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Time to Reconsider Holding Taps with Collet Chucks

The next time you think about setting up a tapping operation with a collet chuck the same old way you always have, you may want to think again. There are now tap holders designed specifically to mitigate the load imposed on the tap by essentially absorbing synchronization error.

Metal 3D Printing for Land, Sea, Air and Space

When a submarine manufacturer saved significant time and cost by using Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing to 3D print a titanium Variable Ballast tank, the technology became the only industrial-scale metal 3D printing process with approved parts for land, sea, air, and space applications.

Approaching Removal Jobs from a New Angle

Efficient attachment removal has always been tricky. Without the ability to mechanically position the tool so that a closer cut can be achieved with less residual metal, workers were forced to deal with the drawbacks of traditional removal processes. But not anymore: A small alteration has made a huge impact on the attachment removal process.

Beckwood Receives Award from Bechtel for Hydroforming

The Supply Chain Recognition Award honors their outstanding work at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Hobart Brothers Celebrates 100th Anniversary

A rich legacy of welding innovation was celebrated by more than 500 current and retired employees, friends and corporate partners, customers and business colleagues, and local city officials.

Digital Work Instructions for Lean Manufacturing

Visual Knowledge Share is a multilingual and digital work instruction application that helps shops increase quality, profitability, and productivity and get the most out of their factory by displaying standardized, advanced work instructions while monitoring factory performance.

Next Steps in CAD/CAM Applications

Waveform Roughing in Vero Surfcam from DM Solutions ensures that a constant volume of material is removed for high speed machining of harder materials by using as much of the flute length as possible to distribute wear evenly along the entire cutting length, rather than just the tip.

Easy, Fast and Precise 3D Measurement for Wide-Ranging Tasks

The COMET L3D 2 sensor from Zeiss quickly delivers precise 3D data of components even in difficult ambient conditions, automatically recognizes changes in vibration and exposure, and offers high-end technology for exceptional data quality with maximum ease of use.

Quickly Fixture and Set-Up Welding & Fabrication Jobs Anywhere

The Rhino Cart Mobile Fixturing Station from Strong Hand Tools includes the welding table plus a 66-piece Clamp and Component Fixturing Kit that mates to the CNC precision-bored 5/8 in tabletop holes for accurate clamping or fixturing on the tabletop.

Swiss Machining Moves to the Next Level

The newly redesigned SV-20R Swiss-type Automatic Lathe from Star CNC has improved functions, build in “B” axis for multiple tools, and an (8) station tool block for overlapping of back operations.