KUKA robotic smart factory of the future Hannover Fair 2016Click image to enlarge

KUKA showcased its vision of the robotic smart factory of the future at the Hannover Fair 2016 in Germany. Visitors had the opportunity to learn about smart factories, connecting robots and other automation equipment to the cloud, the benefits of machine learning and big data for optimized production, new easier robot programming methods, flexible methods of matrixed production, as well as some new KUKA robots and how it all fits into the 4th industrial revolution - Industriy 4.0.

 

Actuators for robotic spot welding

Tolomatic’s Compact ServoWeld high-force actuators for seventh-axis robotic spot-welding is now designed on a compact footprint in Tolomatic’s most power-dense actuator for weld-gun designs.

Chatter free strategies in cutting

Iscar discusses strategies for chatter free cutting

Automated positioning with Lincoln Electric’s Smart Positioner

Lincoln Electric’s Smart Positioner combines automated part positioning with step-by-step weld verification for control of large, complex weld assemblies.

Talking Safety

Shop Metalworking Technology discusses welding safety with Dave Hisey

How NOT to weld: Most common MIG welding mistakes

Seven common mistakes people make when they start MIG welding.

Advantages of a through-coolant spindle

Scott and Matt of Haas demonstrate some of the advantages of the Haas TSC system by comparing traditional flood coolant and through-spindle coolant on the same drilling application.

Machining hardened steels

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

Tech Tips: managing manganese

by Rob Ritchot

Looming regulations on lower limits may pose problems in the welding shop

Welding for motorsports: Lincoln seminar

Lincoln Electric hosted metal fabricators in the racing industry during its Advanced Motorsports Welding seminar held at its Cleveland, OH, world headquarters.

Seven incredible but useful machines

From a bridge laying behemoth to a real-life hoverbike, we look at seven truly unique machines.

High speed machining on an Okuma five axis machine

Watch how an Okuma five axis machine handles high speed machining.

Designing homes with steel

A visual tour of 42 beautifully designed homes constructed with structural steel.

Get that new machine up and running

DMG MORI has launched a “blended learning” experience to help machine operators learn to use a new DMG Mori machine in only a few days.

Automated, integrated, unattended toolmaking

ANCA's Integrated Manufacturing System (AIMS) uses smart automation and IT integration to connect tool production processes and systems, and this video demonstrates how that leads to 24/7 production.

CenterLine Best Managed Company-again

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., has achieved the Gold Standad winner status of the Best Managed Companies program. It retained its status after becoming the winner in 2013.

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