American Machinist http://americanmachinist.com/rss.xml en DoD Awards $152M to HHI for Advance Planning on USS Enterprise http://americanmachinist.com/news/dod-awards-152m-hhi-advance-planning-uss-enterprise <div class="node-body article-body">Huntington Ingalls Industries has a $152-million contract to proceed with advance planning for constructing the U.S. Navy’s new aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80). Construction would start in 2018 and the carrier would be commissioned in 2027.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/dod-awards-152m-hhi-advance-planning-uss-enterprise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/dod-awards-152m-hhi-advance-planning-uss-enterprise#comments News Wed, 25 May 2016 01:37:00 +0000 32851 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>CVN-80 will be the third <em>Ford</em>-class carrier (named for the first ship of the series, the <em>USS Gerald R. Ford</em>, CVN-78), and named to recognize the U.S. Navy&rsquo;s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, <em>USS</em> <em>Enterprise</em> (CVN 65), which was deactivated in 2012.</p> IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>IMTS — the International Manufacturing Technology Show — is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants.</p> </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</span> <div class="street-address"> 2301 S. King Dr. </div> <span class="locality">Chicago</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <span class="postal-code">60616</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.851229">41° 51' 4.4244" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-87.617034">87° 37' 1.3224" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.851229+-87.617034+%282301+S.+King+Dr.%2C+Chicago%2C+IL%2C+60616%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>IMTS &mdash; the International Manufacturing Technology Show &mdash;&nbsp; is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016-0#comments 41.851229 -87.617034 Wed, 25 May 2016 01:24:00 +0000 32841 at http://americanmachinist.com Boeing Draws $11-Billion Order from Vietnam’s Low-Cost Carrier http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-draws-11-billion-order-vietnam-s-low-cost-carrier <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing Commercial Airplanes has taken an $11.3-billion order for 100 of its 737 MAX aircraft from VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co., a contract described as “the largest-ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam.”</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-draws-11-billion-order-vietnam-s-low-cost-carrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-draws-11-billion-order-vietnam-s-low-cost-carrier#comments News Tue, 24 May 2016 01:42:00 +0000 32811 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Vietjet operates 50 routes within Vietnam and to international in Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Myanmar, and Malaysia, and it plans to expand its network across the region.</p> Global Steel Tonnage Slipped Further in April http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-tonnage-slipped-further-april <div class="node-body article-body">The World Steel Association reported global raw steel production during April declined to 135 million metric tons, down 1.76% from the March total and 0.43% less than the result for April 2015.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-tonnage-slipped-further-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-tonnage-slipped-further-april#comments News Sun, 22 May 2016 14:51:00 +0000 32791 at http://americanmachinist.com Boeing Inaugurating New 777X Wing Plant in Washington http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-inaugurating-new-777x-wing-plant-washington <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing Commercial Airplanes completed a $1-billion assembly plant in Everett, Wash., where composite wings will be integrated to the fuselages of its new 777X wide body jet.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-inaugurating-new-777x-wing-plant-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-inaugurating-new-777x-wing-plant-washington#comments News Fri, 20 May 2016 03:19:00 +0000 32751 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Longer wings will improve the aerodynamics of the 777X, and folding wing tips will allow the new jets to occupy many of the same gates now filled by the current 777 series aircraft.</p> New-Design Mill/Turn Machine, New Wire EDM Series Among 10 New Ideas http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-design-millturn-machine-new-wire-edm-series-among-10-new-ideas <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine shops need new ideas, and new technologies to keep them engaged, aware, active, and competitive. Here are 10 product ideas we discovered this week to make machining, shop management, tooling, and workflow more effective and productive.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-design-millturn-machine-new-wire-edm-series-among-10-new-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-design-millturn-machine-new-wire-edm-series-among-10-new-ideas#comments Cutting Tools Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 19 May 2016 03:27:00 +0000 32741 at http://americanmachinist.com Experience: The Power of Automation http://americanmachinist.com/experience-power-automation <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Automation in manufacturing takes production to a higher level of efficiency and profitability. Successful companies have been automating to mass produce products with greater speed and better quality than its competition. Given the right software and machine tools, automating operations can be simple and beneficial.