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 American Machinist Weekly Update 

In The Spotlight

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Taking Control of Employee Benefit Costs

The 4 Ps — product, people, premiums and profit — provide a framework for manufacturing and industrial sector employers to promote engagement and increase profitability.


Top Stories

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Multitask Machining and Maximizing CAM Capabilities

ARCH Cutting Tools uses multi-axis CNC mill/turn machining and GibbsCAM to speed up the process of producing precision steel parts.


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Ford, GE Launch a New Ventilator Project

In their second collaboration this month Ford will start manufacturing a new GE-licensed, Airon ventilator in Michigan, at up to 50,000 units by July 4.


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Technology at Work: Manufacturing in Progress

Today, manufacturers are practical, creative, open to opportunities, and ready to work with the technologies available now. This special report looks at advanced manufacturing technology as it is now, and where it is leading today's manufacturers. Download this exclusive AM eBook.

General Motors and Ventec Life Systems are partnering to convert the GM Kokomo, Indiana ERC building for the production of Ventec ventilators in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GM Scaling Up Ventilator and Mask Production

Despite being called out by the White House, General Motors will convert a plant and produce up to 200,000 critical-care ventilators, in an arrangement with Ventec Life Systems.


A machine-tool rebuild involves complete disassembly and validation of the condition of every part. The machine casting and enclosure go through a deep steam-cleaning, followed by abrasive blasting and fresh coats of long-wearing paint. Everything from windows and lighting to wiring and hoses is fair game for replacement.

The R’s Have It: Rebuild, Retrofit, Repurpose, Replace

When an older machine begins to show signs of wear and new technologies make it look out of date, that reliable piece of equipment can start a second life.


Editor's Choice

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Multiaxis Machining Add-On Aids Productivity

Mastercam Multiaxis offers a series of multi-axis machining strategies, both basic and advanced, for simultaneous four- and five-axis machining – and also useful for advanced control of three-axis machines.


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Comprehensive CAM Update for 2020

Developments for ESPRIT include updates to the software’s CAD interfaces and new applications for specific machine tools.


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3D and 5-Axis Enhancements in CAD/CAM Update

The new version of hyperMILL offers options for complex part machining, with better ease-of-use and overall programming performance, plus new automation and additive manufacturing strategies.


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