Manufacturing

Manufacturing process can help part design

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Manufacturing process can help part design

Manufacturing process can help part design While the primary consideration of a part designer or design team is the functionality of a part, the manufacturing process and the end product can be improved significantly by taking into account various elements related to manufacturing, including machinability, tooling, assembly, desired finish and economy of production. This is especially true as parts become more complex, exotic materials become more common and CAD systems and other design protocols become more technologically advanced. New design tools, such as those based on artificial intelligence protocols, have added demands for decision-making to the overall process. Another challenge...

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Digital Technologies Help Manufacturer Hear Better Results

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Digital Technologies Help Manufacturer Hear Better Results

Digital Technologies Help Manufacturer Hear Better Results Digital workflow combines technologies to help manufacturer evolve new part process from concept to final product in 4 days. A big part of creating a competitive advantage? Being able to repeatedly deliver cutting edge products in a timely manner. Understandably this is not an easy task in an environment where digital technology runs rampant. After all, the manufacturing industry is undergoing a significant transformation; fueled by seamless access to data as well as powerful manufacturing tools such as additive manufacturing solutions. ACS Custom, a UK-based digital production house for custom hearing protection, in-ear...

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Tool storage, management system updates

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Tool storage, management system updates

Tool storage, management system updates Fastems https://www.fastems.com/ Automation Toolholding/Workholding West Chester, Ohio – New releases of the Gantry Tool Storage (GTS) system and Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) from Fastems are designed to significantly increase manufacturing efficiency, enhance ergonomics, and improve overall user experience. When applied within a Fastems Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS), the GTS system and MMS can achieve machine utilization levels above 95%. In the GTS system, pick-and-place and traveling gantry robots provide access to centralized storage of up to 4,000 cutting tools and perform just-in-time tool delivery to individual machines. MMS software commands automatic cutting tool changes based on...

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Big Kaiser's Noventa Optimizes Chamfering Cycle Times

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Big Kaiser's Noventa Optimizes Chamfering Cycle Times

Big Kaiser's Noventa Optimizes Chamfering Cycle Times Big Kaiser’s new Noventa from Sphinx milling cutter lineup optimizes front-and-back chamfering and deburring, improving cycle time, tool life, surface quality and product finish. Big Kaiser Precision Tooling introduces the Noventa from Sphinx, the latest addition to its milling cutter lineup, useful for 90-degree, front-and-back chamfering and deburring holes up to 4×D. According to the company, the tool can take chamfering the entry and exit of 0.80 mm to 6.00 mm from a tedious, time-consuming process to one with improved cycle time, tool life and surface quality. Similarly, the company also says that the tool can improve finished hole and part deburring operations...

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Quick-Change Tooling Improves Swiss Lathe Profits

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Quick-Change Tooling Improves Swiss Lathe Profits

Quick-Change Tooling Improves Swiss Lathe Profits Two of the largest time sinks in Swiss turning are setups and tool changes. Swiss-type lathes make money thanks to the fast production of high-quality parts in large volumes, and any human intervention in that process is bound to cost time. Moreover, the tight work envelope often means that tooling is not easily accessible, which can add additional time to tool changes. These problems are very familiar to Head of Product Management John Kollenbroich of Horn USA. “Changing out a tool often means truing the cutting edge and plumbing the toolholder if there is through-coolant,”...

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