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 American Machinist Weekly Update 

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“We’ve designed the solar array to offset around 105% of our manufacturing facilities’ electrical usage,” says Bankel. “In essence, we are 100% a solar-powered company — I like to say that we’re a machine shop that’s powered by the sun! There aren’t many shops doing it, and we’re proud to be on the forefront of this movement.”

Sustainable Development Guides Shop’s Responsible Growth

Directing Imago Manufacturing to adopt ISO quality and sustainability standards, toward eliminating its carbon footprint, has brought some singular perspectives on tooling and machining to Ryan Bankel.


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.

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.


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.


“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.


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.


Cummins Inc. logo sign, Columbus, Indiana.

Cummins Taking Over Meritor for $3.7B

Meritor’s axle and brake technologies provide Cummins with integrated powertrain solutions for combustion and electric power applications – in particular eAxles for hybrid and electric drivetrains.


Kuka Kr Quantec 800

Two Executive Appointments for KUKA in North America

New chief regional officer and vp/gm of operations bring decades of experience in end-to-end automation solutions.


Editor's Choice

Mastercam Multi-Axis module

Mastercam 2023 Public Beta Released

Participants get an early look at multiple new tools and functions for simple to complex jobs – many of which are attributable to the input and experience of current users.


The SmartBench Precision Pro from Yeti Tool, portable large-format CNC router that provides affordable and accessible entry to the CNC market for business owners and hobbyists alike.

Portable Large-Format Routing Machine

An updated and improved CNC multitool includes a real-time spindle-load display, an additional lead-screw in the Z axis, and laser X/Y datum for quick and accurate job start-points.


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