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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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Rotary indexing and fixed station, “Braze Mate” styles matched to your production. Machines are complemented by complete line of paste braze filler metals and dispensers. All you need from One Source!

Vertical CNC milling machine in process.

Machine Tool Demand Slips Again

While orders dropped in value and numbers of units for the second straight month, the year-over-year recovery remains strong and analysis suggests some manufacturing market resiliency.


Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP system management.

Four ERP Trends Helping Manufacturers Stay Resilient

Businesses that have not invested in enterprise software need to explore affordable, intelligent solutions to help them accomplish more with fewer resources, and gain a competitive advantage during times of disruption.


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.


Illustration: Mehmet Özaslan | Dreamstime... Start, Steps 1-3, Goal.

The Last Step is the Big One

Marketing is a three-step process – Create … Push… Follow up – and the final part of the equation is critical to success.


Printed circuit board

Photochemical Etching – and How It’s Done

Wider deployment and an expanding range of applications – along with efficiency, precision, and an ability to produce nanoscale components – are helping a nontraditional manufacturing technology gain recognition.


Editor's Choice

The Bumotec 191neo presents a large area of windows and perfectly positioned access doors, for high visibility of the different zones within the machine, and accessibility for all operators.

Accessibility Enhanced in Redesigned Mill/Turn Machine

The Bumotec 191neo offers high visibility to different machine zones, with touch-display MMI that simplifies monitoring, programming, and real-time production tracking.


Jorgensen Flex G Series modular filtration system.

Pre-Engineered Modules For Fast, Easy, Flexible Filtration

Efficiently remove fine chips and grinding sludge to achieve coolant clarity down to 10 microns or less, for applications involving cast iron, steel, aluminum, composites, and plastics.


Henninger products are now offered in North America by Platinum Tooling.

Machining Center Spindle Speed Increasers

Mechanical, air-powered, and electric motor-driven speed increasers help maximize machine-tool productivity by achieving a higher spindle RPM required for certain applications.


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