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Jan 12, 2017
Know the Differences Between Gear Finishing Processes
As gears require a particular surface-finish standard to maintain compatibility with surrounding components, it's useful for machinists and shop managers to know the differences among finishing processes.
Mar 21, 2017
Lockheed Claims Continuing Progress in F-35 Cost-Cutting
Lockheed Martin continues to work to cut the cost of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters, even as it negotiates terms for the eleventh and largest production lot to date. The goal is to cut a further $5 billion in overall costs.
Mar 19, 2017
Shipments of Steel, Aluminum Dropped in February
Shipments of steel and aluminum products by U.S. service center operations declined during February, following an uptick during January, while the Canadian centers’ shipment “declined substantially, according to the Metals Service Center Institute.
Mar 16, 2017
How to Introduce Additive Manufacturing Without Hindering Machining
Before investing time and capital into a complete revision of your production process, consider a step-by-step approach to implementing additive manufacturing into an ongoing manufacturing operation.
Mar 13, 2017
Machine Tool Orders Declined Again in January
Domestic manufacturers’ new orders of machine tools fell 40.7% from December 2016 to January 2017, from $425.18 million down to $252.21 million, and chilling for now some of the optimism that has been building in the U.S. manufacturing sector. The year-on-year comparison shows the January results fell 11.4% from January 2016’s total.
Mar 9, 2017
High-Precision, High-Efficiency Ideas for Machine Shops
Precision is at the core of every effort in every machine shop, not simply to complete turning, grinding, milling, etc. with exceptional accuracy and finish quality — but to get every task, every problem, every idea or inquiry addressed effectively, efficiently and profitably. No wasted steps, no missed opportunities.
Mar 8, 2017
January Cutting Tool Consumption Fuels Optimism
Machine shops and other U.S. manufacturers consumed $173.05 million worth of cutting tools during January, an increase of 8.7% from December total ($159.17 million) and from January 2016 ($159.22 million.)
Mar 6, 2017
After $150M Investment, Honda Starts New Transmission Production
Honda Motor Co. started producing its new 10-speed automatic transmission at a plant in Georgia that was the site of a $100-million assembly line installation, and other changes in production processes.
Mar 5, 2017
Boeing Layoffs Top 1,800, With More to Come
About 1,800 Boeing Commercial Airplanes employees have accepted voluntary buyouts since the jet-builder announced its aggressive workforce-downsizing plan in December. Facing falling new orders for aircraft, the OEM has indicated it is cutting costs and aligning employment levels to its business and market requirements.
Mar 3, 2017
EU Machine Tool Builders Commit to New Industrial Strategy
The European Machine Tool Industry Assn. (CECIMO) has committed to support an expansive policy to promote and support a growth-oriented industrial strategy across the EU. The “Joint Declaration for an Ambitious EU Industrial Strategy” was introduced last month and already has been endorsed by 125 European manufacturing associations.
Mar 1, 2017
Economical, Flexible Option for Dual-Line Lubrication
A new automated lubrication system design gives industrial operation an economical way to validate that critical bearing points receive proper amounts of grease or oil.
Feb 27, 2017
Boeing Plans First Manufacturing Plant in Europe
Boeing Commercial Airplanes plans to open its first manufacturing operation in Europe at Sheffield, England, as early as 2018, to perform complex machining of gear systems and flight controls for the Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX, and 777 aircraft.
Feb 21, 2017
Double-Digit Increases for Service Center Steel, Aluminum Shipments
North American service centers’ shipments of steel and aluminum products rose significantly during January 20176, with double-digit increases from December’s results and narrower but still notable year-on-year rises from January 2016. Inventory levels also rose, slightly.
Feb 21, 2017
Ten Ways Industry Uses 3D Scanning
From prototyping to quality assurance, 3D scanning has become an integral part of the manufacturing process. Here are ten current uses.
Feb 15, 2017
3 Trends That Will Drive the Automotive Industry in 2017 and Beyond
Look for mandatory IT on new cars, increased popularity of in-vehicle wi-fi hotspots, and an increase of EVs in China, among other developments.
Feb 5, 2017
Global Steel Production Rose in 2016, Just Barely
Raw raw steel production rose just 0.8% year-over-year during 2016, with a 12-month total of 1.628 billion metric tons for the year. Steel output decreased in Europe, North and South America, and Africa, but it rose in Asia, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East, and Oceania.
Feb 2, 2017
Breakthrough In Fine-Finish Aluminum Face Milling
In one of its first U.S. high-volume applications outside the automotive industry, Ingersoll’s breakthrough PCD cartridge-type facemill has dramatically improved rough and finish milling for aluminum castings at Continental Motors.
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