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CNC Machining & 3D Printing: A Mixed Approach To Precision Manufacturing

Peter Jacobs, Senior Director of Marketing at CNC Masters shares how a meaningful combination of CNC machining and 3D Printing can help manufacture even the most intricate parts and boost overall productivity. The advancing 3D printing capabilities have made it…

Innovating In Times Of Crisis

In an interview with APMEN, Laurent Blaevoet, Asia Managing Director of Novacel discusses the challenges the company faced due to the pandemic and how it innovates sustainably.  Novacel is a French company, part of Chargeurs Group, with more than 40 years…

Answering The Call For Lifesaving Equipment

Answering The Call For Lifesaving Equipment

Emergency responders require the very best tools available to get their challenging jobs done. Here’s how ESPRIT is helping Holmatro in manufacturing hydraulic rescue equipment.  Emergency responders require the very best tools available to get their challenging jobs done. In…


Hydraulic Expansion Toolholders With Cool Flow For Optimised Machining

Hydraulic Expansion Toolholders With Cool Flow For Optimised Machining

SCHUNK breaks down the development of its Cool Flow technology—a highly efficient cooling system which feeds coolant directly through the tool mounting, with the help of a model, tool and mould-making company from Germany.  At the model, tool and mold-making…

Changing Times In The Metal Cutting Industry

Changing Times In The Metal Cutting Industry

Today, workpieces need to be machined using multiple tools and fast tool change systems are becoming the norm. Article by heimatec.  Today, workpieces generally need to be machined using multiple tools, which in turn means that tool changes are required…

A New Approach To Aircraft Titanium Machining

A New Approach To Aircraft Titanium Machining

Makino introduces a new approach to overcome the challenges in titanium parts machining for aerospace manufacturers.  The appeal of Titanium is no mystery. Its material properties of toughness, strength, corrosion resistance, thermal stability and light weight are highly beneficial to the construction…

When XXL Machines Get Even Bigger

When XXL Machines Get Even Bigger

DMG MORI gantry machines utilise igus energy chains with guidelok system. For 100 years, DECKEL MAHO Pfronten has stood for precision machinery and tools. The company’s monoBLOCK, duoBLOCK, Portal and Gantry series cover all industries and dimensions—from the smallest component…

Machining Aluminium Components Economically

Machining Aluminium Components Economically

In machining aluminium alloys, here is what will help manufacturers reduce unit costs and achieve process reliability. Article by Walter AG. A few years ago, chassis components made of aluminium were still reserved for the premium segment in the vehicle…

Shifting Gears: Addressing New Requirements In EV Manufacturing

Shifting Gears: Addressing New Requirements In EV Manufacturing

Andy Kuklinski of Ceratizit talks about the electric vehicle trend in the automotive industry, how it has changed the machining landscape, and the new requirements being faced by manufacturers. Article by Stephen Las Marias. The Ceratizit Group develops and produces…

The Atmosphere’s Electric

The Atmosphere’s Electric

Formula Student allows ambitious students to gain intensive practical experience in the design, production and commercial aspects of automotive engineering—from every angle and well away from the confines of a lecture theatre. Article by Paul Horn GmbH. Zero to 100…

Operating in the Single-Digit Micron Range

Operating in the Single-Digit Micron Range

Peter Mösle of Blum-Novotest talks about the trends happening in the automotive manufacturing industry, and how the company has kept up with manufacturers’ new requirements. Peter Mösle, Head of Sales of the Measuring Machines business division at Blum-Novotest, spoke about…

Sandvik Coromant Expands Digital Machining Division In Southeast Asia And Oceania

Sandvik Coromant Expands Digital Machining Division In Southeast Asia And Oceania

Sandvik Coromant has bolstered its digital machining offering by appointing Albert Waloni as Digital Machining Manager for Southeast Asia and Oceania (SEAO), a brand-new role for the region. From Sandvik Coromant’s facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, Waloni will be responsible for…

Manufacturing Quality Starts with the Motor

Manufacturing Quality Starts with the Motor

Accuracy and surface quality are the goals of superior production processes. This is why machining companies invest a great deal of time and expense in tools, machine tools, controls with special functions and options, measuring technology, and, of course, employee…

