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In The Spotlight

“We’ve designed the solar array to offset around 105% of our manufacturing facilities’ electrical usage,” says Bankel. “In essence, we are 100% a solar-powered company — I like to say that we’re a machine shop that’s powered by the sun! There aren’t many shops doing it, and we’re proud to be on the forefront of this movement.”

Sustainable Development Guides Shop’s Responsible Growth

Directing Imago Manufacturing to adopt ISO quality and sustainability standards, toward eliminating its carbon footprint, has brought some singular perspectives on tooling and machining to Ryan Bankel.


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Precision CNC machining by mill, drill and cutter.

Strong Machine-Tool Demand Undercut by Market Uncertainty

German machine-tool orders rose 44 percent during Q1, but the intake is slowing and shipments are lagging as global supply-chain problems cloud the outlook for potential growth.


Worker scanning barcode on shipment boxes, manufacturing cargo warehouse.

The Best Ways to Pack and Ship Machined Parts

These five practices will help machine shops – or any manufacturer – ensure product quality and maintain customer support by protecting the value of finished products once they leave the shipping dock.


Creative social media, internet communication and business marketing corporate web concept: group of 3D color people figures on.

Choose Your Words Carefully… You’re Building a Brand

Keeping everyone on the same page with a company’s communications, goals, mission, and successes is critical, and supporting those responsible for customer interactions, ensures that brand standards are met.


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.


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Steelmakers Falling Behind the 2021 Pace

April’s production data shows a global steel industry facing uncertainties in industrial and construction demand, and trailing the results of the immediate post-pandemic period.


Editor's Choice

AMT White Paper: 'Semantic Data in Digital Manufacturing'

Semantic Data in Digital Manufacturing

Semantic data models enhance shop-floor data by incorporating information that can be read by software - and software will evolve to rely on semantics information from manufacturing equipment, toward eliminating data transformation and configuration.


Absolute Machine Tools / You Ji VMT vertical mill/turn center

Vertical Mill/Turn Center for Large Turning Applications

Combining vertical and horizontal five-face milling with vertical turning capabilities, this VMT provides five-sided or 4+1-axis milling and turning of medium-sized workpieces in a single set-up.


The expanded EMUGE SELF-LOCK Line includes EMUGE ZGF-S-Cut Thread Mills (middle and right) and High Ramp Precision Thread Gages (left inset.)

Threading Tools for Safety Critical Applications

New thread mills with helical flutes, multiple teeth, and TIALN-T46 coating produce self-locking threads for demanding applications, such as aerospace parts in nickel alloys, titanium, and stainless steel.


GF Machining Solutions’ iWire function automatically identifies and adapts wire speed to changing erosion height conditions during the wire EDM process.

New EDM Function Adapts to Changing Cutting Conditions

The new iWire technology automatically identifies and adapts wire speed to changing erosion height conditions during wire EDM, eliminating wire breakage and reducing overall wire consumption per job.


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