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 American Machinist Weekly Update 

In The Spotlight

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Machining Plastic Parts – and the Parts for Molding Them

Wittmann Battenfeld recently added a new mill/turn machine to produce plastic rotating machine components.


Top Stories

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Featuring the Smart Manufacturing, Leadership & Talent Management tracks, The M&T Conference is purposefully designed to help manufacturing executives and leaders improve their operational efficiency, achieve greater quality, and thrive in an industry that demands constant change.

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US Cutting Tool Consumption Inching Upward

Orders for cutting tools rose 3.3% in February, indicating “slow improvement” in manufacturing activity despite supply-chain weakness, rising material problems, and some workforce difficulties, according to the US Cutting Tool Institute.


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Here’s How to Improve Arc-Flash Safety in the Workplace

Six steps that plant managers and operators should take care to implement, to raise safety awareness and reduce the incidence of arc flashes.


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Opportunities Have Their Moment

Leveraging marketing opportunities means overcoming the burden of every day’s responsibilities, because every opportunity comes with an expiration date.


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When implemented correctly and leveraged by a well-trained team, Condition-Based Maintenance can increase system reliability and productivity, and decrease maintenance costs. That means it has the potential to increase return on investment.

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Anticipating the Challenges of Digital Transformation

Automation, robotics, sensors, and different software solutions have completely changed how people interact with equipment, and how products are created. Manufacturers face a double-edged sword of risk and reward.


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Steel Output Rising, but Slowly in US

Worldwide production increased 15.2% year-over-year in March and is 10.0% higher year-to-date, but the domestic industry’s output is up just 1.0% year-over-year -- and is down -6.3% through Q1 2021.


Editor's Choice

The unique design of the FBX flat-bottom drill directs cutting forces into the machine spindle, minimizing deflection while increasing tool life and metal removal rates.

New Modular Drill for Faster Aerospace Machining

The patented FBX drill delivers superior stability and up to 200% higher metal removal rates when machining high temperature alloys, stainless steel, and other materials.


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Collet Adapter Speeds Turning Center Changeovers

Precision made tooling allows shops to changeover tools in turning center turrets quickly, accurately, and economically.


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High-Precision 4th Axis Machining in a Compact Footprint

The microARC 4 reduces operator workload and cycle times with a high-quality, low-maintenance harmonic drive that provides precise motion control, coupled with much higher rapid speeds than a worm-drive unit.


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