Economical reaming In Cast Iron And Steel In High Quantities

Economical reaming In Cast Iron And Steel In High Quantities

MAPAL is launching a new, particularly economical system of replaceable head reamers – the Press-to-Size-Reamer (PSR) – for customers who manufacture in large series. Thanks to the new development, the costs per bore are reduced massively. The solid carbide replaceable…

First Mitsui Seiki Blue Arc Machine Installed At Aerodyn Engineering

First Mitsui Seiki Blue Arc Machine Installed At Aerodyn Engineering

Mitsui Seiki has produced the first commercial CNC machine tool that incorporates the Blue Arc HSEE (High Speed Electro Erosion) material removal process technology that is exclusively licensed by General Electric. The first “HW63TD BA” machine has been installed at…

The Logic of Development

The Logic of Development

Andrei Petrilin of ISCAR writes about the different directions for the development of cutting tools. In machining, a cutting tool is an element of a technological system that shapes a part by material removal. The system comprises a machine tool,…

Meeting the Need for Speed

Meeting the Need for Speed

Here’s how ESPRIT is helping Quick Drive keep up with the constantly evolving demands and innovations of the racing industry Quick Drive LLC is a Colorado-based manufacturer of a proprietary line of high-performance drivetrain components for auto racing. Their parts…

Special Tools For Difficult Recesses

Special Tools For Difficult Recesses

While machining of titanium alloys no longer poses any major challenges for experienced machinists—when machining operations are straightforward—intricate sensor component designs made from titanium call for an appropriate tool design and an intelligent machining strategy. Article by Paul Horn GmbH.…

Achieving Quick and Easy Machining

Achieving Quick and Easy Machining

In choosing ESPRIT to write programs for its CNC grinders and wire EDM machine, MCC Tooling found a CAM system so user friendly that the owner’s young grandchildren sometimes use it. More importantly, ESPRIT’s efficient programming is saving MCC Tooling…

Walter Holds Online Tech Talks 2.0

Walter Holds Online Tech Talks 2.0

The better qualified employees ensure higher productivity and thus increase the success of a company. However, competence in machining is in short supply and the demand for training is increasing. Face-to-face training is still not easily possible at the moment…

Laser Welding Processes for Martensitic Chromium Steels Ensure a Future Safe from Collisions

Machining Precise Parts

Hydrostatic spindle bearings ensure maximum part precision, excellent tool life and high machine availability with low servicing costs. Article by Hyprostatik Schönfeld GmbH. In turning, grinding or milling machines, spindle bearings with roller bearings have been used predominantly up to…

Automatic Calculation and Transfer of Tool Correction Values to Machine Tool Control

Automatic Calculation and Transfer of Tool Correction Values to Machine Tool Control

This article discusses a reliable, standardised and automated process for tool correction adjustment based on the calculation of statistical indicators, to sustainably increase product quality and to further optimise process stability. Article by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. With its expertise in…

Machines that See More

Machines that See More

When asked which of the traditional five senses they would most regret not having, human beings generally choose sight. Is the same true for industrial equipment? In this article, John Young of EU Automation looks at some of the latest…

Manufacturing Capacity Doubled

Manufacturing Capacity Doubled

British luxury watch manufacturer Bremont made the most of Sandvik Coromant and DMG MORI’s strategic partnership as it introduced a turnkey manufacturing cell to double capacity at its factory. ​​​Luxury watchmaker Bremont Watch Company is a true British manufacturing success…

Dry Cooling Method to Replace Metalworking Fluids

Dry Cooling Method to Replace Metalworking Fluids

There is now a proven green and clean method to cool and lubricate workpieces and cutting tools in the machine tool industry. Article by Oy ECE EcoCooling Engineering Ltd. Metalworking fluids are no longer needed to cool and lubricate workpieces…

Are Machining Centres Taking Over Jig Bore Work?

Are Machining Centres Taking Over Jig Bore Work?

