Worldl's steepest funicular rail line in SwitzerlandClick image to enlarge

The world's steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland. Specially constructed cylindrical carriages have been used to ensure that passengers can stay upright. The floors tilt, adjusting to the slope as the funicular climbs 110 m (360 ft) over a distance of 100 m at the steepest point.

The railway runs from the town of Schwyz up to the car-free Alpine village of Stoos.

The Stoos Bahn took 14 years to build - two years longer than scheduled - at a cost of 52 m Swiss francs (£40 m; $53 m).

 

Automated part positioning with weld verification software

A product overview of Lincoln Electric’s Smart Positioner, which combines automated part positioning with step-by-step software enabled weld verification for control of large, complex weld assemblies.

Affordable modular CMM fixturing

by Bill Reilly

How many times have you spent hours struggling with vices, blocks, clamps, and even glue, in an attempt to create some sort of rudimentary CMM fixture to hold the part you need to inspect? If you just rolled your eyes, then read on.

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A day in the life of Toyota quality engineer

Toyota is reknowned for it's approach to quality in the manufacturing process, and operations at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) are no different. 

Seeking the perfect weld

Anything that’s done at the highest level of skill can be defined as a form of art.

The power of a brand

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose 

By any other name would smell as sweet.”

Manufacturing the Corvette Stingray

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Faster Changes

by Nestor Gula

Automatic tool changers increase bending productivity

Revealing hidden costs

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by Daniel Wittlin and Adrian Isaacs

When looking to get a bank loan to finance machinery many companies only consider the rate of interest quoted by their bank.

Digital tour of Amada tech centre

Tour AMADA's 62,000 sq ft Carolina Technical Center in High Point, NC, and experience the latest AMADA investment in the sheet metal fabrication industry.

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Completely sealed jaw quick-change chuck with constant clamping forces

If you want to make the production of turned parts efficient, you need low-maintenance and fail-safe precision clamping devices that can be quickly changed over and, if necessary, also automatically loaded.

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