Makino iGrinderClick image to enlarge

Makino's iGrinder five-axis horizontal machining centre combines grinding, milling, drilling, and tapping, all on the same platform. Watch it in action.

Step aside human like robots for robotic animals

MIT researchers have created a robotic cheetah. 

3M CEO talks about plans for electric car market

3M is better known for making Scotch tape than for leading-edge technology markets, but CEO and chairman Inge Thulin tells "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer that the electric car market is a perfect fit for the 115-year-old company.

When mechanics lose their minds – ultimate crazy engine swaps

Fun to watch - but you won't catch us trying out any of these ridiculously overpowered rides

Where's the money?

When the bank says “no” to acquisition plans, it’s time to turn to non-traditional financing

by Mark Borkowski

In the business of investment banking we are exposed to many difficult situations that business owners may face.

Machined vs. printed rocket fuel injectors

To machine or print, that is the question. To be fair, that has only recently become the question as 3D printed metal parts have started to gain recognition for performance that rivals traditionally machined parts. 

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

Graphene is a form of carbon that was supposed to revolutionize materials science, medicine, engineering and more. Why hasn’t it taken over the world?

4 Technology Predictions

After attending two major industry trade shows−IMTS in Chicago, IL, and BI-MU in Milan, Italy−and seeing the degree of technology changes emerging in manufacturing, I began to think about how these technologies will evolve in the future.

10 Ways To Reduce Weld Fumes

by Nestor Gula

A systematic approach to reducing weld fumes 

Horizontal turning with three-turret machine

Okuma LT2000 EX horizontal turning centre demonstrating three-turret capability. Three turrets result in reduced cycle times because they involve more tools in the cut.

Implementing MTConnect

by Neil Desrosiers

Tracking and measuring manufacturing operations

CMTS 2017

SME Canada, the organizer of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) wants to bring attendees an innovative experience like no other in the industry.

Cutting Tool Tips: When to Use Coolants

Coolant can be an effective way to cool a cutting tool, help expel the chip and prevent built up edge.

Rethinking Trade Shows

by Mary Scianna

Are You Ready for Zero-Point Clamping?

by John Zaya

Effective ways to hold workpieces in multi-axis machining

Maintenance for engine drives

How to perform routine maintenance on most Lincoln Electric engine drives. Includes information on how to check oil levels and inspect air filters.

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