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Toyoda West Coast Tech Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 700 S. Richfield Rd. </div> <span class="locality">Placentia</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">92870</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.865050">33° 51' 54.18" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.825678">117° 49' 32.4408" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.865050+-117.825678+%28700+S.+Richfield+Rd.%2C+Placentia%2C+CA%2C+92870%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Automation in manufacturing takes production to a higher level of efficiency and profitability. Successful companies have been automating to mass produce products with greater speed and better quality than its competition. Given the right software and machine tools, automating operations can be simple and beneficial.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Toyoda and Fastems invite you to experience their lunch and learn seminar on May 25 about the benefits of automation and understanding &nbsp;the right solution for your company.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/experience-power-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/experience-power-automation#comments 33.865050 -117.825678 Wed, 18 May 2016 15:30:00 +0000 32721 at http://americanmachinist.com Lockheed, MIT Linked in Research on Autonomous Technology http://americanmachinist.com/automation/lockheed-mit-linked-research-autonomous-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin started a collaboration effort with Massachusetts Institute of Technology to research human-machine teaming and navigation in complex environments, among other technological issues involving autonomy and robotics.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/automation/lockheed-mit-linked-research-autonomous-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/automation/lockheed-mit-linked-research-autonomous-technology#comments Automation Wed, 18 May 2016 02:06:00 +0000 32711 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>While developers like Universal Robotics have pioneered collaborative robots for manufacturing, Lockheed Martin has taken the position that autonomous (or semi-autonomous) robots working with people will require technology that is capable of mastering &ldquo;perception, processing, power and planning&rdquo;&nbsp; &mdash; the Four P&rsquo;s.</p> Service Center Steel, Aluminum Deliveries Declined During April http://americanmachinist.com/news/service-center-steel-aluminum-deliveries-declined-during-april <div class="node-body article-body">The Metals Service Center Institute’s Metals Activity Report showed shipments of steel and aluminum products declined across North America during April, while inventory totals showed some leveling in the U.S. but ticked upward in Canada. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/service-center-steel-aluminum-deliveries-declined-during-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/service-center-steel-aluminum-deliveries-declined-during-april#comments News Tue, 17 May 2016 02:01:00 +0000 32701 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Metals Service Center Institute reports monthly shipment totals for steel and aluminum products by service centers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as inventory totals and estimated supply levels.</p> US Cutting Tool Shipments Rose 6.2% in March http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-shipments-rose-62-march <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. machine shops and other manufacturers increased their consumption of cutting tools again in March, rising 6.2% from February’s total to $184.08 million. It was the second straight increase in the monthly Cutting Tool Market Report.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-shipments-rose-62-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-shipments-rose-62-march#comments Cutting Tools Fri, 13 May 2016 02:23:00 +0000 32691 at http://americanmachinist.com Big Improvement Predicted for Large-Scale Milling Jobs http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/big-improvement-predicted-large-scale-milling-jobs <div class="node-body article-body">On projects that demand speed, performance, and precision, Ingersoll Cutting Tools’ negative/positive cutters can materially raise the removal rate, double edge life, and put an end to catastrophic insert failure.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/big-improvement-predicted-large-scale-milling-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/big-improvement-predicted-large-scale-milling-jobs#comments Cutting Tools Thu, 12 May 2016 15:34:00 +0000 32681 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Besides negative/positive cutting geometry, Ingersoll Cougar-Mill facemills feature improved, wedge-type seating that mechanically locks the inserts in place to better withstand heavy cutting loads. &nbsp;The cutters are available in standard diameters up to 14 inches.</p> GF Machining Buys Micromachining System Specialist http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/gf-machining-buys-micromachining-system-specialist <div class="node-body article-body">GF Machining Solutions agreed to a takeover of Microlution Inc., a Chicago-based developer of micromachining products incorporating milling and laser technologies. The two parties agreed not to announce the terms of their transaction. