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In The Spotlight

0 0420 World Steel 1540

Pandemic Plunges Global Steel Output

Global steel production fell -13.05% in April as manufacturing shut down in Asia, North America, and Europe to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, but Chinese output rose to 62.0% of the world's total output for the month – and remained nearly even with the ye


Top Stories

0 Starrag Metalex 800

Six-Axis Machine Fits Metalex’s Big Plans

Starrag Group is addressing one contract manufacturer's expansion and development strategy with a large-scale portal machining center.


Boeing The 737 MAX is a twin-engine, narrow-body jet and the latest iteration of Boeing’s best-selling aircraft. It debuted for commercial service in 2017.

Boeing Restarts 737 MAX Production

Low-rate production resumed after a four-month pause, though the twin-engine jet series has not yet been approved to resume service with its redesigned flight-control program.


Dreamstime 117575508 800

Automakers Split Over U.S. Fuel-Efficiency Rules

A lobbying group for GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, and others is siding with the Trump Administration's position on fuel-efficiency standards — leaving aside some members' goals on gas mileage and emissions.


Tj Davies Cnc Retentionknobs 800

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.


0 0520 Midson Phygen Dreamstime131564600

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.


Editor's Choice

0 Am0520 Dw Fritz Zero Touch Table 800

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.


Up to five machine tools – including the G550a, G552 and G552T – can be connected to a pallet storage rack with a maximum of 87 pallet positions.

Modular Linear Pallet Storage Links Machining Systems

Up to five machine tools can be connected to a pallet storage rack with a maximum of 87 pallet positions, to establish flexible manufacturing lines for various types of parts.


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