3D Printing Coming to the Battlefield Soldiers needing replacement parts may turn to 3D printers in the future to rapidly deliver reliable and ultra-strong metal parts. Army researchers are looking at new technologies to create steel alloy parts from powder using a laser. Full Article
CNC Manufacturer "Looks Up" to Find the Best Automation Solution Operating a CNC machining company that processes hundreds of part numbers demands new approaches to improve efficiency. But automating systems with a wide range of part requirements necessitates careful planning and execution. PrimeTest® Automation, a systems integrator in Boca Raton, Fla., created an optimized solution that benefited its customer, a CNC part manufacturer, so much that it became a catalyst for business growth. Full Article
The Copenhagen-based company Osvald Jensen has increased its productivity on CNC machines by retrofitting them with RG2 Dual Grippers from OnRobot that significantly decrease cycle times and allows for production to continue after operators leave the shop. Watch how this was done.
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