American Machinist http://americanmachinist.com/rss.xml en 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 USAF Renews Missile Production Contract for Lockheed http://americanmachinist.com/news/usaf-renews-missile-production-contract-lockheed <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin has a new, $116.8-million contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue producing Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range (JASSM®-ER) — a conventional missile system designed to destroy high-value, well-defended, fixed, and relocatable targets from significant distance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/usaf-renews-missile-production-contract-lockheed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/usaf-renews-missile-production-contract-lockheed#comments News Fri, 22 Apr 2016 01:34:00 +0000 32471 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) was in development for more than a decade before it entered into service with the USAF in 2009. As of 2014, it has been in use not only by U.S. armed forces but also those of Australia and Finland. Orders for JASSM systems have been placed by the Polish armed forces, too.</p> Workarounds that Work for Long-Reach Machining http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/workarounds-work-long-reach-machining <div class="node-body article-body">Chip evacuation, lateral forces on long unsupported shanks and chatter during long-reach machining compound the basic challenges of cutting metal, but there are techniques that can improve MRR and protect the tools.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/workarounds-work-long-reach-machining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/workarounds-work-long-reach-machining#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Gold Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:14:00 +0000 32461 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Medfab Manufacturing in Lakeville, MN, completes this medical component in difficult-to-machine tantalum using Ingersoll T-Micro elliptical-shank boring bar. Extra rigidity of the bar permits faster metal removal and improves the as-machined finish.&nbsp; In its first application at this location, boring the ID of a titanium tube with a 4-to-1 aspect ratio, and walls as thin as a fingernail, the T-Micro tool completed the part faster, and with a 8- to 10-&micro; as-machined finish.&nbsp; With previous tooling every part required 15 minutes of hand polishing to reach surface-quality specs.</p> Metal Service Center Shipments Declined Again in March http://americanmachinist.com/news/metal-service-center-shipments-declined-again-march <div class="node-body article-body">North American metal service centers increased some shipment totals from February to March, but shipments declined overall from 2015 levels – and “at an accelerated pace in both the United States and Canada,” according to the Metals Service Center Institute. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/metal-service-center-shipments-declined-again-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/metal-service-center-shipments-declined-again-march#comments News Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:50:00 +0000 32451 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>MSCI 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> IoT, Internal Cylindrical Grinding, Tool-Wear Optimization and 10 More New Ideas for Machine Shops http://americanmachinist.com/automation/iot-internal-cylindrical-grinding-tool-wear-optimization-and-10-more-new-ideas-machine-sh <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine shops need new ideas, and new technologies, to keep them engaged, aware, active, and competitive. Here are 13 ideas we discovered this week to make machine programming tooling, machining, and shop operations more effective and productive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/automation/iot-internal-cylindrical-grinding-tool-wear-optimization-and-10-more-new-ideas-machine-sh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/automation/iot-internal-cylindrical-grinding-tool-wear-optimization-and-10-more-new-ideas-machine-sh#comments Automation CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:55:00 +0000 32441 at http://americanmachinist.com Rolls-Royce Commits $33M to Purdue Jet-Engine R&D http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-commits-33m-purdue-jet-engine-rd <div class="node-body article-body">Rolls-Royce Plc. is investing $33 million to renew and expand a technology partnership with Purdue University, to conduct research into jet-engine thermal management and advanced compressor systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-commits-33m-purdue-jet-engine-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-commits-33m-purdue-jet-engine-rd#comments News Wed, 20 Apr 2016 03:31:00 +0000 32431 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The University&rsquo;s aviation research campus will gain Rolls-Royce funding to support research and technology development into thermal management for advanced propulsion systems, compressor and turbine technology, and analytical methods.</p> Global Steel Forecast Sees Demand Continuing to Fall http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-forecast-sees-demand-continuing-fall <div class="node-body article-body">A new, World Steel Assn. short-range forecast of global steel demand anticipates a continuing decline through the remainder of 2016, driven by multiple factors including a weak Chinese economy, before a slight recovery takes hold in 2017. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-forecast-sees-demand-continuing-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-forecast-sees-demand-continuing-fall#comments News Sun, 17 Apr 2016 22:41:00 +0000 32421 at http://americanmachinist.com Embraer Books $2.8-Billion Order from Horizon Air http://americanmachinist.com/news/embraer-books-28-billion-order-horizon-air <div class="node-body article-body">Embraer secured an order valued at $2.8 billion for 30 new E175 regional jets from Horizon Air, an Alaska Air subsidiary. The contract also includes options for an additional 33 aircraft of the same model. Deliveries will start in 2Q 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/embraer-books-28-billion-order-horizon-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/embraer-books-28-billion-order-horizon-air#comments News Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:08:00 +0000 32411 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>For Horizon Air, the new Embraer E175s will be configured with 76 seats in a three-class layout: 12 first-class seats, 16 premium-class seats, and 48 seats in the main cabin.