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By AMTJan 13, 2021

Cyber-Physical Machine Tools (CPMT) are becoming ubiquitous parts of manufacturing sectors. CPMT offer immense potentials in the current CNC machine tool through integrating the machine tool and the machining process using computation and networking to...

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By External ContributorNov 27, 2020

With new advances in abrasive technology, machining center operators are able to complete surface finishing simultaneously with other machining operations, to speed cycle times, improve quality and save on off-line finishing time and costs...

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By External ContributorNov 19, 2020

Chip evacuation is always a problem. I have scrapped many parts because I didn’t monitor the chip build up during the machining process. That is one of many reasons why I am not on the shop floor anymore.

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By AMTOct 22, 2020

Ehrhardt Automation Systems' VP Pat Walsh Discusses Automation, Growth, and New Workers. Willis Ehrhardt founded Ehrhardt Tool & Die in a horse stable in St. Louis in 1937, and for the next several decades, built a reputation as a premium tool and die...

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By External ContributorSep 22, 2020

To realise the benefits of lightweight cutting tools, Mapal is now utilising additive manufacturing processes – a process that is also providing complete design freedom for ever more innovative solutions. As 3D printed cutting tool structures can be...

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By AMTAug 25, 2020

Tool changing is fully automated in machining centers, from removal until the insertion of the new tool in the spindle, and takes less than a second. To achieve maximum system effectiveness, this process must function with ultimate reliability. The...

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By External ContributorJul 08, 2020

Five-axis machining is a valuable capability for many businesses, but having a powerful machine is just one part of the equation. Mission-critical parts like impellers and blades, medical components, moulds, gear housings, and valve bodies leave ...

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By External ContributorJul 08, 2020

Making the most of what is available will be the new way of life. For long, the manufacturing industry has always been known to demand materials and tools that would last long and one that did not need frequent changing. Vendors, on their part, would ...

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By External ContributorJun 17, 2020

Tiny pyramids and cubes precisely aligned in rows and columns or radial lines of minute raised dots—these microscopic structures whose size is similar to the width of a human hair, are enabling engineers to design novel grinding tools made from...

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By Michael GuanceJun 18, 2018

What do you think of when you think workholding? A vise, hydraulic clamps, vacuum plates, toe clamps, magnets, glue? Absolutely, but this is only half of the equation. What about the interface between these components and the machine tool? This is...

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