American Machinist http://americanmachinist.com/rss.xml en U.S. Army Contracts for $1B Worth of GE Engines http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-army-contracts-1b-worth-ge-engines <div class="node-body article-body">GE Aviation has an “indefinite delivery indefinite quantity” contract from the U.S. Army to continue producing the T700 turboshaft engines for a wide range of military aircraft, notably the Boeing AH-64 Apache twin-shaft attack helicopter and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-army-contracts-1b-worth-ge-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-army-contracts-1b-worth-ge-engines#comments Machining / Cutting News Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:31:00 +0000 60201 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The U.S. Army developed the T700/C17 engine to overcome the shortcomings of 1960s-era turboprop helicopter engines, and to operate reliably in any environment and maintained easily.</p> GKN Aerospace Starts Producing Landing Gear for Drones http://americanmachinist.com/news/gkn-aerospace-starts-producing-landing-gear-drones <div class="node-body article-body">GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business started a new, automated production line for landing gear systems for Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper RPA systems at Helmond, in The Netherlands, in partnership with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/gkn-aerospace-starts-producing-landing-gear-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/gkn-aerospace-starts-producing-landing-gear-drones#comments News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:35:00 +0000 60041 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle developed for the U.S. Air Force. and described as &ldquo;the first hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance.&rdquo;</p> Rolls-Royce Draws $300M Order for Wide-Body Engines http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-draws-300m-order-wide-body-engines <div class="node-body article-body">Rolls-Royce won a $300-million order from Lion Air, an Indonesian low-cost airline, to supply Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power three new Airbus A330 aircraft, as well as Rolls-Royce’s TotalCare® engine service package. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-draws-300m-order-wide-body-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-draws-300m-order-wide-body-engines#comments Machining / Cutting News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:14:00 +0000 59851 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>A Trent 700 high-bypass turbofan engine in production.</p> Global Steel Production Continued Steady Rise in March http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-production-continued-steady-rise-march <div class="node-body article-body">Global raw-steel production rose 13.9% from February to March, totaling 144.9 million metric tons in the latest monthly total issued by the World Steel Assn. That figure is 4.6% higher than the March 2016 total. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-production-continued-steady-rise-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-production-continued-steady-rise-march#comments News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:11:00 +0000 59751 at http://americanmachinist.com Forecast Sees Growing Uncertainty Shaping Global Steel Demand http://americanmachinist.com/news/forecast-sees-growing-uncertainty-shaping-global-steel-demand <div class="node-body article-body">A new short-term forecast sees global steel demand totaling 1.535 billion metric tons during 2017, up 1.3% year-on-year, following a 1.0% rise during 2016. The study conducted by the World Steel Assn. also predicts a 0.9% increase in demand to 1.548 billion metric tons in 2018.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/forecast-sees-growing-uncertainty-shaping-global-steel-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/forecast-sees-growing-uncertainty-shaping-global-steel-demand#comments News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:05:00 +0000 59661 at http://americanmachinist.com GE Completes $1.65B Purchase of Wind-Power Manufacturer http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-completes-165b-purchase-wind-power-manufacturer <div class="node-body article-body">General Electric acquired Danish manufacturer LM Wind Power, which designs and produces rotor blades for wind-power projects. The $1.65-billion deal had to secure regulatory clearances in the European Union, the United States, China, and Brazil.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-completes-165b-purchase-wind-power-manufacturer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-completes-165b-purchase-wind-power-manufacturer#comments Machining / Cutting News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:21:00 +0000 59521 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>A 73.5-m blade designed and produced by LM Wind Power for the Block Island Wind Farm, developed 3.8 miles offshore from Rhode Island for Deepwater Wind. It is the first commercial offshore wind farm in the U.S.</p> 11 Tools and Technologies to Boost Machine Shop Performance http://americanmachinist.com/automation/11-tools-and-technologies-boost-machine-shop-performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every machine shop is open to the idea that something can be done better: faster, more precisely, at a lower cost per finished part. Here’s a list of new technologies, new functions, and options and applications that will help shops operate with better information, faster responses, improved data connectivity, and more optimal workflow. