Ray Chalmers

Advancing Manufacturing Tech—with Friction

February 02, 2017 at 10:48 AM

As manufacturers are looking for process changes, friction welding can provide a great opportunity in production.

The Case for Cryogenic Machining

February 01, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Automotive components could see significant process improvements.

Retrofit or Replace?

December 01, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Retrofitting by design can maximize machining center value.

Cleaning with CO2

November 02, 2016 at 1:02 PM

Process offers performance at significant cost, time and space reductions.

Examining Hydroforming

October 04, 2016 at 2:45 PM

Multi-function die design and process advances hit lightweighting targets.

Cutting Weight and Costs with Laser Welding

September 01, 2016 at 3:53 PM

Speed, accuracy and productivity are all features of a new laser welding machine that has plenty of auto applications.

Achieving Custom Measurements from Modular Components

August 02, 2016 at 10:08 AM

While everyone wants a custom measuring system, full-on customization can be costly. A system built with modular components can fit the bill— in the quality and financial senses.

Choosing and Using Waterjet Cutting

July 06, 2016 at 11:08 AM

The tech has been around for a while, but improvements are making it all the more efficient.

Additive for Automotive

June 02, 2016 at 4:07 PM

When will additive manufacturing be ready for high-volume production?

Verifying World-Class Stamping at Fiat Chrysler

May 04, 2016 at 12:06 PM

First-of-its-kind press line soon to be followed by a few more.

A World View of Machining Centers

April 04, 2016 at 2:57 PM

The global automotive industry is a solid market with different regional approaches.

Taking Stock of Turning

March 01, 2016 at 10:10 AM

New developments can make big differences in production.