American Machinist http://americanmachinist.com/rss.xml en The 27th Japan International Machine Tool Fair / JIMTOF 2014 http://americanmachinist.com/27th-japan-international-machine-tool-fair-jimtof-2014 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 27th Japan International Machine Tool Fair takes place at Tokyo Big Sight between October 30 and November 4, 2014. JIMTOF 2014 will include 754 exhibitors from 19 countries and various areas throughout the world.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Tokyo Big Sight</span> <div class="street-address"> 3-11-1 Ariake </div> <span class="locality">Koto</span>, <span class="region">13</span> <span class="postal-code">135-0063</span> <div class="country-name">Japan</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 27th Japan International Machine Tool Fair takes place at Tokyo Big Sight between October 30 and November 4, 2014. JIMTOF 2014 will include 754 exhibitors from 19 countries and various areas throughout the world.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/27th-japan-international-machine-tool-fair-jimtof-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/27th-japan-international-machine-tool-fair-jimtof-2014#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:28:00 +0000 21611 at http://americanmachinist.com Can Small Manufacturers Overcome Risk and Succeed in the Cloud? http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/can-small-manufacturers-overcome-risk-and-succeed-cloud <div class="field-byline"> Ralf Suerken </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud-based services offer a less costly path to the functionality small manufacturers need.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/can-small-manufacturers-overcome-risk-and-succeed-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/can-small-manufacturers-overcome-risk-and-succeed-cloud#comments Enterprise Software Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:22:00 +0000 21601 at http://americanmachinist.com PLM Collaboration, Integration, and Sustainability Workshop http://americanmachinist.com/plm-collaboration-integration-and-sustainability-workshop <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CIMdata, Inc. will host a workshop on the theme of “Collaboration, Integration, and Sustainability: Keys to Maximizing the Value of PLM.” Workshop participants will gain a solid understanding of current technologies and the work that is being undertaken in the areas of collaboration, integration, and the sustainability of PLM value to the enterprise. According to Thomas Gill, CIMdata’s Practice Manager for PLM Enterprise Value &amp; Integration, "Integration, collaboration, and solution resiliency are core topics industrial companies need to understand to achieve their business objectives.”</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 Five Mile Road </div> <span class="locality">Plymouth</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48170</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44045+Five+Mile+Road%2C+Plymouth%2C+MI%2C+48170%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>CIMdata, Inc., a global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces that a workshop to be jointly hosted by the company&rsquo;s PLM Enterprise Value &amp; Integration Knowledge Council and the Social Product Development &amp; Collaboration Knowledge Council. The workshop will take place on Friday, October 3 in Plymouth, Mich., the day following its annual PLM Road Map conference.<br /> The theme for the workshop will be &ldquo;Collaboration, Integration, and Sustainability: Keys to Maximizing the Value of PLM.&rdquo; Workshop participants will gain a solid understanding of current technologies and the work that is being undertaken in the areas of collaboration, integration, and the sustainability of PLM value to the enterprise. According to Thomas Gill, CIMdata&rsquo;s Practice Manager for PLM Enterprise Value &amp; Integration, &quot;Integration, collaboration, and solution resiliency are core topics industrial companies need to understand to achieve their business objectives.&rdquo;<br /> The workshop will provide a highly interactive environment with a selection of real-world examples supplemented by panel discussions, interactive exercises, networking sessions, and hands-on working sessions. The workshop will be facilitated by CIMdata&rsquo;s domain experts Dr. Ken Versprille, Dr. Suna Polat and Mr. Thomas Gill.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/plm-collaboration-integration-and-sustainability-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/plm-collaboration-integration-and-sustainability-workshop#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:13:00 +0000 21591 at http://americanmachinist.com The Evolution of Affordability and Accessibility in CMMS Software http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/evolution-affordability-and-accessibility-cmms-software <div class="node-body article-body">The history of CMMS software shows how it has become more accessible, affordable and easier to use — and informs you how to approach the next big advance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/evolution-affordability-and-accessibility-cmms-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/evolution-affordability-and-accessibility-cmms-software#comments Enterprise Software Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:35:00 +0000 21581 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The emerging generation of CMMS software is based on Cloud computing standards and capabilities, meaning it multi-tenant programs with numerous users who are able to customize the applications for their operations, adding or removing modules easily.