American Machinist http://americanmachinist.com/rss.xml en New Functions, Options, Applications Enhance Machine Shop Performance http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every machine shop is aware of its competition and its customers’ demand for faster, better, lower-cost finished parts. Here’s a list of new functions, options, and applications for improving machine shops’ results, which can be achieved with more incremental changes or adjustments to workflows. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance#comments CAD/CAM Software Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:15:00 +0000 55581 at http://americanmachinist.com 'Most Powerful' Laser Set to Arm Tactical Vehicles http://americanmachinist.com/news/most-powerful-laser-set-arm-tactical-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">A 60-kW combined-fiber laser has been developed by Lockheed Martin, and now will be delivered to the U.S. Army, for evaluation as a defensive weapon for deployment on tactical vehicles. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/most-powerful-laser-set-arm-tactical-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/most-powerful-laser-set-arm-tactical-vehicles#comments News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:19:00 +0000 55531 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The 60-kW-class system laser is based on a design developed under the Department of Defense&#39;s Robust Electric Laser Initiative Program, and developed further by Lockheed Martin. A Lockheed executive explained its testing shows that a single, directed energy laser is lightweight, low volume, and reliable enough to be deployed defensively on tactical vehicles.</p> Lockheed Claims Continuing Progress in F-35 Cost-Cutting http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-claims-continuing-progress-f-35-cost-cutting <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin continues to work to cut the cost of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters, even as it negotiates terms for the eleventh and largest production lot to date. The goal is to cut a further $5 billion in overall costs. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-claims-continuing-progress-f-35-cost-cutting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-claims-continuing-progress-f-35-cost-cutting#comments Machining / Cutting News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:28:00 +0000 55391 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Lockheed Martin has built 200 of the stealth-enabled joint strike fighter, and production rates are scheduled to increase significantly in the coming years.</p> Boeing Draws $3.4B U.S. Army Contract for Apache Helicopters http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-draws-34b-us-army-contract-apache-helicopters <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing Defense has a new, $3.4-billion, five-year contract award to supply the U.S. Army with 244 remanufactured AH-64E Apache helicopters. It will be the first multi-year award for the advanced “E” model of the attack helicopters, which Boeing emphasized would ensure combat readiness and cost savings.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-draws-34b-us-army-contract-apache-helicopters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-draws-34b-us-army-contract-apache-helicopters#comments News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:18:00 +0000 55201 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The AH-64 Apache is an attack helicopter with a twin-turbo shaft engine, a tail wheel landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. The &ldquo;E&rdquo; variant offers improved digital connectivity and more powerful engines, among other improvements.</p> CIMdata Product Lifecycle Management Certificate Program http://americanmachinist.com/cimdata-product-lifecycle-management-certificate-program <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CIMdata Inc., the global product lifecycle management (PLM) strategic consulting and research firm, will hold its PLM Certificate Program to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The program, which includes several options that have been designed to accommodate the needs of those involved in the industry at any level, prepares PLM professionals to successfully address the challenges commonly faced in PLM strategy development and implementation.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Doubletree Amsterdam Centraal Station</span> <div class="street-address"> Oosterdoksstraat 4 </div> <span class="locality">Amsterdam</span> <span class="postal-code">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+1011%2C+nl">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The program, which includes several options that have been designed to accommodate the needs of those involved in the industry at any level, 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 are invited to join CIMdata&#39;s global PLM Leadership community.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cimdata-product-lifecycle-management-certificate-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cimdata-product-lifecycle-management-certificate-program#comments Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:34:00 +0000 55041 at http://americanmachinist.com Hyundai WIA Machine Tool Open House http://americanmachinist.com/hyundai-wia-machine-tool-open-house <div class="node-body event-body">The title for this two-day event will be “Intelligent Daily Production Solutions — "Higher Profit from Hyundai Machine Tools."</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hyundai WIA Machine Tool</span> <div class="street-address"> 265 Spring Lake Drive </div> <span class="locality">Sping Lake</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <span class="postal-code">60143</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.968608">41° 58' 6.9888" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-88.027115">88° 1' 37.614" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.968608+-88.027115+%28265+Spring+Lake+Drive%2C+Sping+Lake%2C+IL%2C+60143%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The title for this two-day event will be &ldquo;Intelligent Daily Production Solutions &mdash; Higher Profit from Hyundai Machine Tools.