Machining / Cutting en Know the Differences Between Gear Finishing Processes <div class="field-byline"> Megan Ray Nichols </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As gears require a particular surface-finish standard to maintain compatibility with surrounding components, it's useful for machinists and shop managers to know the differences among finishing processes. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:43:00 +0000 44851 at <p>Gears have remained functionally similar over hundreds of years, but there has been considerable development in the surface finished standards applied to different gear types.</p> November Report Shows Another Drop in Machine Tool Orders <div class="node-body article-body">New orders for machine tools declined in November for the second consecutive month, following the increases in August and September, coinciding with IMTS 2016. U.S. manufacturers ordered $329.61 million worth of new manufacturing technology during November, according to the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report issued each month by AMT – the Association for Manufacturing Technology. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Tue, 10 Jan 2017 02:53:00 +0000 44401 at Italian Machine Tool Builders Profit by Tax Changes <div class="node-body article-body">Italian manufacturers reportedly are benefiting by a new tax provision that allows them to claim credits up to 250% of the value of their capital investments in high-technology products.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:07:00 +0000 43511 at <p>UCIMU- Sistemi per Produrre (&ldquo;Systems for Production&rdquo;) is a trade association for Italian manufacturers of machine tool, robots, automation systems, and related products (NC, tools, components, accessories.) It has over two hundred member companies, who represent more than 70% of such products manufactured in Italy.</p> 10 New Technologies for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:21:00 +0000 43081 at Latest LEAP Engine Wins FAA, EASA Certifications <div class="node-body article-body">CFM International gained type certificates from both the U.S. FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the integrated propulsion system for its LEAP-1C high-bypass turbofan engine.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Thu, 22 Dec 2016 04:17:00 +0000 42451 at <p>The LEAP-1C&rsquo;s integrated propulsion system developed by Nexcelle is intended to reduce fuel consumption, improve engine performance, and enhance jet-engine maintenance for commercial airlines.</p> Rexnord Closing Indianapolis Bearings Plant <div class="node-body article-body">Rexnord Corp. filed a WARN notice, indicating plans to close a ball bearing and roller bearing manufacturing plant in Indianapolis. Approximately 350 workers are affected, and the company and United Steelworkers union have reached agreement on a workers’ severance package.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Sun, 18 Dec 2016 17:31:00 +0000 41861 at <p>Rexnord produces a number of well-known brands of roller bearings, ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, sleeve bearings, and filament bearings, including Rex, Link-Belt, Duralon, and Tuflite.</p> Service Centers Show Modest Increases in November Shipments <div class="node-body article-body">North American service centers’ November shipments of steel and aluminum showed some improvement over November, with month-to-month increases for Canadian centers and year-to-year increases for centers in both countries. Service centers continued to report declining inventory volumes for both steel and aluminum, according to the Metals Service Center Institute.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Fri, 16 Dec 2016 04:08:00 +0000 41701 at <p>Service center deliveries represent a significant volume of the metals consumed by machine shops and fabricators, and the activities at those operations reflect the state of industrial activity in the North America.</p> Airbus Committing to More 3DP Parts for A320s <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus expanded its supply arrangements for nickel and titanium alloy parts with Arconic, and ordered its own large-dimension electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system from Sciaky Inc., to produce titanium structures.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Wed, 14 Dec 2016 03:04:00 +0000 41311 at <p>The EBAM 110 system converts titanium (or other alloy) wire into near-net shapes up to 19 ft. long, at a rate of 7-20 lb/hour, in a work envelope of 70x47x63 inches.</p> October Machine Tool Orders Resume Slow Trend <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers ordered $335.48 million worth of machine tools and related manufacturing technology during October, a drop of 32.9% from the September result, and yet still ahead of the October 2015 total by 0.2%. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Tue, 13 Dec 2016 02:50:00 +0000 41041 at GE Aviation, Lufthansa Technik Starting MRO Venture <div class="node-body article-body">GE Aviation and Lufthansa Technik AG chose a site in southwestern Poland for their joint-venture maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) center, to service GEnx-2B and GE9X engines. The reported $267-million development, to be in operation by September 2018, will be known as XEOS, and will employ 500 at full capability.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:21:00 +0000 40271 at <p>The GE9X is a turbofan engine now in its testing phase, with the first service targeted to begin in 2020 &mdash; notably for the new Boeing 777X wide-body jets.</p>