</p> Vericut CNC to Incorporate UTC Machine Optimization Functions http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/vericut-cnc-incorporate-utc-machine-optimization-functions <div class="node-body article-body">CGTech has taken a license with United Technologies Corp. to integrate its PromptFM™ machining process optimization program into its CAM simulation suite. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/vericut-cnc-incorporate-utc-machine-optimization-functions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/vericut-cnc-incorporate-utc-machine-optimization-functions#comments CAD/CAM Software News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:47:00 +0000 21571 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>CGTech recently released Vericut CNC 7.3, which CNC programmers deploy to detect potential collisions and near-misses in machining toolpaths, simulating the machining process with animations and links to tool-management systems.</p> Quick-Changing, Compactness, Modularity Count in Toolholding, Workholding http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/quick-changing-compactness-modularity-count-toolholding-workholding <div class="node-body article-body">Toolholding and workholding require just as much insight and innovation in development and design as machining and turning tools, and Exsys Tool Inc. will be demonstrating a range of its own innovations at IMTS</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/quick-changing-compactness-modularity-count-toolholding-workholding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/quick-changing-compactness-modularity-count-toolholding-workholding#comments IMTS 2014 Machining / Cutting Gold Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:05:00 +0000 21561 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The compact Eppinger C3, C4 and C5 connection base holders make fast, simple tool changes possible &mdash; and require only minimal space within a machine tool, so they can easily handle larger workpieces.</p> An Exhibition of the Power of High-Tech Integration http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/exhibition-power-high-tech-integration <div class="node-body article-body">The 30th incarnation of the semi-annual International Manufacturing Technology Show will demonstrate the power of the full integration of today's leading technologies: robots, big data and 3-D printing.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/exhibition-power-high-tech-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/exhibition-power-high-tech-integration#comments Automation IMTS 2014 Machining / Cutting Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:36:00 +0000 21541 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Automation is the powerful, often silent partner to the increasingly powerful tools that define manufacturing technology. IMTS 2014 will offer new examples of how the two disciplines converge.</p> Machine Tool Orders Gain Ground in June http://americanmachinist.com/news/machine-tool-orders-gain-ground-june <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers’ new orders for machine tools and related products increased 12.6% from May to June 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/machine-tool-orders-gain-ground-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/machine-tool-orders-gain-ground-june#comments Machining / Cutting News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:04:00 +0000 21531 at http://americanmachinist.com Advanced Manufacturing Needs a New Dimension in Parts Cleaning http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/advanced-manufacturing-needs-new-dimension-parts-cleaning <div class="node-body article-body">Dürr Ecoclean’s EcoCCore system for solvent-based parts cleaning uses non-halogenated hydrocarbons or modified alcohols and an innovative technology for optimized parts cleaning. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/advanced-manufacturing-needs-new-dimension-parts-cleaning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/advanced-manufacturing-needs-new-dimension-parts-cleaning#comments IMTS 2014 Shop Operations Gold Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:31:00 +0000 21521 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The EcoCCore is designed to use non-halogenated hydrocarbons or modified alcohols. Due to a 33% increase in product throughput and load weight it enables a marked reduction of per-unit cleaning cost.</p> Team Approach for New Twin-Spindle Machine http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/team-approach-new-twin-spindle-machine <div class="node-body article-body">The LiFLEX II 444 is a twin-spindle machine that Licon mt hopes will open new market segments for its machine tools.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/team-approach-new-twin-spindle-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/team-approach-new-twin-spindle-machine#comments IMTS 2014 Gold Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:49:00 +0000 21511 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Hydromat and Licon mt will co-exhibit the LiFLEX 444 II, which the German machine builder is targeting to markets that process small and medium-sized workpieces.