American Machinist http://americanmachinist.com/rss.xml en Bombardier Wins $3.8B Order from Air Canada http://americanmachinist.com/news/bombardier-wins-38b-order-air-canada <div class="node-body article-body">Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has a purchase order for 45 CS3000 jets from Air Canada, with options for up to 30 more of the same aircraft. If all the options were to be fulfilled, the contract would be worth up to $3.8 billion at the current listed prices. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/bombardier-wins-38b-order-air-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/bombardier-wins-38b-order-air-canada#comments News Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:12:00 +0000 33411 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The CS300 is a 135-seat version of Bombardier&rsquo;s new C Series narrow-body commercial aircraft for medium-range routes. The design incorporates advanced materials and aerodynamics, and twin Pratt &amp; Whitney PurePower engines.</p> Machining in the Digitized, Virtualized Future http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/machining-digitized-virtualized-future <div class="node-body article-body">Even as machine shops prepare for the fully connected reality of IoT, they should be prepared to make the next step to Smart manufacturing, the concept of full digitization of sensors, actuators, devices and components within a manufacturing system.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/machining-digitized-virtualized-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/machining-digitized-virtualized-future#comments Automation IMTS 2016 Gold Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:18:00 +0000 33401 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Even as manufacturers are still preparing for the fully connected reality of the Industrial Internet of Things, they should be prepare to make the next step to Smart manufacturing &mdash; the full digitization of sensors, actuators, devices and components within a manufacturing system.</p> Worldwide Steel Output Appears to Stabilize in May http://americanmachinist.com/news/worldwide-steel-output-appears-stabilize-may <div class="node-body article-body">Raw steel production rose 3.2% worldwide from April to May, and dipped only -0.1% from the May 2015 result, but the 2016 year-to-date tonnage is down 2.3% versus the first five months of 2015. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/worldwide-steel-output-appears-stabilize-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/worldwide-steel-output-appears-stabilize-may#comments News Mon, 27 Jun 2016 01:14:00 +0000 33381 at http://americanmachinist.com Leasing Agency Orders 15 New Airbus Jets http://americanmachinist.com/news/leasing-agency-orders-15-new-airbus-jets <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus SAS has a new order from aircraft leasing company AWAS, a longstanding customer for 15 A320 jets, specifically 12 A320ceo and three A321ceo jets. Counting the new contract, AWAS’ orders A320 aircraft totals 95 jets, 89 A320s and six A321s.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/leasing-agency-orders-15-new-airbus-jets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/leasing-agency-orders-15-new-airbus-jets#comments News Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:02:00 +0000 33371 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Airbus has had over 12,500 orders for, and more than 7,000 deliveries of, the A320 aircraft to about 400 customers and operators since the series was introduced in 1987.</p> Versatile Precision Twist Drills, Plus 6 More New Ideas http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/versatile-precision-twist-drills-plus-6-more-new-ideas <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine shop operators need new ideas to keep them engaged, aware, active, and competitive — and and new technologies to help them improve their performance. Here are seven 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/versatile-precision-twist-drills-plus-6-more-new-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/versatile-precision-twist-drills-plus-6-more-new-ideas#comments Cutting Tools Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:43:00 +0000 33361 at http://americanmachinist.com Despite Concerns, Solid Outlook for EU Machine Tool Sector http://americanmachinist.com/news/despite-concerns-solid-outlook-eu-machine-tool-sector <div class="node-body article-body">CECIMO presented an encouraging outlook for EU machine tool output and an even more optimistic view of the trend for machine tool exports, in spite of global industrial weakness.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/despite-concerns-solid-outlook-eu-machine-tool-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/despite-concerns-solid-outlook-eu-machine-tool-sector#comments Machining / Cutting News Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:03:00 +0000 33351 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>&ldquo;We are glad to see that the machine tool consumption in Europe shows good pace,&rdquo; commented Dr. Frank Brinken, chairman of the CECIMO Economic Committee and vice-chairman of Starrag Holding AG. &ldquo;Upgrading and modernizing its production base is an essential condition to keep the competitiveness of European manufacturing sector at high levels.&rdquo;</p> Bombardier Draws $472M Order for Regional Aircraft http://americanmachinist.com/news/bombardier-draws-472m-order-regional-aircraft <div class="node-body article-body">Bombardier Commercial Aircraft reported that an unidentified airline agreed to buy 10 of its CRJ900 aircraft, a deal it estimated to be worth $472 million. The OEM did not indicate any delivery schedule for the new jets.