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/automation/11-tools-and-technologies-boost-machine-shop-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/automation/11-tools-and-technologies-boost-machine-shop-performance#comments Automation Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:48:00 +0000 59391 at http://americanmachinist.com U.S. Service Center Steel, Aluminum Deliveries Up in March http://americanmachinist.com/news/us-service-center-steel-aluminum-deliveries-march <div class="node-body article-body">North America’s metal service centers increased their steel shipment totals during March, and U.S. centers raised their aluminum shipments as well. Meanwhile, service centers in both the U.S. and Canada managed to lighten their inventory totals during the month. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/us-service-center-steel-aluminum-deliveries-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/us-service-center-steel-aluminum-deliveries-march#comments Machining / Cutting News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:06:00 +0000 59171 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> Rolls-Royce Draws $372.5M Engine-Maintenance Contract http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-draws-3725m-engine-maintenance-contract <div class="node-body article-body">Rolls-Royce was awarded a $372.5-million contract by the U.S. Dept. of Defense to conduct depot-level repair on AE 21000D3 engines for KC-130J aircraft, in support of the U.S. Marine Corps and South Korean defense forces. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-draws-3725m-engine-maintenance-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-draws-3725m-engine-maintenance-contract#comments Machining / Cutting News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:21:00 +0000 58981 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The KC-130 is Lockheed Martin-designed and built, extended-range tanker aircraft, a modified version of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.</p> First Flight Successful for Boeing’s Next 737 MAX http://americanmachinist.com/news/first-flight-successful-boeing-s-next-737-max <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ new 737 MAX 9 aircraft completed its first flight successfully, and the new jet’s development is on schedule, scheduled for delivery in 2018.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/first-flight-successful-boeing-s-next-737-max" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/first-flight-successful-boeing-s-next-737-max#comments Machining / Cutting News Sun, 16 Apr 2017 15:39:00 +0000 58831 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The 737 MAX 9 is the second version of Boeing&rsquo;s new series of twin-engine narrow-body aircraft, the fourth generation of the 737 series, incorporating more powerful engines, split-tip winglets, and a modified airframe.</p> USAF Authorizes Lockheed Program to Extend F-16 Service Life http://americanmachinist.com/news/usaf-authorizes-lockheed-program-extend-f-16-service-life <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin Corp. said the U.S. Air Force authorized extending the designed service life for the F-16 Fighting Falcon to 12,000 equivalent flight hours, effectively a 50% increase from the fighter aircraft's original design service life of 8,000 hours.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/usaf-authorizes-lockheed-program-extend-f-16-service-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/usaf-authorizes-lockheed-program-extend-f-16-service-life#comments News Fri, 14 Apr 2017 02:11:00 +0000 58651 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Lockheed&rsquo;s F-16 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) structural modifications and further revisions to the jets&rsquo; avionics systems are intended to keep the 40-year-old fighter design competitive with newer aircraft.</p> Cutting Tool Consumption Rose Again in February http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-rose-again-february <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. machining operations consumed $174.98 million worth of cutting tools during February, according to the Cutting Tool Market Report, indicating a steady rise in manufacturing activity. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-rose-again-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-rose-again-february#comments Cutting Tools News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:18:00 +0000 58461 at http://americanmachinist.com DMG MORI Chicago Innovation Days http://americanmachinist.com/dmg-mori-chicago-innovation-days <div class="node-body event-body"><p>DMG MORI Innovation Days is an opportunity to see live new machines, advanced solutions, and 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"> DMG MORI - Americas Headquarters</span> <div class="street-address"> 2400 Huntington Blvd </div> <span class="locality">Hoffman Estates</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <span class="postal-code">60192</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.068250">42° 4' 5.7" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-88.122802">88° 7' 22.0872" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.068250+-88.122802+%282400+Huntington+Blvd%2C+Hoffman+Estates%2C+IL%2C+60192%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>DMG MORI Innovation Days is an opportunity to see live new machines, advanced solutions, and technologies. Learn about Industry 4.0 and the age of digitization in daily seminars. Discover how automation solutions can help you maximize your output and minimize your downtime!