</p> CIMdata’s PLM Road Map 2014 http://americanmachinist.com/cimdata-s-plm-road-map-2014 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>CIMdata, Inc. announced the agenda topics for its PLM Road Map 2014, an event for industry executives and PLM practitioners globally—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Inn at Saint John&#039;s</span> <div class="street-address"> 44045 Five Mile Road </div> <span class="locality">Plymouth</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48170 </span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44045+Five+Mile+Road%2C+Plymouth%2C+MI%2C+48170+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>CIMdata, Inc., the global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces the agenda topics for PLM Road Map<sup>&trade;</sup> 2014.<br /> PLM Road Map is an event for industry executives and PLM practitioners globally&mdash;providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the industry germinate and take root. This year&rsquo;s event will focus on PLM-enabled continuous product development and delivery for the automotive and transportation industry and supply chain. Presentation topics will include:<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Volvo Journey which will look at how a global brand with only 0.5% of world market share is able to stay competitive.<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exceeding Requirements Using Model-Based Systems Engineering will help attendees understand&nbsp; how tools and standards are emerging to support early, 1D and mixed fidelity modeling to help better define systems using a model-based systems engineering approach.<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New Age Collaboration and Design will consider how design collaboration must change to take advantage of the new social approaches.<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Global Product Development and the CAE Challenge will offer an understanding of the demands of modern day global product development and a realization of how that impacts design and simulation.<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Advanced Information Technology Solutions: An Engine of Innovation will identify the key market drivers that influence the use of automotive IT solutions, investigate new tools and approaches that address these market drivers, and evaluate IT&rsquo;s potential impact on the automotive industry.<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Model-Based Systems Engineering and PLM will consider the importance of having key suppliers in PLM, virtual engineering, and embedded systems development integrate their solutions effectively.<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A Flexible Approach to PLM will provide more detail on how one company&#39;s experience with PLM led to a non-traditional PLM implementation that extended to multiple technical disciplines including mechanical, electronic, and software.<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Additive Manufacturing and Conformal Cooling will demonstrate how the use of additive manufacturing can help reduce cycle times and drastically improve part quality.<br /> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The &ldquo;platformization&rdquo; of PLM will describe how the PLM platforms of the future will be the foundation upon which functional capabilities, data, and processes are enabled and executed.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cimdata-s-plm-road-map-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cimdata-s-plm-road-map-2014#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:55:00 +0000 21501 at http://americanmachinist.com New Options for Accuracy, Versatility in Cylindrical Grinding http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/new-options-accuracy-versatility-cylindrical-grinding <div class="field-byline"> Robert Brooks and Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Shigiya (USA) Ltd. is due to introduce several new series of universal and cylindrical grinders to the IMTS 2014 crowd.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/new-options-accuracy-versatility-cylindrical-grinding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/new-options-accuracy-versatility-cylindrical-grinding#comments IMTS 2014 Machining / Cutting Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:39:00 +0000 21491 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Shigiya (USA) Ltd.&rsquo;s new GSU Series of universal grinders.</p> 600 Layoffs as John Deere Responds to Weaker Demand http://americanmachinist.com/news/600-layoffs-john-deere-responds-weaker-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Deere & Company will layoff 600 workers at four plants in response to weaker demand for its agricultural equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/600-layoffs-john-deere-responds-weaker-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/600-layoffs-john-deere-responds-weaker-demand#comments News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:06:00 +0000 21481 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Deere and Co. stated that it must align its manufacturing workforce with market demand.</p> Subscribe to Newsletters http://americanmachinist.com/newsletters/signup <div class="node-body page-body">Sign up for our newsletters. View sample issues.