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/gf-machining-buys-micromachining-system-specialist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/gf-machining-buys-micromachining-system-specialist#comments Machining / Cutting Thu, 12 May 2016 05:28:00 +0000 32671 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Microlution supplies three-, four-, and five-axis micro-milling machines, femtosecond laser machining platforms, and a micro lathe for turning operations.</p> Multi-Edge Milling, 3D Scanning, Constant pH Cutting Fluid, and More New Ideas for Machining http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/multi-edge-milling-3d-scanning-constant-ph-cutting-fluid-and-more-new-ideas-machining <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine shops need new ideas, and new technologies to keep them engaged, aware, active, and competitive. Here are eight product ideas we discovered this week to make machining, shop management, tooling, and quality control more effective and productive.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/multi-edge-milling-3d-scanning-constant-ph-cutting-fluid-and-more-new-ideas-machining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/multi-edge-milling-3d-scanning-constant-ph-cutting-fluid-and-more-new-ideas-machining#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 11 May 2016 22:30:00 +0000 32661 at http://americanmachinist.com Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine Gets FAA Clearance http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-gtf-engine-gets-faa-clearance <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Aviation Administration certified Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1400G-JM geared-turbofan engine to power the Irkut MC-21 jet, meaning three variants of the PurePower GTF have been cleared by the civil aviation regulatory agency. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-gtf-engine-gets-faa-clearance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-gtf-engine-gets-faa-clearance#comments News Tue, 10 May 2016 01:25:00 +0000 32651 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The PW1400G-JM is one of Pratt &amp; Whitney&rsquo;s PW1000 series geared turbofan (GTF) engines, which are designed with a gear system separating the engine fan from the low-pressure compressor and turbine, so that each module operates at optimal speed, reducing fuel consumption, emissions, and engine noise.</p> US Machine Tool Orders Rose 37% During March http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-rose-37-during-march <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. machine shops ordered $370.98 million worth of new machine tools during Marc 2016, a 36.9% increase over their February orders, according to the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-rose-37-during-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-rose-37-during-march#comments Machining / Cutting News Mon, 09 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000 32641 at http://americanmachinist.com Micro-Automaker Selects Large-Scale 3D Printers http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/micro-automaker-selects-large-scale-3d-printers <div class="node-body article-body">Local Motors, the 3DP micro-manufacturer that plans to open microfactories where consumers will customize and build their own cars, has selected Cincinnati Inc.’s Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) system. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/micro-automaker-selects-large-scale-3d-printers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/micro-automaker-selects-large-scale-3d-printers#comments Machining / Cutting Fri, 06 May 2016 02:09:00 +0000 32631 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Cincinnati Inc.&rsquo;s BAAM is linear motor-driven system based on the structure, drives, and controls of a laser-cutting machine. It has a work envelope of up to 2.4x6x2 m (8x20x6 ft), and extrudes hot thermoplastic to build parts in layers, based on CAD data.</p> CAM for End-to-End Production, New HMC Column Design, High-Throughput CMM and More New Machine Shop Ideas http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/cam-end-end-production-new-hmc-column-design-high-throughput-cmm-and-more-new-machin <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine shops need new ideas, and new technologies to keep them engaged, aware, active, and competitive. Here are 10 ideas we discovered this week to make machine shop management, machine programming, tooling, and quality control more effective and productive.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/cam-end-end-production-new-hmc-column-design-high-throughput-cmm-and-more-new-machin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/cam-end-end-production-new-hmc-column-design-high-throughput-cmm-and-more-new-machin#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 05 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000 32621 at http://americanmachinist.com Modern Manufacturing Redefines Meaning for Industry, Opportunity, Skills http://americanmachinist.com/automation/modern-manufacturing-redefines-meaning-industry-opportunity-skills <div class="field-byline"> Larry Korak, Director of Industry Strategy Direction, Infor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, all manufacturing is high-tech manufacturing. Products, technologies, and workers have a different value to the enterprise. Manufacturers need adopt a new awareness of their business and its opportunities. