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Viewpoints: A Closer Look at Alternative Machining

Peter Loetzner, CEO, EMAG LLC (North America)


New material substrates and an increasing number of compact designs in aerospace engines, automotive transmissions, medical devices and elsewhere have had the dual effect of stimulating more creative approaches to machining, plus a review of the many techniques long classified as nontraditional. Full Article

Auto Manufacturing Network Growing Stronger

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


If the U.S. automotive industry hits popular forecasts of 16.4 million car and truck sales this year, it is likely that the number of vehicles built in North America will surpass 13 million in 2014 – for the first time in nearly a decade. Historically through 2012, most of that production, more than 85%, has remained in the United States, according to data from IHS Automotive, among others, estimates that US auto sales will hit a robust 16.4 million cars and trucks this year, up from the depressing low of 10.4 million in 2009 during the Great Recession. But it’s not just sales that have been gaining. The percentage of those vehicles that are also built in the US, Canada and Mexico has also been climbing since 2009, too Full Article

Viewpoints: Standardized Tooling Data Enables Smarter Choices

Sean Holt, Vice President of Engineering, Sandvik Coromant


Engineers and machinists on the shop floor are constantly under pressure to problem-solve and reduce the time it takes to transform a design into a finished component. This can affect their ability to keep up with the equally rapid-fire advancements in machine and tooling technology. As CAM technology advances, manufacturers are turning to digital manufacturing solutions to seamlessly manage their entire product life-cycle. Now more than ever, the demand for fully integrated and connected manufacturing systems is growing, and it will only continue to grow. Full Article

IMTS 2014: Manufacturing’s New Virtuous Cycle

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


The bellboy at my hotel said it all. He told me there wasn’t a hotel room to be found in the city of Chicago, and many suburban hotels were sold out, too. He seemed a bit surprised: All of this for a manufacturing show?! Yes, with attendance at IMTS over 109,000 as of press time, and two days left to go, it’s clear that we’ve entered a new era of cutting-edge manufacturing technology that is ready to change the global economy in new ways. Full Article

Viewpoints: Advanced Solutions Can Overcome Challenges

Don Lane


There is no question that manufacturing in the United States is ramping up and driving demand for additional capacity. From automotive to aerospace, companies are seeking new ways to turn up capacity while simultaneously working to overcome shortages in skilled labor. This situation has left many onlookers asking, “Is the United States truly capable of meeting these demands?” The short answer is yes, and many of today’s leading companies are proving this through investments in sophisticated technologies and contracted engineering services. Full Article

UpFront: Modern New Connections for the Future

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


As you walk around the show floor at IMTS this month, it should be clear that the manufacturing industry—and the advanced technology that shapes it—is changing rapidly. The way we connect is changing, too. Full Article

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