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In The Spotlight

High-speed CNC machine mills plastic parts.

UHMWPE Milling with Supercritical CO2

Experiments producing ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene parts for surgical implants show a significant reduction in burrs, improved workpiece accuracies, and better surface quality.


Top Stories

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Aside from the physical show, TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 Online Exhibition from Feb. 21 to Mar. 21 will provide an array of hybrid services and activities, including On-site Guide for Online Visitors. Visitor registration is available on the website.

Abstract scene of 5-axis CNC machine and the G-code.

5 CNC Machining Trends to Watch in 2022

The developments to keep an eye on involve the ways that machine centers work together with the networks, systems, and people in today’s machine shops.


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Automation Is a Shop’s Competitive Advantage

Machine shops wishing to produce higher volumes and offer faster turnarounds should be adopting – or updating – robots and other automation solutions, now.


“Watering can and fire extinguisher stand in front of wall”

Are You Churning Customers or Cultivating Them?

Finding customers is a strategic choice: Deciding between targeting potential buyers and developing long-term clients will determine everything about your marketing program.


Illustration of the A330-based LMXT strategic tanker aircraft, shown refueling an F-35 fighter jet.

Lockheed Plan Involves US-Built A330 Aircraft

The defense giant aims to produce its LMXT tanker aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, with a plan that would build Airbus A330 wide-body jets in the U.S.


Continuous billet casting.

Global Steel Production Topped 2021 Forecast

As Chinese tonnage dopped, steelmakers in the U.S. and elsewhere boosted their output – pushing world’s annual total toward 2 billion metric tons.


Editor's Choice

GF Machining Solutions CUT X 350 EDM

New GFMS Exec Emphasizes Reliability

GF Machining Solutions named Chris Jones is president and managing director of the EDM and milling machine manufacturer.


Methods Machine Tools Nakamura-Tome SC-100X2

New Twin-Turret Multitasking Machine

The Nakamura-Tome SC-100X2 uses two tools on either side of the upper turret for superimposed machining, making it a logical solution for Swiss-style parts greater than 25 mm diameter.


Niagara Cutter A245/345 end mills.

End Mills Updated to Improve Aluminum Machining

The Niagara Cutter A245/345 products have been redesigned to reduce power consumption and improve chip evacuation.


MicroStep Additional Beveling Process (ABP)

Single-Step Thick-Part Beveling

The Additional Beveling Process provides precise beveling with gantry-type CNC cutting machines.


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