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In The Spotlight

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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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Experience additive manufacturing solutions. Additive manufacturing (AM) enables layer-by-layer processes to fabricate three-dimensional products. AM supports the assembly of products, components, and tools with reduced weight, increased functionalities, and simplified assemblies. Discover new efficiency in batch printing and post-processing with 3D Systems’ high speed Figure 4 ® 3D printing and the high density part stacking feature of 3D Sprint ® software. Explore the complete solution at IMTS 2022.

Lincoln Electric Automation / 3M Abrasive Systems Fab-Pak OmniClean all-in-one robotic grinding cell.

Are You Ready to Automate Your Grinding Operations?

Pre-engineered automated grinding cells streamline production processes for small-to medium-sized parts – and they set-up easily and deliver optimal performance, safety, and quality with every grind.


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All Spindle Rebuilds Are Not Equal

Close attention to design details and communication throughout the rebuild process, as well as speed and reliability, are advantages that go beyond technical expertise.


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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.


“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.


JTEKT Toyoda Americas five-axis machine spindle.

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Names President

Michael Defer, former president of Alfing Corp., emphasized reliability and production-oriented engineering.


Editor's Choice

Starrag USA installed the new LX021 mill/turn machine for turbine blades at its Hebron, Ken., development center, to bolster support for its aerospace and energy customers.

New Turbine Blade Machining Center

The LX021 is a six-axis machining center designed to optimize lights-out machining of complex blades, from raw stock to finished form in a single operation.


The uniVAL pi software solution that will enable robot programming to be implemented using Plug & Play in Siemens TIA Portal. Thanks to this communication interface, users can program Stäubli robots without manufacturer-specific, high-level language knowledge.

Robot Programming via PLC

Optional communication interface lets users can program robots without manufacturer-specific language knowledge – safely, quickly, and efficiently.


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.


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