QC and Inspection http://americanmachinist.com/taxonomy/term/6638/more en 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 Are You Incorporating These Lean Manufacturing Best Practices? http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/are-you-incorporating-these-lean-manufacturing-best-practices <div class="field-byline"> Megan R. Nichols </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It can be difficult to achieve all five Lean Manufacturing principles, but there are a number of best practices you can implement on the manufacturing floor to underscore the importance of these strategies and generate quantifiable results.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/are-you-incorporating-these-lean-manufacturing-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/are-you-incorporating-these-lean-manufacturing-best-practices#comments QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 03 Nov 2016 02:30:00 +0000 35351 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Implementing Lean principles on the shop floor requires a thorough review of all production processes to eliminate any nonvalue-adding steps or services.</p> Focus on Precision and Flexibility in 8 New Technologies, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/focus-precision-and-flexibility-8-new-technologies-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Adopting more precision in machining capabilities as well as flexibility for setting up and executing operations: these are simultaneous design goals for developers of machines, tooling, and other devices and systems for machine shops. IMTS 2016 will be a platform for these new technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/focus-precision-and-flexibility-8-new-technologies-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/focus-precision-and-flexibility-8-new-technologies-imts-2016#comments IMTS 2016 Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:58:00 +0000 33981 at http://americanmachinist.com 6 Ways to Increase Engineering Productivity in 5 Minutes a Day http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/6-ways-increase-engineering-productivity-5-minutes-day <div class="field-byline"> Tony Glockler, CEO / SolidProfessor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Staying productive during an eight-hour workday can be a challenge. Distractions and poor task planning are a few problems that can lower engineers’ efficiency. These six tips focus on better work habits, and will improve decision-making routines.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/6-ways-increase-engineering-productivity-5-minutes-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/6-ways-increase-engineering-productivity-5-minutes-day#comments Enterprise Software QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:47:00 +0000 33941 at http://americanmachinist.com <p><strong>&ldquo;</strong>Many people think that multitasking is an important skill for increasing productivity and efficiency. However, it&#39;s not the case, especially in engineering. Studies show that attempting to complete several tasks at once proves to be slower.&rdquo;</p> High-Precision, Multi-Surface Grinding, + 9 More New Machine Shop Technologies, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/high-precision-multi-surface-grinding-9-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Landis-Bryant RU2 Fuel MGMT multi-surface grinder, to be introduced by Fives Group at IMTS 2016, is among numerous new technologies in store for machine shop operators seeking difference-making capabilities.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/high-precision-multi-surface-grinding-9-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/high-precision-multi-surface-grinding-9-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016#comments IMTS 2016 Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Fri, 08 Jul 2016 20:59:00 +0000 33661 at http://americanmachinist.com Vertical Machine Designs, Modular Filtration, + 6 More New Machine Shop Technologies, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/vertical-machine-designs-modular-filtration-6-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The EMAG VT 2-4 vertical machine center, capable of dual-sided shaft machining, 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/vertical-machine-designs-modular-filtration-6-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/vertical-machine-designs-modular-filtration-6-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016#comments Automation IMTS 2016 Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:34:00 +0000 33391 at http://americanmachinist.com 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 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> New-Design Mill/Turn Machine, New Wire EDM Series Among 10 New Ideas http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-design-millturn-machine-new-wire-edm-series-among-10-new-ideas <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine shops need new ideas, and new technologies to keep them engaged, aware, active, and competitive. Here are 10 product ideas we discovered this week to make machining, shop management, tooling, and workflow more effective and productive.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-design-millturn-machine-new-wire-edm-series-among-10-new-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-design-millturn-machine-new-wire-edm-series-among-10-new-ideas#comments Cutting Tools Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 19 May 2016 03:27:00 +0000 32741 at http://americanmachinist.com