&quot;</p> <p>Visitors will see live cutting demonstrations on a series of Hyundai WIA machines: the KF5600 vertical machining center; the i-Cut 400T turning center; the XF6300 five-axis machine; the HD2200 turning center; and the LM1800TTSY two-turret turning center. The event also will have representations from a wide selection of other technology suppliers, including: Chipblaster, Cline Tool, Haimer, Kennametal, Liebherr, Marposs, Open Mind, Renishaw, R&ouml;hm, Samchully, and Zoller.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/hyundai-wia-machine-tool-open-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/hyundai-wia-machine-tool-open-house#comments 41.968608 -88.027115 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:26:00 +0000 55031 at http://americanmachinist.com Hardinge Machine Technology Show 2017 http://americanmachinist.com/hardinge-machine-technology-show-2017 <div class="node-body event-body">Visitors will see demonstrations of products from all Hardinge divisions, including turning, milling, grinding, and workholding along with several of Hardinge partners. Demonstrations will include live cutting demos, new technology, tours of the U.S. manufacturing facility, "eye-opening" seminars, great deals, and much more!"</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hardinge inc.</span> <div class="street-address"> One Hardinge Drive </div> <span class="locality">Elmira</span>, <span class="region">NY</span> <span class="postal-code">14902-1507</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.144613">42° 8' 40.6068" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-76.824269">76° 49' 27.3684" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.144613+-76.824269+%28One+Hardinge+Drive%2C+Elmira%2C+NY%2C+14902-1507%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Visitors will see demonstrations of products from all Hardinge divisions, including turning, milling, grinding, and workholding along with several of Hardinge partners. Demonstrations will include live cutting demos, new technology, tours of the U.S. manufacturing facility, &quot;eye-opening&quot; seminars, great deals, and much more!&quot;</p> <p>Hardinge provides a range of reliable turning, milling, grinding and workholding solutions. &nbsp; Customers rely on Hardinge technology to support a variety of market applications, including aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, construction, agriculture, mold, tool and die, and more.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/hardinge-machine-technology-show-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/hardinge-machine-technology-show-2017#comments 42.144613 -76.824269 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:56:00 +0000 54991 at http://americanmachinist.com Shipments of Steel, Aluminum Dropped in February http://americanmachinist.com/news/shipments-steel-aluminum-dropped-february <div class="node-body article-body">Shipments of steel and aluminum products by U.S. service center operations declined during February, following an uptick during January, while the Canadian centers’ shipment “declined substantially, according to the Metals Service Center Institute.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/shipments-steel-aluminum-dropped-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/shipments-steel-aluminum-dropped-february#comments Machining / Cutting News Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:41:00 +0000 54931 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Service centers supply a significant volume of steel and aluminum products consumed by machine shops and fabricators, whose activities reflect overall industrial activity in North America.</p> Airbus Makes First Delivery to Iran Air http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-makes-first-delivery-iran-air <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus SAS made the first aircraft delivery to Iran Air under the “landmark” contract announced late last year. The A330-200 was delivered at the Airbus delivery center in Toulouse, France, representing the first of 54 wide-body jets, and 100 jets in total, to be supplied under the contract. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-makes-first-delivery-iran-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-makes-first-delivery-iran-air#comments News Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:16:00 +0000 54781 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The A330 series twin-engine aircraft have a range of 3,100 to 8,350 miles, carrying up to 335 passengers or 70 metric tons of cargo.</p> How to Introduce Additive Manufacturing Without Hindering Machining http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/how-introduce-additive-manufacturing-without-hindering-machining <div class="field-byline"> Megan Ray Nichols | Twitter @nicholsrmegan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Before investing time and capital into a complete revision of your production process, consider a step-by-step approach to implementing additive manufacturing into an ongoing manufacturing operation. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/how-introduce-additive-manufacturing-without-hindering-machining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/how-introduce-additive-manufacturing-without-hindering-machining#comments Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:49:00 +0000 54651 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>&ldquo;Additive manufacturing&rdquo; describes a range of technologies that convert CAD models into 3D forms, including stereolithography and fused deposition modeling, for polymers and other non-metallic materials; and selective or direct metal laser sintering and selective laser melting for metals and alloys. Hybrid manufacturing processes typically use one of the latter technologies to add details to workpieces already semi-finished by CNC machining. &nbsp;(Elb-Schliff Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH photo)</p> Boeing’s China Plant to Start Up in 2018 http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-s-china-plant-start-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">Construction is set to begin this month for Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ new plant in Zhoushan, China, about 100 miles south of Shanghai. The plant, developed jointly with Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd., will complete Boeing 737 jets assembled at Renton, Wash., installing interior fixtures and painting on the “liveries” of the carriers that will operate the aircraft.