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American Machinist Weekly Update

 American Machinist Weekly Update 

Editor's Note

Complex geometries and unwieldy shapes are becoming commonplace.

9 Qualities of Good Metal-Cleaning Fluids

Vapor degreasing systems are a standard method for cleaning parts, and selecting — or formulating — a cleaning solution is an essential part of removing lubricants, silicones, and greases from complex parts.


The 500th F-35 delivered takes off from Lockheed's Fort Worth, Texas, assembly plant.

Lockheed Delivers 500th F-35

Now in the fifth-generation design, the Joint Strike Fighter program has passed 250,000 flight hours and tallied a series of other milestones, proceeding with a new cost structure and production contracts.


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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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Spirit Restarting 737 MAX Structures Production

Production of fuselages, thrust reversers, engine pylons, nacelles, and wing leading edges will resume this month and increase in volume throughout the remainder of 2020.


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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.


In The Spotlight

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Global Steel Tonnage Barely Rises in 2020

The January total for worldwide steel production is 154.4 million metric, less than +2.0% higher than the previous month, and relying on estimates of results from China — which represents more than half of the world's normal output.


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10 Practical and Innovative Tips for Closing the Skills Gap

The key ingredient for advanced manufacturing is people, and manufacturing desperately needs more of them. This webinar will cover:

  • How to be as innovative with recruiting as you are with your products and services.
  • Smashing stereotypes to help attract next-generation talent.
  • How Innovation and Industry 4.0 can help attract talent.
  • Recruiting diverse workers and building new on-ramps for overlooked talent.
  • Leveraging industry, education, and community partnerships to solve talent problems together.
  • Creating successful apprenticeship programs to attract students early to a manufacturing career.
  • How to grow your own talent and stay ahead of the rapidly decreasing half-life of knowledge.
  • Building people-first workplace cultures.

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Top Stories

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Power Skiving with Integrated Cutter Resharpening

For soft and hardened gears up to 600 mm in workpiece diameter, Gleason vertical machines can be equipped with an on-board unit to reduce cutter changes and promote consistent quality.


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