The escalating challenges of producing tight tolerance parts in a production environment and the growing need for cutting components with complex free-form surfaces are driving the demand for jig borer-like machines with high productivity. By William Malanche, Mitsui Seiki USA…

Screws for Endoprosthetics

Screws for Endoprosthetics

Machining high-tech materials such as high-strength aluminium and titanium alloys, implant steels and superalloys like cobalt-chromium require high-performance tools. Here’s how Hymec Fertigungstechnik GmbH are dealing with all that for its medical products.  “When machining cobalt-chromium alloys, we demand very…

Advantages of Collaborative Development

Advantages of Collaborative Development

The larger the series of parts to be produced, the more important cycle times and tool costs are. And the properties of both the machine tool and the tool itself need to be optimally suited to each other—and to the…

ANCA Updates Toolroom For Barrel Shape Ballnose Endmills

ANCA Updates Toolroom For Barrel Shape Ballnose Endmills

Discover new possibilities in machining with the Barrel Shape Ballnose (BSB) tooltype in ANCA’s up-to-the-minute ToolRoom software. The latest enhancement also includes revamped Double Corner Radius (DCR) Endmills. These endmills constitute a new tool class for machining excellence. Barrel and…

Understanding Dished End Manufacturing

Understanding Dished End Manufacturing

Andrea Comparin of Faccin Group explains the dishing and flanging processes.  Nowadays, there are hundreds of manufacturers of tanks, silos, pressure vessels, truck tanks, and metal rolls components around the world. Nearly all these companies need to produce or source…

Doosan Machine Tools Launches DBM 2030/3050 series Machining Equipment

Doosan Machine Tools Launches DBM 2030/3050 series Machining Equipment

Doosan Machine Tools Co., Ltd will release more DMB Series line-ups, a double column of 2,000mm and 3,000 effective width, which consists of the multi-purpose double column machining center that is suitable for machining both large size workpieces and moulds.…

Growth Opportunities In Singapore’s Precision Engineering Sector

Growth Opportunities In Singapore’s Precision Engineering Sector

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Singapore’s Precision Engineering (PE) Sector has offered close to 1,500 job opportunities from more than 270 companies since April this year, according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). The PE industry is an integral part of…

The Next Big Thing in Wire EDM

The Next Big Thing in Wire EDM

Despite the many important and critical machine improvement points over the years, wire EDM machining speeds have remained relatively flat over the past decade… until now. Find out more in this article by Makino. Wire EDM machining technology has seen…

ESCO Tool Enables Easy Modular Tooling

ESCO Tool Enables Easy Modular Tooling

A new clamshell style, O.D. mounted split frame machine that features fast, accurate, and easy to setup indexable tooling to part and bevel tube and pipe from 51 mm TO 1220 mm dia. is being introduced by ESCO Tool of…

Aircraft Turned Parts Market to Reach US$ 1.9 Billion In 2025 Amid COVID-19

Aircraft Turned Parts Market to Reach US$ 1.9 Billion In 2025 Amid COVID-19

The aircraft turned parts market is expected to reach an estimated value of US$ 1.9 billion in 2025, impacted by COVID-19 according to Stratview Research market report. Turning is a machining process used to obtain highly finished cylindrical parts with the help of…

Mühlhoff Starts Production On Large Presses After Fire With Help From Schuler Service

Mühlhoff Starts Production On Large Presses After Fire With Help From Schuler Service

What a shock: at the turn of the year an arsonist sets fire in the production halls of Mühlhoff Umformtechnik on its site at the border with the Netherlands. The column of smoke can be seen for miles, resulting in…

Driving Industry Forward With Intelligent Technologies

Driving Industry Forward With Intelligent Technologies

INTERMACH and MTA Asia 2020—ASEAN’s leading international industrial machinery and subcontracting event—is proud to showcase intelligent industrial machinery and technologies that drive the industry forward with timely manufacturing solutions such as automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).  The event offers…

Schuler Appoints New Head Of Service

Torsten Petrick has been appointed as the new Head of Schuler Service as of July 1, 2020. Previously, he built up and managed the company’s global procurement. Graduating from the Technical University of Braunschweig and until 2008, Petrick worked in…

Accurate to the Micrometre

Accurate to the Micrometre

Here’s how readychain energy chains help Friedrich Vollmer Feinmessgerätebau GmbH achieve micrometre-accuracy in its measurement devices. Article by igus. Cold rolling mills operate at speeds of up to 2,000 metres per minute. A uniform strip thickness is a very decisive…