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/bombardier-draws-472m-order-regional-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/bombardier-draws-472m-order-regional-aircraft#comments News Tue, 21 Jun 2016 02:22:00 +0000 33331 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Including the current order, Bombardier has booked a total of 1,902 firm orders for CRJ Series aircraft, including 428 for the CRJ900.&nbsp;</p> 'Quantum Leap' in Chip Breaking, + 5 More New Machine Shop Technologies, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/quantum-leap-chip-breaking-5-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Lach Diamond laser-manufactured Type 3D-active chip breaker will be among numerous new technologies at IMTS 2016, for machine shop operators and precision manufacturers seeking difference-making technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/quantum-leap-chip-breaking-5-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/quantum-leap-chip-breaking-5-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:02:00 +0000 33321 at http://americanmachinist.com Steel, Aluminum Delivery Totals Slow Rate of Decline http://americanmachinist.com/news/steel-aluminum-delivery-totals-slow-rate-decline <div class="node-body article-body">North American service centers’ deliveries of steel and aluminum appeared to recover some momentum during May, “substantially” slowing the rate of decline, according to the Metals Service Center Institute.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/steel-aluminum-delivery-totals-slow-rate-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/steel-aluminum-delivery-totals-slow-rate-decline#comments News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:41:00 +0000 33301 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Service center shipments correspond to a substantial volume of the metals consumed by machine shops and fabricators, and the activities at those operations are a reflection of industrial activity in the North America.</p> GE Aviation Building Advanced Ceramic Materials Plants http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-building-advanced-ceramic-materials-plants <div class="node-body article-body">GE Aviation broke ground in Huntsville, Ala., on two adjacent factories to mass-produce silicon carbide (SiC) materials, to be used to manufacture ceramic matrix composite components (CMCs) for jet engines and land-based gas turbines for electric power.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-building-advanced-ceramic-materials-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-aviation-building-advanced-ceramic-materials-plants#comments News Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:41:00 +0000 33281 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Using CMCs in the hot section of the LEAP and other jet engines is described by GE Aviation as a &ldquo;breakthrough for the jet propulsion industry.&rdquo; One-third as dense as metal alloys, they help to reduce the overall engine weight, and the high-temperature properties enhance engine performance, durability and fuel economy.</p> AMT Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference http://americanmachinist.com/amt-global-forecasting-marketing-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Manufacturers looking to stay abreast of market conditions, trends and forecasts, and wanting to improve their overall business position will benefit from the upcoming Global Forecasting &amp; Marketing Conference (GFMC).</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Trump National Doral Miami </span> <div class="street-address"> 4400 NW 87th Ave. </div> <span class="locality">Doral</span>, <span class="region">FL</span> <span class="postal-code">33178</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="25.814041">25° 48' 50.5476" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.339826">80° 20' 23.3736" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=25.814041+-80.339826+%284400+NW+87th+Ave.%2C+Doral%2C+FL%2C+33178%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Manufacturers looking to stay abreast of market conditions, trends and forecasts, and wanting to improve their overall business position will benefit from the upcoming Global Forecasting &amp; Marketing Conference (GFMC) taking place October 19&ndash;21 in Miami.</p> <p>Hosted annually for over 40 years by AMT &ndash; the Association for Manufacturing Technology, GFMC brings together economic forecasters, sales and marketing specialists, and industry leaders. These experts share their insight into the market factors driving manufacturing and how companies can outpace the competition in this business environment.</p> <p>&ldquo;If you want to learn what&rsquo;s impacting manufacturing today and what to expect for the future, GFMC is a must-attend event,&rdquo; said Douglas Woods, President of AMT. &ldquo;You&rsquo;ll hear how the domestic and global economies are faring, which industry segments are doing better than others and why the outcome of the 2016 elections matter. Attendees will also learn how to use this information to their best advantage to distinguish themselves from their competitors.&rdquo;</p> <p>GFMC also provides networking opportunities for executives and industry professionals to discuss current issues impacting their industry&rsquo;s market conditions, production processes or technology trends. The event draws attendees from a diverse array of production machinery, contract machining, assembly, finance, capital equipment distribution and brokerage type companies.