- Production Engineering
UK developed technology promises to revolutionise cutting, drilling and milling processes.
A stress-based fabrication method is able to form new nanostructures with tuneable properties.
Researchers have developed a method of producing graphene in a scalable process that deposits the material onto a non-metallic substrate.
New technologies will change the way we build aircraft; as well as the aircraft themselves. Stuart Nathan reports
The Kitagawa VM-N series of power vices available from 1st Machine Tool Accessories enables vertical and horizontal mounting, and clamping on the inside of work.
To increase the capacity of its drop-forging shop, Buderus Edelstahl Schmiedetechnik has invested in an automatic press line for truck wheel hubs. The forgings are handled by 10 KR 210 robots.
The Boss barfeeder from Iemca has been re-engineered to create three new Boss-E models — the Boss 332, 545 and 551E.
Sandvik Coromant has introduced a range of small Coromill Plura thread milling cutters designed to counter the threat of tool breakage and component damage associated with conventional taps when machining complex parts made from expensive materials. Plura thread mills are said to be particularly suitable for medical component machining.
Four Kuka robots have enabled BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte to automate the application of bitumen sound-deadening pads to dishwasher housings.
1st Machine Tool Accessories is offering its Kitagawa FG-M six-jaw finger chuck, which is ideally suited for aluminium wheel machining for motorcycles.
The Automata is a gantry loader designed and built by IEMCA for feeding, unloading and storing bulk components. It is available from 1st Machine Tool Accessories.