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Efficient CNC flexible system transfer saves time and money

Efficient CNC flexible system transfer saves time and money Since its organization in 1994, American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) (Detroit, Michigan) has been proving to the industry that a U.S. manufacturer can be competitive on cost and quality. The company attributes its success to its investment in manufacturing technology and training. To meet quality and […]

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Parts of the tax cut are aimed at boosting capital spending

Parts of the tax cut are aimed at boosting capital spending – Washington Report Parts of the tax cut are aimed at boosting capital spending, which has been in the dumps for more than 2 years. As cuts in capital gains and dividends result in increased stock prices, companies will be encouraged to raise money […]

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Customizing tools online

Customizing tools online – Rapid Traverse Bill Dundas As part designs become increasingly complex, specialized metalworking processes must be developed for efficient manufacturing. This frequently demands that a machine shop tailor its cutting tools to the specific job at hand. In a growing number of cases, the tool geometry necessary for optimum performance in a […]

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High speed spindle helps mold maker stay ahead – Better Production

High speed spindle helps mold maker stay ahead – Better Production – Brief Article John M. Jordan In the competitive arena of moldmaking, shops must produce molds quickly and within tolerance to remain profitable and attract new business. Technological advances in high speed spindles, sophisticated programming methods and high-performance cutting tools allow shops to save […]

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Strap clamp, part II

Strap clamp, part II Edward G. Hoffman Strap Clamp, Part II Strap clamps are the simplest and most common form of clamping device in use today. They are one of the most diverse clamp forms in the workholding family. From the relatively simple workholders to complex designs, the strap clamp is one of the most […]

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tooling and training companies team up to provide high-quality applications engineering

Tooling University supports Kennametal Inc. for online education: tooling and training companies team up to provide high-quality applications engineering Tooling University, the leader in online education and training for manufacturing and shop floor trades, has agreed with Kennametal Inc., a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials, to launch the company’s first-ever […]

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Grinding machine combines EDM to handle PCD cutting tools

Grinding machine combines EDM to handle PCD cutting tools – electrical discharge machining; polycrystalline diamond Milling and turning on the same machine hardly seem a novelty today, but electrical discharge machining (EDM) and grinding is a combination that might still arouse the curious imagination. Such a combination exists on the ERS-12 CNC grinder from Ewag […]

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Top jaws and accessories

Top jaws and accessories Lori B. Bok A line of top jaws and accessories includes products designed for a range of styles and chuck sizes. It includes top jaws, soft jaws, hard jaws, full grip jaws, jaw nuts, and specials. For more information from Huron Machine Products Inc., call (954) 587-4541 or enter MMS Direct […]

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CNC milling chucks—Albrecht Precision Drill Chucks, booth E-2146 – Cutting Tools and Related Equipment – advertisement

CNC milling chucks—Albrecht Precision Drill Chucks, booth E-2146 – Cutting Tools and Related Equipment – advertisement – Brief Article The APC milling chuck is said to provide holding power up to four times that of shrink-fit and hydraulic toolholder systems. Runout is guaranteed to be less than 0.00012″ TIR at 2.5 x diameter. End mills […]

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Electro-pneumatic drill units-Sugino, booth 4003

Electro-pneumatic drill units-Sugino, booth 4003 – Westec 2003 Shauna Steigerwald The company says its line of budget friendly, electropneumatic drill units is identified as the “Global” series, named for a universal global appeal and adaptability to many applications, replacing hand drills, radial drills, pneumatics and other automated drilling operations. More than 30 models are offered […]