</p> <p>Attendees will leave the conference equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to &ldquo;turn insight into action&rdquo; &ndash; this year&rsquo;s conference theme &ndash; and develop strategic plans to thrive in a dynamic, competitive marketplace.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/amt-global-forecasting-marketing-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/amt-global-forecasting-marketing-conference#comments 25.814041 -80.339826 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:27:00 +0000 33271 at http://americanmachinist.com Lockheed Draws $331M Rocket Order from U.S. Army http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-draws-331m-rocket-order-us-army <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin has drawn a new, $331.8-million contract from the U.S. Army to produce Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets, to be supplied to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and for foreign military sales to Israel, Finland, Jordan and Singapore.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-draws-331m-rocket-order-us-army" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-draws-331m-rocket-order-us-army#comments News Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:50:00 +0000 33261 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System is an armored, self-propelled system for launching rocket artillery. It&rsquo;s been deployed by the U.S. Army since 1983, though production ended in 2003.&nbsp;</p> CNC Grinder with Extended X, Y Axes, Plus 10 More New Ideas http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/cnc-grinder-extended-x-y-axes-plus-10-more-new-ideas <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine shops need new ideas, and new technologies to keep them engaged, aware, active, and competitive — and improving their performance. Here are 11 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/machining-cutting/cnc-grinder-extended-x-y-axes-plus-10-more-new-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/cnc-grinder-extended-x-y-axes-plus-10-more-new-ideas#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:25:00 +0000 33241 at http://americanmachinist.com “MTM Plus Cryogenics” Among Breakthroughs Available at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/mtm-plus-cryogenics-among-breakthroughs-available-imts-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">At IMTS 2016, Mazak will introduce its Variaxis i-800T multi-tasking machine with cryogenic machining capability, developed to improve milling operations and boost productivity – in particular for manufacturers supplying aerospace programs.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/mtm-plus-cryogenics-among-breakthroughs-available-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/mtm-plus-cryogenics-among-breakthroughs-available-imts-2016#comments IMTS 2016 Machining / Cutting Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:18:00 +0000 33231 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>&ldquo;As with all Mazak technology, we developed the Variaxis i-800T with cryogenics to accomplish one key objective &ndash; further improve the performance and productivity of our customer&rsquo;s overall part processing operations,&rdquo; said Dan Janka, executive vice president at Mazak.</p> US Machine Tool Orders Down 25% for April http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-down-25-april <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers’ new orders of metal cutting and similar manufacturing technology totaled $284.10 million during April, -25.5% from March, and -27.5% from April 2015. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-down-25-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-down-25-april#comments Machining / Cutting News Mon, 13 Jun 2016 04:02:00 +0000 33171 at http://americanmachinist.com New Mill/Turn Machine, Plus Five More New Machine Shop Technologies, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-millturn-machine-plus-five-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The new INDEX G220 turn-mill center will be among numerous new technologies at IMTS 2016, for machine shop operators and precision manufacturers seeking difference-making technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-millturn-machine-plus-five-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-millturn-machine-plus-five-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016#comments Automation IMTS 2016 Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Mon, 13 Jun 2016 02:46:00 +0000 33181 at http://americanmachinist.com Navistar to Build Vans for GM Under Long-Term Contract http://americanmachinist.com/news/navistar-build-vans-gm-under-long-term-contract <div class="node-body article-body">Navistar International Corporation reported some details of a new long-term contract with General Motors to assemble the cutaway model of GM's G Van at Navistar's Springfield, Ohio, plant, beginning early in 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/navistar-build-vans-gm-under-long-term-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/navistar-build-vans-gm-under-long-term-contract#comments News Fri, 10 Jun 2016 02:45:00 +0000 33141 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Navistar will assemble cutaway versions of General Motors&rsquo; G vans, which are commercial vehicles refitted for use as utility or service vehicles, ambulance or rescue vehicles, shuttle buses or school buses.</p> The Chip Breaking Approach to Longer Tool Life http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/chip-breaking-approach-longer-tool-life <div class="node-body article-body">Kennametal’s Beyond Evolution single-sided grooving and cut-off system with multidirectional turning capability, through-the-tool coolant, proprietary chip control, and “Triple V” secure seating geometry, extends tooling life and maintains or improves performance for EMC Precision.