Weekly Update 12/13/2007

Weekly Update 12/13/2007


December 13, 2007



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In The News

Robots Swing Into Production
Read how one manufacturer added robots and eliminated tedious manual and unsafe processes while reducing operation costs. The integration was seamless, and as a bonus, the robots slashed waste, work in progress and cycle times.

Small Shop Automation
If you run a small shop with low volumes and a lot of different parts, find out how material-handling automation can deliver significant payoffs in boosting productivity, improving part quality and reducing process times. And this type of automation doesn't always involve robots.

Made For America
U.S. shops using Swiss-style turning machines now have available to them a machine built with their needs in mind. As requested by U.S. shops, the machine sports a bigger work area, more live tooling and a special modular tooling system.

The Case For Multi-Tasking
Why do shops opt for multi-tasking machine tools?

What You'll See At IMTS 2008
Many machine tool builders unveiled brand new machine innovations at EMO 2007 in Hanover, Germany. These same models will be presented for the first time to U.S. shops at IMTS 2008. Gain some pre-show knowledge by reading all about them here:
At EMO
Bridge-Frame 5-Axis Machine
Tool Resharpening Cell
Simple Parts Done Fast
Big and Beefy Horizontal
Three New Grinders

Featured Advertiser
Makino

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.

Practical Machinist Metalworking Forum

OT:Bobcat Stranded
"Have an older 5 series Bobcat skidsteer stranded in what will be a way problematic location on Monday morning."

Pantographs/Engravers
"I would like to learn..."

Small Pure Nickel Job Chewing Up Tools
"We cut a lot of tough exotic stainless here but this one is giving us lots of problems."

Case Study
GreenLeaf


Increase Productivity by Hard Milling Stainless Steels For years, machining stainless steel has been a time consuming and costly enterprise. The desirable combination of corrosion resistance and mechanical strength of stainless steel is challenging to productively and economically machine. Many applications today also require that the stainless steel be hardened, which can make machining these materials with indexable carbide inserts an even more difficult enterprise.

Click here to read the Case Study.




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