Talking IMTS with SLM Solutions

See SLM Solutions Metal Additive Manufacturing in the West Hall, Booth 43-2304

Airbus Gets on Board with 3D Printing

For small-batch series and customized parts, additive technologies offer a drastically faster time-to-market than conventional manufacturing as prior tool-production is not required.

Talking IMTS with CGI, Inc.

Booth #134638. CGI's custom gearbox is used to drive the spindle onboard JPL's latest coring drill test unit for the Mars 2020 mission.

Polymer 3D Prints Used to Protect Costly Metal Parts

When working with large diesel engines, or commercial aerospace systems that require the output of large metal parts with complex shapes, creative solutions are required to hold and protect them throughout the downstream machining and finishing process.

Hyundai Motors Improves Production Efficiency with Automation Software

By relying on 3D Printing, they can create new products in a fast and cost-effective way, and experiment with designs with almost no design limitations or material waste. But how do they efficiently manage their Additive Manufacturing (AM) production?

Adopting a Lean Manufacturing Principle

The 6 S system is a modified version of the Lean Manufacturing principle of 5 S. Developed by Taiichi Ohno, an industrial engineer for Toyota, Lean Production is a systemic method designed to optimize the efficiency of a business.

4 Best Practices for OEMs to Drive Double-digit Growth in 2018

After years of focusing on supply chain and operational initiatives, OEMs are now turning their sights to aftermarket growth. In fact, a recent TSC survey shows that for 46% of service leaders, Service Revenue will be the top initiative for 2018.

Projection Welding of Fasteners to Hot Boron Stamped Components

There are a number of manufacturing issues that come up when projection welding fasteners onto hot stamped boron steel components. In most cases, the weld nuts and studs used are considerably softer than the 1500 MPa stamping.

Excelling in Today's Challenging Global Steel Marketplace

How POSCO is addressing market obstacles and protecting its vital steel production assets from corrosion.

Making Time for Holthinrichs Watches

Holthinrichs Watches is working with a Renishaw Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centre to build up knowledge about the potential of metal additive manufacturing (AM) and to speed up the overall manufacturing process for high-end, limited-edition watches.

Imperiled SCADA Systems

Industrial Control, like many other systems, are vulnerable to insider attacks. However, they have the additional challenge that they are still largely based on technology from several decades ago, when systems were totally air-gapped from the rest of the world.

How to Choose an Industrial Safety Controller

A safety controller that is easy to use and implement can make a big difference in getting your safety solution up and running quickly and effectively. But a safety controller is just one piece of a safety solution.

OEMs Opt to Eliminate In-House Lamination Operations

OEMs that make parts or products from flat-rolled steel, aluminum and other metals are eliminating in-house lamination operations and outsourcing to experienced coil coaters instead.

The Ultimate Guide to Shipping Temperature-Sensitive Freight

If temperature-sensitive freight is literally your bread and butter, the following guide provides some useful fundamentals to remember for this vital and somewhat finicky corner of the world economy.

Protecting Utilities

Minimising cyber security threats on industrial control systems. Without a strong commitment to security, manufacturers will fall victim to the many pitfalls faced by open protocols.

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