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/chip-breaking-approach-longer-tool-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/chip-breaking-approach-longer-tool-life#comments Cutting Tools Gold Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:55:00 +0000 33111 at http://americanmachinist.com Relying on CMM to Keep IIoT’s Disruption Positive http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/relying-cmm-keep-iiot-s-disruption-positive <div class="field-byline"> Megan Ray Nichols </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most manufacturers are still adjusting to the “positive disruption” brought by the Industrial Internet of Things, but advanced data gathering/management technologies like CMM is improving their opportunities to succeed on that scale. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/relying-cmm-keep-iiot-s-disruption-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/relying-cmm-keep-iiot-s-disruption-positive#comments Enterprise Software Shop Operations Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:09:00 +0000 33091 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Perceptron GmbH &mdash; a developer of automated industrial metrology products and technologies &mdash; was selected by VW/Audi Group recently to provide inline measurement equipment for seven assembly plants in China, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia and Belgium.</p> US Cutting Tool Consumption Fell 5.75% in April, Down 10.3% YTD http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-consumption-fell-575-april-down-103-ytd <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers consumed $173.64 million worth of cutting tools during April, a decline of 5.75% from the March total and a 15.0% drop from the April 2015 result. Cutting tool consumption is an index to overall manufacturing activity.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-consumption-fell-575-april-down-103-ytd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/us-cutting-tool-consumption-fell-575-april-down-103-ytd#comments Cutting Tools News Thu, 09 Jun 2016 01:44:00 +0000 33081 at http://americanmachinist.com Lockheed to Handle MRO for Air Wisconsin Jets http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-handle-mro-air-wisconsin-jets <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions has an exclusive, five-year contract to perform engine MRO services on CF34-3 engines for Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation. The Montreal-based Lockheed subsidiary specializes in CRJ-200, D-8, 707, and A320 and 737 jet series.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-handle-mro-air-wisconsin-jets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-handle-mro-air-wisconsin-jets#comments News Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:01:00 +0000 33061 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The CF34-3 is a GE Aviation turbofan engine in use for a number of regional jet fleets, including Bombardier CRJ and Embraer E-Jets series aircraft.</p> Wish Fulfillment and Perfecting Production, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/wish-fulfillment-and-perfecting-production-imts-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">The International Manufacturing Technology Show can be an exercise in wish fulfillment for many machine shops and other manufacturers, hoping to find the one tool or machine, or program that will resolve some ongoing problem. United Grinding proved it’s possible.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/wish-fulfillment-and-perfecting-production-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/wish-fulfillment-and-perfecting-production-imts-2016#comments Automation IMTS 2016 Machining / Cutting Gold Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:57:00 +0000 33041 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>At United Grinding&rsquo;s Studer factory in Thun, Switzerland, a reconfigured production system incorporates all manufacturing operations for the entire product portfolio into one assembly line, which the machine tool builder noted is improving its ability to meet specific customer demands and delivery requirements quickly and efficiently.</p> United Grinding North America New HMC and Five More New Machine Shop Technologies, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-hmc-and-five-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The International Manufacturing Technology Show will see the arrival of hundreds of new technologies for precision manufacturing, design concepts aiming to fulfill the complexity and process efficiency that forward-looking machine shops expect from the industry’s most anticipated event.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-hmc-and-five-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-hmc-and-five-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016#comments Automation IMTS 2016 Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:19:00 +0000 33021 at http://americanmachinist.com First Passenger Flight for Bombardier’s New Twin-Engine Jet http://americanmachinist.com/news/first-passenger-flight-bombardier-s-new-twin-engine-jet <div class="node-body article-body">Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s new CS100 airliner twin-engine aircraft competed its first passenger flight, carrying 100 from Dublin, Ireland, to Zurich, Switzerland — a distance of about 770 miles. