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Five Steps to Workplace Organization

Does keeping an organized workplace really create a competitive advantage? A Minnesota machining/fabricating shop is showing how the 5S Method promotes worker safety and raises plant productivity.


Top Stories

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Global Steel Tonnage Evening Up as 2021 Ends

As China takes steps to slow excess growth, steel industries in the U.S. and elsewhere are outpacing 2020 by double-digit margins.


Clear tanks for manufacturing fluids.

4 Points About Better Fluid Management

Continuous improvement is a central tenet of modern manufacturing. Yet manufacturers often find that performance or productivity is restricted by the fluids that are necessary to their production processes.


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Social Media is Corporate Communications

No Insta-brand marketing please. The best B2B outreach is done by experts talking about the profession they love – combining expertise and topical interest with an engaging style that draws new customers.


Complex aerospace machining at SixDigma, Mason, Ohio.

Universal Machine Controls Tight Tolerances for Custom Aerospace Shop

SixDigma is executing complex manufacturing project with tolerances within 1/1000th of an inch thanks to a compact, large-work envelope machine.


The extra-capacity build plate of the Sapphire XC metal 3D printer allows for larger parts, increased throughput and lower per-part costs.

Scaled-Up 3DP for Larger Aerospace Parts

Velo3D developed the powder-bed 3DP system with a 400% larger build volume, using the same set-up and control programs and production process as the original system.


Editor's Choice

Parlec BMT65 toolholders

Ductile Iron Toolholders

Vibration-damping properties enhance cutting tool performance, reduce friction, and extend tool life.


New hyperMILL® infeed strategy delivers top surface qualities for five-axis radial machining (blow molds).

More Power and Functionality in CAD/CAM Suite

New capabilities, enhancements offered for toolpath optimization, tool management, virtual machining, additive manufacturing, EDM, mill-turn and more.


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