Industry News for 01/2021

Shop Floor at ASCO Power Technologies.
ASCO Power Technologies, which manufactures automatic transfer switches, switchgear and other power management products, solved manufacturing issues by integrating Jetcam Expert nesting software throughout its facility.
LK Metrology Altera ‘S’ 7.5.5 CMM at Nightforce Optics measuring riflescopes and spotting scopes.
Nightforce Optics in Orofino, Idaho, manufacturers riflescopes and other high-precision optics. To achieve quality specifications, the company upgraded its technology with a new CMM that supports a probe.
Eriez publishes new white paper.
Eriez’ new white paper, “Six Ways to Attack Metal Contamination to Improve Product Purity and Avoid Recalls,” covers best practices processing plants should implement to achieve the highest product purity and avoid costly tramp metal damage.
The USC-2M and 3M have been designed to maximize the performance of modern indexable gundrills.
Fast turnaround times and increasingly complex components are standard requirements in the mold industry.. To meet these growing customer demands with the greatest possible efficiency, high-performance 5-axis machining centers are a must for manufacturers.
The main manufacturing floor at MaTech.
MaTech managed production for years using a project management software and a variety of Excel spreadsheets and manual processes. The company upgraded to an integrated production management system. The ERP software is from Global Shop Solutions.
One of many Shop Floor Data Collection stations throughout the company,
Founded in 1976 by George McNab to serve the growing demand for precision aerospace components, Mac Machine Company Inc. has since expanded its manufacturing capabilities to serve the defense, commercial aircraft, and medical diagnostics and implant industries. Mac Machine provides clients like Honeywell, Northrup Grummon, Sandia National Laboratories, and Zimmer Medical with a variety of precision parts, assemblies and weldments, all designed and produced at its 20,000-sq-ft facility in Baltimore, Maryland.
One of the work stations on King Machine’s shop floor.
Global Shop Solutions' ERP software provides information to all areas of King Machine's business by giving every employee the tools they need to do their jobs efficiently and accurately.
One of Enoch’s automated machines.
Operating out of 48,000-sq.-ft. in Clackamas, Oregon, Enoch Precision Machining operates more than 80 automated machines. New planning and scheduling software has improved production.
The Eriez Xtreme RE7 Rare Earth circuit
The Eriez Xtreme RE7 Rare Earth circuit helps remove metals and other impurities and is now incorporated in the company’s tube and grate magnets.
Advancements in threading technologies.
Investing in CNC Swiss technology allows a shop to perform threading operations. Every Swiss machinist should be aware of the latest advancements in this field.

National Association of Manufacturers President Jay Timmons issues statement slamming rioters who "stormed the U.S. Capitol (yesterday), attacking police officers and first responders because Trump refused to accept defeat in a free and fair election."
Lasers are used in a myriad number of applications to cut, drill, weld, mark, or structure parts in a wide variety of applications in many industrial sectors to optimize manufacturing processes and satisfy the need for ever increasing quality of components.
Marcus Ralston
Marcus Ralston explains his outlook regarding three key milestones of the evolution taking the cutting tool industry into the 21st century.

ISM PMI Graph July 2019 through Nov 2020
As the overall U.S. manufacturing industry continued to rebound in November 2020, the cutting tool sector found itself on the downside of an economic rollercoaster. That said, optimism for the year ahead continues to grow.