk-missile-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/raytheon-contracted-new-round-tomahawk-missile-production#comments News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:36:00 +0000 22151 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Block IV is the current version of the Tomahawk long-range missile, in use since 2008, and lately updated with new guidance software functions.</p> TriMas Purchase Expands Aerospace Fastener Portfolio http://americanmachinist.com/news/trimas-purchase-expands-aerospace-fastener-portfolio <div class="node-body article-body">TriMas Corporation has an agreement to buy Allfast Fastening Systems Inc. for approximately $360 million. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/trimas-purchase-expands-aerospace-fastener-portfolio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/trimas-purchase-expands-aerospace-fastener-portfolio#comments News Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:39:00 +0000 22131 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>TriMas noted its new acquisition, Allfast Fastening Systems, manufactures aerospace parts that are in use by &ldquo;substantially all&rdquo; commercial, defense and general aviation platforms in production and in service.</p> New Cutter Grinder Series Emphasizes Design and Performance http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-cutter-grinder-series-emphasizes-design-and-performance <div class="node-body article-body">The new ANCA FX Linear series machines incorporate new motion and control technologies, for higher levels of accuracy and performance</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-cutter-grinder-series-emphasizes-design-and-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-cutter-grinder-series-emphasizes-design-and-performance#comments IMTS 2014 Machining / Cutting Gold Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:29:00 +0000 22121 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The new ANCA FX Linear series machines are controlled from the AMD5x system, which includes the full touch-screen ANCA CNC Pad operator panel. It offers Windows 8 functionality (e.g., multi touch, zoom),&nbsp; and an intuitive screen configured to the machine options. A hand-held pendant improves the operator&rsquo;s access to the machine during setup.</p>