Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. You don’t have to probe too deeply into good machining results to find how they are being achieved with tried-and-true as well as innovative new toolholding technology. Chatter and pullout are but two of the enemies of high-speed and heavy-duty machining of the latest difficult-to-machine alloys. Anything less than the most secure toolholding makes lights-out machining a crap shoot. It’s why variations of toolholding technologies from shrink-fit to mechanical to hydraulic continue to vie for important investments for machine tools that can command seven figure price tags. And on the shop floor, who is going to explain away devastating crashes or machining results that fail to meet stringent quality standards. In the following case studies, you might just find a win-win or two from manufacturers in their toolholding choices. A Minnesota CNC shop is using a Heimatec speed increaser to up rpms and feed rates, reducing cycle time on an aluminum engraving application. Kurt Industrial Products Division, Minneapolis, specializes in providing precis...

As every month, the French government publishes its recommendations for seasonal food, including fish, cheese, vegetables

As every month, the French government publishes its recommendations for seasonal food, including fish, cheese, vegetables and fruit. Here is what it advises for October. But it is also a good time for champignons de Paris (Paris mushrooms). Although they are named after the city of Paris, they are mainly produced in Pays de la Loire since the end of the 19th century.  Carrots are also in season as every season a variety of carrot can be eaten. It is now time for carotte de garde, which are planted from March to July to be sold during winter. Herrings are good to eat this month. To check that they are fresh, their scales must be shiny and not come off the skin. Marennes Oléron oysters are highly recommended at this time of the year. They are produced in Marennes Oléron bay in Charente-Maritime and have had the mention Label Rouge since 1998, as a proof of superior quality. Another fish recommended is the rouget grondin (red mullet). For dessert, you can have some apple, which is the favourite fruit of the French (they eat 17kg a year). It is also time to eat pear. It is the moment for chestnuts. Their shells must be shiny and not have any hole when you buy them.   For cheese, it...

Saica Group has reached an agreement with the group Norm Ambalaj to acquire its plant in

Saica Group has reached an agreement with the group Norm Ambalaj to acquire its plant in Sakarya, Turkey. The acquisition would provide an increase of 75 million square metres in Saica´s corrugated board capacity while increasing its product footprint and product range for the Turkish market. Saica and Norm Ambalaj will continue their collaboration following this partnership agreement. With the agreement, Saica takes a step forward in its business growth strategy, allowing the group an improvement in its service capacity and an increase in its supply for its customers in Turkey. The deal is still subject to approval by the Turkish anti-trust authorities. In 2014, Saica entered the Turkish market and since then, the group has made several investment projects to further develop its infrastructures and machinery in the country. The latest investment was the one made in a new corrugator machine in 2017. “This operation is an opportunity to increase Saica´s value proposition of sustainable packaging solutions in the Turkish market. It will also optimize material and logistics costs for our customers while reducing Saica´s environmental impact”, said Pascal Giraud, general manager, S...

Quirky travel tech: the latest travel gadgets to make your trips easier

Each September the world’s tech innovators come together in Berlin to show off their latest and greatest gadgets at IFA. The media tends to concentrate only on the newest phones and giant TVs, but there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes that rarely gets written about. This year there were wearable cameras, giant Kindle-like tablets, global WiFi hotspots, and even remote cat feeders. Truly something for every kind of traveller looking for ways to make their next journey the smoothest yet.  If you’ve ever tried to wear wired earphones while skiing or snowboarding in a safety helmet, you’ll know why the IceBRKR Ski Goggles were inevitable. They use bone conduction, which sends low-frequency sounds from the vibrations of the helmet shell into your inner via your jawbones, leaving the higher frequency sound to come to your via two small speakers.  In short, there’s nothing in your ears, so you can hear music while you ski and hear everything around you, too. Equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 MESH Intercom tech, the IceBRKR can also be used to stream music from a phone, but also to make calls while you’re on the move.   As a bonus, that MESH tech means you can communicate wirelessly ...

