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Push/Pull Method for Preloading 2-TS Spindles: Why Preload?

An accurate, mounted preload setting can be achieved for bearings in a 2-TS spindle to meet speed, stiffness, and accuracy requirements that will promote high-quality surfaces finishes for machined parts.


Top Stories

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The TIMTOS 2021 Online Exhibition, TIMTOS 2021 Online, will be held from March 15 to 20, 2021 as scheduled. Featured by a slate of live streaming, the Online Exhibition will be your best virtual platform to source and explore business opportunities.

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Cutting Tool Data Signals Manufacturing Recovery

Consumption of cutting tools by machine shops and other manufacturers rose at the end of 2020, indicating uneven, but improving, industrial demand.


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In this resource center, learn why using a modern ERP system built for manufacturing business growth may be the most important step you take for your company’s success. Explore the risks of legacy ERP, four reasons to make the move now, and more.

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Cutting Machining Steps Draws More Aerospace Business

For Honeycutt Manufacturing, a GROB five-axis machining center with Siemens CNC onboard has reduced cycle time by 50% and tooling costs by 60%.


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GM Outlines $100M Expansion for Automatic Transmissions

The automaker is adding casting and machining capacity for 10-speed transmissions at two locations, for light-duty full-size pickups.


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Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds can be used in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Read this whitepaper to get an overview of the workflow, design guidelines, and best practices for 3D printing molds.

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To Know Your Customer, Understand Your Customer

You'll gain a competitive advantage once your marketing plan reflects buyers' perspectives — and anticipates their questions.


The ZF PowerLine transmission designed for medium-duty commercial vehicle trucks, buses and heavy-duty pickup trucks. The transmission is based on ZF’s 8-speed automatic transmission benchmark design, which provides maximum spread with fewer moving parts, reduced friction and less fluid. ZF PowerLine provides an incomparable total cost of ownership (TCO) with minimal maintenance, best-in-class fuel efficiency potential in the double digits, and highly integrated shift algorithms that promote up to 15% enhanced acceleration performance.

ZF Expanding U.S. Transmission Plant

The two-year, $200-million project will add capacity for a new 8-speed transmission for medium-duty trucks, buses, and heavy-duty pickups, to be supplied to North American OEMs in 2023.


Editor's Choice

Am House

Today, manufacturers are practical, creative, open to opportunities, and ready to work with the technologies available now. This special report looks at advanced manufacturing technology as it is now, and where it is leading today's manufacturers.

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Seamless Digital Connectivity for Machine Tools

GFMS has implemented OPC/UA for common communication across all its products, technologies, and services, simplifying the links to ERP systems and a range of other manufacturing platforms.


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High-Performance, Solid-Ceramic End Mills

The strength of the material allows users to apply chip loads similar to solid-carbide end mills, with higher speeds common to ceramic machining.


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Customized Deep-Hole Drilling

Systems capable of drilling diameters up to 12 mm and depths up to 100x the diameter can be integrated directly into transfer machines, special purpose machines or conventional machine centers, like turning machines.


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