Soft robot inspired by snakeskinClick image to enlarge

A team of researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has developed a soft robot inspired by snakeskin, and made using kirigami, an ancient Japanese paper craft.

 

Inside the factory of the BMW 7 series

The BMW 7 Series is an automobile model developed by the German manufacturer BMW. This series is the high end brand, representing what BMW does the best in comfort, technology and mechanics. There are six successive generations. The first named E23 was released in 1977 and the E32 released in 1986, the E38 in 1994, the E65 in 2001, the F01 in 2008 and the current G11 in 2015.

Flat Bottom Drilling

by Mac Mackenzie

Carbide inserts with flat bottom configurations can lead to lower machining costs

Renishaw showcases additive technology solutions

Renishaw Canada's Solutions Centre for Additive Manufacturing is located in Kitchener, ON. The centre, which opened in 2017, provides insights into additive manufacturing technologies. View the video to learn more.

Brave new world

by Tim Wilson

Online technologies are changing how manufacturers handle contract bidding 

Contract bidding is changing, with online technologies able to expand opportunities for manufacturers big and small.

WTO live tooling with QuickFlex® Quick Change System

The perfect combination: ER collet chuck and quick change system in one toolholder.

Laser cutting hot stamped parts

The TRUMPF TruLaser Cell Series 7000 is a high-end laser processing centre featuring minimal processing costs and maximum flexibility. Available with either a CO2 or solid state laser, the cell may used for cutting, welding and deposition welding. Featuring a 2 in 1 fiber solution that delivers the beam for cutting in the fiber core, and the beam for welding in the outer core, the transition from cutting to welding is minimal. In this video, the TruLaser Cell 7040 is shown cutting parts that have been hot stamped, one of many ideal applications for the fast, flexible and productive TruLaser Cell Series 7000.

Meeting of the Minds

by Andrew Brooks

Cryogenic machining in action

5ME and Okuma demonstrate cryogenic machining on an Okuma MA-600H II horizontal machining centre. The suppliers say the process offers up to five times increased processing speed and decreased tool wear.

Machine tools for Industry 4.0

DMG MORI machine tools: 60 sensors analyze the processes within the machine tool and deliver detailed information on the current status of the machine and the production process.

New non-contact tool setting solutions from Renishaw

Building on the proven design of the existing NC4 system, Renishaw has introduced an enhanced solution to satisfy the demands of the rapidly evolving manufacturing environment.

A Smart Way to Manage Manufacturing

Shop Metalworking Technology speaks with Paul Hogendoorn, president of FreePoint Technologies in London, ON, which develops machine monitoring software and systems for old and new machines

10 of the biggest vehicles in the world

Some of the biggest things that move, by land, by air, by sea… and even underground

Tool balancing: How it works

With so many manufacturing companies looking to run at higher RPMs, balancing your tool assemblies has become much more critical to success.

Trouble Ahead?

by Andrew Brooks

Uncertainty mars manufacturing outlook

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