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/newsletters/signup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:53:28 +0000 21471 at http://americanmachinist.com For Valve Producer, a Breakthrough in Heavy-Duty Turning http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/valve-producer-breakthrough-heavy-duty-turning <div class="node-body article-body">By retooling a heavy-duty OD turning and facing job in 4130 steel, AWC Frac Valve tripled its material removal rate and more than doubled tool life. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/valve-producer-breakthrough-heavy-duty-turning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/valve-producer-breakthrough-heavy-duty-turning#comments Cutting Tools Gold Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:37:00 +0000 21451 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Big job, big chips.&nbsp; With the breakthrough Ingersoll insert, AWC turns big valve bonnets using depths of cut of nearly 0.33 inch.&nbsp; Free-cutting tool geometry reduces cutting forces to make it possible.</p> 2014 NTMA Fall Conference http://americanmachinist.com/2014-ntma-fall-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The National Tooling & Machining Association 2014 Fall Conference will be the first conference that will not feature keynote speakers. Instead, it will include more business tracks, a full day of technology, and many roundtable discussions. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Roosevelt Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 123 Barrone Street </div> <span class="locality">New Orleans</span>, <span class="region">LA</span> <span class="postal-code">70112</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=123+Barrone+Street%2C+New+Orleans%2C+LA%2C+70112%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The National Tooling &amp; Machining Association 2014 Fall Conference will be the first conference that will not feature keynote speakers. Instead, it will include more business tracks, a full day of technology, and many roundtable discussions. &ldquo;Most member teams have elected to perform their business before the event and will hold team roundtables,&rdquo; explained Ted Toth, NTMA 2014 national chairman. &ldquo;There should be more time to network and get to know each other.&rdquo;</p> <p>For NTMA members, finding value both at the local chapter and at national is important to their growth. As part of our Re-Tooling efforts, we will highlight and re-visit many of the tools of the NTMA.</p> <p>This event offers a great opportunity to collaborate with NTMA peers, explore new ideas, learn bout cutting edge technology, discover new initiatives for business development and learn about our industry advocacy in Washington, DC.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/2014-ntma-fall-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/2014-ntma-fall-conference#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:24:00 +0000 21431 at http://americanmachinist.com Solid Increase in June Cutting Tool Orders http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/solid-increase-june-cutting-tool-orders <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers purchased a total of $181 million worth of cutting tool products during June, an increase of 7.3% from the June consumption total, according to the monthly Cutting Tool Market Report. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/solid-increase-june-cutting-tool-orders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/solid-increase-june-cutting-tool-orders#comments Cutting Tools News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:13:00 +0000 21421 at http://americanmachinist.com HELLER Technology Days Open House http://americanmachinist.com/heller-technology-days-open-house <div class="node-body event-body">Heller Machine Tools, Troy, MI, will open its doors to showcase its new machining centers and flexible systems for heavy-duty flexible production, and next generation crank milling and turning machines. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Heller Machine Tools L.P.</span> <div class="street-address"> 1225 Equity Drive </div> <span class="locality">Troy</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48084</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=+1225+Equity+Drive%2C+Troy%2C+MI%2C+48084%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Heller Machine Tools, Troy, MI, will open its doors to showcase its new machining centers and flexible systems for heavy-duty flexible production, and next generation crank milling and turning machines. Twenty-five supplier and complementary technology firms will also participate with displays including tooling and automation.</p> <p>At its bi-annual Technology Days exposition, the company will demonstrate, under power, on its assembly floor:<br /> &bull; The new patented cylinder bore coating (CBC) process which imparts a high-durability coating to aluminum parent metal, such as aluminum engine blocks<br /> &bull; A next-generation automotive flexible machining system MC 20<br /> &bull; Flexible heavy-duty machining solutions for large components, including large diesel engine blocks and heads<br /> &bull; Gas and oil industry machining capabilities with high-torque HMC&rsquo;s.