All Machining articles – Page 3

  • Adobe Photoshop system control
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    Taking control

    2018-05-14T11:15:13Z

    The underlying electronic and software control architecture of any manufacturing installation is crucial to its operation and requires periodic updating to ensure continuing effectiveness. Mike Farish reports This was the case recently when Ford needed to relocate and recommission a storage facility with over a hundred conveyors in Cologne, Germany. ...

  • OP60 copy
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    The role of the rotor shaft

    2018-05-11T14:24:07Z

    EMAG explains how, as studies predict rapid growth in electromobility, it’s clear that mechanical engineering has a central part to play According to the Center of Automotive Management, sales of electric cars in China and the US massively increased last year. In Germany, the market share doubled at a ...

  • Sandvik Coromant InvoMilling software
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    Gear cutting software

    2018-04-13T18:00:08Z

    Sandvik Coromant says it has extended the functionality of its InvoMilling software so that it will now enable customers to produce both straight bevel gears and herringbone gears. In addition this new version offers a flank correction function. The company says this applies to tip relief and crowning in both ...

  • Isuzu Tochigi engine factory copy
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    Isuzu establishes new engine factory

    2018-04-04T12:32:59Z

    Japan - The company has built a facility that will produce a new series of diesel engines for light-duty trucks. It is located on the premises of its existing Tochigi plant north of Tokyo, which already makes engines for commercial vehicles, construction machinery and marine applications. Over 1,100 people are ...

  • Alcoa wheels Hungary
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    Arconic-Köfém to build new wheel plant

    2018-03-12T16:02:05Z

    Hungary - Arconic-Köfém has broken ground at a site where its new truck wheel factory is being built. Costing €105m (US$130m), the plant is located in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Operations are scheduled to begin at the end of 2019 and the new factory should create around 200 jobs. “Our truck wheels ...

  • Constellium aluminium automotive
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    EV trend boosts aluminium demand

    2018-03-09T16:46:49Z

    Constellium has opened a new facility in Mexico to serve the automotive industry, and predicts strong growth on the horizon. Michael Nash reports Aluminium supplier Constellium has opened up a new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico The rise of electrification is having a huge impact on vehicle manufacturers ...

  • Heller training machining centre
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    Training 5-axis machining centre

    2018-03-08T18:00:12Z

    Heller Machine Tools says it has introduced a training machine designed to raise the skill level of horizontal machining centre operators away from the shop floor. The company clams the CNC ProfiTrainer builds on the capabilities of an existing 4-axis version with rotary table by offering the option of an ...

  • OK-VISE clamping force measurement
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    Clamping force verification

    2018-03-08T11:09:27Z

    To assist with verifying the holding force of a component during machining operations OK-VISE says it has integrated two clamping force measurement systems directly into its modular Multi-Rail RM fixturing system. The Digiforce device provide the operator with an on-screen readout of the clamping pressure. In addition the company says ...

  • Ugitech ferritic stainless steel UGIMA 4509
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    New stainless steel

    2018-03-07T12:22:29Z

    The new ferritic stainless steel UGIMA 4509 offers the automotive industry more efficient machinability and better corrosion and oxidation resistance, claims Ugitech. The company says this new stainless steel is suited to different methods of working, such as machining, cold heading and welding and is also heat and corrosion resistant. ...

  • Quaker metalworking fluid
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    Fluid technology for reaming applications

    2018-01-24T13:00:19Z

    Proper set-up of a padded reamer presents particular challenges for the metalworking fluid, says Quaker. The fluid is required to deliver the necessary lubrication in a sufficient film thickness and also emulsion properties that will carry away the fines produced in the cutting process. The company says it has developed ...

  • Heller HF 5500 horizontal-spindle machining centre
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    5-axis horizontal machining centre

    2018-01-22T11:13:21Z

    A new, horizontal-spindle machining centre for 5-sided and simultaneous 5-axis machining, the HF 5500, has been launched by Heller alongside the smaller HF 3500 version. With a 900 x 950 x 900mm work envelope and a maximum pallet load of 750kg, the larger machine offers approximately 200mm extra travel in ...

  • Tornos Polypes pieces
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    A tradition of high precision

    2018-01-09T11:34:40Z

    Polydec’s operations producing small, high-precision components rely heavily on more than 30 Deco, EvoDeco and SwissNano machines from Tornos More than 50% of the world’s automobiles contain parts that were manufactured in the Swiss town of Biel/Bienne by Polydec SA. Although the municipality is best known for watchmaking, and home ...

  • Article

    A tradition of high precision

    2018-01-09T11:27:59Z

    Polydec’s operations producing small, high-precision components rely heavily on more than 30 Deco, EvoDeco and SwissNano machines from Tornos More than 50% of the world’s automobiles contain parts that were manufactured in the Swiss town of Biel/Bienne by Polydec SA. Although the municipality is best known for watchmaking, and home ...

  • FOURWORX
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    Milling cutters

    2018-01-04T14:21:45Z

    Pokolm Frästechnik claims it has redesigned overall geometry of the milling system to produce its Fourworx milling cutters. The company says that even the smallest tool diameter (16mm) features three inserts, which it claims allows cutting depths up to ap 0.75mm and feed rates up to fz 1,2mm/teeth to be ...

  • FANUC Dual-arc-welding-laser guided
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    Seeing things clearly

    2018-01-04T11:43:49Z

    AMS reports on the most recent developments in the use of machine vision technology for quality control applications in automotive manufacturing In response to rapid and sustained improvements in machine vision technologies, a growing number of automotive manufacturing OEMs and suppliers are now deploying such systems in a wider ...

  • MultiSwiss v2
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    Turn for the better

    2017-11-23T16:26:00Z

    High-precision turning specialists and OEM supplier Berger has introduced Tornos’s MultiSwiss lathe technology to its ultra-advanced plant in Ummensdorf The rise of the Berger Company to become one of the world’s largest enterprises in the field of high-precision turning is closely related to the company Tornos. Both share extremely high ...

  • Berger deliv
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    Turn for the better

    2017-11-23T16:16:00Z

    High-precision turning specialists and OEM supplier Berger has introduced Tornos’s MultiSwiss lathe technology to its ultra-advanced plant in Ummensdorf The rise of the Berger Company to become one of the world’s largest enterprises in the field of high-precision turning is closely related to the company Tornos. Both share extremely high ...

  • GEAR Gear_welding
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    Photonic precision

    2017-11-23T16:03:15Z

    Light is a fascinating manufacturing tool enabling laser technologies and applications for materials processing tasks of all scales and sizes Systems for industrial laser applications like cutting, welding and surface processing are well established, reliable and cost efficient production tools with clear technical advantages due to their wear-free highly localised ...

  • Additive manufacturing
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    Added value

    2017-11-16T11:30:05Z

    Although additive manufacturing is not new, the latest techniques are offering OEMs more options for its use The use of additively manufactured parts in vehicles is now unexceptional, if not yet pervasive, at least at the high end of the market characterised by low volume and high purchase price. But ...

  • Klingelnberg Speed Viper
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    Cylindrical gear machining

    2017-11-16T08:30:29Z

    Klingelnberg says its Speed Viper platform machines feature a revised, ergonomic design and a simplified operating system. The company says this removes the need for any modifications or corrections to be entered manually, as theses are now automatically loaded using GearPro Operator. A touch screen display provides operator guidance. Other ...