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Material removal through cutting, turning, milling, drilling, grinding, tapping and more using machinery such as laser cutting systems, plasma cutting systems, oxyfuel cutting systems, milling machines, drill presses, lathes, horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, turning centers, multitasking machines, electrical discharge machines and other equipment assisted by Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC), automation and robotics.

Abrasives Are Not All Created Equal

Quality Manager Tim Urano says Austin-based Wolfram Manufacturing

Many shops hesitate to incorporate abrasive finishing tools in CNC machines for fear of clogging coolant lines and damaging slides and bearings. However, finishing tools generate very little grit.

How to Multiply Machine Tool Efficiency with Production Automation

Fastems automation guide

 A new Fastems automation guide and webinar demonstrate how to overcome the six main production bottlenecks and eliminate underutilization in any shop. Fastems reveals how to make production planning and execution intelligent, automate hardware to work stably 24/7, and make processes reproducible.

 A new Fastems automation guide and webinar demonstrate how to overcome the...

The Rise of Trochoidal Milling: More Accessible Than Ever

Heidenhain Trochoidal milling

Circular machining with low radial engagement and constant feed per tooth extends tool life by minimizing heat and vibration when machining extremely hard materials. CAM and control developers are making it easier for any size shop to add this technique to their capabilities.

Circular machining with low radial engagement and constant feed per tooth extends...

U.S. Machine Tool Orders Accelerate

June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May to $373.2 million.

June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May to $373.2 million.

A Faster, More-Accurate Way to Tap and Drill Structural Steel

Acieta drilling

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with a drilling spindle to very precisely make holes in structural steel up to 1 inch thick. The solution is one-third the cost of traditional drilling but performs many other applications and requires just one operator.

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with...

Forest City Gear Expands Capacity

Their new Gleason GP300ES shapes high precision internal and external gears.

Their new Gleason GP300ES shapes high precision internal and external gears.

Glebar Acquires ECG Specialist Everite Machine Products, Inc.

Glebar acquires Everite

The deal positions Glebar to offer electrochemical grinding solutions to its expanding customer base. They add 70 years of experience and deliver burr-free cutoff, surface grinding, point grinding, and vertical grinding solutions.

The deal positions Glebar to offer electrochemical grinding solutions to its expanding...

Sunnen and ANS Enter Joint Agreement

They will advance the ANS Triboconditioning process that reduces friction and wear on a variety of honed parts and components.

They will advance the ANS Triboconditioning process that reduces friction and wear...

NADCAP-Certified Job Shop Sets a Course for Automation

Globe Grinding

New York-based Globe Grinding faces the same skilled-workforce gap as other manufacturers. To meet the requirements of demanding aerospace customers, the company is deploying technology current employees can easily learn to program and operate.

New York-based Globe Grinding faces the same skilled-workforce gap as other manufacturers....

Mazak to Open San Francisco Technical Center

Located in Fremont, it will service manufacturers in the Bay Area, Northern California and parts of Nevada.

Located in Fremont, it will service manufacturers in the Bay Area, Northern...

Coherent Creates ‘Center of Excellence for Fiber Lasers’

Coherent Highlight FL Arm

Laser source assembly and testing join the manufacturing site of fiber laser components, laser engines and combiners at Coherent’s Tampere, Finland facility. The entire Coherent HighLight fiber lasers series will be housed here to create the industrial high-power fiber lasers for challenging welding tasks.

Laser source assembly and testing join the manufacturing site of fiber laser...

Manufacturing is the Secondary Operation for This CNC Machining Shop

Plethora Corp. on-demand CNC machining

San Francisco-based Plethora Corp. shaves as much time as possible from the iterative design process. After developing software that enables customers to design for the shop’s capabilities in real time, this 2017 start-up delivers prototypes and production runs within three days.

San Francisco-based Plethora Corp. shaves as much time as possible from the...

Marking Parts Is About More Than Just the Machine

With Video
MB Metal Technologies’ MarkinBOX

MB Metal Technologies’ Sketchbook2 software greatly simplifies the process of programming the company’s benchtop, fixed-mounted, integrated, and portable dot peen marking equipment. The user sees and can easily change text and logos before marking begins.

MB Metal Technologies’ Sketchbook2 software greatly simplifies the process of programming the...

The Rise of Trochoidal Milling: More Accessible Than Ever

Heidenhain Trochoidal milling

Circular machining with low radial engagement and constant feed per tooth extends tool life by minimizing heat and vibration when machining extremely hard materials. CAM and control developers are making it easier for any size shop to add this technique to their capabilities.

Circular machining with low radial engagement and constant feed per tooth extends...

U.S. Machine Tool Orders Accelerate

June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May to $373.2 million.

June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May to $373.2 million.

Paperless Parts Launches Search Function to Expedite Quoting

Paperless Parts, Paperless Search

Paperless Search, a digital search tool enhancing the quoting platform from Paperless Parts, provides easy access to all formats of historical data, and it’s available now to Paperless Parts customers.  

Paperless Search, a digital search tool enhancing the quoting platform from Paperless...

Multitasking Machining Center With Short Tool Spindle

Methods Machine Tools JX-250

Methods Machine Tools brings the Nakamura JX-250 to the U.S., offering high-precision milling and turning of complex parts. Choose a single or twin lower turret design with overlapping travels and Y-Axis box guideways that are standard.

Methods Machine Tools brings the Nakamura JX-250 to the U.S., offering high-precision...

3D Printing Files Open Your Door to Shutting Down Virus Spread

EMAG

EMAG is sharing a free downloadable design file for a hands-free door opening device they customized for heavy-duty use at their own company. Preventing people from touching door handles throughout the day is one important layer of defense against the coronavirus.

EMAG is sharing a free downloadable design file for a hands-free door...

Morphing into Medical, Components Maker Heals Itself

MC Machinery Mursix

Now cranking out 500,000 face shields per week, Mursix used its MC Machinery CO2 laser and wire EDM to switch gears from sinking auto parts and turned itself into a major PPE manufacturer. The company’s co-owner, a former ER nurse, hustled with her engineers to develop a medically compliant prototype that went into production within just a few days.

Now cranking out 500,000 face shields per week, Mursix used its MC...
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April 27 - 28, 2021
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