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Part designs spur more demand for grinding
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
January 04, 2017
 
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Grinding Proves the Answer for Precision Parts
Grinding Proves the Answer for Precision Parts
Grinding technology is becoming more sophisticated for precision parts for the aerospace and automotive industries, writes Senior Editor James Lorincz. In many cases, machines combine multiple operations to complete complicated parts.
Make Large Parts with SMTCL's EGC2040 - Gantry Boring and Milling Center
Make Large Parts with SMTCL's EGC2040 - Gantry Boring and Milling Center
Designed for manufacturers of large parts, this highly reliable and cost effective machine features a German ZF gearbox for high torque, Heidenhain scales on the X, Y, & Z axes, and a 40 position automatic tool changer. Travels on the machine are 165” in X, 88” in Y, 31” in Z. Learn more at http://www.smtcl-americas.com. Learn More
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Delta Cancels Order for 18 Boeing Dreamliner Aircraft
Delta Cancels Order for 18 Boeing Dreamliner Aircraft
Delta Air Lines canceled an order with Boeing Co. for 18 787 Dreamliner planes, Reuters reported. Delta assumed the order as part of its 2008 merger with Northwest Airlines. The order is worth $4 billion at current list prices.
Why Your Leak Test Doesn't Measure Up – And What Data Can Do About It
Why Your Leak Test Doesn’t Measure Up – And What Data Can Do About It
The struggle to test for and address leaks on the manufacturing line that lead to faulty parts and warranty claims is nothing new. But rising expectations for product quality and reliability are putting the leak test to the test like never before. What can quality engineers do as the market makes more stringent demands? How can they meet new requirements for emission control, performance and reliability while at the same time coping with increased production volumes that demand shortened cycle times for the leak test? To keep up in this Industry 4.0 environment, they have to make the test better. The only way to do that is with data. In this e-book, we explore why waveform is the type of data manufacturers must collect from their leak test operations for a faster, more efficient and more reliable leak test. Click Here!
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Would-be Henry Fords Raise Funds Online for New Models
Would-be Henry Fords Raise Funds Online for New Models
Would-be automakers are taking to online crowdfunding to develop radical new vehicles. The idea is to use other people's money to bring new designs to reality. "The wisdom of the crowd determines the viability of these companies," Ron Miller, chief executive of StartEngine in Santa Monica, CA, told the New York Times.
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Laser Takes Heat Out of Tough Tool Grinding
Laser Takes Heat Out of Tough Tool Grinding
Senior Editor Jim Lorincz tells the story of how cutting tool maker Shape-Master Tool Co. acquired laser tool-processing machines to modernize and make itself more competitive.
 
Ready for Ransomware and Other Malware?
Ready for Ransomware and Other Malware?
Manufacturers are waking up to software security issues, writes Contributing Editor Sean Lyngaas. But experts are worried the awakening isn’t happening quickly enough.
Production Floor Trends – Justifying Additive Manufacturing Through Jigs & Fixtures
Production Floor Trends – Justifying Additive Manufacturing Through Jigs & Fixtures
Manufacturing relies on tools and aids, including jigs, fixtures, templates and gauges to maintain quality and production efficiency. With 3D printing technology, you can put more complex and custom jigs and fixtures on the production floor, in less time. This white paper will explain how manufacturing companies are using 3D printed jigs and fixtures for increased productivity. Click Here!
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Four Steps to Prepare for an Industrial Cyber Breach
Four Steps to Prepare for an Industrial Cyber Breach
Industrial companies "are woefully behind" when it comes to adopting cyber security on the shop floor, writes Matthew Littlefield, president and principal analyst of LNS Research. He provides a four-step plan how to ensure cyber security on the plant floor.
Looking for places to publish your manufacturing-related research?
Looking for places to publish your manufacturing-related research?
Three premier, peer-reviewed manufacturing journals have an open Call for Papers: Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Manufacturing Processes and Manufacturing Letters. The journals are published by SME through Elsevier and included in the ScienceDirect digital library. The call is open to members of the international, academic community as well as industry leaders. Submit today!
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How Press Shops Can Improve Uptime, Implement IIoT
How Press Shops Can Improve Uptime, Implement IIoT
An Advanced Manufacturing Now podcast covers how press shops can dramatically improve uptime, tackle problems with sensors and solve challenges in implementing the Industrial Internet of Things.
 
Dollar's Rise May Imperil Manufacturing Recovery
Dollar's Rise May Imperil Manufacturing Recovery
The US greenback has surged to a 14-year high, according to The Wall Street Journal. That makes US-made goods more expensive in international markets—and may stall a recovery in manufacturing, the Journal says.
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