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 American Machinist Weekly Update 

Editor's Note

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Trends, Challenges in PCB Design and Manufacturing

High-power boards, open communication, and other factors are quickly reshaping the development and functionality of printed circuit boards.


Collaborative robots typically provide productivity boosts to the human workforce because they allow employees to stop engaging in so many repetitive or boring tasks, and create opportunities for them to do more rewarding work. That will continue, but manufacturers also may begin to view cobots as tools for reducing downtime due to malfunction.

5 Ways Robotics Will Drive Automation Further

In 2020, there are plenty of opportunities for increased productivity. Robots' capabilities are expanding, and more industries recognize it's time to incorporate them to their workflows.


Turnkey cell incorporating Renishaw RMP60 probes mounted on custom-designed tool holders, which an ABB robot uses to collect critical part-location data before finishing and deburring operations begin.

Automated Probe and Robotic Cell for Consistent Precision

A finishing operation for a wide range of power-transmission gears becomes simplified while achieving reliability and high product quality


The 737 MAX, Boeing's best-selling aircraft, has been idled since March 2019 due to safety concerns.

FAA Adds to 737 MAX Repair Requirements

A new airworthiness directive calls for inspection and or replacement of exterior panels on engine nacelles and struts, to avoid "a dual-engine power loss event".


In The Spotlight

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CAM Plus MTMs Improve Speed to First Part

Slice Mfg. Studios, a medical device manufacturer, is using GibbsCAM and multi-axis mill-turn machining to keep its competitive advantage.


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Top Stories

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Non-Contact Detection for Spindle Growth

The Artis GEMDS system uses data from a non-contact eddy current sensor to monitor spindle anomalies due to temperature changes or other causes of displacement, in real-time.


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