Combi vs stampingClick image to enlarge

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

The comparison test is of value for manufacturers involved in high-volume stamping but who may be interested in the short-run and just-in-time capabilities of turret and punch/laser combi machines.

6 kW fiber laser cutter in action

Prima Power's Laser Genius is the fiber laser cutting machine which simplifies your work and improves your profit. It is the ideal tool to reach maximum productivity in the cutting of medium-thin sheet metal, claims the company.

Tailstock fundamentals

Learn to use the tailstock on your CNC turning centre more effectively.

TIG welding in additive manufacturing – first pass on titanium

A full colour video of the TIG (GTAW) welding process made using the Xiris weld monitoring camera.

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.

Investing in multi-tasking machining automation

Alberta manufacturer invests in Mazak multi-tasking machining automtion for productivity gains. Read the story in the FEBRUARY 2016 issue of Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine.

Ten amazing machines

Here’s a look at some impressive technology, from a huge horizontal grinder to a massive machine that replaces rails, ties and gravel track beds at the same time.

Tool change on the Makino V80S VMC

The V80S five axis vertical machining centre designed for large die/mould part machining.

Renishaw in medical AM partnership with Ontario company

Have a look at Renishaw's partnership with ADEISS, a medical device manufacturer based in London, ON.

Platinum Tooling presents IMTS product lines in video

The cancellation of trade shows this year has left many companies scrambling to showcase their best manufacturing technology. 

Parting-off techniques

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.

Robotic education cell for training

Lincoln Electric partnered with Fanuc to create the robotic education cell. It serves as a portable training system for classroom use and gives students the opportunity to gain insights into proper programming for operating a robot.

Sort parts automatically with Bystronic’s BySort

Bystronic’s upgrade for the fully automated unloading and sorting of completed cut parts.

Solar car design unveiled

Billed as the most sustainable electric car design yet, Lightyear One recharges itself using solar power.

Hybrid multi-tasking machining technology

Mazak North America and Lincoln Electric partnership: The VC-500A/5X AM with HWD incorporates innovative Hot Wire (HWD) additive manufacturing technology that Mazak developed with Lincoln Electric.

Liquid metal lattice moves like a human hand

Pu Zhang, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has developed what he calls the first liquid metal lattice in the world, which is made from Field's alloy, a mix of bismuth, indium and tin.

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