The Benefits of Composites for Milling Tools and Spindles

The Benefits of Composites for Milling Tools and Spindles

In this article, Dr. Humphrey Carter of CompoTech explains why CFRP tools are a feasible option for machinery manufacturers. The use of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) is very widespread in motorsports and the aerospace industry. The exceptional stiffness and lightweight…

First-class Surface Finish with Hydrostatic Motor Grinding Spindle Bearings

First-class Surface Finish with Hydrostatic Motor Grinding Spindle Bearings

Hydrostatic machine tool components help improve machining quality, ensure higher availability, and provide longer working life. Article by Maren Röding, for Hyprostatik Schönfeld GmbH. In order to get the best surface finish, the machine tool components, such as spindles, gears, hydraulic…

Guhring Philippines Discusses Metal-Cutting Tool Landscape And Outlook

Guhring Philippines Discusses Metal-Cutting Tool Landscape And Outlook

Dale Andrew Reyes, president of Guhring Philippines Inc., talked about mould manufacturing challenges, opportunities and trends in the country, as well as his outlook for the rest of the year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Article by Stephen Las Marias. Guhring…

CNC Upgrade Programme Provides US Cutting Tool Maker with Major Productivity Advantage

CNC Upgrade Programme Provides US Cutting Tool Maker with Major Productivity Advantage

Thirty-two-year-old insert grinders given new lease of life—and production times now reduced by 10 minutes per part. Article by NUM. US cutting tool manufacturer McQuade Industries Inc. has gained a highly cost-effective productivity advantage by implementing a CNC upgrade programme…

Digital Customer Event: Experience Walter.live

Digital Customer Event: Experience Walter.live

Walter is inviting customers and others interested in the company to a digital event about “Seeing opportunities in solutions” on 15th and 16th September 2020. Participants can experience Walter.live: The tool manufacturer will present innovative solutions and precision tools for…

Thailand BOI Encourages Focus On Automation And Human Resource Training Ahead of 2021 Recovery

Thailand BOI Encourages Focus On Automation And Human Resource Training Ahead of 2021 Recovery

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) is urging investors to focus on enhancing productivity and efficiency through automation and human resource training by taking advantage of the key promotion measures offered to them, in order to prepare for the economic…

Cutting Costs, While Saving The Planet For Tool Makers

Cutting Costs, While Saving The Planet For Tool Makers

The main driver of business sustainability goals is to make an impact on the wider world. Another benefit that is often overlooked is the economic value of implementing sustainable actions. Can businesses save money, while helping to protect the planet?…

Tungaloy Adds Longer Flutes To Popular TungMeister Exchangeable-Head End Milling System

Tungaloy Adds Longer Flutes To Popular TungMeister Exchangeable-Head End Milling System

Tungaloy has announced that its TungMeister series of exchangeable-head end milling system now includes long-flute end milling heads and new high-rigidity shank holders. With TungMeister, significant reduction in tool changeover time can be achieved through the ability to replace used…

Machine Shops in a Challenging World

Machine Shops in a Challenging World

The world may seem a very different place to what it was a few short months ago.  Yet from a manufacturing point of few, many of the trends identified before the coronavirus crisis are just as relevant today as they…

Is it better in the long run to buy a premium quality CNC machine tool at a higher initial price?

Are Cheaper CNC Machine Tools More Cost Effective?

When buying your CNC machine tool, what factors come into consideration? Cost? Quality? Design? Functionality? Find out the key considerations in choosing your CNC Machine in this article by Sue Neo, Hwacheon Asia Pacific. What is the cheapest CNC machine…

Tungaloy DuoJust-Cut’s New JXPS Insert Boosts Productivity In Parting Operations

Tungaloy DuoJust-Cut’s New JXPS Insert Boosts Productivity In Parting Operations

Tungaloy is expanding DuoJust-Cut line of indexable parting tools to include JXPS inserts that features a pressed-in 3D chipbreaker for reliable chip control in during parting operations on Swiss-type lathes. DuoJust-Cut features innovative insert clamping ensuring tool rigidity and stability…