<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Heller&rsquo;s Blue energy Efficiency machining advancements</p> <p>Also available for inspection on Heller&rsquo;s 100,000 sq-ft assembly floor will be customer.</p> <p>Currently, Heller is the only manufacturer building large machining center-based systems in the U.S., and is the largest designer and builder of diesel engine machining systems globally.</p> <p>Contact HELLER Troy at <a href="mailto:sales@hus.heller-machines.com"><strong>sales@hus.heller-machines.com</strong></a> or telephone 248-556-8431 for Technology Days reservations.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/heller-technology-days-open-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/heller-technology-days-open-house#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:57:00 +0000 21411 at http://americanmachinist.com Software Making CMM Programming Faster, Simpler http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/software-making-cmm-programming-faster-simpler <div class="node-body article-body">Verisurf Automate is a graphical object-oriented sequencing and CMM probe path generation software that creates automated inspection plans, executes them, and generates reports. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/software-making-cmm-programming-faster-simpler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/software-making-cmm-programming-faster-simpler#comments IMTS 2014 Shop Operations Gold Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:08:00 +0000 21401 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The developers claim Verisurf Automate will make users more productive with a 3D environment that includes an object-oriented operations manager, CAD feature extraction, and solid model associativity.</p> Doosan Debuting “True Five-Axis” and MTM Centers http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/doosan-debuting-true-five-axis-and-mtm-centers <div class="node-body article-body">Doosan will introduce two CNC machines at IMTS 2014, a “true five-axis” machine and a new multi-tasking machine (MTM.) </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/doosan-debuting-true-five-axis-and-mtm-centers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/doosan-debuting-true-five-axis-and-mtm-centers#comments IMTS 2014 Machining / Cutting Gold Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:58:00 +0000 21391 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>By integrating the capabilities of multiple machines into one system, the Puma SMX Series puts into use milling and turning capabilities that reduce machining time overall, and the number of machining operations a shop must handle.</p> New Turn-Mill Center for Complex Performance in One Set-Up http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/new-turn-mill-center-complex-performance-one-set <div class="node-body article-body">The new Index G220 Turn-Mill Center includes a motorized 5-axis milling spindle and a tool turret with Y-axis.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/new-turn-mill-center-complex-performance-one-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/new-turn-mill-center-complex-performance-one-set#comments IMTS 2014 Machining / Cutting Gold Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:49:00 +0000 21381 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>With 1,280 mm between the main and counter spindle, the G220 has a maximum turning length of 1,000 mm. The wide work area gives operators access to the main and counter spindles, the turret and the motorized milling spindle, and the operating panel.</p> Robotic Feeders for the New Technology Ecosystem http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/robotic-feeders-new-technology-ecosystem <div class="node-body article-body">ABB's FlexMT system puts the power of robotics in a modular form, bringing new automation to old machines.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/robotic-feeders-new-technology-ecosystem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/robotic-feeders-new-technology-ecosystem#comments Automation IMTS 2014 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:46:00 +0000 21371 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The FlexMT systems, attached to existing machine tools, can increase spindle utilization time up to 60% over manual operations.</p> ABB Sikorsky, Boeing Team to Build Army’s VTOL Concept http://americanmachinist.com/news/sikorsky-boeing-team-build-army-s-vtol-concept <div class="node-body article-body">Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Boeing were selected to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/sikorsky-boeing-team-build-army-s-vtol-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/sikorsky-boeing-team-build-army-s-vtol-concept#comments News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:26:00 +0000 21361 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Defiant aircraft design has been in development since January 2013 by Boeing and Sikorsky, based on the Sikorsky X2, and including counter-rotating rigid main rotor blades, a pusher propeller for high-speed acceleration and deceleration, and a fly-by-wire flight control system.</p> Hot Chips: Getting Burned in the Workplace http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/hot-chips-getting-burned-workplace <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups?trk=hb_side_g&amp;gid=2880425" target="_blank">American Machinist&#39;s LinkedIn</a> page is a busy place.