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Unlike machining other materials, machining stainless steel requires review of myriad aspects prior to beginning work in the machine shop. While machining stainless has unique challenges, its benefits outweigh those challenges.
Xebec brushes made from ceramic fiber.
Deburring and finishing are still predominantly manual processes for many manufacturers and job shops. However, the results can be inefficient and inconsistent. Automating these processes can solve these problems.
Machining medical components cost-effectively and reliably requires high-precision tools that have been tested in practice to meet specifications that often reaches the micron level. Tool manufacturer, Inovatools, offers the Inomed range of tools for this application.

Starrag, a manufacturer of CNC metalworking machinery and Amorphology, a developer of advanced amorphous metals, established a laboratory where customers of both companies can observe real-time precision engineering and machining of complex gears using amorphous metals.

Integrity Saw & Tool is located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on the edge of Lake Winnebago
Wisconsin-based Integrity Saw & Tool Inc. purchased a Vollmer CHX 840 circular saw blade sharpening machine with the Vollmer HS automated loading station to increase capacity to meet the demand from a new pallet manufacturing customer.
With Sandvik Coromant’s Machining Insights, CNC machines can transmit information in higher volumes through an Ethernet connection.
Fewer than 30% of manufacturers have extensively adopted Industry 4.0 technologies, according to findings published in a new report, but manufacturers’ reluctance to go digital might have to change if they are to adapt to an unpredictable future. Sandvik Coromant's testing finds that an increase in machine utilization can result in a higher gross profit margin.
Continued job losses and lost business can be expected if the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum are allowed to continue, according to a manufacturing coalition.
Technoset UK specializes in manufacturing highly complex, precision machined components for the aerospace market. After investing in production equipment, the company recently invested in a Vicivision laser-scanning machine.
Five trends have helped triple the number of annual installations of industrial robots within ten years (2010-2019) reaching 381 thousand units in factories around the world.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that certain copper alloys provide effective long-term protection against viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.
Dolores Morrison encourages women seeking careers in engineering to get as much practical experience as they can.
Diversity, including gender diversity, in the workplace can drive innovation, and ARCH Cutting Tools supports the idea that a gender-diverse culture, including in its engineering team, can spur innovation and growth. A key member of the ARCH Cutting Tools team is Dolores Morrison, an engineer at the company’s ARCH Cutting Tools – Mentor (Ohio) facility.

ANCA's new EDM utilizes intelligent and adaptive control technology.
Utilizing intelligent and adaptive control and monitor technology, ANCA CNC Machines has developed a new electro discharge grinding (EDG) machine that monitors and controls sparks and the erosion gap to decrease cycle times for PCD tools by 50%.
Continuous development of customer-focused tool solutions is the idea behind the growth of Paul Horn GmbH, suppliers of cutting tools for manufacturers of machine tools for pipe and coupling production, as well as end users. 
Solid drills vs. inserts drills
Holemaking is a common procedure in any machine shop, but selecting the best type of cutting tool for each job is not always clear. Should a machine shop use solid or insert drills? Here are 5 ways to make that decision
The Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU) sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting the immediate termination of the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports enacted under the Trump administration. 
Inspiring tomorrow's manufacturing workforce.
The National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is partnering with Edge Factor, an online learning company, to inspire students and job-seekers to pursue career pathways in manufacturing and other skilled trades.
Automating manufacturing.
Robot density in manufacturing hit a new global record of 113 units per 10,000 employees.
In the past decade, a California-based machine shop has relied on a flexible, honing tool for a range of automated CNC machining applications such as cross hole deburring, cylindrical honing, surface finishing, edge-blending and cleaning.
The U.S. manufacturing industry continued to rebound in December 2020 with cutting tool consumption up 4% over November and the Manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index expanding from 57.5 in November to 60.5 in December. 
Using a Vicivision optical measuring machine to verify quality during grinding and other operations, Italy-based Bavieri Alfeo Precision Mechanics can obtain accurate results in seconds .