Extreme machines building extreme bridgesClick image to enlarge

What how some of the most innovative machines in the world build impressive bridges.

 

Getting the order

by Tim Wilson

The dark art of job estimating brought to light

Ask someone how he estimates a job and you’ll likely get a wry smile, perhaps a wink.

Video: 3D printing locking wheel nuts for Ford

Ford has partnered with 3D printing developer EOS to 3D print serial production versions of customized, individual locking wheel nuts that prevent tire theft.

Advanced Manufacturing

There seems to be a disconnect between where the manufacturing sector should be and where it is today in North America. In other words, “advanced manufacturing” isn’t as advanced in the field as it is in the minds of some people.

Robot solves Rubik's cube in .38 seconds

Watch as this MIT-developed robot sets a world record for solving a Rubik's cube.

Amada's robotic bending solution benefits job shop

How a job shop benefitted from Amada’s automated, high precision, high speed compact robotic bending solution, the EG 6013 AR.

FIELD NOTES: GAA-500-90 automatic up-cut circular saw

supplier: Scotchman Industries

end user: Motis Inc.

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.

Resistance projection welding

by Larry Koscielski

What to look out for in projection welding of fasteners

Customized Tooling

by Mackenzie Froats

Why customized indexable tooling may be a good option for your machine shop

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.

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