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 American Machinist Weekly Update 

In The Spotlight

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PVD Coatings Provide Wear and Corrosion Protection for Howitzer Spindles

Physical Vapor Deposition coating replaced conventional chromium coatings for U.S. Army howitzer breech spindles, with very low levels of defects, and testing showed it outperformed conventional chromium treatments.


Top Stories

Emuge Corp. introduced the A-H family of taps for hardened steel and cast iron materials. The enhanced its H Series of Rekord-A style taps provide more standard products for threading hardened steel and cast iron.

Cutting-Tool Consumption Suggests Slow Recovery Ahead

U.S. manufacturers increased their activity rates from February to March, but the year-over-year figures show the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will extend through Q2 and Q3, with adjustment extending into 2021.


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Identifying Quality Retention Knobs for CNC Productivity

Reliable retention knobs formed from high-quality steel enhance set-up rigidity — improving tool life and reducing cycle times.


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Lockheed Advancing $300M More to Suppliers

The defense manufacturer is extending another round of payments to small- and medium-sized supply-chain partners, aiming to keep the supply chain functioning during the pandemic.


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Using Automation and Robotics in Maintenance Management

By adopting innovations on the plant floor, manufacturers have improved many aspects of their operations, including line efficiency, product quality, and worker safety, just to name a few.


Editor's Choice

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High-Precision System for Real-Time 3D Inspection

The ZeroTouch high-speed metrology and inspection system processes complex geometries faster than traditional CMM inspection, generating large volumes of data necessary to evaluate quality for complex geometries.


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Polygon and Face-Slot Machining, Gear-Tooth Pointing, and More

Complex, high-precision machines from Profilator promote flexible manufacturing, short cycle times, and reduced investment and operating costs.


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