Advances in additive manufacturing: laser deposition welding and milling
- December 31, 2014
DMG MORI's latest innovation is its hybrid machine tool, Lasertec 65 3D, which combines laser deposition welding with five axis milling, allowing for additive manufacturing of full components with finished part quality.
Additive manufacturing from EOS at a German automotive manufacturer.
by Kip Hanson
Time-saving alternatives to traditional threading techniques
GM says double-digit fuel economy gains possible with more substitution for steel and aluminum
General Motors is testing an industry-first thermal-forming process and proprietary corrosion resistance treatment for lightweight magnesium sheet metal that will allow increased use of the high strength alternative to steel and aluminum.
JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. and Ace Micromatic Group have formed a strategic alliance, signing a long-term agreement to offer the complete range of ACE high-speed production machines to the North American market.
Schunk's Vero-S-NSE mini quick change pallet system: Automated loading and unloading is becoming more and more the standard even for small batch sizes and individual parts. The goal is to reduce set-up times and enable round-the clock production with low manpower requirements.
A look at how robotic systems are playing an increasingly important role in the construction industry.
There are plenty of robots on hand as the Porsche 911 takes shape – but also plenty of the hands-on human touch points you’d expect to impart the finishing touches to one of the most coveted automobiles ever built. Watch how it happens in this video.
Live tooling with coolant-fed bearings can run at high speeds and high duty cycles without the accuracy and failure frequency problems of conventional bearings
A number of truly impressive construction megaprojects are nearing completion or have recently been finished around the world.
by Andrew Brooks
Market changes creating opportunities for automotive manufacturing in Canada
CoroCut QD is a new generation of cutting tools from Sandvik Coromant for parting and grooving of larger diameter bars. The company says these new tools optimize cuts that require longer tool overhang.
Renishaw has collaborated with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing to supply the company with high productivity multi laser RenAM 500Q systems.
GF Machining Solutions, Lincolnshire, IL, plans to acquire Microlution, a Chicago, IL developer of micro machining products incorporating milling and laser technologies.
Canadians head to Germany for new machining innovations
A visit to DMG’s Pfronten, Germany, facility makes it clear that the resurgence in manufacturing is not just wishful thinking but a reality.
OMAX and Spatial Corp. have combined their technologies to create what both companies say is the "easiest to use 3D tool pathing solution" for waterjet machining.