Michael Anderson

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.

Structural Adhesives Lighten the Load

October 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Adhesives are improving unibody strength and stiffness while reducing vehicle weight.

Quality, Step by Step

August 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM

In the Industry 4.0 age, post-process inspection technologies aren’t enough.

Collaborative Robots: What You Should Know

July 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The touch-sensitive, safety-minded devices occupy a growing niche as manufacturers find new, truly collaborative applications.