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May
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American Machinist Weekly Update

 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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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.

 
 

 
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.

 
 

 
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.

 
 

 
The medium-range Javelin has been in full-rate production since 1994.

Lockheed Increasing Javelin Missile Production

The Lockheed-Raytheon joint venture producing portable anti-tank weapon systems used by Ukrainian defense forces has two U.S. Army orders for more than 1,300 new units.

 
 

Editor's Choice

 
West Ohio Tool CBN-tipped tool.

CBN-Tipped Tools for Efficiency, Extended Tool Life

Cubic boron nitride is an optimal abrasive for machining ferrous metals, hardened steels and superalloys, lasting longer than carbide and reducing the machining cost per hole.

 
 

 
Hypertherm ProNest® 2023 CAD/CAM nesting software.

Updated CAD/CAM Nesting Software for Automated Cutting

New features and functional enhancements help cutting table operators improve their operational efficiency while reducing non-value-added tasks.

 
 

 
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.

 
 
 

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