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Large-capacity compact wire EDM—EDM Network, booth D-4148 – Electrical Discharge Machining – advertisement

Large-capacity compact wire EDM—EDM Network, booth D-4148 – Electrical Discharge Machining – advertisement – Brief Article Built on a single frame to save space, the new CW-743S/AWT compact series wire EDM features table travels of 29.5″ x 16″ x 12″, submerged. It is equipped with the company’s new automatic wire threader that can re-thread through […]

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Arm your machine tool with a portable CMM

Arm your machine tool with a portable CMM – Rapid Traverse Leo Rakowski FARO Technologies (Lake Mary, Florida) is best known for its FaroArm portable, articulated-arm CMMs that are used to measure large parts, weldments, assemblies and other components that would be difficult or impossible to bring to a conventional CMM. Now the company has […]

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The Hidden Benefits Of Machine Tools – Association For Manufacturing Technology report

The Hidden Benefits Of Machine Tools – Association For Manufacturing Technology report – Brief Article Katherine A. Kelley The Association For Manufacturing Technology–AMT (McLean, Virginia) has released a new study detailing the substantial, unmeasured economic benefits of machine tools and advanced manufacturing techniques. The study concludes that traditional measurements of productivity do not include all […]

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Home, Home On The Web

Home, Home On The Web – Brief Article Katherine A. Kelley Everybody wants a Web site these days. Two companies have recently established them. Wilson Tool International, Inc. (White Bear Lake, Minnesota) has a new site that contains four sections: products, customer resources, news and company information. The products section includes information on punch press […]

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High speed machine systems

High speed machine systems – Literature Review Lori B. Bok Read about not only the FSP 300X and its qualities but also the features, benefits and customer Service for the FSP line in an illustrated brochure. For more information about Moore Tool Company call (203) 366-3224 or enter MMS Direct code 793JD at www.mmsonline.com [ILLUSTRATION […]

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CMM ships with CAD software

CMM ships with CAD software – Modern Equipment Review Shauna R. Steigerwald New Platinum and Titanium FaroArm CMMs now ship with a free evaluation copy of the Rhino 3.0 CAD package. The fully- functional evaluation version of the software, which supports polygon meshes and point clouds, will enable Platinum, Titanium, Gold, Silver and Bronze FaroArm […]

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Finding the financing fit

Finding the financing fit Ken Gettelman Finding The Financing Fit From the borrower’s standpoint, what is the most important consideration when planning a financing step? Nothing is more important for a shop than aligning itself with a financing organization that understands the industry. The lender must be credible and able to bring something positive to […]

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Recruitment process techniques – selecting machine shop sales representatives – Contract Shop Ideas

Recruitment process techniques – selecting machine shop sales representatives – Contract Shop Ideas – column Bert Casper Recruitment Process Techniques Last month, we discussed the process used for finding appropriate reps, and how to select a few to visit in each target market. When we visit potential reps, we bring photos of our plants and […]

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you’ve made sure the parts were machined to spec. Now make sure you’ve taken steps to protect those parts in the condition your customer expects them

How to passivate stainless steel parts: you’ve made sure the parts were machined to spec. Now make sure you’ve taken steps to protect those parts in the condition your customer expects them Terry A. DeBold Passivation remains a critical step in maximizing the essential corrosion resistance of parts and components machined from stainless steels. It […]

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Synthetic oil hybrid

Synthetic oil hybrid – Modern Equipment Review Shauna R. Steigerwald Missile Lube 5 EH US is a hybrid water-soluble concentrate that combines vegetable oil, synthetic oil and mineral oil for what is said to be a superior lubricity. This coolant concentrate is designed to serve many applications and material types. The primary applications are boring, […]