Michael Anderson

Smoothing the Path to Large-scale Additive Manufacturing

August 05, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Local Motors is making 90 percent of its autonomous minibus on a single giant 3D printer—and it is ramping up its output.

Tiptoeing into Industry 4.0

July 03, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Developers are making it easier to get started.

Laser Texturing Speeds Up

July 03, 2019 at 11:35 AM

The fastest way to put a texture onto an injection mold has long been chemical etching. Recent improvements in laser ablation have narrowed the gap.

Speed Metal

June 04, 2019 at 12:35 PM

The grail of metal additive manufacturing is the ability to keep pace with full automotive production. The quest continues.

Flexible Turning

June 04, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Lathe maker Index designs to get more types of operations out of each machine.

Machine Learning in Manufacturing

April 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Production equipment is beginning to autonomously learn from experience.

On Manufacturing

March 04, 2019 at 6:20 PM


Manufacturing Plastic Parts with Light

March 04, 2019 at 11:18 AM

Research with light-sensitive resins is changing the way production plastic parts can be made.

On Manufacturing

February 04, 2019 at 3:18 PM

High-precision Wire EDM The Makino UP6 HEAT Wire EDM system is well suited for applications like electric motor stator die tooling because it can achieve workpiece positional accuracies of 1 µm while providing X-Y-Z travels of 25.59 × 18.50 × 12.68 inches.

CNC Lathe Advances Breed Novel Cutting Tool Designs

February 04, 2019 at 12:53 PM

Y-axis travels and secondary spindles have engendered some new approaches to familiar tasks.

The Modern AGV Delivers Flexibility

January 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Automatically guided vehicles are getting smarter and more versatile.

Hacking Industry 4.0

December 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM

The danger in Industrial Internet of Things technology is that data so conveniently shared can also be stolen or corrupted.