</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/dmg-mori-chicago-innovation-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/dmg-mori-chicago-innovation-days#comments 42.068250 -88.122802 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:16:00 +0000 58331 at http://americanmachinist.com Timken Acquisition Broadens Couplings Product Line http://americanmachinist.com/news/timken-acquisition-broadens-couplings-product-line <div class="node-body article-body">The Timken Company is adding another manufacturing entity to its portfolio of bearings and mechanical power transmission products: it acquired Torsion Control Products Inc., a manufacturer of engineered torsional couplings for construction, agriculture, and mining equipment, for an undisclosed price.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/timken-acquisition-broadens-couplings-product-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/timken-acquisition-broadens-couplings-product-line#comments Machining / Cutting News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:38:00 +0000 58251 at http://americanmachinist.com Processing More Data, Producing More Parts http://americanmachinist.com/processing-more-data-producing-more-parts <div class="node-body page-body">Tech experts reveal, explain, and strategize how machine shops and other manufacturers can exploit the best opportunities available in the Internet of Things.</div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/processing-more-data-producing-more-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sponsored Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:26:37 +0000 58181 at http://americanmachinist.com U.S. Machine Tool Orders Show Solid Improvement in February http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-show-solid-improvement-february <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers ordered $300.51 million worth of new machine tools during February 2017, a 19.6% increase from January, and a 1.7% rise over the February 2016 total. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-show-solid-improvement-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-show-solid-improvement-february#comments Machining / Cutting News Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:06:00 +0000 57931 at http://americanmachinist.com Boeing Draws New Jet Order from Iran, Worth $3B http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-draws-new-jet-order-iran-worth-3b <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing Commercial Airplanes confirmed it has a “memorandum of agreement” to supply Iran Aseman Airlines with 30 737 MAX aircraft, which the OEM said carries a list value of $3 billion. The memo also includes options for an additional 30 jets, also 737 MAXs.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-draws-new-jet-order-iran-worth-3b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-draws-new-jet-order-iran-worth-3b#comments News Wed, 05 Apr 2017 01:46:00 +0000 57281 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The 737 MAX 8, the first model of Boeing&rsquo;s redesigned 737 series, is powered by two CFM International LEAP-1B engines, and incorporates multiple material selections and aerodynamic designs to achieve fuel efficiency and performance reliability for the operators.</p> Anglgear™: Made in the USA, Powering Industry Worldwide http://americanmachinist.com/white-papers-manufacturing-ebooks/anglgear-made-usa-powering-industry-worldwide-andantex <div class="field-byline"> Andantex USA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Andantex USA's objective over the years has always remained the same: to provide innovative, high-quality gearboxes and solutions for use on industry machinery. The Anglgear™ right angle drive is an example of our commitment to our customers' needs and applications. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/white-papers-manufacturing-ebooks/anglgear-made-usa-powering-industry-worldwide-andantex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/white-papers-manufacturing-ebooks/anglgear-made-usa-powering-industry-worldwide-andantex#comments Machining / Cutting Sponsored White Papers & Manufacturing eBooks Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:27:00 +0000 57191 at http://americanmachinist.com Additive Manufacturing Expansion Slowed in 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/additive-manufacturing-expansion-slowed-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Additive manufacturing technology suppliers increased their revenues by 17.4% year-over-year during 2016, a solid growth rate but considerably less than the prior year’s 25.9% expansion.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/additive-manufacturing-expansion-slowed-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/additive-manufacturing-expansion-slowed-2016#comments Machining / Cutting News Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:53:00 +0000 57121 at http://americanmachinist.com U.S. Manufacturers’ Confidence at 20-Year High, NAM Finds http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-manufacturers-confidence-20-year-high-nam-finds <div class="node-body article-body">The National Assn. of Manufacturers reported that its quarterly Manufacturers’ Outlook survey shows optimism increased to 93.3% during Q1 2017, a record high in the survey’s 20-year history.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-manufacturers-confidence-20-year-high-nam-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-manufacturers-confidence-20-year-high-nam-finds#comments Machining / Cutting News Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:49:00 +0000 56951 at http://americanmachinist.com Gehring 2017 Honing Conference & Workshops http://americanmachinist.com/gehring-2017-honing-conference-workshops <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Gehring L.P. 2017 Honing Conference and Workshops event will be held on May 10-11, 2017 in Plymouth, Michigan. The conference and workshops will bring together experts from the global industry to discuss and propose solutions to advanced manufacturing challenges in surface finish applications.