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In The Spotlight

Milling a tree-climber part at Spyder Manufacturing, Placentia, Calif.

Intuitive Set-Up Drives One Shop’s Rebound

Spyder Manufacturing’s recovery was based on the power of machine programming to articulate and empower individual skills.


Top Stories

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Machining a mold/die part by CNC turning.

Machine Tool Orders Surged in Q1

Manufacturers facing a range of complications and uncertainties continued to invest in new capacity – recording the strongest quarter for new orders in more than 20 years.


Cutting tools in position on a CNC turret.

Cutting Tool Consumption Up 11% YTD

Order values for cutting tools suggest a steady rise in manufacturing activity – though the role of inflation must be considered in evaluating the strength of overall demand.


FPD Company installed advanced forging equipment to complement its CNC capabilities, to create near-net-shaped parts that require minimal or no additional machining.

Shop Adopts Forging to Cut Titanium Costs

With advances in hydraulic controls and automation, precision titanium parts can be formed to extremely tight tolerances and in high volume – for near-net shapes that require minimal to no machining.


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.


CNC milling process, with coolant.

Cutting-Fluid Management Mitigates Supply-Chain Uncertainty

A relatively small-cost consumable product directly influences every aspect of machining operations. Simple cutting-fluid management goes a long way to alleviate some of the problems manufacturers face now.


Editor's Choice

Fastems’ Version 8 Manufacturing Management Software.

Simple Milling Machine Automation in a Small Footprint

The FPC 8 can cover one to three CNC milling machines with 400 mm to 1,000 mm pallets – and includes the new FPC-1800, for 12 to 36 pallets, 630 x 800 mm in a 2.4 x 9.2 -m footprint.


GenQuick brand quick-change ER system.

Quick-Change Toolholding for Swiss Machines

The GenQuick tooling system helps new or experienced users achieve faster set-ups and tool changes using toolholder adaptors and quick-change modules that can be preset.


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.


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