</p> Cutting Tool Purchases Rose Significantly During February http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-purchases-rose-significantly-during-february <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers consumed $173.38 million worth of cutting tools during February, increasing by 9.3% over the January total, but still 4.0% less than the February 2015 total.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-purchases-rose-significantly-during-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-purchases-rose-significantly-during-february#comments Cutting Tools Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:23:00 +0000 32401 at http://americanmachinist.com Faster CAM for Faster Cutting, Faster Profitability http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/faster-cam-faster-cutting-faster-profitability <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><em>ESPRIT 2016 introduces a new roughing strategy, speeds simulation, add several advanced tool settings</em></p> <p>DP Technology Corp. recently released the newest iteration of its Esprit CAM platform, calling Esprit 2016 its &ldquo;ultimate machine tool solution&rdquo; that will &ldquo;accelerate machining to optimize profits.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/faster-cam-faster-cutting-faster-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/faster-cam-faster-cutting-faster-profitability#comments CAD/CAM Software Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:18:00 +0000 32391 at http://americanmachinist.com Boeing Completes Final Satellite for 'NASA Constellation' http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-completes-final-satellite-nasa-constellation <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing Defense completed assembly of the sixth and last in a series of satellites for NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) "constellation." It will provide high-bandwidth communications capability to spacecraft in low-Earth orbit. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-completes-final-satellite-nasa-constellation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-completes-final-satellite-nasa-constellation#comments News Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:04:00 +0000 32381 at http://americanmachinist.com Rolls Opening First U.S. Jet Engine Support Center http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-opening-first-us-jet-engine-support-center <div class="node-body article-body">Jet-engine builder Rolls-Royce Plc opened a new Service Delivery Center at Naval Air Station Kingsville, in Texas, its first such location in the U.S. The center will provide on-site support to repair engines and manage service operations for T-45 aircraft used in U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps jet pilot training. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-opening-first-us-jet-engine-support-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-opening-first-us-jet-engine-support-center#comments News Tue, 12 Apr 2016 01:30:00 +0000 32371 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The T-45 Goshawk, developed by McDonnell Douglas and manufactured now by Boeing Defense, is a modified two-seat aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce F405 (Adour) engines.</p> US Machine Tool Orders Decline Again in February http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-decline-again-february <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. machine shops and other manufacturers ordered $270.9 million worth of new machine tools during February, a decline of 5.1% from the January total and of 12.8% from February 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-decline-again-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-decline-again-february#comments Machining / Cutting News Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000 32361 at http://americanmachinist.com Methods Machine Tools' Techfest2016 Chicago http://americanmachinist.com/methods-machine-tools-techfest2016-chicago <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Methods Machine Tools Inc. will host TechFest2016 Chicago, "Manufacturing the Future," an open house at its Chicago Technology Center. TechFest2016 will feature the latest machine tool technology and automation – over 15 machines under power with live demonstrations.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Methods Machine Tools Chicago Technology Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 2400 Vantage Drive </div> <span class="locality">Elgin</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <span class="postal-code">60124</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.093765">42° 5' 37.554" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-88.338789">88° 20' 19.6404" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.093765+-88.338789+%282400+Vantage+Drive%2C+Elgin%2C+IL%2C+60124%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Methods Machine Tools Inc. will host TechFest2016 Chicago, &quot;Manufacturing the Future,&quot; an open house at its Chicago Technology Center. TechFest2016 will feature the latest machine tool technology and automation &ndash; over 15 machines under power with live demonstrations. During the two-day event attendees also may participate in technical seminars and discuss applications with Methods engineers.</p> <p>Numerous partners/manufacturers technologies will be demonstrated, including:<br /> &bull;&nbsp; <strong>3D Systems</strong> featuring the ProX 200 &amp; ProJet 6000.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; <strong>KIWA</strong> horizontal machining centers featuring the KH 4500 &amp; KMH 300.