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/first-passenger-flight-bombardier-s-new-twin-engine-jet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/first-passenger-flight-bombardier-s-new-twin-engine-jet#comments News Tue, 07 Jun 2016 01:46:00 +0000 33011 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Swiss Air will be the launch customer for Bombardier&rsquo;s new CS100 twin-engine aircraft, taking delivery in the coming weeks.</p> Chromalloy Expands Coating, Precision Machining for Airfoil Components http://americanmachinist.com/news/chromalloy-expands-coating-precision-machining-airfoil-components <div class="node-body article-body">Chromalloy Corporation reported it completed an expansion at its component manufacturing and repair operation in Tilburg, The Netherlands, adding a new aluminum-diffusion coating line for gas-turbine engine parts and more precision machining assets.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/chromalloy-expands-coating-precision-machining-airfoil-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/chromalloy-expands-coating-precision-machining-airfoil-components#comments News Mon, 06 Jun 2016 01:27:00 +0000 33001 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>In addition to coating and precision machining, Chromalloy&rsquo;s manufacturing and repair center in Tilburg, The Netherlands, provides engineering services, joining (including brazing, welding, and heat treatment), thermal processing, and inspection.</p> Ensuring Zero Defects for Internally Threaded Fasteners http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/ensuring-zero-defects-internally-threaded-fasteners <div class="node-body article-body">For safety-critical fastener components, new high-speed sorting technologies, including vision-based hole and thread detection, are making traditional methods obsolete. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/ensuring-zero-defects-internally-threaded-fasteners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/ensuring-zero-defects-internally-threaded-fasteners#comments QC and Inspection Shop Operations Gold Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:59:00 +0000 32971 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The GI-100DT uses a series of front and backlit cameras to calculate a part&rsquo;s height, profile, and inner and outer diameters.&nbsp;</p> First Flight Completed, Successful for First E-Jet E2 Aircraft http://americanmachinist.com/news/first-flight-completed-successful-first-e-jet-e2-aircraft <div class="node-body article-body">Brazilian aircraft designer and manufacturer Embraer S.A. completed a successful first flight for its E190-E2 aircraft, the midsized variant in its E-Jets E2 series of narrow-body medium range airliners. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/first-flight-completed-successful-first-e-jet-e2-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/first-flight-completed-successful-first-e-jet-e2-aircraft#comments News Thu, 02 Jun 2016 01:40:00 +0000 32961 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The first E-Jets E2 aircraft, an E190-E2 jet, completed a three-hour, 20-minute flight, well ahead of the program schedule.</p> EDM Will Work Some Magic at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/edm-will-work-some-magic-imts-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical discharge machining (EDM) will always seem like a magical process, as masses of solid material seem to detach silently and with precision from a raw workpiece — and together with new designs and capabilities is what will draw many interested manufacturers to the EDM Pavilion at IMTS 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/edm-will-work-some-magic-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/edm-will-work-some-magic-imts-2016#comments IMTS 2016 Machining / Cutting Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:22:00 +0000 32951 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The EDM process removes material from a workpiece using a series of rapidly recurring current discharges between two electrodes, separated by a dielectric liquid, subject to an electric voltage.</p> Fuel Systems, Westport Merger Endorsed, On Track http://americanmachinist.com/news/fuel-systems-westport-merger-endorsed-track <div class="node-body article-body">Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. stockholders endorsed the company’s proposed merger and revised exchange terms with Westport Innovations Inc., a deal proposed last fall. The combination brings together alternative-fuel technologies for commercial vehicle and automotive engines.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/fuel-systems-westport-merger-endorsed-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/fuel-systems-westport-merger-endorsed-track#comments News Wed, 01 Jun 2016 01:49:00 +0000 32941 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Westport Innovations develops of natural-gas engines for commercial vehicles, while Fuel Systems Inc. produces components and systems that control pressure and flow of gaseous alternative fuels (e.g., propane and natural gas) in internal combustion engines.</p> Five More Technologies Set to Debut at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/five-more-technologies-set-debut-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The International Machine Tool Show is the launch platform for hundreds of new technologies for precision manufacturing concepts, designs that aim to fulfill the design complexity and process efficiency that forward-looking machine shops seek — and expect from the industry’s most anticipated event.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/five-more-technologies-set-debut-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/five-more-technologies-set-debut-imts-2016#comments IMTS 2016 Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Tue, 31 May 2016 21:35:00 +0000 32921 at http://americanmachinist.com