Ford's new "employee" on the automotive assembly line, a KUKA robot armClick image to enlarge

Ford Motor Co. is testing KUKA collaborative robots in some of its plants. See how one robot is becoming part of Ford's automotive manufacturing team. It's considered one of the first in the world to work hand-in-hand with people on the assembly line.

 

Robotic bending operation

Amada's EG 6013 AR bending cell (a servo-electric press brake) uses the world's first dual servo-electric drive, allowing for high speed and high precision. Combined with a bending robot, the EG AR bends small parts, eliminating the need for human operation and reducing the risk of danger when dealing with small, difficult-to-handle parts.

Comparing welding wire

The Weld.com guys sure don't look like the type to pour over formulas on a white board, but don't let that beard fool you.

WATCH: Extreme machines building extreme bridges

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

Bystronic Canada's new Experience Centre

In May 2021 Bystronic Canada announced the opening of its new Experience Center in Mississauga, Ont.

The rebuilding of a military tank

Watch how M1 Abrams tanks are rebuilt to work and look like new. This video is courtesty of Ulitmate Factories and is Part 2 of a two-part series on the rebuilding of these tanks.

Managing cutting tools in the digital age

Zoller's solution for tool identification and data transfer is a simple and reliable process, claims the company. It offers reliable data transfer without network connection using Zoller's zidCode.

5 ways to drive continuous improvement in welding

Miller Electric's Caleb Krisher talks about how to drive continous improvement with welding information management systems.

Flexible aerospace machining

FlexiMill from Modig is a six axis machining centre for aluminum and composite aerospace machining.

Weld Prep for Aluminum

by Rob Krause

Good preparation for better weld performance

SCHUNK ADHESO in the electronics industry

SCHUNK ADHESO grippers are ideal for various applications in the electrical industry.

Selecting a Positioner

by Cliff White

Factors to consider to ensure you have the right one for your shop

Shop View: Can smart technology be stupid?

Wednesday, October 12 is a day that will stay with me for many years.

Why? It was the day Shop Metalworking Technology's web site was set to go live.

Teaching your welding robot by demonstration

Robotiq Kinetiq Teaching to save programming time by teaching your welding robot by demonstration.

Machining Stainless Steel

by Dan Cormier

What you need to know when drilling, milling, turning or tapping

Machining hardened steels

OSG's XOPRO WHO-Ni drill series can handle the heat when processing Nickel Alloy, Inconel 718 and other hardened steels.

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