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VIDEO: 3D Printed Rapid Tools for Injection Molding


Learn how 3D printed molds can cut turnaround time for your injection molded (IM) prototypes. We will discuss when 3D printed molds are a best fit, material selection and customer stories, as well as process limitations and tips for successful molding. Full Article

VIDEO: Applying the Latest Metal Chip Processing Technology to Improve EHS Compliance and Drive Cost Reduction


This Webinar will address the importance of analyzing your plants risk and opportunity as it relates to chip and fluid processing. Industrial metalworking manufacturing has undergone dramatic shifts that have changed operating structures. Flexible manufacturing, high-speed machining, material reconfiguration, cutting technologies, and environmental regulations and compliance are all factors which manufacturing has adjusted to meet changing government, consumer, and industry shifts. The one hour discussion will help you assess your chip and fluid processing needs, identify areas of greatest risk, and qualify cost reductions and additional revenue streams. The discussion will highlight some of the latest technology in modular chip processing that allows for the transfer, volume reduction, briquetting, load-out, and fluid reclamation in a single, easy to install and maintain, system. Full Article

VIDEO: Advanced Manufacturing and Using Big Data to Enhance Production from Big Shops to Small Shops


Dr. Thomas Kurfess, who served as the Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President of the United States of America, was the technical lead for the President on the current federal efforts related to manufacturing. One key area within manufacturing is the utilization of Big Data in conjunction with the currently available and rapidly growing capabilities of Cyber Physical Systems. Professor Kurfess will discuss how Big Data and Cyber Physical Systems can be employed to move manufacturing completely into a digital domain by employing digital models, in conjunction with readily available High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms (e.g., multi-core, GPU, and cloud), low cost deployable sensing and high bandwidth connectivity to enable rapid process and production planning for use in both cost estimation/quoting and, ultimately, production and verification. For cloud manufacturing, this will enable even the smallest and least sophisticated manufacturing node in the cloud to rapidly respond to large number of quote requests for complex parts utilizing low cost cyber infrastructure resources that are currently available and expanding on a daily basis. Full Article

VIDEO: The Value of FDM End-Use Parts


Manufacturers know that saving time and increasing production efficiencies have a direct effect on their company’s bottom line. Using 3D printing to produce end-use parts can provides unprecedented benefits for low-volume manufacturing. It can also be used to bridge the gap between product concept and traditional manufacturing processes. In this webinar, you’ll see how manufacturers are using 3D printing to add efficiencies to their organization and learn how to incorporate this technology onto your production floor. Full Article

VIDEO: Benchmarking Your Quality Maturity: Turning a Cost Center into a Profit Center


In order for an organization to achieve the shift from quality management as a cost center to profit center, it’s important to have a strong grasp on your organization’s maturity in the different quality management resources. To help organizations understand their current state and plan for the journey to true operational excellence, LNS Research will discuss their landmark quality management research study of over 1000 manufacturing organizations to identify best practices in organizational change, business process redesign, and technology evaluation based on a comprehensive maturity model to illustrate what constitutes current state vs. market leading. Full Article

VIDEO: How to Reduce Drill Programming Time


The drilling process can be tedious, repetitive and error prone. But, it doesn’t have to be! Join this free live webinar and learn how to reduce drill programming time (by up to 90%). Our presenter, John Barnes from Cimatron, will inform attendees on improvements and processes surrounded around advanced drilling tools & techniques, automated NC drilling 3x-5x, automated gun drill programming & output, how feature recognition can vary among cam systems, automatic vs automated drilling, and use of stock & holder protection while drilling. Full Article

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