Using Direct Current with Inverter Technology Reduces Costs and Improves Control

Resistance welding with direct current (DC) using inverter technology reduces costs by improving quality, reducing maintenance, and increasing productivity.

Extending the Life and Improving the Performance of Plastic Injection Molds

Coating mold components like ejector guide elements, cores, lifts and cavities increases the lifespan of molds while reducing maintenance and running costs.

Renishaw Reduces Machining Time for Aerospace Impeller Manufacturer

If the workpiece datum of a finished part is off-centre, the impeller must be submitted for design analysis, in which a designer reviews the component and decides whether it can be used. Each analysis costs approximately $66,900 per part

Six Things You Should Know About Laser Alignment

Laser alignment technology has been around for some time, but you may still be surprised at the scale and scope of the benefits that these systems deliver.

Planar Honing: Producing a Fine Finish on Flat Surfaces

Somewhat resembling a spinning bottlebrush, this tool is characterized by abrasive globules that are permanently mounted to flexible filaments that are attached to a center shaft.

Improving the Life and Performance of Critical Aerospace Components

The aerospace industry is increasingly turning to PVD and PACVD coatings to increase the durability, performance and service life of components - and as an alternative to hard chrome

Gerber Showcases On-Demand Workflow Solution at Texprocess and Transforms Speed-to-Market Manufacturing

The demonstration will show how design is optimized by leveraging custom graphics and 3D simulation, then converting patterns into a marker file that will be prepared and sent to a digital printer.

Choosing Enclosure Material

The enclosure material which houses sensitive electronic and automation components will impact their lifespan, functionality, and performance. Of the numerous materials available, each offers different protective advantages.

Material Flow and Presentation Starts with Kitting Work Instructions and Job Element Monitoring

Just as kit trays are customized to meet the needs of the individual kits, transport systems documented in work instruction must be customized for efficiency and space utilization.

How Colorants Affect Plastic Characteristics

Believe it or not, there is a whole scientific body of knowledge about the ways in which adding color to plastic can affect the behavioral properties of the plastic.

Advanced Software Design Technology Leads GM into Next Generation of Vehicle Lightweighting

Alliance with Autodesk includes advanced AI-based generative design technology and 3D printing advancements to help lighten and transform future vehicles

The Top 7 Manufacturing Pains Today And How To Remedy Them

With over twenty years (20) experience in the error-proofing of complex or safety critical components and products we identified seven (7) manufacturing assembly line pains that still impact manufacturers today

Marked for Life: A Glance at Some Common Direct Part Marking Methods

Depending on how long a part or product needs to remain traceable, the relative permanence of various marking methods could be a game-changer. In the aerospace industry, for instance, parts could be in use for as long as 30 years.

How a Less than $100 Part Could Save U.S. Manufacturing

The High Torque retention knob is longer by design to reach deeper into the threaded bore of the toolholder. As a result, all thread engagement occurs in a region of the toolholder where there is a thicker cross-section of material to resist deformation.

Talking RAPID + TCT with Joe Wilkers of Mazak

We'll be showcasing our new VC-500 AM, a full five-axis HYBRID Multi-Tasking machine that offers both additive and subtractive manufacturing and Mazak's DONE IN ONE® part processing capability."

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