Fixturing is an expensive yet critical step in high-volume, close-tolerance production of parts, especially in the automotive industry. When holding a part in place, a fixture must be custom fitted to each part, making changeovers slow and expensive.
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Scientists Steve Choi and Jeff Eastman at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill., have created a next-generation fluid that dramatically improves fluid heat transfer by manipulating atoms on the nanoscale. By adding tiny, spherical particles...
CAD/CAM technology propels scooters from prototype to production at record speed.
New cutting tool coating makes easy work of hardened materials.
A new machine promises to thread bolts in one pass. Recently unveiled by Rebuilders Unlimited Machine Co. Inc. (RUMC), Waynesboro, Pa., the R-UMatic Thread Cutting Machine takes advantage of GE Fanuc's control technology and the technical know-how...
Aircraft isn't the only thing the aerospace industry tracks.
Giving robots a hand means selecting the right gripper and finger design.
International cutting tool manufacturers convene to address industry trends.