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Apr
14

American Machinist Weekly Update

 American Machinist Weekly Update 
 

In The Spotlight

 
Halcyon Manufacturing tooling inserts.

Performing on the Cutting Edge of Machining

From Design for Manufacturing and rapid prototyping to adaptable and scalable manufacturing, plus state-of-the-art CMM and inspection throughout, a California shop is ensuring that its finished parts are precise and reliable for critical applications.

 
 

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Vacuums chips directly into an open-top drum with no moving parts! Chip Vac picks up chips from fixtures, floors and work surfaces of machining centers, lathes, saws, mills and other equipment and delivers them directly to an ordinary open-top drum.


 
CNC milling machine in action.

Machine Tool New Orders Nearing $1B Year-to-Date

Despite rising inflation and concerns over global crises, plus ongoing worker shortages and supply-chain gaps, consumer demand continues to drive capital investment for machine shops and other manufacturers.

 
 

 
Cutaway view of Methods Machine Tools CNC machine.

Methods Machine Tools to Start Manufacturing in Texas

The machine tool builder launched plans for a “flagship production, engineering, and logistics hub” in Fort Worth, starting in Q1 2023, part of a national expansion strategy.

 
 

 
Every cutting insert experiences a drop in performance as it approaches the end of its performance life. If this condition goes undetected for any amount of time, the part-machining performance as well as part quality may have suffered already.

Early Warning Inserts Keep Shops in the Cut

Shop managers and operators can identify insert wear quickly and easily, avoiding damage to tools or parts, thanks to advances in cutting tool coatings.

 
 

 
'There has never been a more critical time for creating a written communication plan, including a social media policy, than now. '

Messaging During Unsettling Times – And All Times

You need a communication plan for your business’s long-term strategy, and to ensure your brand remains strong and recognizable when troubling circumstances unfold.

 
 

 
Tesla Inc.’s concept image for its proposed humanoid robot, Optimus.

Tesla Robot Could Arrive in 2023, According to Musk

The Optimus will be based on chips and sensors adapted from Tesla’s self-driving vehicle technology – but will be an aid to humans, not a threat or replacement.

 
 

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Heidenhain PlantMonitor software.

Monitoring Software Aids Digital Manufacturing

The PlantMonitor capability allows machining operations at multiple production sites to be watched and tracked, simultaneously, with aggregated data visible on a single screen.

 
 

 
Cosen band saws combined with big tooth blades create the right amount of clearance when cutting common types of aluminum, including 6061, 6063, 6070, and more.

Flexible Horizontal Band Saws for Cutting Aluminum

Machines that generate high blade speed, with the correct combination of horsepower and torque within the gearbox and motor, provide excellent cuts even at high speeds.

 
 

 
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.

 
 
 

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