SAV North America, the North American subsidiary of Spann Automations Normteiletechnik (SAV) GmbH of Nuremberg, Germany, is introducing a line of radial pole chucks in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. These chucks for OD, ID, and face grinding and turning operations range in size from 6 in to 16 in diameters (150 mm to 40 mm) and low profiles from 2.2 in to 2.9 in (57 mm to 75 mm). Custom sizes are also available. Common workpieces ideally suited for these chucks are ring shaped parts such as bearing races. What is unique about SAV's radial pole chucks is that they feature a solid top plate comprised of steel and brass material, providing greater rigidity and less wear than the typical epoxy-based radial pole chucks available. These chucks offer a uniform holding force of 145 lb/in2 (100N/cm2). They have the capacity to have a central through-hole. www.sav-workholding-na.com
Manufacturing Industry Invited to Take Reshoring Survey
AMT and the Reshoring Initiative will use the survey results to identify which processes, products and components face the most pressure from imports and which offer the biggest opportunities to reshore. Part of AMT’s “Rebuilding the Supply Chain” initiative, the survey is open to OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers and distributors through the end of February.
Year-Over-Year November U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 1.4%
While November’s $330.3 million represent a decrease of 13.3% from October, AMT’s president says it’s clear ‘the sector did not fare as poorly as originally predicted.’