New Chucks For Standardised Processes

New Chucks For Standardised Processes

When Mitsubishi Motors Corp. decided to set up a new production line in 2018 to improve its tool logistics, adjustment and maintenance, they relied on MAPAL’s shrink chucks and services Every year, the production plant of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC)…

10 Tips to Prevent Your CNC Machine From Standing Idle

10 Tips to Prevent Your CNC Machine From Standing Idle

While every situation is different, and different challenges play a role in every factory, here are some tips to prevent your CNC machine from standing idle. Article by BMO Automation. A machine that is producing generates money. A machine that…

Mitsui Seiki Remains Operational Amid COVID-19 Guidelines

Mitsui Seiki Remains Operational Amid COVID-19 Guidelines

At the health and welfare of its customers, partners, and employees is of the utmost importance. With the growing global and national concerns relevant to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Scott Walker, chairman, recently relayed all the actions that the…

When a Millimetre-Sized Component is Already Considered Large

Horn: When a Millimetre-Sized Component is Already Considered Large

Making a Swiss watch requires micrometre-level of precision. Here’s how Paul Horn GmbH is helping Laubscher Präzision AG in its micro-machining work.  “That’s large by our standards,” says Marco Schneider, department head at Laubscher Präzision AG, as he measures the…

Cutting Tools That Cut Out Vibrations

Cutting Tools That Cut Out Vibrations

How to say no to vibrations in machining? Find out more in this article by Andrei Petrilin, Technical Manager at ISCAR. Vibrations in machining are generally an unavoidable part of the metal cutting process. They have a forced or self-excited…

ANCA Motion's EtherCAT Pendant Offers Flexible Benefits With A User-Friendly And Intuitive Interface

ANCA Motion’s EtherCAT Pendant Offers Flexible Benefits With A User-Friendly And Intuitive Interface

Anca Motion: In factories, as with the world outside them, devices and machines are becoming simpler to use. A vital expectation nowadays is user-friendliness. The “user experience”-oriented smartphone era has seen industrial companies make their products and all their Human…

What To Do With Your Coolant During Longer Production Stops?

What To Do With Your Coolant During Longer Production Stops?

The machines may not be running, but you need to monitor and maintain your metalworking fluid anyway. A production stop, triggered by a virus or anything else, may also be a good opportunity to clean your machines and fill them…

3 Ways Advanced Machining Builds a Competitive Edge in Aerospace

3 Ways Advanced Machining Builds a Competitive Edge in Aerospace

Solutions for suppliers seeking ways to meet new productivity challenges, including increasing demand and shorter lead times. Article by Michael Palmieri, Makino. Aerospace and defence (A&D) suppliers are feeling the heat. Over the next five years, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)…

WALTER EWAG’s Michael Schmid on Thailand, Trends, and Future of Grinding Industry

WALTER EWAG’s Michael Schmid on Thailand, Trends, and Future of Grinding Industry

Michael Schmid of WALTER EWAG discusses the Thailand market, opportunities and challenges, and trends shaping the metalworking industry in the region. Article by Stephen Las Marias. WALTER EWAG Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, part of the United Grinding Group headquartered in…

Machining for the Aerospace Industry

Machining for the Aerospace Industry

The aerospace industry is one of the most important driving factors for cutting tool development. Here are the recent tool developments to address the challenges in aerospace parts manufacturing. Article by Andrei Petrilin, ISCAR. The aerospace industry is not only…

Super Alloy Machining Solution Takes Project from Loss to Profit

Super Alloy Machining Solution Takes Project from Loss to Profit

Super Alloy Machining Solution Takes Project from Loss to Profit: Here’s how one aircraft component manufacturer was able to solve a cycle time and productivity issue in their project. Article by Jeff Boyd, Sutton Tools. Our client was in a…

Five Ways The Cloud Will Enhance CNC Machine Manufacturing

Five Ways To Enhance CNC Machine Manufacturing With The Cloud

Considering shifting your manufacturing into the cloud? Read the practical steps from Naveen Nadesan, ANCA Motion Global Marketing Manager, to make the most of the move. Connectivity with the world is now something we take for granted in our everyday…

A New Lease of Life for Your Machine

Studer: A New Lease of Life for Your Machine

Any grinding machine with 45,000 operating hours on its log will wear. The question is, will you buy a new one, or refurbish the old one? Find out in this article from STUDER. LMT Kieninger specialises in highly demanding machining…