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/automation/modern-manufacturing-redefines-meaning-industry-opportunity-skills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/automation/modern-manufacturing-redefines-meaning-industry-opportunity-skills#comments Automation Shop Operations Gold Thu, 05 May 2016 13:46:00 +0000 32611 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Today, industrial machinery operators are typically educated, well trained, and encouraged to make suggestions. Personnel throughout the organization need to be computer literate and able to make well-informed decisions based on data and logic.</p> FAA Approves Airbus A350 XWB for Extended-Range Diversion Operation http://americanmachinist.com/news/faa-approves-airbus-a350-xwb-extended-range-diversion-operation <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration approved the Airbus A350-900 for “extended-range, twin-engine aircraft operations” (ETOPS) beyond 180 minutes diversion time.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/faa-approves-airbus-a350-xwb-extended-range-diversion-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/faa-approves-airbus-a350-xwb-extended-range-diversion-operation#comments News Thu, 05 May 2016 01:30:00 +0000 32601 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Airbus has logged nearly 800 orders for the A350XWB series, including from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.</p> Chinese Carrier Orders 15 Dreamliners from Boeing http://americanmachinist.com/news/chinese-carrier-orders-15-dreamliners-boeing <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing Commercial Airplanes landed a new order from China Eastern Airlines for fifteen 787-9 Dreamliners, a $4-billion contract. The 787-9 is the second variant of the high-profile long-range aircraft. The OEM has booked a total of 551 orders for the aircraft, and delivered 58 since it was introduced in 2013.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/chinese-carrier-orders-15-dreamliners-boeing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/chinese-carrier-orders-15-dreamliners-boeing#comments News Wed, 04 May 2016 01:01:00 +0000 32591 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The 787-9 has a fuselage that is 20 feet longer than the initial Dreamliner model, 787-8, and carries more passengers and cargo, farther, and still achieves lower fuel burn and reduced emissions than previous-generation long-range aircraft.</p> Delta Increases Order for New Airbus Jets, Engines http://americanmachinist.com/news/delta-increases-order-new-airbus-jets-engines <div class="node-body article-body">Delta Air Lines ordered 37 more Airbus A321ceo aircraft, exercising the option in its 2013 order for 30 of the twin-engine narrow-body aircraft, and the new order extends to CFM International, which will supply its CFM56-5B turbofan engines for the new jets.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/delta-increases-order-new-airbus-jets-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/delta-increases-order-new-airbus-jets-engines#comments News Tue, 03 May 2016 01:17:00 +0000 32581 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The CFM56-5B is one variant of a family of high-bypass turbofan engines designed by CFM International and manufactured separately by its two joint-venture partners, GE Aviation and Snecma.</p> Solid Increase in Demand for Italian Machine Tool Builders http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/solid-increase-demand-italian-machine-tool-builders <div class="node-body article-body">Italian machine tool manufacturers posted a 14.3% annual increase in new orders for the first quarter of 2016, mainly on the strength of the domestic manufacturing sector. Export orders increased only slightly (1.7%) by comparison.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/solid-increase-demand-italian-machine-tool-builders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/solid-increase-demand-italian-machine-tool-builders#comments Machining / Cutting News Sun, 01 May 2016 15:29:00 +0000 32571 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Demand from the Italian manufacturing sector drove the first-quarter rebound in demand for that nation&rsquo;s machine-tool designers and builders.</p> Seven Tips for Operators to Probe, Gauge, Verify … More Accurately http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/seven-tips-operators-probe-gauge-verify-more-accurately <div class="field-byline"> Dan Silberhorn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most customers who buy multi-axis and mill-turn machine tools also invest in advanced technology for probing, but experience shows that operators are not familiar with the process’s best practices. The ideas listed here are intended to help them use probes to make machining processes more precise and efficient.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/seven-tips-operators-probe-gauge-verify-more-accurately" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/seven-tips-operators-probe-gauge-verify-more-accurately#comments QC and Inspection Shop Operations Gold Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:54:00 +0000 32561 at http://americanmachinist.com <p align="left">Setup and process to indicate a probe and ensure that it is lined up on center.</p> Sikorsky Heavy-Lift Helo Successful in Flight Test http://americanmachinist.com/news/sikorsky-heavy-lift-helo-successful-flight-test <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin reported that its Sikorsky CH-53K helicopter passed an important test in its development, the first external-lift flight, successfully carrying a 12,000-lb. external load. