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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.


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Five Ways 3DP Boosts Manufacturing Output

Additive Manufacturing can enhance productivity, but manufacturers must ensure that 3D printers can work in harmony with their current hardware, software, and supporting technologies.


In January 2020 Glebar announced its purchase of Tridex Technology, another specialty developer of electrochemical grinding (ECG) processes. ECG is a 'precision abrasive' process typically used for tube cutoff of materials like stainless-steel hypodermic needle tubing, where deburring is impractical.

Glebar Expands ECG Assets with Everite Machine

With its second acquisition this year, Glebar Co. has purchased Everite Machine Products, and is positioning itself as "the main source for electrochemical grinding solutions."


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Airbus Considers Wider Cuts in Output, Employment

As aircraft demand declines, Airbus is considering how to match employment costs to the forecast output rate for its various aircraft series, suggesting job cuts could be higher than expected.


Superior Ds Accro Mold Covid 1200

Die/Mold Producer Stays On the Job

Superior Die Set is an "essential" producer of custom mold products, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no problem or its in-house manufacturing model.


Editor's Choice

The µLine laser interferometer measurement system includes the laser interferometer with integrated compensation unit, various reflectors and wireless environmental sensors. The package also includes the software for automatic measurement and automatic compensation of the CNC and CMM machines.

Precise, Fast CNC and CMM Machine Measuring and Compensation

The Status Pro ┬ÁLine laser interferometer means regular set-up checks can be performed quickly and easily, to ensure maximum confidence in machine operations and product results.


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Virtual Machining, AM, and Automation in CAD/CAM Suite

Updates to OPEN MIND's hyperMILL® CAD/CAM software suite bring a range of user-friendly enhancements and new machining strategies for accurate, efficient 3D and five-axis machining.


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