Michael Anderson

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.

Saving Energy at the Machine-Tool

June 29, 2018 at 11:03 AM

It’s never been easier to monitor and conserve energy use on machining equipment.

Additive, Here and Now

June 05, 2018 at 3:21 PM

Some people insist that 3D printers and other additive manufacturing will remove metal cutting and injection molding from the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers wonder how long until they are able to 3D-print high-volume production parts. Capabilities exist right now 
that may be surprising.

Reliable Speed for Production Machining

May 02, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Makers of high-volume machining centers find ways to improve production time without sacrificing uptime.

The Network and the Sensor

April 03, 2018 at 12:02 PM

The smart-factory world of digital manufacturing is coming, and manufacturing-technology developers are eager to help you be ready.

Hot Running Adapts

March 02, 2018 at 3:50 PM

As automakers embrace new plastics, hot runner technology evolves to keep up.