Producing near-net shapes, powder metallurgy is a growing field, with business opportunities in small-part markets. Secondary finishing of PM components is a worthwhile capability and investment for shops but is an inherently different process.
The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute has won the bid into President Obama’s national network of manufacturing research hubs. It will study aluminum, titanium, and magnesium alloys, along with other advanced high-strength steels that include nanostructure grades.
A proprietary technology projects a predetermined tolerance band that creates a spline on freeform shapes to enable faster tool path movement and thus higher-speed machining while maintaining accuracy and surface finish quality.
Makino is aiming the T1 horizontal machining center at job shops that want to manufacture titanium parts but not a limiting titanium-only center. The T1 fills the machine maker’s titanium HMC lineup occupied by the T2 and T4.
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders, or USMTO, report provides an up-to-date picture of U.S., Mexican, and Canadian machine tool purchasing activity. While orders can take place well ahead of shipments, they give a much better representation of where manufacturing activity is going.
Manufacturing parts using powder metal solves many of the issues that plague more conventional machining and fabrication methods, including parts with complex shapes or features. In powder metal … [Read More...]
The latest initiative to emerge from the Obama administration's efforts to assist the progress of U.S. advance manufacturing is the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute, … [Read More...]
When it comes to curved surfaces, smooth finishes are critical. Super-NURBS is a programming functionality for CNC machining that meets high-accuracy finish requirements while speeding up cycle … [Read More...]
Makino is looking at the big picture when it comes to developing machining systems. The Mason, Ohio, company recently added the T1 5-axis horizontal machining center (HMC) to its line, a unit that … [Read More...]
The monthly U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders -- aka USMTO -- report is a compilation of survey data provided by U.S. manufacturing technology builders and distributors, and it provides the most … [Read More...]