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; <strong>Nakamura-Tome</strong> multitasking / turning centers showcasing the AS 200 MY, AS 200 MY job shop cell, AS 200 LMYS sub-spindle, WY 100 and WT 150 II.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; <strong>Feeler</strong> high-performance milling and turning centers displaying the VMP 800-APC and HV 800.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; <strong>Fanuc</strong> EDM and drill/tap centers showcasing the C400 iA, C600 iA, D21siA5-10K job shop cell, D21siA5-24k; D14MiA5-ECO, D21LiA5-PC2-10k.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; <strong>Hanwha</strong> Swiss turning systems, featuring Hanwha XD20 and Hanwha XD32.</p> <p>TECHFEST Technical Seminars will be presented on both days, including:<br /> &bull;&nbsp; <em>3D Printing Technologies</em>, presented by Chad Spark, 3D application engineer.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; <em>Savings Achievement Utilizing Multitasking Machines</em>, presented by Rich Parenteau, Nakamura-Tome product manager.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; <em>EDM Technologies</em>, presented by John Matheson, EDM application engineer.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; <em>Automation for Manufacturing</em>, presented by Tyler Veegh, automation/ controls specialist.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; <em>Swiss Machining Applications, </em>presented by Joe Merczel, technical application engineer.</p> <p>&quot;TechFest2016 Chicago will showcase the very latest, leading-edge manufacturing technologies in precision machine tools and automation solutions. We are also extremely pleased to be highlighting Methods 3D, Inc. and our growing line of direct metal 3D printers from 3D Systems,&quot; said Don Miller, general manager of Methods&#39; Illinois Operations.</p> <p>Lunch and refreshments will be provided.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/methods-machine-tools-techfest2016-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/methods-machine-tools-techfest2016-chicago#comments 42.093765 -88.338789 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:16:00 +0000 32351 at http://americanmachinist.com Nakamura-Tome Tech Days http://americanmachinist.com/nakamura-tome-tech-days <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Methods Machine Tools Inc. will be hosting Nakamura-Tome Tech Days at its corporate showroom and technology center in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The two-day event will feature the latest Nakamura-Tome multitasking turning centers and strategies for machining precision parts.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Methods Machine Tools Inc.</span> <div class="street-address"> 71 Union Ave. </div> <span class="locality">Sudbury</span>, <span class="region">MA</span> <span class="postal-code">01776</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.366370">42° 21' 58.932" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-71.423019">71° 25' 22.8684" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.366370+-71.423019+%2871+Union+Ave.%2C+Sudbury%2C+MA%2C+01776%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Methods Machine Tools Inc. will be hosting Nakamura-Tome Tech Days at its corporate showroom and technology center in Sudbury, Massachusetts.&nbsp; The two-day event will feature the latest Nakamura-Tome multitasking turning centers and strategies for machining precision parts. &quot;This is a great event for customers to attend from Nakamura-Tome, the leader in multitasking machining centers. Attendees can witness firsthand the wide range of new machines and multitasking solutions that will be on display, coupled with informative, engaging seminars,&quot; said Bryon Deysher, Methods Machine Tools president and CEO.</p> <p>Seven Nakamura-Tome machines will be under power with live demonstrations, including:<br /> <u>&bull;&nbsp; New NTRX- 300 ATC</u>, a multitasking turning center featuring complete parts machining in one operation, with a built-in load/unload automation system and advanced operator recognition management software.<br /> <u>&bull;&nbsp; NTJ-100</u>, a multitasking turning center with twin spindle, a B-axis upper turret and Y-Axis lower turret. Applications range from low to high volume lots of medical, aerospace, general job shop components and more.<br /> <u>&bull;&nbsp; WY-100 </u>twin-spindle, twin-turret machine equipped with Y-axis, rigid construction, 48 tools, and up to 24 live positions. By offering highly capable features like pinch milling, drilling and turning, as well as unique &quot;off center&quot; interpolative functions that can be performed on both spindles, the opportunity exists to drastically reduce cycle times.<br /> <u>&bull;&nbsp; NTMX</u> ATC machine, the world&#39;s first twin ATC multitasking B-axis lathe. It provides easy access and set-up approach via two front ATC locations and the ability to change inserts without stopping the machine.<br /> <u>&bull;&nbsp; NTY3-250 and NTY3</u>, three-turret, three Y-axes machines that dramatically outperform single-tool multitasking machines, allowing one-pass, complete turning/machining/finishing and reducing part cycle times.<br /> <u>&bull;&nbsp; AS-200 LMYS</u> twin-spindle, single-turret machine offers an upgraded long bed with sub spindle. The machine is equipped with a powerful milling drive, together with a high-speed, high accuracy C-axis and 82-mm-stroke Y-axis.</p> <p>In addition, industry leaders will present leading edge seminars on both days that attendees are encouraged to participate in. Seminars include:</p> <p><em><u>&quot;Y Do you Need Y-Axis&quot;</u></em><em> - </em>Rich Parenteau, Methods&#39; director of application development and Nakamura-Tome product manager, along with Ken Corklin, Methods&#39; dealer technical support manager will address the benefits of using the Y-Axis in order to reduce the cost-per-piece and explain how the Y-Axis has some primary capabilities that make it extremely efficient and cost effective.