QC and Inspection http://americanmachinist.com/taxonomy/term/6638/more en GE Aviation Buys Robotics Developer http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/ge-aviation-buys-robotics-developer <div class="node-body article-body">GE Aviation acquired OC Robotics for an undisclosed price, explaining the British automation systems designer would enhance its ground-based engine repair and service programs. OC Robotics is 20-year-old developer noted for manufacturing commercial snake-arm robots and software for confined and hazardous environments.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/ge-aviation-buys-robotics-developer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/ge-aviation-buys-robotics-developer#comments Automation Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:53:00 +0000 63811 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>OC Robotics develops snake-arm robots for working in confined and hazardous spaces. They are guided by wire ropes, and controlled by proprietary software, to traverse cluttered environments and conduct activities such as inspection, fastening, and cleaning.</p> FCA US Files for EPA’s Diesel Certification http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/fca-us-files-epa-s-diesel-certification <div class="node-body article-body">FCA US filed an application for diesel vehicle emissions certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board concerning its 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram 1500 diesel vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/fca-us-files-epa-s-diesel-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/fca-us-files-epa-s-diesel-certification#comments News QC and Inspection Sun, 21 May 2017 14:17:00 +0000 62041 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Earlier this year EPA alleged that Fiat Chrysler failed to disclose its use of engine management software to increase emissions levels on some vehicles with 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engines.</p> Certification Testing Starts for GE9X Jet Engine http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/certification-testing-starts-ge9x-jet-engine <div class="node-body article-body">GE Aviation this week started certification testing for its GE9X engine, a high-bypass turbofan engine being developed for Boeing’s 777X aircraft. The tests are being carried out at the Peebles (Ohio) Test Operation, and follow more than a year of “first full engine” testing.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/certification-testing-starts-ge9x-jet-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/certification-testing-starts-ge9x-jet-engine#comments Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Fri, 19 May 2017 03:13:00 +0000 61931 at http://americanmachinist.com New Functions, Options, Applications Enhance Machine Shop Performance http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every machine shop is aware of its competition and its customers’ demand for faster, better, lower-cost finished parts. Here’s a list of new functions, options, and applications for improving machine shops’ results, which can be achieved with more incremental changes or adjustments to workflows. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance#comments CAD/CAM Software Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:15:00 +0000 55581 at http://americanmachinist.com High-Precision, High-Efficiency Ideas for Machine Shops http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops <div class="node-body gallery-body">Precision is at the core of every effort in every machine shop, not simply to complete turning, grinding, milling, etc. with exceptional accuracy and finish quality — but to get every task, every problem, every idea or inquiry addressed effectively, efficiently and profitably. No wasted steps, no missed opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops#comments Automation Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:07:00 +0000 53621 at http://americanmachinist.com Economical, Flexible Option for Dual-Line Lubrication http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/economical-flexible-option-dual-line-lubrication <div class="node-body article-body">A new automated lubrication system design gives industrial operation an economical way to validate that critical bearing points receive proper amounts of grease or oil.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/economical-flexible-option-dual-line-lubrication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/economical-flexible-option-dual-line-lubrication#comments Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:04:00 +0000 53541 at http://americanmachinist.com 3 Trends That Will Drive the Automotive Industry in 2017 and Beyond http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/3-trends-will-drive-automotive-industry-2017-and-beyond <div class="field-byline"> Stefan Issing, Global Industry Director--Automotive, IFS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Look for mandatory IT on new cars, increased popularity of in-vehicle wi-fi hotspots, and an increase of EVs in China, among other developments. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/3-trends-will-drive-automotive-industry-2017-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/3-trends-will-drive-automotive-industry-2017-and-beyond#comments American Machinist Newswire Machining / Cutting News QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:01:00 +0000 49711 at http://americanmachinist.com Software Deal Tied to Smart Manufacturing Strategy http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/software-deal-tied-smart-manufacturing-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Hexagon AB is buying MSC Software for $834 million in a debt-free transaction that the Swedish high-tech group claimed will strengthen its “smart connected factory strategy,” supplying enterprise “solutions” to vertical manufacturing sectors.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/software-deal-tied-smart-manufacturing-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/software-deal-tied-smart-manufacturing-strategy#comments Enterprise Software News QC and Inspection Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:44:00 +0000 48621 at http://americanmachinist.com 10 New Technologies for Machine Shop Precision and Performance http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-precision-and-performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Competition among machine shops is always about cost – but not just cost. Making component parts is a chance for machine shops to show their creativity and flexibility, as well as their commitment to precision. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-precision-and-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-precision-and-performance#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:21:00 +0000 43081 at http://americanmachinist.com 5 Lean Tools to Boost Implementation http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/5-lean-tools-boost-implementation <div class="node-body gallery-body">The lean journey, especially initial implementation, is overwhelming. But remember, with commitment, a positive outlook and the right lean tools at your disposal, you’ll be amazed how simple and rewarding the journey is. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/5-lean-tools-boost-implementation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/5-lean-tools-boost-implementation#comments QC and Inspection Shop Operations Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000 41821 at http://americanmachinist.com