VIP, January 2006

VIP, January 2006


January 26, 2006

VIP Edition



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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.


Edition Feature



Multi-axis machining can give shops great increases in productivity and better versatility. The productivity comes from the built-in flexibility that multi-axis machines have that allows them to make a variety of cuts on a work piece without changing fixtures or chucks. The versatility that shops can gain comes from the increased ability to machine complex part at higher speeds and more economically. Below are several articles that provide tips on multi-axis machining.

Current Articles


  • Most shops do not have to spend a huge amount to get the benefits of five-axis machining. A two-axis, tilting rotary table added to a three-axis machine and other tricks of the trade can work just as well in many instances. [ READ MORE!]
  • Mori-Seiki has developed a new line of integrated machines that the company says provide milling and turning capabilities without compromising performance. [ READ MORE!]
  • Machine builder Mikron is working on "Smart Machining" technology that would compensate for the thermal drift generated by high-speed spindles in multi-axis machining centers. [ READ MORE!]
  • Equipped with live tooling, the capabilities of lathes can be extended in multiple axes and for multi-tasking.
    [ READ MORE!]
  • Keeping multi-axis machines true to their design capabilities often requires more probing and calibrating.
    [ READ MORE!]

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Tech Zone of the Month



Manufacturing Software and Controls— No High-Speed Surprises
Successful HSM requires coordinating the capabilities of machines, their controls and tooling, and programming software. [ READ MORE!]


Events


Learn How the Top Plants Create and Maintain an Energized Workforce

Attend a special roundtable at the IW/AME Best Plants Conference and hear proven strategies from the IW Best Plants winners. Their stories will give you ideas to energize employee involvement in your manufacturing facility. Don't miss this opportunity May 16-18, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, MI. Click Here to register or to find out more about the IW/AME Best Plants Conference.


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