New Measurement Tools Improve Process Control, Says Renishaw

Oct 08, 2014

Metrology specialist Renishaw has unveiled several tools that are designed to improve the accuracy and speed of part measurement and machine system calibration. These include: - SPRINT, a CNC machine tool scanning system for rapid form and profile measurement of prismatic and complex 3D parts. - The Equator 300...Read More


Shops Fail to Do What They Stress with Workforce Training

Oct 02, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7984" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: Mid-Point Machine[/caption] Machine shops overwhelmingly report that continuous improvement, workforce training and development, and production planning are critical to their growth and profitability. Yet many fall short in implementing these...Read More


Company Puts Lens-Grinding Know-How Into Shaft Grinder

Sep 24, 2014

After several months of publicity before the , France-based industrial giant Fives officially unveiled its Landis Twin Turret (LTT) grinding machine at the trade fair in Chicago earlier this month. Jointly manufactured in the United Kingdom and the United States by Fives' Landis business unit, the LTT grinder is...Read More


Seen at IMTS: Universal Gripper Simplifies Robotic Part Removal

Sep 17, 2014

Robotic automation is becoming essential to machining operations for the benefits it provides in productivity, quality, and economy. At last week's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) robots were everywhere - not only in the booths of automation suppliers but on display alongside machining systems and...Read More


IMTS Must-Sees: Robots, Data Visualization, and Hybrid Manufacturing

Sep 10, 2014

[caption id="attachment_8116" align="alignleft" width="200"] Advanced manufacturing was the buzzword amid the large opening day crowd at IMTS.[/caption] The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is fully underway in Chicago, and a few trends have surfaced at the show that will affect the machining...Read More


At IMTS, Keep Automation in Mind as a Shop Strategy

Sep 03, 2014

The start of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago is only days away. Attendees who plan to be at McCormick Place anytime between Sept. 8 and 13 are finalizing lists of which exhibitors, conferences, and events they need to see. In a trade show that takes up all four buildings of McCormick...Read More


AMT Looks to Raise MTConnect Data Standard at IMTS

Aug 27, 2014

One technology the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) wants attendees at the upcoming International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) to learn about is MTConnect, an open-source, royalty-free communication standard designed to collect production data from equipment, devices, and controls and convert it...Read More