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/sikorsky-heavy-lift-helo-successful-flight-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/sikorsky-heavy-lift-helo-successful-flight-test#comments News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:14:00 +0000 32551 at http://americanmachinist.com Remote Diagnostics, Giant Workpieces, Deep-Hole Drilling and More in 10 New Ideas for Machine Shops http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/remote-diagnostics-giant-workpieces-deep-hole-drilling-and-more-10-new-ideas-machi <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine shops need new ideas, and new technologies to keep them engaged, aware, active, and competitive. Here are 10 ideas we discovered this week to make machine shop management, machine programming, tooling, and quality control more effective and productive.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/remote-diagnostics-giant-workpieces-deep-hole-drilling-and-more-10-new-ideas-machi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/remote-diagnostics-giant-workpieces-deep-hole-drilling-and-more-10-new-ideas-machi#comments Cutting Tools Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:32:00 +0000 32541 at http://americanmachinist.com DMG Mori Chicago Innovation Days 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/dmg-mori-chicago-innovation-days-2016 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>DMG MORI Americas' Chicago Innovation Days 2016 will be held at the U.S. headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL, and features over 33 live-cutting machine demonstrations - all with the latest technologies - and two U.S. premieres.</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 USA</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>Mark your calendars and join us for Chicago Innovation Days 2016 on May 17-20! This event, held at our DMG MORI Americas headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL, features over 33 live-cutting machine demonstrations all with the latest technologies and two U.S. premieres! Join us for the chance to see these technologies live and more highlights below!<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Discover 33 machines with live demonstrations<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Experience our exclusive DMG MORI Technology Cycles &ndash; software solutions to make complex machining processes an effortless reality<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Daily seminars by industry experts<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Learn more about our new direct sales and service model and local production in Davis, Calif.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/dmg-mori-chicago-innovation-days-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/dmg-mori-chicago-innovation-days-2016#comments 42.068250 -88.122802 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:19:00 +0000 32531 at http://americanmachinist.com Addy Machinery Open House http://americanmachinist.com/addy-machinery-open-house <div class="node-body event-body">Mazak distributor Addy Machinery will host an open house event with an emphasis on improving automotive part processing efficiency at Clinton Township, Michigan.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Addy Machinery East</span> <div class="street-address"> 36055 Groesbeck Hwy. </div> <span class="locality">Clinton Township</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48035</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.562326">42° 33' 44.3736" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-82.918507">82° 55' 6.6252" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.562326+-82.918507+%2836055+Groesbeck+Hwy.%2C+Clinton+Township%2C+MI%2C+48035%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Mazak distributor Addy Machinery will host an open house event with an emphasis on improving automotive part processing efficiency at its Clinton Township, Michigan facility May 11-12. As automakers continue to revamp and shift production emphasis from one vehicle type to the next, manufacturers in the industry must adapt and keep pace. The Addy Machinery event will feature some of the latest productivity enhancing systems and technologies from Mazak that provide the flexibility and performance crucial to maintaining competitiveness in the ever-changing and extremely challenging automotive industry.&nbsp;</p> <p>Among its featured technologies, Addy Machinery will present Mazak&rsquo;s Smooth Technology and other innovations for full factory digital integration as well as demonstrate several advanced machining systems. All of which will be up and running real-world automotive components.</p> <p>Mazak&rsquo;s Smooth Technology is a complete process-performance platform that spans the entire part-production landscape, from programming and setup to metal removal operations to automation to monitoring/data collection and transfer. Key elements of this technology are the company&rsquo;s latest Mazatrol SmoothX and new Mazatrol SmoothG CNCs as well as new machine hardware and servo systems. The technology is also the basis of Mazak&rsquo;s iSMART Factory concept that encompasses advanced manufacturing cells and systems together with full digital integration to achieve free-flow data sharing in terms of process control and operation monitoring.</p> <p>Mazak machines at the open house and geared toward improved automotive production include the Variaxis i-800, Horizontal Center Nexus (HCN) 5000 III, Vertical Center Universal 500A/2PC, INTEGREX i-100ST, Vertical Center Nexus (VCN)-530C and the Quick Turn Universal (QTU) 250.