Achieving Perfect Moulds

Machining: Achieving Perfect Moulds

Here’s how to bring out the best of a machine in any machining scenario while efficiently meeting workpiece accuracy requirements. Article by Heidenhain. In tool and mould making, dimensional and contour errors need to be so low as to be…

Reducing Cost-Per-Part of Your Tools

Reducing Cost-Per-Part of Your Tools

Drilling and threading work with round tools influences approximately 15 to 50 percent of the total costs per part in the automotive industry—therefore being able to reduce costs here remains a key factor for success. Article by Walter AG. The…

Collet For CoroChuck 930 Maximises Pull-Out Prevention

Collet For CoroChuck 930 Maximises Pull-Out Prevention

Sandvik Coromant has introduced a new collet for its CoroChuck 930 high-precision hydraulic chuck. Designed to suit Weldon shanks, the new collet features a mechanical locking interface to prevent tool pull-out or movement when producing expensive components and/or machining with…

Asia Pacific Registers Strong Growth in Demand For Wear Resistant Steel Plates

Asia Pacific Registers Strong Growth in Demand For Wear Resistant Steel Plates

Strong resurgence of end-use industries, spearheaded by mining, especially in Asia Pacific, is creating a highly conducive environment for growth of the wear-resistant steel plates market. Manufacturers of heavy machinery equipment are preferring wear resistant steel plates over conventional steel plates,…

Heller Discusses Advantages of HMCs

Heller Discusses Advantages of HMCs

Andrew Parkin, chief representative for Asia at Heller, talks about Heller’s activities in Asia, horizontal machining centres (HMCs)

Mazak discusses how automation can help solve bottlenecks and issues on the shop floor.

Mazak: Addressing Labour Issues Through Machine Intelligence and Automation

K.S. Chong of Yamazaki Mazak Singapore Pte Ltd speaks about the impact of automation in the metalworking equipment industry. Article by Stephen Las Marias. K.S. Chong, Senior Director, Solution Engineering, Southeast Asia Headquarters, at Yamazaki Mazak Singapore Pte Ltd, speaks…

“Fritz Studer Award 2020” To Advance Innovations In The Machine Industry

STUDER is awarding the “Fritz Studer Award” for the sixth time. Participation in this competition provides young researchers with a platform for their creative solutions. The goal of the award is to advance and strengthen innovative developments in the machine…

High Speed Accurate Machining

High Speed Accurate Machining

High cutting speed is a natural attribute of high-speed machining. Understandably, a tool should be also precise; it is required not only by machining accuracy but also by the mechanics of a fast-rotating body. However, in the last years, the…

Precision And Pace Of Holroyd TG350E Secures Order From Jaguar Compressors

Precision And Pace Of Holroyd TG350E Secures Order From Jaguar Compressors

There are currently 70 TG Series machines in use around the world – and, each year, Holroyd typically receives orders to build several new TG models. The most recent order for a Holroyd TG350E has been placed by Jaguar Compressors,…

Walter Celebrates 100 Years Of Innovation

Walter Celebrates 100 Years Of Innovation

Walter Celebrates 100 Years Of Innovation, a provider of machining tools for milling, turning, drilling and threading applications, celebrated the centenary of its foundation on May 14, 2019.

Casting Light On First-Stage Aluminium Machining

In order to boost the first stage roughing operation on newly cast aluminium parts for the automotive industry, Sandvik Coromant is introducing its M5Q90 angential milling cutter.

Walter Ewag Helitronic Vision 400 L tool grinding machine

Walter Ewag Helitronic Vision 400 L tool grinding machine

Walter Ewag Helitronic Vision 400 L tool grinding machine high-performance tool grinding machine is designed for machining rotationally symmetrical precision tools such as hob cutters, step drills and profile tools made of HM, HSS, ceramic, cermet and CBN.

