Manufacturing Equipment http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8211/more en Reshoring OEM Makes Oilfield Pumps with U.S. Equipment http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment <div class="field-byline"> John Piehl. Sales Manager, Tyler Mitchell, Project Engineer, Ahaus Tool and Engineering, Richmond, Ind. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">All fixture and machine-assembly jobs are unique, but one Texas facility was set to manufacture gear casings with enormous dimensions — so it needed machines with fixtures, loaders, and presses that could handle big parts. Here’s how they quickly setup the machinery with a U.S. supplier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment#comments Gold Engineering Essentials Manufacturing Equipment Hydraulics Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:00 +0000 39901 at http://machinedesign.com Debunking Common Myths About Specifying Special Components http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/debunking-common-myths-about-specifying-special-components <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Nason </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Standard components are manufactured to an exact industry standard, while a special component is precisely designed and built to fit a specific application. Recent manufacturing</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/debunking-common-myths-about-specifying-special-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/debunking-common-myths-about-specifying-special-components#comments Manufacturing Equipment White Papers Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:49:00 +0000 41081 at http://machinedesign.com How to Save American Manufacturing http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> William Killingsworth </div> <div class="field-deck"> U.S. manufacturing has recently been characterized by the closing of big plants and a hemorrhaging of jobs. Here’s what it will take to turn things around. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturing has recently been characterized by the closing of big plants and a hemorrhaging of jobs. Here’s what it will take to turn things around. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing#comments Guest Commentary Manufacturing Equipment Materials Motors/Drives Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:24:00 +0000 40831 at http://machinedesign.com Supersized Calender Uses Multiple, Stacked Drives http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/supersized-calender-uses-multiple-stacked-drives <div class="node-body article-body">Upgrading the production size of a calender used to rubberize conveyor belts necessitated a multi-drive, stacked configuration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/supersized-calender-uses-multiple-stacked-drives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/supersized-calender-uses-multiple-stacked-drives#comments Manufacturing Equipment Mechanical Drives News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:32:00 +0000 39971 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Stacking the drives three high with the fourth to the side presented various mounting issues. (All images courtesy of Legg)</p> The Difference between Cartridge Heaters and Tubular Heaters http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/difference-between-cartridge-heaters-and-tubular-heaters <div class="field-deck"> Though they may sometimes have a similar appearance, cartridge heaters and tubular heaters each serve dramatically different applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cartridge heaters and tubular heaters are similar in make-up but have quite different application areas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/difference-between-cartridge-heaters-and-tubular-heaters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/difference-between-cartridge-heaters-and-tubular-heaters#comments Manufacturing Equipment Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:32:00 +0000 39321 at http://machinedesign.com The Difference Between Machined and 3D Printed Metal Injection Molds http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds <div class="field-deck"> Metal tool cores made with additive methods can get pricey, but the savings in cycle time may outweigh conventional tooling. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">3D-printed metal molds cool parts faster, improve quality, and cut scrap and costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds#comments 3D Printing Manufacturing Equipment Materials Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:20:00 +0000 38461 at http://machinedesign.com Case Study: Modular Workcells Improve Lean Assembly Processes http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/case-study-modular-workcells-improve-lean-assembly-processes <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To help a manufacturer of security cameras improve throughput and flexibility without incurring increased manufacturing costs, lean principles were applied to create state-of-the-art workcells using components from</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/case-study-modular-workcells-improve-lean-assembly-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/case-study-modular-workcells-improve-lean-assembly-processes#comments Manufacturing Equipment White Papers Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:50:00 +0000 38091 at http://machinedesign.com Lean Production & Automation: Finding the right mix http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/lean-production-automation-finding-right-mix <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lean manufacturing has proven to be a powerful way for many companies to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. To be good at lean</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/lean-production-automation-finding-right-mix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/lean-production-automation-finding-right-mix#comments Manufacturing Equipment White Papers Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:06:00 +0000 38071 at http://machinedesign.com Bellows grippers handle fragile workpieces http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/bellows-grippers-handle-fragile-workpieces <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/04/Festo-DHEB-Bellows-Grippers.png" style="width: 100px; height: 305px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />The DHEB Series bellows grippers safely and gently handle fragile workpieces for electronic and light-assembly applications. They expand in diameter when actuated by an integral pneumatically driven piston to securely grip a workpiece&rsquo;s interior surface.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/bellows-grippers-handle-fragile-workpieces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/bellows-grippers-handle-fragile-workpieces#comments Manufacturing Equipment Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:14:00 +0000 36481 at http://machinedesign.com Manufacturing in 2014 http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/manufacturing-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Manufacturers are generally upbeat about prospects for 2014. Technologies that include electric motors and motion-control equipment promise to do well in the coming months. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., made headlines recently because it moved some of its washing-machine production from Mexico to northwestern Ohio. Its reasoning for the move: The Ohio plant was more automated and its electricity costs were actually lower than those of the production lines in Mexico. Transportation costs also figured to be lower because the front-loading laundromat washers in question won't have to be shipped across a border to get into Whirlpool's U. S. distribution network. In fact, manufacturers are generally upbeat about prospects for 2014. Technologies that include electric motors and motion-control equipment promise to do well in the coming months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/manufacturing-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/manufacturing-2014#comments Manufacturing Equipment Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:23:00 +0000 33291 at http://machinedesign.com