&nbsp; Active discussions range from Reshoring to Training.&nbsp; But one particular discussion brought some humor and attention to the realities of machine shop work.&nbsp; Hot Chips.&nbsp; They hurt.&nbsp; This discussion was started by LinkedIn member <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups?viewMemberFeed=&amp;gid=2880425&amp;memberID=67577439&amp;trk=groups_items_see_more-0-b-pp" title="Click to see this member's activity">Russ Bowman</a>, w</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/hot-chips-getting-burned-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/hot-chips-getting-burned-workplace#comments Shop Operations Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:58:00 +0000 21351 at http://americanmachinist.com Boeing Assigns New Work to Landing Gear Specialist http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-assigns-new-work-landing-gear-specialist <div class="node-body article-body">Héroux-Devtek Inc. earned a new multi-year contract to manufacture torque tubes for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-assigns-new-work-landing-gear-specialist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/boeing-assigns-new-work-landing-gear-specialist#comments Machining / Cutting News Mon, 11 Aug 2014 02:56:00 +0000 21341 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>A machinist at another Boeing supplier sets a hob to cut splines in a torque tube for the Boeing 747-8.</p> Designing a Stand for Gearbox Inspections http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/designing-stand-gearbox-inspections <div class="node-body article-body">All gearboxes — transmission gear cases and variable feed cases — must be examined after assembling and before they are ready to be mounted on the machine tool.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/designing-stand-gearbox-inspections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/designing-stand-gearbox-inspections#comments Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:35:00 +0000 21331 at http://americanmachinist.com Rolls-Royce Gains Orders for Jet Engines, Long-Term Service/Support http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-gains-orders-jet-engines-long-term-servicesupport <div class="node-body article-body">Rolls-Royce confirmed that International Airlines Group (IAG) would solidify an order for eight Airbus A350-900 jets, to be powered by the Rolls Trent XWB engines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-gains-orders-jet-engines-long-term-servicesupport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-gains-orders-jet-engines-long-term-servicesupport#comments News Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:54:00 +0000 21321 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Trend XWB is a variant of Rolls-Royce Trent turbofan jet engines, with the manufacturer calls &ldquo;the world&#39;s most efficient large civil aero engine and the fastest-selling Trent engine ever, with more than 1,400 already sold.&rdquo;</p> Control System for 5-Axis Desktop Milling http://americanmachinist.com/automation/control-system-5-axis-desktop-milling <div class="node-body video-body">A demonstration of multi-axis motion control and closed-loop stepper technology for the application-specific requirements of a desktop CNC machine. This Servotronix motion control package maintains the machine's high accuracy and improves its compactness, while significantly reducing its cost.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/automation/control-system-5-axis-desktop-milling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/automation/control-system-5-axis-desktop-milling#comments Automation Machining / Cutting Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:25:00 +0000 21311 at http://americanmachinist.com M&A Activity Shows Machining’s Growth Prospects http://americanmachinist.com/news/ma-activity-shows-machining-s-growth-prospects <div class="node-body article-body">M&A activity in Q2 2014 shows machining-focused organizations have growth strategies based on acquisition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/ma-activity-shows-machining-s-growth-prospects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/ma-activity-shows-machining-s-growth-prospects#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting News Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:44:00 +0000 21301 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>As an industrial sector, manufacturing technology&rsquo;s fortunes turn on other markets&rsquo; activities.</p> For CAM Functions, Quicker is Better http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/cam-functions-quicker-better <div class="node-body article-body">Geometric will preview the forthcoming CAMWorks 2015 release, emphasizing that standard operating conditions for manufacturers demand that they have more resources available.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/cam-functions-quicker-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2014/cam-functions-quicker-better#comments IMTS 2014 CAD/CAM Software Gold Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:56:00 +0000 21291 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Color-based definition of features is one way for users to accelerate CNC programming time for parts (each one potentially unique) that require mass customization and quick delivery.</p>