</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 Inn at St. John&#039;s</span> <div class="street-address"> 44045 5 Mile Rd. </div> <span class="locality">Plymouth</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48170</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.394382">42° 23' 39.7752" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.476682">83° 28' 36.0552" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.394382+-83.476682+%2844045+5+Mile+Rd.%2C+Plymouth%2C+MI%2C+48170%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Gehring L.P. 2017 Honing Conference and Workshops will bring together experts from the global industry to discuss and propose solutions to advanced manufacturing challenges in surface finish applications.&nbsp; Among the presentation titles and workshops will be:&nbsp;<br /> - Gehring L.P. and Gehring Technologies GmbH, Michael Schaefer and Dr. Wolfram Lohse, &ldquo;Advanced Honing Technologies Presentations&rdquo;<br /> - Oerlikon Metco AG, Wohlen, Dr. Peter Ernst, &ldquo;Surface Enhancement with Thermal Spray Coatings&rdquo;<br /> - NanoFocus, Dr. Christian M. Wichern, &ldquo;3D Surface Measurement of Cylinder Bore and Liners Advantages and Challenges&rdquo;<br /> - Quaker Chemical, Frank A. Robinson Jr., &ldquo;Chemistry and Functions of Honing and Coolant Applications&rdquo;<br /> - Gehring Technologies GmbH, Marcell Wardin, &ldquo;Form Honing Cylinder Bores - from Development to Mass Production&rdquo;<br /> - Gehring Technologies GmbH, Dr. Wolfram Lohse, &ldquo;Digital Solutions at Gehring&rdquo;&nbsp;<br /> - Siemens Digital Factory, Dr. Stephan Ihmels, &ldquo;Mindsphere Application in Large Scale Automotive Production Scenarios&rdquo;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/gehring-2017-honing-conference-workshops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/gehring-2017-honing-conference-workshops#comments 42.394382 -83.476682 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:45:00 +0000 56801 at http://americanmachinist.com Hermle AG Global Open House http://americanmachinist.com/hermle-ag-global-open-house <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with eight machine models that illustrate the flexibility of the Hermle machining line in a wide range of configurations, from the Performance-Line to the High-Performance-Line, and can be equipped with cutting-edge automation solutions, including the new HS Flex handling system, various pallet changers and robot systems.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hermle AG</span> <div class="street-address"> Industriestraße 8 </div> <span class="locality">Gosheim</span>, <span class="region">BW</span> <span class="postal-code">78559</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="48.135530">48° 8' 7.908" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="8.762330">8° 45' 44.388" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=Industriestra%C3%9Fe+8%2C+78559%2C+Gosheim%2C+de">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Hermle AG will welcome over 1,000 companies and visitors from around the world to its annual Global Open House event.</p> <p>Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with eight machine models that illustrate the flexibility of the Hermle machining line in a wide range of configurations, from the Performance-Line to the High-Performance-Line, and can be equipped with cutting-edge automation solutions, including the new HS Flex handling system, various pallet changers and robot systems.</p> <p>The Global Open House will also include over 50 exhibitors from the clamping technology, CAD/CAM, software and control technology sectors. With a rotating schedule of expert lectures each day, visitors will have the opportunity to discover emerging trends in all aspects of economical machining.</p> <p><strong>Highlights of the Open House<br /> -&nbsp; </strong>More than 15 machine models of the High-Performance-Line - a benchmark in 5-axis technology<br /> <strong>-&nbsp; </strong>Over 20 machines, some automated, in our Technology and Training Center<br /> <strong>-&nbsp; </strong>Special show on clamping device technology and CAD/CAM software with over 50 well-known exhibitors<br /> <strong>-&nbsp; </strong>Hermle expert forum &ndash; with a wide range of specialist lectures on state-of-the-art machining<br /> <strong>-&nbsp; </strong>Hermle user training with tips and tricks for optimum milling and turning<br /> <strong>-&nbsp; </strong>Hermle Maschinenbau GmbH will show the latest additive manufacturing components<br /> <strong>-&nbsp; </strong>Live presentations and demonstrations of our services<br /> <strong>-&nbsp; </strong>Guided tours of the company<br /> <strong>-&nbsp; </strong>A workforce development presentation from Hermle&rsquo;s Apprentice Department</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/hermle-ag-global-open-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/hermle-ag-global-open-house#comments 48.135530 8.762330 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:32:00 +0000 56791 at http://americanmachinist.com Tower International Expanding Auto Structures Plants http://americanmachinist.com/news/tower-international-expanding-auto-structures-plants <div class="node-body article-body">Auto parts manufacturer Tower International Inc. has outlined capital investments totaling almost $50 million at two plants in Kentucky. Tower Intl. produces structural stampings, frames, and assemblies for cars and pickup trucks, supplying most of the major OEMs. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/tower-international-expanding-auto-structures-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/tower-international-expanding-auto-structures-plants#comments News Fri, 31 Mar 2017 02:35:00 +0000 56741 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Tower International produces structural stampings, frames, and assemblies for cars and pickup trucks, with Ford Motor Co. as a primary customer.</p> Moving Toward Smart Manufacturing, via New CAM http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/moving-toward-smart-manufacturing-new-cam <div class="field-byline"> Tony Glockler | CEO, 
