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Rise of the Machines: Industrial Machinery Market Growth to Double in 2014

IHS

4/7/2014

High demand for machines in manufacturing sectors ranging from auto making to packaging will push the industrial machinery market to new heights during the next five years, highlighted by a doubling of growth this year, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Full Article

Additive Joins Subtractive on Advanced All-in-One Machines



Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

4/1/2014

The path of precision machining has taken a decidedly unexpected change in direction. Yes, machining centers, in their various configurations of horizontal, vertical, and universal, continue to hold their preeminent positions in shops for their ability to create value-added benefits to individual workpieces or parts in serial production. Full Article

New Modular Automation Package for Turning Machines



EMCO Maier Corp.

3/26/2014

Machine shops of all sizes continue to seek ways to automate what they do to improve consistency, save time, and reduce cost per piece produced. In response to that need, EMCO Maier has partnered with UltraTech Machinery, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, a leading designer and builder of high production equipment, to offer a modular robotic automation cell that provides cost-effective, flexible part load/unload for its turning machines. Full Article

Connecting Critical Machines in a Data-Intensive World



Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak

4/14/2014

Will MTConnect ultimately succeed in its goal of connecting machine tool equipment on the factory floor with the Internet? Odds are that it will, but it’s going to take time. An executive of a shop-data management and networking company once told me that MTConnect would follow the path of wireless technology—it took quite some time before wireless gained a foothold in the factory, and he estimated it could take as long as 10 years for MTConnect to gain critical mass. Full Article

Picking Up the Pace in Aerospace Production



Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak

3/1/2014

New automation solutions have aerospace production humming, with automated-guided vehicles (AGVs) and mobile robotics solutions helping aerospace and defense builders meet demanding production schedules for delivery of new commercial and military aircraft. To achieve production goals on big projects like the recently stepped-up Boeing 777X program, manufacturers increasingly deploy new automation both for building aircraft components and to speed up final assembly operations. Full Article

Laser Welding Applications Expand



Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

3/1/2014

Lasers for welding have proven their worth in the last 35 years in select applications. Despite their high capital cost, the precise, intense heat source makes lasers the right choice where there are tight tolerances, close fit-ups, and thin materials. These are applications where lasers produce less distortion, with their smaller heat-affected zone (HAZ) around the weld. Full Article

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