China's massive Baihetan Dam is already producing electricityClick image to enlarge

Five years in the building, China’s Baihetan Dam will be the fourth largest in the world when it opens next summer.

Five years is actually considered very rapid for a project of such scale.

20 kW fiber laser robot cell for high power laser cutting and welding

This system, installed in 2014 at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (the MTC) in the UK, is a turnkey bespoke laser robot cell featuring a 20 kW fibre laser (manufactured by IPG Laser) with a six axis robot capable of serving two component manipulators which can take components up to 5000 kg and 3 m in diameter. A range of laser heads can offer laser welding or cutting of thick materials.

Earthquake testing metal buildings

See all the action as industry and university researchers team up to find the limits of innovative metal building designs as they are subjected to some of the most extreme earthquake shaking ever recorded.

How NOT to weld: Most common MIG welding mistakes

Seven common mistakes people make when they start MIG welding.

Robot dog 'Fluffy' patrols Ford transmission plant

It's a dog's life at Ford Motor Co.'s Van Dyk transmission plant in Sterling heights, Mich. 

The world’s longest immersed tunnel

What will be the longest immersed tunnel in the world began construction this year.

Welding aluminum with straight MIG gun

The Warrior and Aristo Mig systems from ESAB provide Trailstar with reliable, highly efficient performance through two daily shifts of high arc-on time, high amperage welding.

Manufacturing the Corvette Stingray

Check out how the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is made in Bowling Green, KY.

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.

Powerful Machines on Another Level

A roundup of seven systems that put in some impressive work.

Solar car design unveiled

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

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.

Doosan's five axis machine in action

Doosan Machine Tools showcases its five-axis machining centre.

Fiber laser cutting 1 mm stainless steel

Cy Laser's 2 kW fiber laser cutting machine cutting 1mm stainless steel using the company's flycut mode.
194 square holes and 194 hexagonal holes.

Multitasking in style

Watch as Mazak’s Integrex i-200H ST multi-tasking centre delivers the highest level of single-setup part-production versatility.

Film explores vibration damping

In this new film from Sandvik Coromant, inventor and engineer Edd China explores the science of tuned mass damping and how it can be used to control unwanted vibration in everything from skyscrapers to cutting tools.

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