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In The Spotlight

The Goliath milling tool developed by Denmark-based CNC Onsite can mill flanges of wind tower bases, monopiles, and transition pieces up to 10 meters in diameter.

Precision Milling on 10-Meter Wind Turbine Flanges

As offshore wind turbines grow in size and power, precise flange connections in tower bases, monopiles, and transition pieces put new importance on reliability and maintenance.


Top Stories

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Experience additive manufacturing solutions. Additive manufacturing (AM) enables layer-by-layer processes to fabricate three-dimensional products. AM supports the assembly of products, components, and tools with reduced weight, increased functionalities, and simplified assemblies. Discover new efficiency in batch printing and post-processing with 3D Systems’ high speed Figure 4 ® 3D printing and the high density part stacking feature of 3D Sprint ® software. Explore the complete solution at IMTS 2022.

CNC machine and operator.

Using Technology for Flexible Manufacturing

Manufacturing systems must be able to be reconfigured rapidly, in order to adapt to changing demands – and this means having highly automated processes that use technology to change over from one product to another quickly.


CNC machine programming and set-up.

6 Things to Consider About Automating Machines

It is an essential – but not universal – feature of manufacturing operations, but adopting an automation platform without a plan is akin to investing in machines you don’t know how to use. Start by figuring out why you are automating.


Creative social media, internet communication and business marketing corporate web concept: group of 3D color people figures on.

Choose Your Words Carefully… You’re Building a Brand

Keeping everyone on the same page with a company’s communications, goals, mission, and successes is critical, and supporting those responsible for customer interactions, ensures that brand standards are met.


Cutting tools for CNC machining, such as solid end-mill, indexable cutter, drill tool.

Supply Chain, Inflation Drag Cutting-Tool Demand

Consumption of cutting tools – an index to overall manufacturing demand – fell 10% from the previous month, though year-to-date demand continues to top the 2021 rate.


Boeing 737 assembly, Renton, Wash.

Boeing Problems Shift from Demand to Supply, CEO Says

The jet-builder’s CEO told investors that the company will face supply-chain problems through most of 2023, including labor shortages for its mid-tier and sub-tier suppliers.


Editor's Choice

AMT White Paper: 'The Transformative Power of Cognitive Automation in Manufacturing Technology'.

The Transformative Power of Cognitive Automation in Manufacturing Technology

Industry leaders agree that every part of the manufacturing value chain will be transformed by technology — R&D, the supply chain, factory operations,sales, and service. Digital connectivity will unlock value and change the manufacturing landscape.


An IRB 2600 robot, a controller, and a turntable combined with pressure and level sensors and other equipment make up the OmniVance Machining Cell, with all components pre-tested to guarantee compatibility.

Machining Cell/Software Combo for Set-Up Simplicity, Production Speed, Flexibility

The OmniVance standardized machining package can perform up to eight applications in a single cell, with software for auto-calibration and path-tuning in one tool, cutting calibration time to 10 minutes.


The Beyond Evolution GUP-V insert expands the series from grooving, cutoff, facing, and turning to profiling applications, too.

Expanded Geometry for Grooving/Cut-Off Inserts

A new, V- shaped single-sided profiling insert allow machinists to cover more turning applications and helps to save tooling costs.


AI Servo Monitor uses artificial intelligence to predict possible failures of the drive systems for FANUC servomotors and spindle motors.

Machine Learning Tool for Predictive Maintenance

AI Servo Monitor helps predict possible failures of the drive systems for servomotors and spindle motors, and provides machine-health data and analysis to maximize uptime.


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