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The Cobots are Coming! The Cobots are Coming!

September 30, 2016

Science fiction films dating back to Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic, Metropolis, have long warned that robotic machines may eventually surpass and dominate their human inventors. While there is no doubt that robots and robotic devices are getting smarter, that artificial intelligence continues to

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Here’s an Easy Way to Sharpen Your Metal Cutting Skills

September 23, 2016

Whether you have a newbie in your shop or just want to hone your own or your employees’ metal cutting skills, Sandvik Coromant has just what you need: A free, e-learning course that covers both the basics and latest metal cutting techniques.

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What, Exactly is IIoT (or Industry 4.0) and What Does it Mean for You?

September 2, 2016

Additive manufacturing is touted as the next paradigm shift in manufacturing. The concept of building up material to make parts, versus thousands of years of subtracting or forming metal to manufacture these parts is, indeed, an event of seismic proportions.

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An Easy Way To Keep Your Okuma CNC Running Smoothly

August 19, 2016

Just like a car or truck, CNC machines require routine maintenance to keep them in top form. A well maintained machine tool will perform at peak efficiency and reduce costly breakdowns that interrupt production. Performing routine maintenance, as required, will also prolong the life of the

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New Hardinge CNC Turning Center Debuts At IMTS 2016

August 5, 2016

New technology abounds at IMTS 2016 and Gosiger will be there along with the CNC machine brands we offer.

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How To Detect Tool Breakage Without Interrupting The Machining Cycle

July 29, 2016

Undetected broken drills or taps are notorious time and materials wasters. Almost as bad is a detection system that interrupts the machining process to check the tools. In this video Gosiger engineers demonstrate how a BK Mikro checking device can be used in-magazine to check for tool breakage

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See Unique Quick Changeover Automated Cell In Okuma’s IMTS 2016 Booth

July 22, 2016

IMTS 2016 will be filled with the latest advances in manufacturing technology. A particularly interesting example is an automated cell on display in the Okuma booth (S8500). The cell is a joint effort by Partners in THINC members Okuma, Gosiger Automation, Kitagawa, Fanuc and Schunk.

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Using Ceramic Cutting Tools on Super Alloys Delivers Big Savings

July 1, 2016

Choosing the right cutting tools and techniques when machining super alloys and other difficult materials can dramatically reduce cost-per-part.

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Newest Multi Spindle Machine Technology Now Available

June 24, 2016

With 135 years of machine tool experience behind it, Schütte CAM or CNC multi spindle machines have the rigidity, speed and accuracy to handle complex parts and challenging materials.

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Manufacturing Facility Automates Cell, Reduces Work-In-Process 80%

June 3, 2016

Recently a global supplier of compressors decided to rethink its process for making a series of bearing housings. According to the Production Manager, “After analyzing quality control and machine maintenance data we determined it was time to replace some of our machine tools. However, we didn’t

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