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 American Machinist Weekly Update 

In The Spotlight

The edge-shaping process of large gears. Using solid-carbide cutters, the robot provides the teeth with chamfers of up to 5 mm. It follows the involute contour of the tooth flanks exactly.

Making Robots More Multifunctional

Robotic workcells are becoming multi-tasking processes, going beyond grinding or deburring and executing process sequences that achieve production and quality goals.


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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.


Apprentice with instructor protecting ears from noisy CNS machine.

Soundproof Your CNC Machine Centers

Excessive noise can lead to serious health problems for workers in machine shops – but implementing sound-absorbing baffles and panels to absorb excessive noise generated, and adopting the right hearing protection, will help keep workers safe.


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.


Website design and programming.

First Get the Basics Right, Then Customize the Details

Before studying algorithms, best practices, and other web marketing details, learn to target your online presence so that you’re addressing the diverse interests of your audience.


Airbus workers at A320 assembly line in 2019.

Airbus Expanding with New US Assembly Line

The aircraft builder plans to increase its A320 narrow-body aircraft assembly by 50% to 75 jets/month by 2025, and will install a new assembly line in Mobile, Ala., to achieve that target.


Editor's Choice

United Precision Services’ 45º Huron-type head for MTE milling machines.

Milling Machine Head for Any Angle

The 45º Huron-type head works horizontally, vertically, and all angles in between, for precision cutting to a tolerance of 0.001º – for all types of milling machines.


(Left) Will-Fill ION system on a CNC milling machine; (Right) Will-Fill system in a coolant tank.

Smart Tech-Enabled Fluid Control System

The Will-Fill system monitors seven critical parameters to automatically fill, refill, analyze, and adjust conditions of lubricant/coolant, to optimize CNC machining performance and machine service life.


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.


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