Advanced Manufacturing Now
By Going Green, Detroit Got Faster
Advanced Manufacturing Now
June 27, 2018
 
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Ford Bets a Detroit Landmark Will Be Automaker's Future
Ford Bets a Detroit Landmark Will Be Automaker's Future
Ford has acquired the 105-year-old Michigan Central Station in Detroit. and plans to rehabilitate it to be the centerpiece of a campus to develop self-driving vehicles. It was a feel-good story in Detroit. Senior Editor Bill Koenig, in a commentary, sounds a note of caution. It's only a feel-good story in the long run if Ford's efforts are successful.
Avoid Replacement (and Tariffs) with Ball Screw & Cover Repair
Avoid Replacement (and Tariffs) with Ball Screw & Cover Repair
Dynatect offers repair through its facilities nationwide. All brands of telescopic covers and precision ball screws (even acme or lead screws) can be restored, tested, and quickly returned. Evaluations are thorough and free, and replacements are always quoted as an option. Expedited/Emergency service options are available. Visit Dynatect.com and choose “Repair” to learn more.

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Airbus May Slash Thousands of UK Jobs Because of Brexit
Airbus May Slash Thousands of UK Jobs Because of Brexit
Airbus said it may eliminate thousands of jobs in the United Kingdom because of Brexit. The aircraft maker may "ditch plans to build aircraft wings in British factories over concerns that EU regulations will no longer apply from March 2019 and uncertainty over customs procedures," The Guardian reported. Airbus may shift production to the US, China or elsewhere in the European Union.
Twin-Spindle Gundrilling with Independent Spindle Control
Twin-Spindle Gundrilling with Independent Spindle Control
The Eldorado M30-30T is a twin-spindle gundrilling machine with independent spindle control, which allows for two separate drilling cycles at the same time. A 6.5-inch full-color control screen is installed on both sides of the machine so the operator can fully utilize this spindle flexibility. The M30-30T has a 5/16 inch diameter drilling capacity and a 30 inch maximum drilling depth. Eldorado gundrilling machines are designed and manufactured in the USA.

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Automotive 3D Printing Market to Rise to $5.3B in 2023, SmarTech Says
Automotive 3D Printing Market to Rise to $5.3B in 2023, SmarTech Says
The automotive additive manufacturing market will reach $5.3 billion in 2023 and $12.4 billion in 2028, industry analysis company SmarTech says in a new report. "While the market remains focused on prototyping and tooling, parts production will become the primary revenue opportunity by the end of the forecast period, surpassing prototyping, tooling, hardware and materials," SmarTech said.
Super Air Knife Replaces Noisy Blowers
Super Air Knife Replaces Noisy Blowers
EXAIR’s Super Air Knife delivers a uniform, high volume, high velocity sheet of air for blowoff, cooling and drying applications. Energy use is 1/3 that of typical blowoffs. Dramatically reduces air usage and noise when compared to other blowoffs – noise is under 70 dBA at 80 PSIG. Eliminates costly downtime of blowers. Large selection of sizes and materials available. Website offers detailed information, video

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A Byproduct of Going Green: Cars Get Faster
A Byproduct of Going Green: Cars Get Faster
The auto industry is experiencing a "happy accident," according to Bloomberg. Automakers concentrated on improving fuel effiency. It also resulted in increased horsepower and speed. Average horsepower for the entire US fleet is approaching 300. "We’re in the golden age of horsepower,” said Ivan Drury, senior manager of data strategy at Edmunds.
NOMURA CNC Horizontal Boring Mills
NOMURA CNC Horizontal Boring Mills - Reliable Accuracy, Powerful Chip Making, Long-Lasting Performance
Featuring exceptionally straight, nitride-hardened spindles, oversized motors and hand-scraped, box-way, one-piece beds, Nomura Boring Mills are designed for decades of friendly operation and virtually flawless dependability. Select from three table-type models with capacities ranging from 6,600 - 33,000 lbs. or custom-made floor-types. Nomura has machining solutions for Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Energy, and Job Shops. Distributed by SB Machine Tools, IMTS-18 Booth S-338470.

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Auto Industry to See Even More Robots
Auto Industry to See Even More Robots
The auto industry already is one of the most automated. As manufacturers move toward Industry 4.0, "The integration of automation, computers, and electronics in manufacturing is only going to grow," writes Kristin Dziczek, a vice president of the Center for Automotive Research. She wrote the workforce story in this year's Motorized Vehicle Manufacturing Yearbook.
The Digital Twin for Virtual Validation of the “As-manufactured” vs. the “As-designed”
The Digital Twin for Virtual Validation of the “As-manufactured” vs. the “As-designed”
While modern CAE simulation can predict the behavior of advanced designs with accuracy and precision, parts resulting from the actual, physical manufacturing process rarely exactly match the nominal design and in many cases will even exceed predefined tolerances.

In this webinar, you will see:
 •  Open environment supporting neutral and 3rd party formats for both CAD and CAE
 •  Positioning and reverse engineering and repair of faceted scan/point cloud data
 •  Advanced morphing of CAD geometry to match form and fit of scan

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FedEx Orders $6.6 Billion in Boeing Widebody Freighters
FedEx Orders $6.6 Billion in Boeing Widebody Freighters
FedEX ordered 24 widebody freighters, valued at $6.6 billion at list price, from Boeing Co. the Pudget Sound Business Journal (via the Memphis Business Journal) reported. The order includes both 767 and 777 freighters.
Using High-Feed Machining Strategies to Get to Net Shape
Using High-Feed Machining Strategies to Get to Net Shape
High-feed tooling will be defined and proven with some common examples. By using a high-feed machining strategy, this technology can be used on any machine tool. Keeping throughput in mind, high-feed tooling and a highfeed machining strategy can be the key to maximizing shops’ machining efforts.

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UL, Tooling U-SME Finalize Partnership
UL, Tooling U-SME Finalize Partnership
Tooling U-SME (Cleveland) and global safety science company UL (Northbrook, IL)  finalized an agreement to align training and certification to create a single source for professional additive manufacturing certification. The organizations signed a letter of intent in December 2017 to collaborate on enhanced workforce training and development efforts supporting manufacturers wanting to increase their capabilities in additive manufacturing.
Case Study Reveals How to Improve Your Grinding Burn Inspection
Case Study Reveals How to Improve Your Grinding Burn Inspection
The completely nondestructive nature of this solution also resulted in a substantial cost savings by reducing scrap, and eliminating the need for chemical disposal, and personal protective equipment.

Download this case study to learn how one transmission manufacturer was able to generate a more sensitive, repeatable, real-time grinding burn inspection without requiring chemicals or consumables.

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