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-s-china-plant-start-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-s-china-plant-start-2018#comments News Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:07:00 +0000 54631 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The 737 is Boeing&rsquo;s most successful aircraft program, with over 4,400 unfilled orders through 2016. The OEM has said the new plant in China will support its production rate increases, and improve its access to China&#39;s commercial aviation sector.</p> Caterpillar in Partnership to Develop 3DP Aluminum, Titanium Parts http://americanmachinist.com/news/caterpillar-partnership-develop-3dp-aluminum-titanium-parts <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Caterpillar Inc. has an agreement in place with FIT AG to design and produce aluminum and titanium parts using additive manufacturing technologies. &ldquo;Caterpillar has a long history of creating innovative products designed to fit the needs of our customers and entering into a strategic alliance with a leader in additive manufacturing will help further that tradition,&rdquo; according to Stacey DelVecchio, Caterpillar Additive Manufacturing project manager.</p></div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/caterpillar-partnership-develop-3dp-aluminum-titanium-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/caterpillar-partnership-develop-3dp-aluminum-titanium-parts#comments News Shop Operations Wed, 15 Mar 2017 02:19:00 +0000 54441 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>FIT AG&rsquo;s subsidiary FIT Production GmbH uses multi-laser melting as well as electron-beam melting technologies to produce 3D-printed metal parts for manufacturing and other customers.</p> Machine Tool Orders Declined Again in January http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/machine-tool-orders-declined-again-january <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic manufacturers’ new orders of machine tools fell 40.7% from December 2016 to January 2017, from $425.18 million down to $252.21 million, and chilling for now some of the optimism that has been building in the U.S. manufacturing sector. The year-on-year comparison shows the January results fell 11.4% from January 2016’s total. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/machine-tool-orders-declined-again-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/machine-tool-orders-declined-again-january#comments Machining / Cutting Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:01:00 +0000 54011 at http://americanmachinist.com Embraer Introduces Final Variant of New Jet http://americanmachinist.com/news/embraer-introduces-final-variant-new-jet <div class="node-body article-body">Brazilian jet-builder Embraer S.A. unveiled the E195-E2 twin-engine jet for the first time this week, and followed up by naming Azul Brazilian Airlines as the launch customer for the extended-model regional aircraft. The E195-E2 is the last and largest of the E-Jets E2 series of medium-range aircraft, the first of which will be delivered next year. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/embraer-introduces-final-variant-new-jet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/embraer-introduces-final-variant-new-jet#comments News Fri, 10 Mar 2017 03:16:00 +0000 53821 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Azul Brazilian Airlines is the largest operator of the current-generation E195 jets, and has orders for up to 50 E195-E2 aircraft.</p> High-Precision, High-Efficiency Ideas for Machine Shops http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops <div class="node-body gallery-body">Precision is at the core of every effort in every machine shop, not simply to complete turning, grinding, milling, etc. with exceptional accuracy and finish quality — but to get every task, every problem, every idea or inquiry addressed effectively, efficiently and profitably. No wasted steps, no missed opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops#comments Automation Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:07:00 +0000 53621 at http://americanmachinist.com January Cutting Tool Consumption Fuels Optimism http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/january-cutting-tool-consumption-fuels-optimism <div class="node-body article-body">Machine shops and other U.S. manufacturers consumed $173.05 million worth of cutting tools during January, an increase of 8.7% from December total ($159.17 million) and from January 2016 ($159.22 million.) </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/january-cutting-tool-consumption-fuels-optimism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/january-cutting-tool-consumption-fuels-optimism#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting News Thu, 09 Mar 2017 02:50:00 +0000 53571 at http://americanmachinist.com After $150M Investment, Honda Starts New Transmission Production http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/after-150m-investment-honda-starts-new-transmission-production <div class="node-body article-body">Honda Motor Co. started producing its new 10-speed automatic transmission at a plant in Georgia that was the site of a $100-million assembly line installation, and other changes in production processes. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/after-150m-investment-honda-starts-new-transmission-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/after-150m-investment-honda-starts-new-transmission-production#comments Machining / Cutting Tue, 07 Mar 2017 01:56:00 +0000 53191 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Honda&rsquo;s new 10-speed automatic transmission will be available in new Honda Odyssey minivans later this year, and eventually in other Honda and Acura cars and light truck models.