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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.


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Digital Manufacturing. Implemented.

September 14 - 19 industry professionals from all over the world gather in Chicago to see and experience more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that will solve their manufacturing challenges and improve their efficiency. Join us at IMTS 2020!         

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US Machine Tool Orders Down 39% for April

Capital spending by machine shops and other manufacturers fell to its lowest total in almost a decade as a result of the economic shutdown to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.


'Raw steel' is the product of basic-oxygen or electric arc furnaces, and cast into semi-finished forms like billets (shown here) for bar and rod products; slabs for flat products; or blooms, for beam and pipe products.

2020 Global Steel Demand to Drop 6.4%

A new short-range outlook of the world's regional and industrial markets estimates that steel demand will drop to 1.654 billion metric tons for the current year, but could reach a 3.8% recovery in 2021.


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EU Machine Tools Already Set for 2020 Losses

European machine-tool consumption is forecast to decrease -25.8% in 2020, a decline in demand that is closely tied to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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IMTS Faces the Big Crisis

It may be that every day is a crisis now, but for machine shops and all U.S. manufacturers the crisis of global competition is no recent twist or


Editor's Choice

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CAM Streamlines Multi-Axis and Turning Set-Ups

Mastercam 2021 promotes machining productivity and lower production costs with faster and more flexible multi-axis functions, improvements in turning and turning-related applications, and advances for process speed and safety.


The new training option addresses the 'manufacturing skills gap,' and machine shops' need for more machine tool operators.

Simulating 5-Axis Machining for Training

Presenting multi-axis operations in an immersive environment helps trainees and experienced machine operators to learn, understand, and practice advanced machining techniques.


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