"You're never too sure how strong workholding is until you use it and push it to the limits. We've dedicated machines to Mitee-Bite workholding systems, because the product is that good. The VM300 System allows us to cut down machine time, take on thinner application work, hold multiple part fixtures. It's low-profile, compact and mounts through the center, not outside, allowing for more room. Very consistent system, allowing us to run lights out, evenings and weekends." Kyle Henecke, Ingleside Machine Co., Inc.
8 Robotic Weld Functions Your Shop Should Be Using No matter the manufacturing industry, company size or part dimensions, the purpose of robotic welding is the same: to produce high-quality welds in the least amount of time. Chris Anderson, Assoc. Chief Engineer at Yaskawa America Inc. -- Motoman Robotics Division, explains that the following functions are now available to take your weld process to the next level. Full Article
Star CNC reinforces its long history of leadership in the field of complex machining with the 10-axis, SR38 Type A/B Swiss-type lathe, setting a new standard for the machining of parts up to 1-1/2" dia. With B-axis versatility, complex parts can be produced in one operation with the precision and accuracy required by quality critical applications in industries such as aircraft, automotive, and medical. Star's proprietary Motion Control System significantly reduces idle machine time.
Toolcraft, small machine shop in Seattle, WA, needed to automate a challenging, three-operation CNC machine tending task. Universal Robots' new e-Series cobot with 30 micron repeatability and built-in force/torque sensing saved 23 percent on production costs and increased throughput 43 percent.
Compressed air safety is a concern within manufacturing environments. Learn about the dangers that can come from high pressure and noise exposure. Improper use of compressed air commonly exceeds OSHA's noise exposure standards and causes noise induced hearing loss.
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