</p> Boeing Layoffs Top 1,800, With More to Come http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-layoffs-top-1800-more-come <div class="node-body article-body">About 1,800 Boeing Commercial Airplanes employees have accepted voluntary buyouts since the jet-builder announced its aggressive workforce-downsizing plan in December. Facing falling new orders for aircraft, the OEM has indicated it is cutting costs and aligning employment levels to its business and market requirements.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-layoffs-top-1800-more-come" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-layoffs-top-1800-more-come#comments Machining / Cutting News Sun, 05 Mar 2017 15:50:00 +0000 52971 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Boeing will cut the production rate for its 777 program from seven jets per month to five in August, which is likely to reduce its employment needs at assembly operations in Washington.</p> 2017 Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) http://americanmachinist.com/2017-coordinate-metrology-society-conference-cmsc <div class="node-body event-body">The Coordinate Metrology Society Conference is a five-day conference for 3D measurement professionals to learn about technology achievements, network with industry experts, and get a pulse on the metrology industry. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Snowbird Meeting &amp; Conference Center</span> <span class="locality">Snowbird </span>, <span class="region">UT</span> <span class="postal-code">84092</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.580982">40° 34' 51.5352" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-111.657615">111° 39' 27.414" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.580982+-111.657615+%28%2C+Snowbird+%2C+UT%2C+84092%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Coordinate Metrology Society Conference is an annual event sponsored by the Coordinate Metrology Society. The five-day conference gathers 3D measurement professionals to learn about technology achievements, network with industry experts, and get a pulse on the metrology industry. Registration includes entry to more than 20 technical sessions, workshops, the Measurement and Education Zone, CMSC Exhibition Hall, networking events, as well as post-conference access to all technical papers and presentation materials.</p> <p>CMSC 2017 affords an educational opportunity for anyone interested in 3D measurement and inspection solutions utilized in manufacturing, research and development, and various scientific fields.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/2017-coordinate-metrology-society-conference-cmsc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/2017-coordinate-metrology-society-conference-cmsc#comments 40.580982 -111.657615 Sat, 04 Mar 2017 19:20:00 +0000 52961 at http://americanmachinist.com Discover More with Mazak - San Francisco http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-san-francisco <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Discover More with Mazak™ Technology and Learning event at the San Francisco center, in Milpitas, California, will center on the particular needs of Silicon Valley shops, as well as those of the local area manufacturing community in general.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Discover More with Mazak - San Francisco</span> <div class="street-address"> 1497 N. Milpitas Blvd. </div> <span class="locality">Milpitas</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">95035</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.451553">37° 27' 5.5908" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.910844">121° 54' 39.0384" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.451553+-121.910844+%281497+N.+Milpitas+Blvd.%2C+Milpitas%2C+CA%2C+95035%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Discover More with Mazak<sup>&trade;</sup> Technology and Learning event at the San Francisco center, in Milpitas, California, will center on the particular needs of Silicon Valley shops, as well as those of the local area manufacturing community in general.</p> <p>At the event, Mazak will showcase both machine tool and support technology solutions that will allow those shops to overcome their specific manufacturing challenges. Many of which stem from the ever tightening delivery times for short-run, high-precision complex parts that require multiple cutting operations and high-speed machining in automated cells to continuously boost output.</p> <p>Discover More with Mazak San Francisco attendees will experience the high-speed machining capability of Mazak&rsquo;s HCN-4000 Horizontal Machining Center; the Done In One<sup>&reg;</sup> production benefits of its Integrex i-200S Multi-Tasking Machine and Quick Turn 250MSY Turning Center; the small footprint of the Quick Turn Primos 100 Turning Machine; and the super cyber security of the Mazak SmartBox for connecting equipment to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).</p> <p>With a direct-drive rotary table design, the Mazak HCN-4000 has less moving parts, which significantly boosts positioning accuracy as well as speeds indexing time to help shorten overall part cycle times. The machine&rsquo;s Mazatrol SmoothG control makes it easy to generate programs for processing extremely complex parts.</p> <p>For efficiently and accurately processing mid-size complex components, Mazak will demonstrate the Integrex i-200S with Mazatrol SmoothX control. In addition to a milling spindle that delivers the power of a vertical machining center spindle, the twin turning spindles on the Integrex i-200S each provide equal high performance with spindle speeds of 5,000 rpm and C-axis turning control. And both have a bore capacity measuring 3&rdquo; (76 mm) in diameter.