Natural hair discrimination should be illegal in Memphis

Two states and two cities have banned natural hair discrimination. Here’s why Memphis and Tennessee should join in. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Angelina Liom, an apprentice from the Institute of Beauty, styles Dayah Brooks’ hair into a fishtail during a session at A Natural Affair Beauty Lounge in East Memphis on Thursday. Takeisha Berry Brooks, owner of the salon, is accepting apprentices out of this new hair school located in Bartlett, which is the state’s first natural hair school. (Photo: Yalonda M. James, The Commercial Appeal) Good morning from Memphis, where Graceland has a new exhibit with a … (checks notes) replica of a zero-gravity space toilet? But first … The city of Cincinnati, Ohio, yesterday became the second city in the country, after New York City, to ban workplace discrimination against people based on their natural hair. The Memphis City Council could — and should — follow the Cincinnati City Council in passing a local ordinance to fine this kind of discrimination, which can pressures people, and especially black people, to cut...

Labelexpo Europe reports largest, most international edition to date

The landmark 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe was its largest, most international show held to date. A total of 693 exhibitors took part in the show, which took place between 24-27 September, at Brussels Expo in Belgium. Poor weather didn’t deter 37,903 attendees from 140 countries flocking to the four-day show – a substantial increase on 125 countries in 2017.  As well as the increase in countries represented, show floor space rose from 37,600sqm in 2017 to 39,752sqm this time. There were more exhibitors, too: 693 compared to 679 two years ago. And there were increases in visitor numbers from various markets already sending large delegations, including Brazil (14 percent up), Russia (14 percent), India (8 percent) and Japan (6 percent). Eighty-three percent of exhibition space was rebooked onsite for Labelexpo Europe 2021. Major press manufacturers announced multiple sales on a daily basis, including: HP’s 200th HP Indigo 20000 digital press, sold to a Slovenian converter; Domino’s 7-color N610i inkjet press sold to a Belgian converter on day one; Lombardi’s sale of five Synchroline 430 presses during the first two days of the show; Gallus’ sale of three presses int...

38 Random 5-Star-Rated Products On Amazon That Are Rad As Hell

There isn’t much of a learning curve when it comes to shopping online — but if there’s one thing that you should always look out for, it’s the customer reviews. It doesn’t matter how affordable a product is (or how long you’ve been trying to find it); a slew of bad reviews probably means it’s an iffy choice. Luckily, there are tons of five-star products available on Amazon to choose from instead — they’re products where the majority of the reviews are perfect five-stars. To make the vetting process a little bit easier, Amazon verifies their user reviews by confirming that each buyer actually made their purchase on the website (that’s what the “Amazon Verified Purchase” symbol is for). In other words, you don’t have to worry about coming across any questionable reviews while you’re shopping. So when a customer writes that the countertop pasta maker they just purchased is the best thing they’ve ever bought, you can be sure that they really have the product. Whether you’re in the market for a pasta maker or if you’ve been scouring the web for an affordable gel manicure set, the possibilities a...

Grip is a completely undermined part of what we do as photographers and videographers. My cinema

Grip is a completely undermined part of what we do as photographers and videographers. My cinema peers know what I’m talking about when I say that grips are absolute geniuses in their craft. I have seen people do amazing things with seemingly nothing, and after years of working next to some pretty professional people, I’ve accumulated a lot of appreciation for the work they do and the solutions they provide. Manfrotto has an excellent line of grip accessories, everything from magic arms, to nano clamps, pumps, and a bunch more stuff! The problem is that it’s hard to recognize that a piece of equipment labeled as one thing, can actually be used for another. In the video, I discuss three nitty-gritty tactics I use outside of the comfort zone of a product description. And that’s really what I advocate when I try to get people excited about grip. You don’t necessarily have to be solving a problem, you can just be enhancing your workflow or creating options! The Magic Arm is marketed as a creative way to mount your lighting, but it can do so much more than that. I’ve found my self in some pretty weird situations as a filmmaker over the years, but I think we have all had that moment w...

