Okuma’s Connect Plan provides analytics for improved utilizationClick image to enlargeOkuma’s Connect Plan provides analytics for improved utilization by connecting machine tools and visual control of factory operation results and machining records.

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Improving metrology with modular fixtures

Renishaw demonstrates the benefits of using modular metrology fixtures versus traditional methods.

Sandvik Coromant explores how tomorrow's materials will impact industrial design in the future

Sandvik Coromant's "Looking ahead 4: Tomorrow's materials explories future materials and how they may revolutionize industrial deisgns of the future.

Cryogenic machining in action

5ME and Okuma demonstrate cryogenic machining on an Okuma MA-600H II horizontal machining centre. The suppliers say the process offers up to five times increased processing speed and decreased tool wear.

Welding speed square hack

Check out this trick for improving your fabrication and welding involving structural steel beams, particlularly I beams. Thanks to the guys at Weld.com for this video on quickly modifying your speed square to fit the inside radius so your measurmnts will be more accurate. 

Chip formation in indexable drilling

Effective chip control is the most important factor in indexable insert drilling operations and is essential for quality hole making.

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.

MSF fibre laser for plate and pipe cutting

The MSF is a laser cutting system for the cutting of materials with a fibre laser, or a combination of fibre laser and plasma. This machine is designed for the production of highly accurate parts at high cutting speeds, and offers low maintenance and operational costs.

Horizontal turning with three-turret machine

Okuma LT2000 EX horizontal turning centre demonstrating three-turret capability. Three turrets result in reduced cycle times because they involve more tools in the cut.

7 future cool gadgets and inventions that really exist

Check out how some manufacturers are creating innovative gadgets of the future.

10 very unusual vehicles

These ten out-there vehicles show what the future of personal transportation could look like.

6 kW fiber laser cutter in action

Prima Power's Laser Genius is the fiber laser cutting machine which simplifies your work and improves your profit. It is the ideal tool to reach maximum productivity in the cutting of medium-thin sheet metal, claims the company.

Handmade dream car

An electrical engineer builds his childhood-dream sports car 

Producing clean bends with new forming technology

Mate Precision Tooling's CleanBend forming technology press brake tooling produces clean bends with minimal to no marking of the sheet metal, claims the company. The technology uses rotating supports within the tooling for higher precision bending. It can bend short flanges, bend a flange to a diagonal sharp or across existing holes or bend delicate and polished materials.

How NOT to weld: Most common MIG welding mistakes

Seven common mistakes people make when they start MIG welding.

How to handle an ironworker safely

A look at how to safely use Scotchman Industries dual operator ironworker, the DO8414-20M has five built-in stations, an angle shear, flat bear shear, rectangle notcher and a round and square rod shear.

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