Now Online: The December Issue of Manufacturing Engineering
The December 2013 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are available on www.MfgEngMedia.com.
Boring is a Good Way to Go
Large boring mills with advanced contouring head technology and multitasking mill turns (or turn mills) with advanced programming and cutting tool technology are being tasked to produce a wide range of traditional workpieces. To the familiar pump housings, valves, and blowout preventers, you might also want to add large gears as they emerge from being strictly a niche machined product to one readily produced on multi-tasking, five-axis machining centers.
Getting the Most Out of Your Automation Purchase
Ask any buyer of manufacturing automation what’s most important in purchasing new equipment and you’ll get a laundry list of requirements. But for many buyers, the ultimate decision often comes down to the bottom line: how much the system costs up front and how fast they can expect to get a return on that investment.
Where Have all the 3D Dreamers Gone?
The Usefulness of Air Gaging
Moving SME & Manufacturing Forward
NAMII Rebrands as "America Makes"
Touch-Based Software with Built-In CAD Helps Shops Simplify Metrology Tasks
DOE Grant Funds Research to Improve Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing
Large-Part Turning Gives Shop Huge Advantage
Smart Honing Delivers Tight Pump Tolerances
Automation Grows Silicon Valley Manufacturer
FOCUS ON THE WORKFORCE
Training Tomorrow's Energy Engineers
High-Efficiency Production in the Smallest Spaces
On the Web
Rotary Broaching: Getting More from Your Shop Floor
A fast and efficient machining method, rotary broaching is used for making squares, hexes, splines, serrations, keyways, Torx-type and a range of many other internal and external polygon shapes on a workpiece.
Watercutting in Wartime
The US Marine Corps recently added advanced abrasive waterjet technology to its on-site metalworking arsenal. Abrasive waterjet machines precisely cut a wide range of materials of various thicknesses, from advanced composites to exotic alloys to traditional metals, while generating no heat and providing a cut edge smooth enough for immediate use in many situations.
One Ring to Rule Them All
Weiss develops a heavy-duty ring table with a large center opening to achieve robotic production efficiencies.
On the Cover: The process of cutting slots in rotors weighing up to 32 t was slashed to a total of 60 hours using the mpmc 1200 multi-product machining center from Weingärtner
Maschinenbau (Kirchham, Austria).
Published Date : 12/1/2013