Tornos: SwissDeco 26 And SwissDeco 36

Tornos has launched a new range of SwissDeco machines, the SwissDeco 26 And SwissDeco 36. Designed to tackle demanding tasks in any application field, they contain identical main and back machining operations and feature liquid cooling. Its bar diameter stretching…

transfluid: t bend DB2060-CNC Tube Bending Machine

transfluid’s t-bend DB2060-CNC is a precise engine manifold with two blade cutting, that effectively combines cutting, bending, and shaping. A significantly cleaner cut is ensured where two blades are used for cutting. This has the advantage that no deformation occurs…

Machining Miniature Medical Parts

Machining Miniature Medical Parts

Miniaturised medical devices, being intricate and precise in character, depend on cutting tools that are progressive and tailor-made to machine them competently. By Yair Selek, product manager, face grooving systems and miniature industry, Iscar The miniature medical manufacturing industry is…

Efficient Machining For New Materials

Automotive Industry Efficient Machining For New Materials

Efficient Machining For New Materials Lightweight yet high-performance drive systems are the order of the day for the rapidly changing automotive industry.

Manufacturing Turbochargers: Turbine Housings Made Affordable

Manufacturing Turbochargers: Turbine Housings Made Affordable

Roughing and finishing turbine housings is particularly challenging in the case of passenger cars with spark-ignition engines. By Lim Gan Shu, marketing manager, Walter AG Singapore.

Acoustic Emission Sensors

Acoustic Emission Sensors

The application of the acoustic emission (AE) sensor for monitoring can supply valuable information regarding the discontinuity in material. By Tim Wood, international sales manager, SBS

Rapid Additive Forging Technology For Titanium Parts

Rapid Additive Forging Technology For Titanium Parts

Rapid additive forging is a technology using the metal deposition method that is similar to directed energy deposition, and can be applied to produce large titanium parts. Contributed by Prodways

Fast, Flexible & Exact Forming Simulations For Sheet Metal

Fast, Flexible & Exact Forming Simulations For Sheet Metal

Fast, Flexible & Exact Forming Simulations For Sheet Metal A virtual test laboratory allows the examination of different load states for metal materials to determine precise mechanical data. Contributed by Fraunhofer.

Smart Clamping & Intelligent Networking

Smart Clamping & Intelligent Networking

Smart Clamping & Intelligent Networking We explore the potential of clamping technology in a process-optimised manufacturing operation. By Walter Frick

Infographic Machining In Vietnam Key Facts And Figures

Infographic Machining In Vietnam Key Facts And Figures

Infographic Source: BDG Vietnam Machining In Vietnam Key Facts And Figures

Hwacheon C1 Turning Centre

Hwacheon C1 Turning Centre

Hwacheon’s C1 turning centre has a travelling column design, and with orthogonal X, Y and Z-axes, it combines the machining quality of a flatbed lathe with the production characteristics of a machining centre.

Effective Collision Protection With Touch Probes

Effective Collision Protection With Touch Probes

All it takes is a wrong tilt and a collision takes place, leading to costly delays. How can this be avoided? Contributed by Heidenhain All it takes is a wrong tilt and a collision takes place, leading to costly delays. How can this be avoided? Contributed by Heidenhain

Mikron Group Announces Strong Order Intake In Third Quarter

Mikron Group Announces Strong Order Intake In Third Quarter

Biel, Switzerland: Machining systems manufacturer Mikron Group has reported that its order intake for the third quarter of 2017 has been positive in various market segments, especially for machining systems.

Forging Ahead With Future Technologies: Germany’s Machine Tool Industry

Forging Ahead With Future Technologies: Germany’s Machine Tool Industry

Forging Ahead With Future Technologies: Germany’s Machine Tool Industry With developing partnerships in Asia Pacific coupled with the worldwide demand for increasingly complex machining, Germany’s machine tool industry seems to be growing on all fronts. By Jonathan Chou

Embracing New Digital Frontiers: EASY DATA EXCHANGE IS CRUCIAL

Embracing New Digital Frontiers: EASY DATA EXCHANGE IS CRUCIAL

Embracing New Digital Frontiers: EASY DATA EXCHANGE IS CRUCIAL As more machinists and programmers start using brand-neutral tool selection software for easier workflows, providing digitised product catalogues becomes more vital. Contributed by MachiningCloud

Vectorcam: Multiple Clamping Function

Vectorcam: Multiple Clamping Function

The CAD/CAM software Vectorcam has added a multiple clamping function. Through the simultaneous clamping of more workpieces, whether on a table or on a tower, runtimes on the CNC machine could be reduced.

