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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has unveiled a driverless drone-car hybrid that could deliver a fully automated ‘taxi’ service combining road and air travel (maybe rail too) in a single trip.

Watch CNET's video report.

Welding tech tips: fume extraction

by Etienne Blouin & Jim Dileo

Fume extraction welding guns remove harmful welding fumes efficiently

The manufacturing mantra

by Mary Scianna

Innovation. Productivity. Competitive Edge. These three concepts have become somewhat of a mantra in manufacturing. Some may roll their eyes when they hear or read these words for the umpteenth time, but manufacturers cannot ignore them.

Troubleshooting MIG guns

By Andy Monk

Overcoming common problems and consumables issues

Digital disruption

by Mary Scianna

Maintenance and ERP

Using ERP for preventative maintenance means you can easily track and schedule maintenance for your machines and equipment, so it doesn't cut into valuable production time.

Salvagnini: Bending long parts

A video showcasing Salvagnini bending technology.

Amada: Combi vs. Stamping

Amada compares two methods of manufacturing a simple sheet metal part, utilizing progressive stamping presses versus a CNC turret or punch/press combination machine.

Why space manufacturing may be the future of industry

We've done some pretty amazing things here on earth, but when we want to take our technology to the next level, what can we do? Here's why the future of industry might lie in space.

Resistance projection welding

by Larry Koscielski

What to look out for in projection welding of fasteners

Powerful machines that are at another level

A robot that works in tight (and nasty) spaces, a rock splitter, a trencher, a tree stripper and some other very tough machines in action.

Meeting of the Minds

by Andrew Brooks

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.

Voodoo Manufacturing triples 3D printing production with Universal Robots

Universal Robots’ UR10 handles the “harvesting” - loading and unloading plates in 3D printers - at Voodoo Manufacturing. Deploying the cobot has tripled production output and will help the Brooklyn startup cut costs by 90 percent. The company chose the UR robot due to its quick integration with peripheral systems enabled through the UR+ platform.

Successful hard milling

by Charles Colonair

Hard milling materials up to 66 HRC requires the right techniques

Clamp once, grind multiple angles

Vollmer’s CHX line of circular saw blade grinders enables efficient and high-quality machining with a number of available configurations.

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