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Spark roundup: CNC Turning and Milling Machine Technologies

Spark roundup: CNC Turning and Milling Machine Technologies

Category: Spark Mar 4, 2021

More than 325 IMTS spark exhibitors feature CNC turning and milling machine solutions offering a wide array of products for medium to high-volume precision manufacturing challenges. Whether you are making mission-critical parts for the most demanding applications or engineering custom, one-of-kind items for the Mars rover, Perseverance, IMTS spark has you covered. Registration is complimentary and gives you access to all exhibitor demos, technical sessions, and industry insights.

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Latest Version of the MTConnect Standard Contains New Data Items for Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, and Machine Tools

Latest Version of the MTConnect Standard Contains New Data Items for Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, and Machine Tools

Category: Technology Intelligence Mar 4, 2021

In September 2020, the MTConnect® Institute released Version 1.6.0 of the MTConnect standard, the free, open industry terminology or “semantic vocabulary” for discrete manufacturing. The new version has several important updates, including new data items for additive manufacturing, robotics, and machine tools.

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Wire Arc Additive Technology Provides Fast, High-Quality Option for Making Large Parts

Wire Arc Additive Technology Provides Fast, High-Quality Option for Making Large Parts

Category: Manufacturing Technology Mar 3, 2021

The on-demand nature of wire arc additive manufacturing is ideal for heavy industrial equipment manufacturers in mining, construction, agriculture, and energy industries, and it shows high potential for tooling. A large-scale part may take only hours or days to manufacturer via the wire arc additive method, compared to months from an offshore casting provider.

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Precision Machining Gives Perfect Pitch for the Next Generation of Brass Instruments

Precision Machining Gives Perfect Pitch for the Next Generation of Brass Instruments

Category: Manufacturing Technology Mar 3, 2021

Should musicians rely on manufacturing technology for peak performance like NASCAR drivers do? Jason Harrelson thinks so. Unlike traditionally molded and forged instruments, Harrelson Trumpets are precision-machined, using digital manufacturing methods, making each instrument a truly perfect artistic masterpiece. Results of a new design can be heard within hours rather than days.

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A Barrel of Fun Thanks to a Barrel of Technology

A Barrel of Fun Thanks to a Barrel of Technology

Category: Manufacturing Technology Feb 25, 2021

Whether you’re playing paintball with friends, training with a pro team, or testing your military skills, you want your equipment to be accurate. Dimensions in gun barrels that are off by millimeters can throw off a shot by several feet. Sunnen Manufacturing’s high-tech vertical honing machine creates paint gun barrels to be within ±0.001 accuracy.

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