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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

It’s a beehive of activity at the Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions facility in Cleveland, Ohio, where 18 buzzing welding robots are busily 3D printing large metal parts. These systems are using wire arc additive technology, which, after years in development, is now ready to revolutionize large-scale metal manufacturing.

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Digital Manufacturing Creates a Trumpet Triumph

Digital Manufacturing Creates a Trumpet Triumph

Category: Manufacturing Technology Mar 3, 2021

Should musicians rely on manufacturing technology for peak performance like NASCAR drivers do? Unlike traditionally molded and forged instruments, Harrelson Trumpets are precision-machined, making each instrument a truly perfect artistic masterpiece. 

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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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Out of the Printer and Up your Nose

Out of the Printer and Up your Nose

Category: Manufacturing Technology Feb 11, 2021

Nasal swabs for virus testing could have been a supply chain casualty if not for the rapid response capabilities of the additive manufacturing industry and associated research groups. If you ever wondered exactly what healthcare providers are shoving up your nose, here is the answer.

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Using Metrology for Motorbike Optimization

Using Metrology for Motorbike Optimization

Category: Manufacturing Technology Feb 10, 2021

What does it take to win the world’s most grueling rally race for 18 consecutive years? Relentless improvement. Learn how Europe’s leading high-performance motorbike stays at the head of the pack using 3D scanning technologies to optimize aerodynamics and components.

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Building Successful Manufacturing Partnerships for the Future

Building Successful Manufacturing Partnerships for the Future

Category: Manufacturing Technology Feb 8, 2021

The more complex the global marketplace becomes, the more attractive the idea of partnership is to many companies. Companies typically enter partnerships to seek benefits they cannot access themselves, and they seek partners for several reasons, including access to complementary capabilities, greater financial strength, access to new markets, to pool resources, or to reduce risk.

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New Tech, Tips, & Tricks for Machining Centers, CNCs, Controls, and Software

New Tech, Tips, & Tricks for Machining Centers, CNCs, Controls, and Software

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jan 26, 2021

Advancements in technology abound. Which ones can help your manufacturing business thrive? IMTS spark features15-minute product demos, technical sessions, and exhibitor showrooms from trusted partners on CNCs, controls, and software. Plus, Spark offers interactive sessions on economic forecasts, tech trends, and leadership approaches to tweak your manufacturing business strategy. 

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Digitizing the Tool Room  To Maximize Cutting Time

Digitizing the Tool Room To Maximize Cutting Time

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jan 15, 2021

Alexander Zoller, President of the company that bears the family name, inherently views tooling with a systems approach, which includes identification, presetting, measuring, inspection, automation (tool control, measurement, handling), storage systems, software, data transfer, and digital twin solutions. It’s not just a simple drill — it’s your bottom line.

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10 Fun Facts about Cutting Fluids

10 Fun Facts about Cutting Fluids

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jan 7, 2021

Metalworking fluids cool, lubricate, and soothe—wait, that last one is shaving cream. Seriously, this is the lifeblood of metal removal. Here are 10 facts to help you know more about metalworking fluid.

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Get Ready to Implement CMMC

Get Ready to Implement CMMC

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jan 6, 2021

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Defense has taken its first step to implement Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)? Here’s important information and links to get started so you can compete for DOD contracts.

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Automation & Robots Galore!

Automation & Robots Galore!

Category: Manufacturing Technology Dec 8, 2020

See the newest robots and automation solutions on IMTS spark through live and on-demand exhibitor demos from trusted partners. Amp up your knowledge on automation technology and tools to increase speed, accuracy, safety, and even resiliency.

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A Concrete Solution to a Cast-Iron Problem

A Concrete Solution to a Cast-Iron Problem

Category: Manufacturing Technology Dec 8, 2020

When researchers at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) set an audacious goal, they call it a moonshot. Their current moonshot is creating a machine tool base from a 3D printed polymer mold and concrete. Could this new combination of technologies lead to a renaissance in U.S. machine tool production?

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Preserve Your Industry’s Story — Support The American Precision Museum

Preserve Your Industry’s Story — Support The American Precision Museum

Category: Manufacturing Technology Dec 3, 2020

The innovation that makes our world possible was developed by you, your families, and the manufacturers who came before us. Help us preserve the knowledge, stories, and manufacturing equipment for future generations to know how new technology enabled precision manufacturing.
Donate Now!

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Manufacturing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Manufacturing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 10, 2020

In the coming decade, new technologies and manufacturing processes will lead to the creation of new types and classes of materials and products. Manufacturing is a dynamic industry and will likely become exponentially more so given these changes.

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An Open Case for Success

An Open Case for Success

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 9, 2020

The Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell project, featured at IMTS 2018, is now hosted by a Virginia research consortium showing OEMs and suppliers how they can more efficiently build qualified parts by leveraging open standards and the digital thread.

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Got 3D Printed PPE?  We need your guidance

Got 3D Printed PPE? We need your guidance

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 6, 2020

Recently, America Makes and AMT teamed up with the Federal Drug Administration to begin the process of surveying the 3D manufacturers of PPE who rushed to our nation’s aid. Together, we have created a survey with the goal of answering this primary question:

How did 3D printing help consumers, responders, and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Fill out the survey now!

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Robots Help Manufacturers Attract and Retain Skilled Workers

Robots Help Manufacturers Attract and Retain Skilled Workers

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 3, 2020

Skilled laborers have their pick of available jobs in today’s market, so employers need to set themselves apart from all the rest to attract and keep good workers. Incorporating robotic automation on the shop floor allows manufacturers to improve conditions for workers, give laborers a more satisfying work experience, and create a growth environment where everyone benefits. 

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7 Lunch & Learns to Amp Up Your Advanced Manufacturing Game

7 Lunch & Learns to Amp Up Your Advanced Manufacturing Game

Category: Manufacturing Technology Oct 13, 2020

Score tips, insight, and strategies from advanced manufacturing trailblazers during seven IMTS spark Lunch & Learns featuring world-renown researchers Thomas Kurfess, Ph.D., and Lonnie J. Love, Ph.D., from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility.

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KAM Manufacturing Brings Racing DNA to Hybrid Manufacturing

KAM Manufacturing Brings Racing DNA to Hybrid Manufacturing

Category: Manufacturing Technology Aug 17, 2020

Driver Brad Keselowski takes the speed-to-market attitude of a NASCAR team and makes it available to the external marketplace through Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM), a contract manufacturer that aims to redefine hybrid manufacturing. 

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Roadmap to a Self-Sufficient Industrial Base

Roadmap to a Self-Sufficient Industrial Base

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jul 30, 2020

Before the pandemic struck, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a report in 2018, Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States, that identified our nation’s industrial base vulnerabilities and outlined a blueprint for action. See what you can do now! 

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