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IMTS 2018 Wednesday

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X XL ach year, Modern Machine Shop magazine off ers its Top Shops his year IMTS features expanded exhibit space in the East and West On Level 2 of the East Building e Machine Components/ ›› See "Early Access" page 90 More information imts.dmgmori.com AUTOMATION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING DIGITIZATION TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE September 10 – 15, 2018 SOUTH BUILDING BOOTH 338900 ›› See "Automotive" page 90 What's Happening Today? See a full schedule of Wednesday's events at IMTS.com. Contents Metal Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Controls & CAD-CAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Abrasive Machining/Sawing/ Finishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Additive Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Tooling & Workholding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Quality Assurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 EDM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Machine Components/Cleaning/ Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Fabricating & Lasers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Gear Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Co-Located Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 IMTS T H E O F F I C I A L S H O W D A I LY F O R I M T S 2 0 1 8 WEDNESDAY I M T S . C O M SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 Changes in Automotive Tech Driving Manufacturing Modifi cations Gary S. Vasilash Automotive Design & Production ADandP.media O ne of the things that is over- looked in all of the histrionic discussions of Tesla manufacturing and the "production hell" that CEO Elon Musk is trying to extricate himself from is the fact that there is a 5.5-million-square-foot factory in Fremont, California, that is full of robots, stamping equipment, welding gear, material-handling equipment and other production equipment that one would expect to fi nd in any car manufacturing facility. No matter how advanced the Tesla models may seem, at the end of the day they are produced just like (almost) any other car or light truck out there. Realize that the Tesla Model S is a more aluminum-intensive vehicle than the Ford F-150. e Model S has an aluminum chassis and body while the Ford uses a steel frame. So the Tesla checks one of the boxes for automotive manufacturing going forward: the extensive use of light- weight material. It is probably this change in mate- rial use by automotive manufac- turers that is one of the two biggest causes of change in manufacturing processes that will be occurring at an ever-increasing pace. The future of automotive tech is on display here at IMTS, and it's currently shut tling visitors between the Nor th and East buildings. Visitors can take a ride in Olli, the self-driving, digitally manufactured, 3D-printed, electric shut tle by Local Motors. e second change is in the area of the powertrain. In the case of the Model S, let's say that an alternative that might be considered by a more traditional car buyer is the Mer- cedes S 450 sedan. A similarity with What Machining Technologies Are Top Shops Using? Modern Machine Shop Executive Editor Derek Korn chats with IMTSTV's Bill Herman about what distinguishes a "Top Shop." Derek Korn, Modern Machine Shop mmsonline.com E benchmarking survey to job shops, contract shops and captive machine shops of all types and sizes. Many of the shops in the survey's top-20-per- cent benchmarking group, which is calculated based on answers to select survey questions, use the machining technologies that are on display at IMTS. ese machining technologies also will be highlighted in the Top Shops Workshop tomorrow in rooms W-375 E and D in the West Hall. Past survey trends related to the types of machines successful shops ›› See "Top Shops" page 89 Want Early Access to the Show Floor? Check Out These Two New Sections Scott Francis Modern Machine Shop mmsonline.com T Buildings. Level 2 of the East Building and the West Building Annex open at 8:30 a.m., allowing show attendees early access. you'll fi nd the Machine Components/ Cleaning/Environmental Pavilion, the Controls & CAD-CAM Pavilion Annex and expanded exhibition and display space for the co-located Hannover Messe USA trade show. Cleaning/Environmental Pavilion Visit us at IMTS booth 134502 to learn more usa.siemens.com/imts Digitalization in machine tool manufacturing Control your future — see how Siemens can bring a greater return on your machines, your operations and your people.

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