Makino Improves Large-Part EDM With Z-Axis Sinker Unit

Dec 09, 2014

[caption id="attachment_8192" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo credit: Makino)Makino's new HS-Rib high-speed Z-axis technology is available on the company's EDNC Series sinker machines for large parts.[/caption] EDM operators may feel a bit of envy when they compare the high throughput rates and precision of...Read More


Key Business Indicators Soar in September, Quickening Year's Pace

Nov 26, 2014

[caption id="attachment_8186" align="alignleft" width="300"] Major increases in U.S. manufacturing technology orders and cutting tool sales in September are raising business expectations for the fourth quarter and 2015. Shown here is an automated work cell developed by EMAG.[/caption] Attendees and show organizers...Read More


Metrology Company Edges Into Additive Manufacturing Arena

Nov 18, 2014

[caption id="attachment_8181" align="alignleft" width="232"] Components of this seat post bracket for a bicycle (below) are fabricated in a cluster of hollow parts prior to separation and assembly. Credit: Renishaw[/caption] Most machine shops and equipment OEMs know Renishaw as a metrology specialist. But the...Read More


Heimatec's BMT Live Tools Enhance CNC Operations

Nov 13, 2014

[caption id="attachment_8176" align="alignleft" width="227"] Heimatec's BMT tooling comes in two versions: axial (shown here) and radial.[/caption] Upgrading the operation of a CNC turret is an important way of extending machine performance. If it's done right, operators can add fabrication versatility, spindle...Read More


Siemens Sees Lack of System Integration as It Introduces Capabilities

Nov 06, 2014

[caption id="attachment_8168" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Sinumerik Operate graphic user interface has been optimized for CNC turning and milling.[/caption] Siemens has added capabilities to its Sinumerik suite of machine-control software that networks machining with production-level IT systems. "System...Read More


Cutting Tool Sales Lag; IMTS Is (as Usual) a Hit

Oct 29, 2014

[caption id="attachment_8164" align="alignleft" width="300"] AMT president Doug Woods sits in the Strati, the first car produced by additive manufacturing, as it pulls out of McCormick Place during IMTS. Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory[/caption] U.S. cutting tool consumption and manufacturing technology orders...Read More


Manufacturers Must Go with Planning for New-Product Launches

Oct 22, 2014

It is vital that machine shops and other manufacturers have in place detailed production planning processes to assure that work begins on time; deadlines are met; machines, tooling, and other equipment are ready for operation; supply-chain logistics are set; and quality products are delivered on schedule to customers...Read More