</p> <p><strong>Variaxis i-800 &ndash; </strong>This highly versatile vertical machining center sports a table size of &Oslash;31.5&quot; x 24.8&quot; and uses its simultaneous 5-axis capabilities to perform multiple and complex curved surface machining on larger workpieces in single setups. It provides dramatic reductions in lead-times and improves workpiece accuracy through the elimination of multiple setups. As a demonstration, it will be machining cast steering components held in Busche workholding fixtures.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Horizontal Center Nexus (HCN) 5000 III &ndash;&nbsp;</strong>Featuring a high-speed, high-accuracy direct-drive rotary table, this horizontal machining center achieves high-speed, high-accuracy positioning via its advanced headstock design, providing unsurpassed automotive part processing flexibility and significant reductions in non-cut time. When paired with a palletized automation system and vertical machining center, the machine contributes to extreme levels of production versatility and unattended operations.&nbsp; The machine will be outfitted with Sandvik tooling and Tombstone City workholding for a deep-hole drilling demonstration.</p> <p><strong>Vertical Center Universal (VCU) 500A/2PC &ndash; </strong>Ideal for those basic automotive workpiece geometries, this simple, yet innovative, 3-axis vertical machining center features a twin-pallet changer that boosts uptime and ensures continuous uninterrupted production. Such efficient automation enhances productivity by allowing operators to load, unload and inspect parts on one pallet, while the machine continues to work undisturbed at the other pallet.</p> <p><strong>Integrex i-100ST&nbsp;</strong>&ndash; With Mazak&rsquo;s new Smooth Technology, this multi-tasking machine adds gear cutting to it capabilities in addition to the high throughput it brings to small complex part production. The machine has two turning spindles, a milling spindle and a lower turret for processing first and second machining operations simultaneously or performing required sequential operations on a single workpiece. At the open house, the machine will perform gear skiving operations.</p> <p><strong>Vertical Center Nexus (VCN)-530C &ndash;</strong> This vertical machining center&rsquo;s single worktable allows shops supplying the auto industry to process large parts or multiple smaller workpieces in a single machine setup. The machine comes standard with a 15,000-rpm spindle that provides an effective balance of speed and torque for the fast and heavy-duty cutting of various materials used in today&rsquo;s vehicles.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Quick Turn Universal (QTU) 250</strong> &ndash;&nbsp;While simple in its design, the 2-axis turning machine has innovative qualities that bring optimum efficiency, accuracy and value to high-volume small parts production. Perfect for the automotive industry, the machine employs a 20-hp, 6,000-rpm spindle and features a zero-backlash integral spindle/motor headstock that gives the machine extreme rigidity for heavy-duty machining along with unmatched precision for high-speed applications.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/addy-machinery-open-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/addy-machinery-open-house#comments 42.562326 -82.918507 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:11:00 +0000 32521 at http://americanmachinist.com Boeing Draws $960-Million Order from China’s Xiamen Airlines http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-draws-960-million-order-china-s-xiamen-airlines <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing Commercial Airplanes announced a $960-million order from China’s Xiamen Airlines to deliver 10 Next-Generation 737-800 jets. Details of the order will be presented “once all contingencies are cleared.”</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-draws-960-million-order-china-s-xiamen-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-draws-960-million-order-china-s-xiamen-airlines#comments News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:00:00 +0000 32501 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Xiamen Airlines has orders for more than 100 aircraft from the U.S. OEM, including over 100 new 737s.</p> Airbus Delivers Its First U.S.-Built Aircraft to JetBlue http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-delivers-its-first-us-built-aircraft-jetblue <div class="node-body article-body">The first commercial aircraft built by Airbus SAS in the U.S. has been delivered to JetBlue, seven months after the plant was inaugurated and four years after the plant was announced.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-delivers-its-first-us-built-aircraft-jetblue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-delivers-its-first-us-built-aircraft-jetblue#comments News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 01:30:00 +0000 32491 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>JetBlue ordered 77 single-aisle aircraft from the Airbus A320 family in 2014.</p> Global Steel Output is Highest in Nine Months http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-output-highest-nine-months <div class="node-body article-body">March raw steel tonnage rose 13.3% from February to 137.3 million metric tons, though that result is 0.5% less than the March 2015 total, and it brings the year-to-date raw-steel total to 385.7 million metric tons, down 3.33% versus the January-March 2015 total.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-output-highest-nine-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-output-highest-nine-months#comments News Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:08:00 +0000 32481 at http://americanmachinist.com