Okuma's Winter Showcase 2017Click image to enlarge

Okuma held its Winter Showcase 2017 at its North American headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Hundreds came out to see the latest in machine tools and machining technologies.

Multi bend tooling

 

Wilson Tool demonstrates its tooling for multi bends.

Robot dog 'Fluffy' patrols Ford transmission plant

It's a dog's life at Ford Motor Co.'s Van Dyk transmission plant in Sterling heights, Mich. 

Smart Tool Management

by Raoul Rapke

Advanced vending systems can help achieve higher productivity

DIY welding project: Wagon

Watch Tom Patsis, owner of Cold Hard Art, combine cutting, bending and welding as he explains each step of this project using his Millermatic 211 MIG welder and Dynasty 280DX TIG welder. 

New chipformers for efficient steel chip removal

Iscar's three new chipformers for finishing medium and rough turning of steel: R3P, M3P and F3P.  The chipbreakers are designed to decrease the volume of chips removed from the workpiece during the machining process for efficient chip removal.

Time-lapse machine build

If only all machine installations could be this fast.

Holemaking Options

by Marlon Blandon

There’s more than one way to drill, thread and chamfer that hole

When and How to Sharpen Gundrills

by Ryan Funk (left) & Eric Krueger (right), UNISIG

Gundrills are excellent candidates for re-sharpening

Amada FLW series fibre-laser welding

Amada's Fiber Laser Welder (FLW) achieves a high-speed, high-quality weld not possible with a conventional laser welder.

Copper welding with green wavelength laser

TRUMPF’s TruDisk 1020 with green wavelength facilitates the welding of copper and other highly reflective materials.

New plasma cutting tables

The TorchMate 4400 | 4800 CNC plasma cutting systems by Lincoln Electric are designed for the growing fabrication shop. Its design, components, and construction were all single source engineered to deliver exceptional repeatability and performance.

Aerospace manufacturing at Bombardier

Aerospace manufacturing at Bombardier

Machining case study: Ahead of the Curve

by Kip Hanson

Calgary job shop realizes big benefits from its investment in advanced machine tools

Get creative with Yaskawa's GUI

Yaskawa Compass is a CNC graphical user interface (GUI) that empowers machine manufacturers with creativity, style and versatility.

Manufacturing high speed trains

Insights into how high speed trains in Europe are manufactured.

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