Forty-year PPG veteran Scott Moffatt was recognized for his volunteer contributions to the organization. The Metal Construction Association (MCA) awarded its Patrick R. Bush Service Award to Scott Moffatt, PPG market manager for architectural coil and extrusion coatings, during the organization’s 2018 Winter Meeting in San Diego,
Horizontal or vertical? Trunnion or swivel head? What’s the effective difference between different configurations of five-axis machining centers?Blog Post: 2/19/2018
President, Alpha Strategies Not all five-axis machines are alike. Here’s where the application for which they will be used must be considered. You need to know
Promising research on reversible multi-material adhesive bonds could prove game changing in auto industry. A key trend in automotive is the use of multi-material structures and, in turn, the ability to structurally join dissimilar materials and keep them together during the vehicle’s useful life, yet the need to separate them for repair,
Dillon’s soft jaw blanks feature reduced setup times, aid concentric performance, provide better chuck balance, and have a longer jaw life because of the increased jaw accuracies. New Product Post: 2/19/2018
Edited by Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production Machining Dillon’s soft chuck jaw blanks allow for consistent
Electronic flow control is paired with a variable-speed TCU pump to achieve optimum cooling with the minimum energy required. New IQ flow control in Engel’s CC300 injection machine controller interfaces with Engel’s e-flow water-valve controller and its new e-temp TCU with variable-speed pump. New Engel e-temp TCU has
Spirol International Corp., Danielson, Conn., has enhanced its Series 2000 bowl feeder with the new Mark VI controller having a 7-in. touchscreen, 50-recipe storage capacity, and Ethernet interface for remote access and control. This feeder is said to be well suited to handling fragile, tactile, or slippery parts
SolidWorks is working with HP on computer modeling of the Multi Jet Fusion process and with 3D Systems to optimize designs for plastic and metal printing without STL conversion. New version of 3DXpert for SolidWorks from 3D Systems optimizes design of 3D printed metal and plastic parts.
Two software collaborations were
Lower cost, more compact models for low-volume prototyping also introduce full-color 3D printing. New HP model 300/500 3D printer for low-volume prototyping. Full-color 3D printing capability is new with HP’s model 300/500 units. Previous Next Last month, HP Inc., Palo Alto, Calif., added to its growing line of 3D printers using its
Among six work cells that Wittmann Battenfeld Inc., Torrington, Conn., will display at NPE2018 (booth W3742), two will present new machines that previously debuted in Europe for the first time at a U.S. show. The EcoPower Xpress is the company’s newest, high-speed, all-electric machine, aimed at packaging and
Arburg’s “big reveal” at K 2016 is now coming to NPE2018 as the U.S. launch of its largest machine ever and the first of a brand-new design with a sophisticated new control. The Allrounder 1120H (photo) has a 650-metric-ton clamp (730 U.S. tons, 30% larger than any previous Arburg machine)
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