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June/July 2020 Issue

Manufacturing as a Secondary Operation: Entrepreneurs make software as well as parts. As supply chains reconfigured to domestically produce personal protective equipment (PPE), the global pandemic underscored the need to swiftly and accurately respond to potential orders. Fabricating and metalworking companies that harnessed equipment expertise to digital tools that streamline manufacturability analyses and integrate with back-office resources won the day. We look at why and how one CNC machining company, Plethora Corp., treats manufacturing almost as a secondary operation.

Industry News

Officials Ink Agreement on Defense Production Act Loans

A memorandum of agreement, originating from an executive order, gives U.S. International Development Finance Corp. authority to extend $100 million in loans for projects that help re-shore or strengthen domestic supply chains for COVID-19-related equipment and supplies.

A memorandum of agreement, originating from an executive order, gives U.S. International...

ESPRIT Announces Extended Support for Mazak Smooth Ai CNC

DP Technology, parent company of ESPRIT CAM, has created a streamlined machining experience with ESPRIT’s digital twin inside the CNC. Users can preview the entire machining process virtually on the CNC before executing their program it.

DP Technology, parent company of ESPRIT CAM, has created a streamlined machining...

Handling Systems International, Inc. Releases Dealer Quotinator

Handling Systems International, Inc. Releases Dealer Quotinator

Online quote tool gives dealers 24/7 access to quotes and drawings. Considering the high demand for H.I.S.’s NikoRail enclosed track cranes, fast turnaround and well as expedited bill of materials to the shop floor will prove valuable to the company and the marketplace.

Online quote tool gives dealers 24/7 access to quotes and drawings. Considering...

SMW Autoblok Launches SMW-Electronics

SMW Electronics inductive coupler systems

New division specializes in products to meet the demands of Industry 4.0. Chief among its offerings: Non-contact inductive couplers, sensors and measuring systems, and electro-mechanical clamping systems.

New division specializes in products to meet the demands of Industry 4.0....

Exact Metrology Provides Updates on PolyWorks Inspector and Hexagon Romer

With Video

Watch the informational videos on PolyWorks Inspector and Hexagon Romer Absolute Arm on YouTube. The multi-piece editing function added to PolyWorks Inspector is described, and an online tutorial shows how to make sure the Hexagon Romer Absolute Arm is still in calibration.

Watch the informational videos on PolyWorks Inspector and Hexagon Romer Absolute Arm...

COVID-19: What It Means for Metals Manufacturing

pwc offers practical steps for responding to the coronavirus crisis. The financial institution also shows results of a U.S. Pulse Survey asking CFOs for their top 3 concerns with respect to COVID-19?

pwc offers practical steps for responding to the coronavirus crisis. The financial...

Free Trial of CNC Virtualization Platform

FANUC’s CNC GUIDE allows users to learn how to operate controls, create part programs and test designs in a virtual environment on a PC. FANUC’s U.S. customers can take advantage of the offer till the end of September.

FANUC’s CNC GUIDE allows users to learn how to operate controls, create...

Pandemic Paves Way for Accelerated Reshoring

Companies with local supply chains fared better during the pandemic than those that did not. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has caused chaos in tightly interconnected global supply chains, and now companies are rethinking, shifting, shortening and reshoring them.

Companies with local supply chains fared better during the pandemic than those...
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