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DiPaolo expands with new hire Terry Kunath

Terry Kunath has joined DiPaolo Machine Tools as an applications engineer.

Far More Than Forgings

by Kip Hanson | Photos by Jim Barnes

Northern Ontario forging and machining company defines “state of the art”

On-machine tool measurement with non-contact tool setter

Renishaw has launched NC4+ Blue, a new non-contact tool setter for on-machine tool measurement.

How to operate Scotchman’s portable Ironworker

How to operate Scotchman’s Porta Fab 45 ton portable Ironworker.

6% NA growth to $1.8 B for machine vision systems

Despite an economic contraction in North America, sales of machine vision systems and components grew six per cent to $1.8 billion US through September, making it the market's highest total for the first nine months of a year in history, according to statistics from AIA, the industry's trade group.

Okuma's flat turning feature for machining polygons

A new video from Okuma America Corp. shows how flat turning, a feature on the OSP control, is used for machining polygons. Flat Turning allows for continuous spindle rotation, which reduces both machining time and part cost while eliminating the need for time intensive milling operations.

Automating additive manufacturing

The Arburg AM factory shows what fully automated industrial additive manufacturing looks like.

$40 B US industrial robotics market by 2020

The global industrial robotics market is expected to exceed USD 40 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc.

Mazak expands offerings for The Internet of Things

Mazak Corp., Florence, KY, is expanding its offerings for its "iSMART Factory" concept by collaborating with Cisco and Memex Inc. and launching SmartBox, a launch platform for easy and secure access into the Interent of Things.

Hole-drilling EDM

The Drill 300 from AgieCharmilles is a hole-drilling EDM that machines holes in various diameters and workpiece materials. It employs electrodes ranging from 0.012 to 0.12 in. ( mm) in diameter and incorporates several advanced technologies to precisely machine tough materials, including Inconel, titanium, steel and carbide.

Building the fastest high speed train in the world

Building high speed trains that run more than 300 km/hour. Every year, French high speed train manufacturer Alstom uses more than 22,000 sq m of sheet metal, enough to cover three and a half football fields, to build the trains. The newest trains feature all-aluminum body shells.

Machining complex fuel injection parts from bar stock

Index USA looks at the comon challenges in machining fuel injection parts from bar stock.

When mechanics lose their minds – ultimate crazy engine swaps

Fun to watch - but you won't catch us trying out any of these ridiculously overpowered rides

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.

Back to the future

by Mary Scianna

Shop Metalworking Technology revisits manufacturers we've profiled in previous issues to see how they're preparing for the future

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