Titanium Use on the Rise
The need to meet the conflicting goals of higher mileage, lower emissions, and improved safety has caused automobile manufacturers to increase their application of lightweight materials, one of which is titanium. The material provides performance characteristics in the automotive environment that, in most instances, are unmatched by other metals.
An automotive plants solution to a spindle-contamination problem could also work for you. The plant retrofitted special seals to its spindles.
A line of intelligent fasteners that assemble and disassemble on command could change how automotive and other industry products are designed, assembled and serviced. The fasteners function using embedded microchips.
Robot Maker Keeps Automotive Shops Lean
A robot manufacturers proprietary automotive-bodyshop software, which stores and transfers huge amounts of vehicle-manufacturing data and information, helps standardize automotive manufacturing operations. The software is part of a body-in-white system made up of several automated cells, including a robotic hemming cell.
Tough Cutting Tools
Advanced tool geometries, premium carbide and the latest in PVD coating technology tackle demanding applications in the automotive industry.
Swiss-type Turning for Automotive Work
Easy part handling makes machines well-suited for producing simple high-volume parts.
Measure the Big Stuff
Need to measure mid to large-size automotive body assemblies and subassemblies right on the shop floor? This CMM can do it.
The CNC Best Kept Secrets Series of educational webcasts from GE Fanuc and American Machinist is designed to educate manufacturers on the often overlooked ways to prevent downtime, enhance the speed of machine tools, and improve part quality.
Business startup considerations
"I'm thinking I will need insurance, alarm system install, office gear. What else should one consider when making this transition?"
Extending the shaft of a motor
"I have a Rockwell vertical mill that I'm restoring. The one major missing piece is the motor."
Home shop machine oddities of the past
"I was rumaging thru some old brochures and ran across this from the 1950s." (photos)
Use Data. Get more competitive. Increase profit.
Machine shop managers will learn a systematic approach to improve operations by using AM′s benchmarking tools for Operations, Customer Satisfaction, Finance and Human Resources. Attendees leave with a plan to achieve continuous improvement, and a differentiating business strategy. Don′t miss this opportunity to improve your business. Held in Cleveland, November 7-9, 2007 at the Marriott at Key Center.
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Toolmaker Slashes Delivery Times by Going Lean
EIMO Americas has been utilizing Lean Manufacturing practices to streamline processes from quoting to delivery, standardizing on the Cimatron software to support these processes throughout its tooling operations.
Webcast: What's ahead for US Manufacturing?
Speaker: Alan Beaulieu, Institute for Trend Research
Date: March 21
Time: 11:00 AM EST
Sponsored By Automation Direct
Speaker Bio: Alan Beaulieu, a senior analyst, economist and a principal has been with the Institute for Trend Research (ITR) since 1990. Mr. Beaulieu has been consulting and advising companies throughout the US, Europe, and Japan on how to plan for and prosper through the business cycles.
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