eBulletin, July 2006

eBulletin, July 2006

July 12, 2006

In This Issue

• Commentary
• Tech Zone Spotlight
• Features
• Free Webcast
• Technology Trends
• Free Webcast
• Online Product Demo
• IMTS 2006
• Practical Machinist
• Events
• Quick Manufacturing News






Newsletter Sponsor

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Welding's Real Issues Solved Online
A new online resource -MillerWelds.com/Results - offers a unique blend of executive summaries, technical articles and the "Viewpoints" blog (Web log), which offers expert welding advice from industry leaders and encourages readers to share opinions, ask questions or voice concerns. The site is designed to provide the inspiration and information visitors need to reexamine their welding operations and discover new ways to improve welding efficiency and quality while decreasing costs.

Current examples include a company that was able to save up to $2,000 per day, a wheel manufacturer that was able to eliminate spatter and its associated costs, a facility that was able to save $52,000 per year in maintenance costs, a small fabrication shop that increased TIG aluminum productivity by 18% and many others.

Viewpoints blog postings present technical advice from industry experts on a wide range of topics, such as achieving faster TIG speeds, examining the overall manufacturing process, using induction heating, how to spend less on consumables and many others.


Commentary by Editor Bruce Vernyi

Competitiveness comes from constantly improving, and the path to improvements is lined with the best practices that machine shop owners and managers use to be profitable. American Machinist presents the second report on its industry-wide survey that provides benchmarks for improvements... Read more.


Tech Zone Spotlight

Quality Assurance

Speed Up, Slow Down For High Productivity

High-efficiency machining, cutting a part in the least amount of time, is the goal of shops looking to improve productivity...
Read more.

Sponsored by:


Featured Advertiser

Makino — a leading manufacturer of horizontal and vertical machining centers and EDM machines — has announced a new series of online Webinars. Designed for shops of all types and sizes, the seminars are free to anyone who registers. The planned seminars are intended for shops in the automotive, aerospace, medical product and die and mold industries. In addition to metal cutting and die/mold, the seminars will cover new technologies, such as micromachining. Mark Rentschler, marketing manager, says, "Online seminars allow anyone with an Internet connection to attend without losing a day of work." The seminars concentrate on shop efficiency, lean manufacturing, asset utilization, machine tool integration and automation, machine tool technologies, and metal cutting processes. Makino's application engineers, product managers and guest speakers will give presentations. Click here for more info on upcoming seminars and registration information.


Features

Benchmarking
This detailed report provides an analysis on how shop owners and managers use best industry practices to stay profitable and competitive, with comments on how those practices work in a variety of shops...
Read more.

Milling
Simple techniques - including high-feed rates and tangential milling - can be used to put parts out the door faster than ever before...
Read more.

Materials
Beryllium is lightweight and strong, but it has to be handled with care. Here are tips on machining this high-strength metal, and how to keep it safe in the shop...
Read more.

Machining
The California company Built by Thugs produces custom motorcycles that might cost $100,000 or more. The company can't build its bikes without a complete tool shop that includes a knee mill, a toolroom lathe, and several other machine tools...
Read more.

Quality
Six Sigma programs promise huge rewards, but the requirements to put them into place have always been hard to overcome for small shops. Here are shortcuts that can lead to improved quality programs...
Read more.

American Machinist for American Manufacturing
Rotary transfer machines have been redefined and reconfigured to run small to medium lot sizes with short set-up times. They now can be very effective tools for the job shop...
Read more.



Free American Machinist Webcast

Lower Your Cost of Machining

Tuesday, August 8 at 2pm

Sponsored by:

Click here to register.


Technology Trends

New programs are available that let manufacturers translate computer-aided design programs directly into computer-aided manufacturing programs, and run them successfully on their machine tools...
Read more.

Mori Seiki has redesigned its vertical machining centers with a new structure that cuts vibration and increases accuracy...
Read more.

Metronics Inc. has developed a new digital readout that advances video inspection technology with an improved video display, a cross-line generator and automated edge detection in a single, compact package...
Read more.

Prima Laser Tools has advanced laser-cutting speeds. Its Syncrono cutting system can cut parts as much as two times faster than conventional laser systems in most situations...
Read more.



Free American Machinist Webcast

The Machine Shop Dashboard:
Key measurements that drive success in every machine shop.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 2pm EST

Sponsored by:


Click here to register.




Online Product Demonstration

If you are considering a shop management and control solution, take a close look at the industry leader: JobBOSS.
Click here to view a FREE 10-minute audio overview or interactive demo.

If you have any questions, you can speak with a JobBOSS representative at 800-777-4334.



IMTS 2006


Explore the largest display of manufacturing equipment in North America. IMTS 2006 - The International Manufacturing Technology Show takes place September 6-13, 2006, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. More than 1,200 exhibitors from 80 countries occupy 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space. Find solutions to all of your productivity and manufacturing challenges. Click here.



Here is a quick taste of what you will find...

From CNC Machining -- Designing with CAD for easy CNC programming & machining
"What are some other little things CAD designers can do on designing and making drawings that are beneficial to programming and machining with CNC? I'm thinking time, cost, error savings here!"
Join the discussion and read the answers... Click here.

From EDM Machining -- EDM for broken drill and tap removal
"I am in search of a small EDM unit to remove broken drills or taps from prototype gun parts. Any suggestions on a unit? "
Join the discussion and read the answers... Click here.

From General -- Best "all around" coolant for lathe and mill
"I am looking for an all around coolant (flood type) for use on a lathe as well as V Mill when coolant is needed. Any decent ones that don't cause a whole lot of problems with smell, corrosion, etc?"
Join the discussion and read the answers... Click here.



Events

Certified Manufacturing Engineer Review Program
July 13-15, 2006
Dearborn, MI
Click here for more information.

Introduction to Industrial Automation and Control
July 17-21, 2006
Research Triangle Park, NC
Click here for more information.

Supply Chain Measures and Metrics Summit 2006
July 24-25, 2006
Orlando, FL
Click here for more information.


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