This sad face mug magically turns happy when you fill it with coffee, and I’m totally obsessed

Okay seriously this is my new favorite thing. If you’re a coffee drinker or a tea drinker, or if you know anyone who enjoys a nice cup of joe or hot tea, you absolutely must pick up an InGwest Home 11 ounce Color Changing Coffee Mug. When this brilliant mug is sitting idle on a table or in a cabinet, it’s black with a sad, sleepy face on it. But when you fill it with hot coffee or tea, it tuns blue and the sad face becomes happy. This heat sensitive mug is going to be your new favorite thing, and it’s only about $14 on Amazon. Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals from around the web. Quantities may be limited. Prices are subject to change without notice and coupons may expire at any time. Some deals may not be available to all customers. BGR may receive a commission on orders placed through this article. Pocket folders, Clear book, File folder, File bag, Pencil case, File folder – Yongxu,https://www.nbyongxun.com/

MANA and Scott Oster suspend Le Cube skate ramp inside Parisian store dezeen-logo dezeen-logo

Chicago architecture practice MANA and skateboarder Scott Oster have added a skate ramp encased within a reflective silver cube in the atrium of Le Bon Marché department store in Paris. The installation – called Le Cube – was unveiled as the centrepiece of the Los Angeles Rive Gauche exhibition in Paris, where a curated selection of LA fashion, beauty, and lifestyle products were displayed inside the French capital’s Le Bon Marché department store. Created by Oster and John Manaves of architecture practice MANA, the installation has been shortlisted in the retail interior category of Dezeen Awards. The mirrored cube was placed in the store’s central atrium and is punctuated by a full-pipe – a 360-degree concave structure that skateboarders use to perform gravity-defying stunts. Intended to function as both a stage and a sculpture, the elevated full-pipe hosted live skate performances several times a week. Its reflective surface also meant that, when the cube was not in use,  shoppers walking along the balconies that wrap Le Bon Marché’s atrium could catch their own reflection and take photos. “When it was not being activated, Le Cube sat quietly, luminou...

Metal/Plastic Hybrid Molding: Flexible Alternatives for Teletronics : Plastics Technology

In overmolding of plastic onto electronic components, the goal today is flexibility. Here are three real-world examples of different kinds of modular cell layouts that have been used in production. Linear cell systems produce hybrid teletronic components consisting of plastic overmolded onto a metal carrier strip. Until recently, highly integrated hybrid molding cells have been dedicated to a single product. Now, flexibility is the goal. Case 1: Thermal switch housings of glass-filled nylon overmolded on a brass strip will be produced at NPE2018. Case 2: Radial production cell for four-pin plugs with an LSR seal produces eight parts in 24 sec. Case 2: Eight four-pin plugs of glass-filled PBT are overmolded onto metal and assembled with an LSR seal. Case 3: Radial cell infeeds two strips to form the leadframe of contact elements. Two six-axis robots flank the vertical injection press. All elements of the hybrid molding cell can be monitored and controlled from the Engel CC300 injection press controller. Overmolding of plastic onto metal electronic components is used in various industries, including automotive, appliance white goods, telecommunications, medical technology, and ae...

Forget coal — alabaster is where the mining action is on Utah’s former Grand Staircase monument

Environmentalists fear that coal mines loom on the horizon for lands removed from the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, but the first mineral to be extracted there may have more to do with soul-inspiring art than climate-altering emissions. Exposed deposits of the delicate form of calcium sulfate happened to be found among the 900,000 acres President Donald Trump removed from the monument. An area known as Butler Valley, south of Henrieville, was actively quarried when President Bill Clinton designated the monument in 1996. Now David Penney, a sculptor from Beaver, hopes to extract pink-streaked alabaster from one of these abandoned quarries at his Creamsicle mine. “It creates an art form that people can enjoy for years,” Penney said. “If you don’t take it out of the ground, it just dissolves away. It’s a way to preserve some of the beautiful things nature has created.” Alabaster quarries, along with coal mining and oil and gas drilling, soon can occur on most of these former monument lands under a management plan released this month by the Bureau of Land Management. Environmental and science groups suing to reverse Trump’s action have been preoccupied with vast coal...