</p> <p>Mazak&rsquo;s Quick Turn 250MSY with Multi-Tasking functionality features two turning spindles, a 10,000-rpm rotary tool milling spindle and Y-axis capabilities for single setup Done In One precision part processing operations. The machine&rsquo;s 12-position, direct-drive turret eliminates the use of belts for improved part surface finishes and reduced maintenance. It accepts both VDI and bolt-on tooling.</p> <p>Discover More With Mazak San Francisco will also spotlight the small and fast Quick Turn Primos 100 with Gantry Loader for the automated production of simple workpieces. The 2-axis Turning Center brings significant cost savings to job shops looking to boost their output &ndash; and do so within only 55&quot; x 49&quot; of required shop floor space.</p> <p>With high-speed, high-accuracy and high-torque performance, the machine brings unsurpassed part processing value to shops in a variety of industry segments. In addition to its production benefits, this light-duty machine is ideal for training purposes at vocational high schools, technical colleges and other workforce development facilities.</p> <p>On the digital manufacturing technology side, Mazak will highlight machine production data collection via its Mazak SmartBox. As a revolutionary launch platform for easy and highly secure entrance into the IIoT, it is a scalable, end-to-end solution that connects manufacturing equipment, including machines, software and other devices, to a factory&rsquo;s network and allows the free flow of information to management systems via the industry standard communication protocol MTConnect<sup>&reg;</sup>.</p> <p>Using the Mazak iSMART&trade; Factory as an example, event presenters 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> <p>Mazak&rsquo;s Value Inspired Partners (VIPs) Esprit CAM by DP Technology and Sandvik Coromant will also be on hand to discuss the latest advances in automated part programming and toolholding technologies.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-san-francisco#comments 37.451553 -121.910844 Sat, 04 Mar 2017 19:01:00 +0000 52951 at http://americanmachinist.com Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show http://americanmachinist.com/wisconsin-manufacturing-and-technology-show <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Wisconsin Manufacturing &amp; Technology Show is a machine tool show presented the way it should be—put together by exhibitors, inexpensive to attend, and a place to see, shop and compare the world’s technology all under one roof.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Wisconsin State Fair Park</span> <span class="locality"> West Allis</span>, <span class="region">WI</span> <span class="postal-code">53214</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.016681">43° 1' 0.0516" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-88.007032">88° 0' 25.3152" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.016681+-88.007032+%28%2C++West+Allis%2C+WI%2C+53214%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Wisconsin Manufacturing &amp; Technology Show (WIMTS) is Wisconsin&rsquo;s largest manufacturing event, with nearly 5,000 in attendance at the last show. This year, it&rsquo;s back with more of everything&mdash;100,000 square feet of exhibit space full of displays, demonstrations, products and services. Experience the latest technologies, find new suppliers and see machines up and running. Interact with industry leaders and discover new processes to solve your manufacturing challenges. Join us to help shape the technology of tomorrow, while benefiting your bottom line.</p> <p>Established in 1989, the WIMTS has earned a great reputation and a loyal following. It&rsquo;s a machine tool show presented the way it should be&mdash;put together by exhibitors, inexpensive to attend, and a place to see, shop and compare the world&rsquo;s technology all under one roof! You&rsquo;ll discover changing technologies, evolving trends and other industry developments.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/wisconsin-manufacturing-and-technology-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/wisconsin-manufacturing-and-technology-show#comments 43.016681 -88.007032 Sat, 04 Mar 2017 18:54:00 +0000 52941 at http://americanmachinist.com EU Machine Tool Builders Commit to New Industrial Strategy http://americanmachinist.com/news/eu-machine-tool-builders-commit-new-industrial-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">The European Machine Tool Industry Assn. (CECIMO) has committed to support an expansive policy to promote and support a growth-oriented industrial strategy across the EU. The “Joint Declaration for an Ambitious EU Industrial Strategy” was introduced last month and already has been endorsed by 125 European manufacturing associations. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/eu-machine-tool-builders-commit-new-industrial-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/eu-machine-tool-builders-commit-new-industrial-strategy#comments Machining / Cutting News Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:22:00 +0000 52751 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The &ldquo;Joint Declaration for an Ambitious EU Industrial Strategy&rdquo; results from an effort by manufacturers to persuade EU policymakers and regulators to take a strategic approach to improving the region&rsquo;s industrial economics.</p> Navistar, VW Complete Alliance, Look for Synergies http://americanmachinist.com/news/navistar-vw-complete-alliance-look-synergies <div class="node-body article-body">Navistar International Corp. and Volkswagen Truck & Bus finalized their “strategic alliance”, which centers on a VW buying 16.6% of Navistar for $256 million — and includes a framework agreement for a procurement joint venture to be established by the two, as well as collaboration on product technology.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/navistar-vw-complete-alliance-look-synergies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/navistar-vw-complete-alliance-look-synergies#comments News Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:42:00 +0000 52541 at http://americanmachinist.com Economical, Flexible Option for Dual-Line Lubrication http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/economical-flexible-option-dual-line-lubrication <div class="node-body article-body">A new automated lubrication system design gives industrial operation an economical way to validate that critical bearing points receive proper amounts of grease or oil.