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Precision aerospace part manufacturer Alloy Specialties is one of the first adopters of a new robotic quality inspection technology, Tempo, from Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division.
The compact, universally usable drag finisher R 4/700 SF is equipped with a carousel with four rotating spindles. Each spindle holds three work pieces. Separate rotary drives of carousel and spindles allow the individual, entirely independent adjustment of their rotary speeds.
Voestalpine Rotec GmbH, a global leader in the manufacture of precision steel pipes and tubes, integrated an automated Rösler drag finishing system, the R 4/700 SF, that doubled the usable life of stamping tools.
After a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grinding Doc video series on Cutting Tool Engineering's website resumes with a special two-hour episode about Cylindrical Master 2020, an Excel program developed by Dr. Jeffrey Badger, aka the Grinding Doc. The 105th episode of the Grinding Doc video series provides a detailed description of the Cylindrical Master program that Badger developed during the pandemic.
Many agricultural machinery manufacturers use Heckert machines to machine axes, gearbox housing, engine blocks and hydraulic systems.
Starrag is a manufacturer high-precision machine tools for milling, turning, boring and grinding workpieces for a variety of industries. Its rigid and robust equipment can also be used for making farming equipment.
Custom bearings extend spindle life
The customer used custom screwdriving spindles that use thrust bearings that had to be replaced on a regular basis. Auburn Bearing proposed a one-piece banded thrust ball bearing that would utilize a special lubricant.
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.

When grinding carbide and HSS tools in in volume production, large filtration or central systems from VOMAT are a worthwhile investment for cleaning dirty grinding oils.
The costs of cooling lubricants in tool grinding often exceed the costs for grinding wheels. Tool manufacturers who acknowledge this can save money with ultra-fine filtration technology that is optimally adapted to a company’s production capacity and manufacturing requirements. Vomat in Treuen, Germany, is a filtration specialist that offers a range of products that can reduce these costs.
The 525 SC full-radius end mill and 570 SC mini copying end mill mold construction tools are designed for HSC operation at steel material hardness’ of 52 to 65 HRC.
Inovatools USA LLC in Hartland, Michigan, offers a broad product range of high-performance solid carbide mills that meet the exacting requirements in mold, fixture and die manufacturing.