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 American Machinist Weekly Update 

In The Spotlight

A Supfina engineer working with Digital Metrology’s OmniSurf offline surface texture analysis

Creating a World-Class Digital Workflow

The goal of “going paperless” is to increase efficiency throughout design, process development, and process improvement. One machine-tool builder’s example shows how it’s done.


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Unload preconceived notions about cobots. They weld, dispense, pick, place, and more. Cobots program using drag-and-drop icons, deploy in hours and go years without maintenance. Discover how cobots like the FANUC CRX make automation easy at IMTS.

Technician and apprentice review CNC machining details.

How Can Technicians Work Together to Improve Plant Performance?

Process variability has to come down in order for output quality to increase. Automation, machinery, and condition-based maintenance will help – but operators and managers have to help each other to coordinate their process improvement efforts.


Steel wire inventory.

Global Steel Demand Leveling in New Forecast

The outlook for steel demand calls for only a minimal rise in 2022 demand – 0.4% year/year worldwide – as the uncertainty of war and rising inflation impair the prospects for new manufacturing and construction activity.


'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.


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.


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.


Editor's Choice

Mazak Corp. QT-Ez Series of CNC turning centers.

Efficient CNC Turning Centers for Small Parts

An affordable, easy-to-use design includes three models with the most popular chuck sizes, with integral-motor turrets and rigid bed designs.


Shark taps by Dormer are color-coded.

Taps Are Color-Coded to Match Design and Function

HSS-E-PM taps with a TiAIN-top coating have high-impact toughness, increased hot and consistent hardness, and edge strength, so they perform at higher cutting temperatures with longer tool life.


The Arnold Lasersystems Ravensburg compact cell for laser cutting of gears.

Laser Cutting Technology for Gearmaking

Compact workcells for laser welding small, round components, for high-volume or batch production, with manual set-up or robotized automation.


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