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 American Machinist Weekly Update 

In The Spotlight

ANCA tool grinding machine at Gorilla Mill, Waukesha, Wisc.

Growing Toolmaker Adds Skills, Functions as it Expands

Since it rebranded as Gorilla Mill, the Wisconsin manufacturer has been adding ANCA CNC grinding machines – a steady infusion of technology and new capabilities that has guided the progress.


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Heat buildup on dry machining operations reduces tool life & machining rates. The Cold Gun Aircoolant System produces a stream of clean, cold air at 50°F below supply air temperature. It will remove heat to prolong tool life & increase productivity.

High precision part manufacturing, milling with carbide endmill

Machine Tool Orders at New Record High

At nearly $6 billion for 2021, orders for metal-cutting machines are being driven by strong demand for durable goods, as well as the necessities of manufacturers dealing with reshoring and supply-chain diversification.


Metal cutter drill titanium carbonitride TiCN coating / abrasive disks for metal grinding.

Cutting Tool Demand Shows Manufacturing Trending Up

Manufacturers’ consumption of cutting tools totaled nearly $2 billion in 2021, slowing in the fourth quarter as economic obstacles developed across industrial sectors.


Two factory engineers operating machine, with a clipboard.

5 Must-Haves for Your Maintenance Checklist

Proactive maintenance is the ideal for most manufacturing machines – but there are some practices that characterize organizations seeking to extend equipment longevity and ensure reliability.


“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.


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.


Editor's Choice

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.


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.


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.


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