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Pull a Fast One: This machine shop runs two shifts just as hard as their vehicles on the racing circuits. They keep up with fast turnaround jobs by using a new automated tool management system that focuses on machining – not searching – for the necessary tools.
Quiet Riot: Because inventory was out of control, this tool crib was the busiest area in the plant. No one knew where any tools were to manufacture scheduled assemblies. But now, after installing an integrated tool management system, the tool crib is the quietest area in the building.
Survival Of The Fittest: This advanced machining operation kills their competition by integrating tool holders and shrink-fit technology into a single system that ensures machine accuracy and lengthens tool and spindle life.
Cincinnati Incorporated offers an innovative system that speeds and simplifies taper gaging on press brakes for making angular bends.
The NTMA Business Projections Report for Winter 2008 states that the bursting of the credit bubble will likely have a lasting effect on the economy this year, though some sectors will remain strong.
This innovative long-edge cutting tool from Sandvik Coromant is highly resistant to axial forces and uses four cutting edges to provide productive and economical machining.
Lyndex Nikken’s self-sealed ER Coolant Collets prevent coolant from reaching the collet face without the need for plugs, discs or other hardware by using a patented staggered slot design.
Rex-Cut Products, Inc. introduces a full line of round and square finishing sticks that provide controlled deburring and finishing by hand for making tool, mold and die repairs in one step.
This spindle from Toyoda is designed with a removable taper that enables quick changes to accommodate different types of tooling and maximize machine uptime.
Rego-Fix® is expanding its line of revolutionary ER collets with a range of metallic sealed collets. Designed to seal the tool to the collet and the collet to the toolholder, this product is ideal for applications that require coolant pressures up to 2000 psi through the tool.
Primary Cutter, LLC offers Supermill, an all-purpose carbide end mill with a corner radius to meet stringent application demands and provide longer tool life.
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.’