</p> <p><em>&quot;<u>New NTRX-300 B-Axis Platform&quot;</u></em> - Rich Parenteau will provide an in-depth review of the features of this compact, heavy-duty state-of-the-art multitasking machining center.</p> <p><em><u>&quot;New Smart-X Nakamura PC-Based Control&quot;</u></em> - Jundi Oyama, Nakamura-Tome international sales manager for the U.S. will review the latest developments of the new Nakamura-Tome &ldquo;Smart X&rdquo; operating system for their PC-based control that is fully loaded with a Fanuc 31I-A5, 5-axis control, and many new Nakamura features that are ideal even for inexperienced operators, such as a user-friendly icon menu, production monitoring, trouble guidance and operation level control functions.</p> <p>Lunch and refreshments will be provided.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is the perfect venue for manufacturing professionals to learn about the latest state-of-the-art technologies offered by Nakamura-Tome,&quot; Parenteau said. Manufacturing professionals are encouraged to pre-register for Nakamura-Tome Tech Days.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/nakamura-tome-tech-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/nakamura-tome-tech-days#comments 42.366370 -71.423019 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000 32341 at http://americanmachinist.com CAM Keeps One Manufacturer Ahead of the Competition http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/cam-keeps-one-manufacturer-ahead-competition <div class="node-body article-body">Edgecam has helped Atscott Manufacturing to remain competitive in a evolving manufacturing sector, with its increasingly complex demands. Software updates that include efficiency-boosting features have assisted the operators there to stay ahead of its competitors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/cam-keeps-one-manufacturer-ahead-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/cam-keeps-one-manufacturer-ahead-competition#comments CAD/CAM Software Machining / Cutting Gold Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:58:00 +0000 32331 at http://americanmachinist.com GE Opens Additive Manufacturing Development Center http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/ge-opens-additive-manufacturing-development-center <div class="node-body article-body">General Electric opened a “flagship center for additive manufacturing” where it will it will develop and implement industrial products and technologies for all the various GE businesses. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/ge-opens-additive-manufacturing-development-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/ge-opens-additive-manufacturing-development-center#comments Shop Operations Thu, 07 Apr 2016 01:45:00 +0000 32321 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>GE has been a manufacturing pioneer in the application of additive or 3D printing technologies, in particular within the GE Aviation business, which has adopted additive manufacturing to produce fuel nozzles and other engine parts.</p> This Week’s 10 New Ideas for Machining, Tooling, Programming, Etc. http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/week-s-10-new-ideas-machining-tooling-programming-etc <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 programming tooling, machining, and shop operations more effective and productive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/week-s-10-new-ideas-machining-tooling-programming-etc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/week-s-10-new-ideas-machining-tooling-programming-etc#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 06 Apr 2016 21:26:00 +0000 32311 at http://americanmachinist.com 3DP Industry Expanded 25.9% in 2015, Topping $5 Billion http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/3dp-industry-expanded-259-2015-topping-5-billion <div class="node-body article-body">The global additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) industry expanded by 25.9% in 2015, to a value estimated at $5.165 billion, according the Wohlers Report 2016 market analysis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/3dp-industry-expanded-259-2015-topping-5-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/3dp-industry-expanded-259-2015-topping-5-billion#comments Shop Operations Wed, 06 Apr 2016 02:13:00 +0000 32301 at http://americanmachinist.com U.S. Navy Exercises Option, Orders New Ship from Lockheed http://americanmachinist.com/news/us-navy-exercises-option-orders-new-ship-lockheed <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Navy issued a $564-million to Lockheed Martin, authorizing it to proceed with construction of a new littoral combat ship – the 25th vessel in LCS defense program, which Lockheed and others were assigned in 2008.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/us-navy-exercises-option-orders-new-ship-lockheed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/us-navy-exercises-option-orders-new-ship-lockheed#comments News Tue, 05 Apr 2016 01:50:00 +0000 32271 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Lockheed noted the U.S. Navy&rsquo;s 2010 &ldquo;block buy&rdquo; contract for the <em>Freedom</em>-class LCS has made it possible to optimize the design and development costs for the combat-capable vessels, so that the latest ships are produced at half the cost of the originals.</p> Airbus, Embraer Offer New Perspectives on Latin American Demand http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-embraer-offer-new-perspectives-latin-american-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Jet builders Airbus and Embraer issued new forecasts for aircraft demand in Latin America, generally agreeing with rival Boeing on the regional trends but differing in the results they expect.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-embraer-offer-new-perspectives-latin-american-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-embraer-offer-new-perspectives-latin-american-demand#comments News Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:07:00 +0000 32171 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The expectation of more long-distance flights serving the Latin American market over the next 20 years will be one reason that demand will rise for long-haul aircraft, like the Airbus A350.</p>