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 American Machinist Weekly Update 

In The Spotlight

Sandvik Coromant CB7125 and CB7135 carbon boride inserts for interrupted hard-part turning.

Quick Tips for Machining Hard Materials

With the right approach it’s possible not only to produce highly accurate results — and to maximize the service life of your tools.


Top Stories

Am House

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.

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Proper Manufacturing Waste Disposal During COVID-19

Many items that were easily disposed before may be identified as hazardous now, so manufacturers may need to review and revise handling, storage and disposal practices.


MAPAL expanded its OptiMill portfolio of high-performance milling cutters for aluminum and steel machining.

Cutting-Tool Demand Down, Before the Drop

Machine shops and other manufacturers were reducing production in the weeks prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which portends a difficult rebound according to cutting-tool market experts.


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COVID-19 Delays Lordstown EV Pickup

The CEO of startup Lordstown Motors reported the economic disruption has not halted development of its Endurance electric vehicle, but the pickup truck will not debut in June as planned and first deliveries now are seen in January 2021.


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Boeing to Restart Seattle-Area Plants

The jet builder is implementing a phased approach to return approximately 27,000 employees to work across the Puget Sound region, with steps to minimize further spread of the coronavirus.


Editor's Choice

With CAT 50 spindles up to 40 hp, the machines provide high-torque milling capabilities for aggressive metal removal and shorter cycle times.

Universal-Spindle Milling, Gundrilling for Mold Production

Two new machines handle all types of metal using a single spindle and rigid construction, to minimize machining time and maximize throughput.


ActiNav is a new UR+ application kit that simplifies the integration of autonomous bin picking of parts and accurate placement in machines using UR cobots.

Autonomous Bin-Picking for Machine Tending

Universal Robots' ActiNav application synchronously handles vision processing, collision-free motion planning, and autonomous real-time robot control, to integrate autonomous bin-picking of parts and accurate placement in machines.


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