SolidProfessor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SolidWorks, one of the primary CAD platforms for precision parts, has been building a Smart Manufacturing ecosystem with tools like Costing, Inspection, and Model-Based Definition (MBD).</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/moving-toward-smart-manufacturing-new-cam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/moving-toward-smart-manufacturing-new-cam#comments CAD/CAM Software Enterprise Software Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:01:00 +0000 56541 at http://americanmachinist.com A Deeper Look at ‘Precision’ Toolholders http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/deeper-look-precision-toolholders <div class="node-body article-body">Although toolholders are known as critical elements in the precision machining process, the details that differentiate a “standard” toolholder from one designed for more precise, high-speed work can be subtle. Precision toolholders are machined to exacting tolerances to create the optimal fit within the spindle, concentricity, and balance. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/deeper-look-precision-toolholders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/deeper-look-precision-toolholders#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:48:00 +0000 56471 at http://americanmachinist.com GE Aviation Ramping Up Production for LEAP Engines http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-ramping-production-leap-engines <div class="node-body article-body">GE Aviation is ramping up production levels at its LEAP engine assembly plant in Lafayette, Ind., aiming to produce 500 “hot sections” for the high-bypass turbofan engines this year.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-ramping-production-leap-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-ramping-production-leap-engines#comments News Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:52:00 +0000 56461 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The LEAP jet engine is a high-bypass turbofan design developed by CFM International, GE Aviation&rsquo;s joint venture with French manufacturer Safran Aircraft Engines. It is designed with a fully integrated propulsion system (IPS) and a range of other advanced technologies, including 3D-woven carbon-fiber composite fan blades and fan case; a debris rejection system; &ldquo;fourth-generation, three-dimensional aerodynamic designs; the Twin-Annular, Pre-Swirl (TAPS) combustor, with additive-manufactured fuel nozzles; ceramics-matrix composite shrouds in the high-pressure turbine; and titanium aluminide (Ti-Al) blades in the low-pressure turbine.</p> Honda Plans Expansion at Alabama SUV/Pickup Plant http://americanmachinist.com/news/honda-plans-expansion-alabama-suvpickup-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Honda Manufacturing of Alabama plans to invest $85 million to expand one of its light-truck assembly lines, describing it as the first stage of a multi-phase project to improve manufacturing flexibility, and logistical efficiency “for future models and prepare for future technologies.”</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/honda-plans-expansion-alabama-suvpickup-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/honda-plans-expansion-alabama-suvpickup-plant#comments News Wed, 29 Mar 2017 01:52:00 +0000 56321 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Honda Manufacturing of Alabama builds Honda Odyssey and Pilot SUVs and Ridgeline light truck, and also produces the Acura MDX SUV.</p> Rolls-Royce in Partnership for 'Smart Ship' Technologies http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-partnership-smart-ship-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">Rolls-Royce and Singapore’s Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine have reached a “memorandum of understanding” detailing their plans for a partnership to develop smart ship technologies. Their goal is to develop technologies for remote-controlled and autonomous ships, including smart sensing, digital twinning, and integrated modeling. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-partnership-smart-ship-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-partnership-smart-ship-technologies#comments News Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:30:00 +0000 56081 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>&ldquo;Smart ships&rdquo; is a term for the various applications of automation and Big Data to maritime transport and logistics, to enhance connectivity and allowing shipping lines to communicate more securely and effectively.</p> February Tonnage Shows Global Steel Output Stabilizing http://americanmachinist.com/news/february-tonnage-shows-global-steel-output-stabilizing <div class="node-body article-body">Global steel production fell 8.2% from January to February, totaling in 126,579,000 from 67 countries, reported by the World Steel Association. That figure represents a 4.1% increase over the February 2016 total, and brings 2017 total global steel production to 26,416,000 million metric tons, a rise of 5.8% year-to-date versus the 2016 two-month total. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/february-tonnage-shows-global-steel-output-stabilizing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/february-tonnage-shows-global-steel-output-stabilizing#comments News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:33:00 +0000 55941 at http://americanmachinist.com 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