Enhancing Engine Performance With Thermal Spray Coating (Part I)

Enhancing Engine Performance With Thermal Spray Coating (Part I)

The advantages of using aluminium alloy engine blocks over cast iron blocks can be augmented with thermal coating spray. Contributed by Paulo ES Rosa, manager, advanced thermal spray applications and process development, Comau.

Overcoming Difficulties With A Rewarding Material

Overcoming Difficulties With A Rewarding Material

Many advances have been made with regards to machining titanium but has the full potential of the material been really exploited?

Intelligent Use Of Non-Productive Time

Intelligent Use Of Non-Productive Time

The focus is shifting increasingly onto robot-based automation – and for good reason. By Andreas Schuhbauer, marketing segment manager for machine tools at Kuka Roboter GmbH.

Getting The Finest Quality

Getting The Finest Quality

Haimer’s shrinking technology enriches machining centres with precision. Contributed by Wolfgang Klingauf.

Tour De Force: High Pressure Coolant Machining

Tour De Force: High Pressure Coolant Machining

High pressure coolant machining can avoid heat problems, poor chip control and low lubricity. By Sharon Weiss, chief executive officer, Colibri Spindles

Takumi: H10 Double-Column Machining Centre

Takumi: H10 Double-Column Machining Centre

Takumi’s H10 double-column machining centre’s rigidity and thermal stability makes it suitable for parts that require fast processing, high precision and quality surface finish, such as die and mould, aerospace and other high-speed applications.

TaeguTec: ChaseMold RTMX And RTHX Five-cutting Edge Insert Lines

TaeguTec: ChaseMold RTMX And RTHX Five-cutting Edge Insert Lines

TaeguTec has launched two new five-cutting edge insert lines – the RTMX and RTHX – with related cutters dedicated to stainless steel and difficult-to-cut materials used.

Makino: D300 5-axis Vertical Machining Centre

Makino: D300 5-axis Vertical Machining Centre

This 5-axis machining centre is designed specifically for small, complex, 3-D contouring of high-quality part production as typically seen in aerospace machining, medical manufacturing, high-end job shop and die/mould applications.

Takumi: H 12 Double Column Machining Centre

Takumi: H 12 Double Column Machining Centre

The H 12 machining centre from Takumi is a 3-axis, double column machining centre.

WFL: M200 Millturn

WFL: M200 Millturn

The M200 Millturn can machine workpieces of up to two m in diameter, 14 m in length and 60 tons in weight. WFL: M200 Millturn a new dimension in complete machining M200 MILLTURN WFL Millturn Technologies

Digitisation of Production In Industry 4.0 machine tool

Digitisation of Production In Industry 4.0

Digitisation of Production In Industry 4.0 How are machine tool makers incorporating Industry 4.0 in their machining centres and beyond Machine tool manufacturer Heller Industry 4.0 has been providing a range of products for decades,? By Michael E Neumann

Process Knowledge Makes Machining More Efficient

Process Knowledge Makes Machining More Efficient

Process Knowledge Makes Machining More Efficient Complete machining solutions at the component level are improving cost-efficiency for the aerospace industry. By Lim Gan Shu, Southeast Asia marketing manager, Walter AG

Turning And Grinding Solutions For Machining Automotive Gears

Turning And Grinding Solutions For Machining Automotive Gears

Innovation in transmission design means that today’s transmissions are generally getting smaller, while simultaneously offering more gear ratios. In what ways have machining automotive gears improved? By Markus Isgro, marketing communications, Emag

Quality Is Profitable: Faster Machining Time With Tool Holders

Quality Is Profitable: Faster Machining Time With Tool Holders

Quality Is Profitable: Faster Machining Time With Tool Holders to increase the productivity of the milling process in a die and mould company one cannot concentrate only on the high performance machining centres. Contributed by Haimer

The Macro Economics of Optimal Material Removal

The Macro Economics of Optimal Material Removal

Many CNC parts manufacturers as well as production and job shops could reduce their overall production costs 15 percent or more by leveraging existing CAM technology that is readily available. By Stas Mylek, applications advisor, CNC Software

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