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/economical-flexible-option-dual-line-lubrication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/economical-flexible-option-dual-line-lubrication#comments Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:04:00 +0000 53541 at http://americanmachinist.com Boeing Plans First Manufacturing Plant in Europe http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/boeing-plans-first-manufacturing-plant-europe <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing Commercial Airplanes plans to open its first manufacturing operation in Europe at Sheffield, England, as early as 2018, to perform complex machining of gear systems and flight controls for the Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX, and 777 aircraft. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/boeing-plans-first-manufacturing-plant-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/boeing-plans-first-manufacturing-plant-europe#comments Machining / Cutting News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 03:57:00 +0000 52121 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Boeing will establish &ldquo;in-house manufacturing&rdquo; of critical actuation components and systems, including gear systems and flight controls for wing trailing edges on the 777 and other large-volume commercial aircraft programs.</p> Global Steel Production Up 7% in January http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-production-7-january <div class="node-body article-body">Global production of raw steel totaled 136.5 million metric tons during January 2017, a 1.75% rise from the previous month’s total and a 7.0% increase over the January 2016 total. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-production-7-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-production-7-january#comments News Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:50:00 +0000 51971 at http://americanmachinist.com Aerojet Rocketdyne Buys Into Missile Technology http://americanmachinist.com/news/aerojet-rocketdyne-buys-missile-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings agreed to buy Coleman Aerospace from L3 Technologies Inc. for $15 million in cash. Coleman, a systems engineering and integrator that operates as a prime contractor and subcontractor for suborbital launch programs, will operate as a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/aerojet-rocketdyne-buys-missile-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/aerojet-rocketdyne-buys-missile-technology#comments News Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:26:00 +0000 51741 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Aerojet manufactures rocket and missile propulsion systems, including engines that powered the NASA Space Shuttle.</p> GE Aviation Vows to 'Blueprint' CMC Material Production http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-vows-blueprint-cmc-material-production <div class="node-body article-body">GE Aviation is promising to develop a ‘blueprint’ for industrialized production of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components, the advanced-material parts it is relying on to reduce weight and improve performance characteristics for its jet engine and land-based gas turbine systems. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-vows-blueprint-cmc-material-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-vows-blueprint-cmc-material-production#comments News Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:57:00 +0000 51451 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The LEAP engine, developed by GE Aviation joint venture CFM International, is the first commercial jet engine to use CMCs in the high-pressure turbine section. It is already the best-selling engine in GE history, powering the new Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX.</p> Nervous About the Elephant in the Room? It May be Time to Modernize http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/nervous-about-elephant-room-it-may-be-time-modernize <div class="field-byline"> Scott Lapcewich, VP and GM, Customer Support &amp; Maintenance, Rockwell Automation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>If you&rsquo;re like most organizations, you have at least one large, unavoidable issue that has gone unaddressed for too long. You may not acknowledge it, but it&rsquo;s always there. And it&rsquo;s not going away on its own.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s the elephant in the room, and it could be any number of things.</p></div></div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/nervous-about-elephant-room-it-may-be-time-modernize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/nervous-about-elephant-room-it-may-be-time-modernize#comments American Machinist Newswire Shop Operations Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:28:00 +0000 51231 at http://americanmachinist.com Double-Digit Increases for Service Center Steel, Aluminum Shipments http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/double-digit-increases-service-center-steel-aluminum-shipments <div class="node-body article-body">North American service centers’ shipments of steel and aluminum products rose significantly during January 20176, with double-digit increases from December’s results and narrower but still notable year-on-year rises from January 2016. Inventory levels also rose, slightly. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/double-digit-increases-service-center-steel-aluminum-shipments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/double-digit-increases-service-center-steel-aluminum-shipments#comments Machining / Cutting News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:19:00 +0000 51201 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Service center deliveries correspond to a significant volume of steel and aluminum products consumed by machine shops and fabricators, whose activities reflect the state of industrial activity in North America.</p>