In this Issue...
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- Commentary by Bruce Vernyi- Common themes from the manufacturers at EMO 2005
- Feature articles- Cashing in on Complexity, Marrying Product and process design, Product Data available in visual format, Open for business
- Technology trends - Inspection tool learns textures, July tool consumption dips slightly, Mazak event to touch the future, More funding for material production process, Equipment updates for community college, Spanish machine tool producers to merge, FeatureCAM 2006 available, Ford boosting hybrid production
Hybrid drive development alliance formed, GE/Rolls-Royce venture gets engine contract, NTMA creates website to help shops damaged by Katrina
- Hot products
- Mark your calendar
Common themes from the manufacturers at EMO 2005
As manufacturers from around the globe spoke, common themes surfaced. Most manufacturers predicted growth in manufacturing, while they expect China to reach equilibrium and stop being a worldwide drain on jobs. They agree these expectations prompt the need for efficiency and increased production output to stay competitive. Read more Click here to read more.
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Cashing in on Complexity
Losing work to overseas suppliers has spelled disaster for many U.S. production shops, but it has also spawned survival strategies for others. Production shops survive offshore competition by running complicated parts on multispindle machines. Read more
Marrying Product and process design
With digital manufacturing, shops take advantage of advances in manufacturing-process-simulation technologies to develop manufacturing processes in collaboration with product design. Read more
Product data available in visual format
Visualization technologies are inexpensive, easy-to-use tools for communication. To get information flowing among its departments and customers for requests for quotes, Apex Design Technology upgraded visualization software and integrated it with the shop management software already in use. Read more
Open for business
People and systems outside design teams need access to critical design data to make sound business decisions. Without it, companies can't respond to fast-changing conditions, so most product-lifecycle-management strategies. Are shifting away from single-vendor. Read more.
Cutting unnecessary costs. Improving productivity. These are fundamental goals for any successful manufacturing company. Most companies have learned to measure concrete effects of these variables such as reduced scrap or shorter cycle times. But what about the effect of training? American Machinist and Tooling University present this webcast to examine the relationship between training, reduced costs and increased productivity.
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Inspection tool learns textures
July tool consumption dips slightly
Mazak event to touch the future
More funding for material production process
Equipment updates for community college
Spanish machine tool producers to merge
FeatureCAM 2006 available
Ford boosting hybrid production
Hybrid drive development alliance formed
GE/Rolls-Royce venture gets engine contract
NTMA creates website to help shops damaged by Katrina
Banner's revolutionary PICO-GUARD Fiber Optic Safety System achieves highest Category 4 safety rating with a single switch point. Check it out
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October 19 : 2PM EST
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October 27 : 2PM EST
Webcast: Improve Productivity: Implementing online training programs. Click here to register for this free event.
Coming in November: AMERICAN MACHINIST focuses on Process optimization