Video illustrates the speed of a KUKA robot equipped with a Schunk gripper as it faces off with one of the world's top table tennis players, Timo Boll.

 

Tool change on the Makino V80S VMC

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

TRUMPF invests in laser marking production

TRUMPF has expanded its laser marking production facility in Grusch, Switzerland, to meet growing worldwide demand for its marking lasers.

Toolholders MetalTech Report

Emuge
Tool clamping for high speed
Emuge Corp.’s tool clamping system, the PGR, is designed for carbide and HSS cutting tools, taps, thread mills, and end mills.

8 Insert Failures

by Don Graham

Spotting and preventing common insert failure modes

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.

Seven innovative 3D printing projects changing the engineering world

Homes, car parts, infrastructure, medical care – some of the ways 3D printing is changing the world we live in.

Better Waterjet Cutting

by Tim Holcomb

6 tips to improve waterjet machine performance

Advances in laser piercing

Productivity and quality start with that first hole

by Jim Barnes

The productivity and quality of a laser cutting operation start with the piercing process.

Face grooving in action

Horn's 312 grooving system with a groove width for face grooving of 2 to 3 mm and grooving depth of  tmax = 3 mm. From the outside diameter depth is  Dmin = 20 mm.

Achieving productivity gains

White paper illustrates how advanced machines, tooling help machine tool builder improve productivity

This white paper illustrates the immediate productivity gains resulting from the combination of an advanced third-generation machining centre and optimized tooling. The machine is the Mazak Horizontal Centre Nexus (HCN) 8800, a mid-sized horizontal machining centre with a 31.5 in. (800mm) square pallet, and the tooling is from Seco Tools.

Hot pass pipeline welding

Welding takes on a different flavour depending on the region in Canada in which you work. 

Multi-tasking in action

Mazak's Integrex e-420H-St features a lower turret with large 16.5 in. (419 mm) Y axis stroke. The added turret works with the machine’s twin turning spindles and main milling spindle for the ultimate in 5-axis Done-In-One part processing.

6 tips to consider when moving to automated plasma cutting

by Dirk Ott, vice president, Global Plasma Automation, Thermadyne Industries

If you cut the same shape repeatedly, have a high degree of rework, spend a lot of time grinding or need “weld ready” cut parts, it’s time to automate. Here are six tips to facilitate the transition:

The world’s longest immersed tunnel

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

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