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 American Machinist Weekly Update 

In The Spotlight

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Innovation Speeds Up QC Inspection

Modular gauging and holding fixtures with 3D-printed locators make the CMM sequence faster and more reliable.


Top Stories

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Set-Up for Success with Cutting Tools

An entrepreneur describes the CNC machine and technologies helping Facet Precision Tools manufacture PCD, carbide cutting, and coated-carbide tools for automotive, aerospace, and other markets.


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Dealing with Productivity Loss in Maintenance Management

Are you leaking resources due to unorganized work practices? How would you know? How would you correct those problems and improve overall maintenance performance?


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Will Siemens Energy Spinoff Start by Downsizing?

The industrial turbine and power-transmission manufacturer will be independent soon, and the outlook indicates plant closings and job cuts may follow.


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Ford is Cutting 1,400 Salaried Jobs

Downsizing is likely to be implemented via buyouts, in a new phase of the global restructuring to reduce inefficiencies and increase profit margins that resulted in 7,000 positions eliminated last year.


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Structural Defects Found in Some Boeing 787s

Eight of the wide-body aircraft have been grounded for inspection and repair of flaws found in the joints connecting composite materials forming part of the fuselage for the long-distance jets.


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Achieving Efficiency and Compliance in Wastewater Treatment

Automated wastewater treatment systems help machine shops and metal fabricators to remain in compliance with EPA and local standards — and reduce treatment, labor and disposal costs.


Editor's Choice

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CNC Monitor Controls Connectivity Effortlessly

Networking platform simplifies process for viewing CNC machine data and evaluate control processes, remotely and in real-time.


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New Line of VMCs Offer Jig Milling Accuracy

Positioning accuracy and repeatability of +/- 1µm, plus thermal compensation to help maintain part accuracy and reduce temperature-generated displacement, Z-axis thermal growth, and deflection.


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