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American Machinist Weekly Update

 American Machinist Weekly Update 
 

In The Spotlight

 
DCM Tech’s industrial surface grinders are designed with advanced sensors and controls that maintain very tight tolerances, removing material down to within one ten-thousandth of an inch of the final thickness, eliminating variability, and improving quality and productivity.

Resurfacing Build Plates for Metal AM

Rotary surface grinding restores the workspace for metal 3DP efficiently and precisely – improving the productivity of the process and the quality of the finished products.

 
 

Top Stories

 
5-axis CNC milling machine cutting an aluminum V8 engine block using solid ball endmill tool.

Cutting Tool Demand Down, But Up Year/Year

January consumption data shows a return to “pre-pandemic levels,” but inflation is driving economic uncertainty – meaning future growth will be determined by changing market conditions.

 
 

 
Empty warehouse shelves.

Prioritize Digital Investments to Ease Supply-Chain Issues

In the current circumstances it’s important for manufacturers to harness the power of data in order to become more agile, to keep pace with market demands and grow their businesses.

 
 

 
Finished steel in a warehouse.

Global Steel Output Drops Again

Steel production worldwide is showing the effects of Chinese steelmakers reducing their tonnages – now -10% year over year – but the rest of the world is performing at or near normal levels.

 
 

 
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.

 
 

 
USAF AF-2 Major Eskil 'Taz' Amdal pilots a Lockheed Martin F-35A from Eielson, Alaska to Edwards AFB, Ca., 8 March 2018.

Canada Set to Buy 88 F-35 Fighters

Lockheed Martin is heading toward final negotiations to supply replacement fighter aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force, topping Boeing and Saab AB for the $1.5-billion award.

 
 

Editor's Choice

 
GF Machining Solutions' CUT AM 500 horizontal wire EDM.

Universal Wire EDM for Additive Manufacturing

A patented horizontal electric-discharge machine is designed to work with powder-bed fusion printers to quickly, efficiently separate metal 3DP parts from build plates.

 
 

 
Hamar Laser’s T-1295 / T-1296 five-axis multi-purpose target and mounting fixtures.

New Targets, Fixtures for 5-Axis Laser Alignment

Multi-purpose targets and mounting fixtures make laser alignment systems more capable and versatile; one multi-purpose target replaces two targets, making the new system more economical.

 
 

 
SECO Tools Turbo 16 square shoulder and helical milling cutters.

Milling Cutters Reduce Tooling Inventory Costs

Square shoulder milling cutters with optimized geometry and sustainable materials offer versatility and precision with high MRR and smooth cuts.

 
 
 

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