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Collaboration and the Cloud: News from ABB Automation and Power World 2015

Senior Editor Michael C. Anderson

3/4/2015

ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer announced today that ABB (Zurich, Switzerland) will partner with mobile telecommunications manufacturer Ericsson (Kista, Sweden) to release a cloud data center management platform. The announcement was part of Spiesshofer’s keynote address to the ABB Automation and Power World event in Houston, TX, which runs through March 5. Full Article

Fast, Lightweight Robots Help Factories Go Faster



Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak

3/1/2015

Robots have joined the lightweighting craze. The newer lightweight designs and materials of many robots, and their end-of-arm tooling, are helping manufacturers boost production times as robots pick up their pace, all while lowering energy costs. Full Article

What’s Next in Grinding?



Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster

3/1/2015

Many precision grinding machines on the market already offer their users near-perfect tolerances, leaving one to wonder: What’s next in grinding? But tool builders still have plenty of room to add valuable new improvements, machine shop owners say. Full Article

Not Going Down the Drain



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

3/1/2015

Metalworking fluids have never been the most glamourous part of manufacturing. That’s been reserved for areas such as additive manufacturing, where complete parts are printed from a digital file, one layer at a time. However, most manufacturing today still consists of parts being cut, shaved or otherwise machined. Full Article

Optimize Process for Best Performance



Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

3/1/2015

Planning for successful machining of titanium starts where machining of any material begins—with a capable machine tool, appropriate spindle power, tooling connection, cutting tool geometry, and secure workholding. Machining titanium and heat resistant super alloys (HRSA) is complicated by the very characteristics of the materials that make them highly desirable for aerospace components—high strength-to-weight ratio and high heat resistance. Full Article

5ME and Okuma Join Forces to Demonstrate the Advantages of Aerospace Part Processing Via Cryogenic Machining



Press Release - 5ME and Okuma

2/24/2015

Two test facilities – in Michigan and North Carolina – invite aerospace manufacturers to present real-world challenges and leverage the advantages of cryogenic machining technology for production applications. Full Article

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