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.

 

Bystronic’s FL 170 3D fiber laser tube cutting machine

Check out Bystronic's latest fiber laser tube cutting machine in action

Tips for Siemens NX for sheet metal

Siemens NX software is a flexible integrated solution for design, simulation, and manufacturing solutions that enable companies to realize the value of the digital twin.

Manufacturing snowmobiles

How Arctic Cat manufactures its snowmobiles.

Chatter-free machining of aluminum

A demonstration of Iscar's new four-flute ChatterFree solid mill line of cutting tools cutting aluminum.

Slowly but Surely…

by Michael Ouellette

CNC plasma/oxy-fuel and flame cutting

Koike Aronson's Mastergraph EX2 metal cutting machine is manufactured in the US and designed to work in challenging environments. The Mastergraph EX2 can be fully customized to fit production needs and increase your productivity. Multiple plasma stations, oxy-fuel stations, oxy-fuel stations, marking options, as well as, full contour plasma beveling, which is controlled through a very easy to use operator interface.

CMTS 2017

SME Canada, the organizer of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) wants to bring attendees an innovative experience like no other in the industry.

4 Steps to better machining

CAM software enhancements offer machining benefits

by John Welch

“In the Ontario market we have seen a high surge of CNC multi-axis machinery being shipped out to various types of manufacturing outfits,”

Laser/punch combination meets productivity challenge

See how a new Prima Power LPe6f laser/punch combination, integrated into the Night Train (NT) Material Management System, helped Accelerated Cooking Products (ACP) of Cedar Rapids, IA, achieve a dramatic increase in productivity at a time when new business increased threefold.

Fast verification of on-machine capability

Renishaw demonstrates its Sprint verification of on-machine capability, performed in less than one minute.

Costly crashes

CNC crashes aren't deadly but they can sure get expensive.

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.

Lights out manufacturing with mobile manipulation

A weld assembly equipment supplier to automotive OEMs has installed a robotic mobile manipulator, the OTTO 1500 integrated with Yaskawa Motomanrobotics to automate its black oxide process.

Machining Stainless Steel

by Dan Cormier

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

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