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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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Chip Trapper offers a fast, easy way to clean, chips and shavings out of used coolants/liquids. The Chip Trapper can fill or empty a 55-gallon drum in less than two minutes. All the chips and other solids are trapped inside the reusable filter bag.

CNC machine spindle head, close-up.

New Orders for Machine Tools Slip from Recent Peak

With April orders above $500 million, machine shops continue to respond to consumer spending, while inflation and other uncertainties have yet to deliver the expected blow.


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.


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.


Every cutting insert experiences a drop in performance as it approaches the end of its performance life. If this condition goes undetected for any amount of time, the part-machining performance as well as part quality may have suffered already.

Early Warning Inserts Keep Shops in the Cut

Shop managers and operators can identify insert wear quickly and easily, avoiding damage to tools or parts, thanks to advances in cutting tool coatings.


Data sharing for shop floor devices.

Data Sharing Advances with New Version of MTConnect

Still free, Version 2.0 of the open protocol adopts a model-based standard for data exchange – a first in global manufacturing technology.


Editor's Choice

AMT white paper - 'Views on the Manufacturing Technology Supply Chain and International Trade'

Toward Resilience: Supply Chains in a Post Shock Era

Explore how supply chain management and sourcing in manufacturing is changing; capture compiled, real-world experiences; and make practical and useful suggestions for the manufacturing technology supply chain.


LNS America Chipblaster S-Series high-pressure coolant system.

High-Pressure Coolant Systems for Fixed or Variable Flow

Chipblaster S-Series systems improve CNC machine performance S-Series machines are available in fixed or variable-rate flow and pressure models.


A Hommel & Keller Quick® knurling and marking tool.

Knurling and Marking Tools

H+K tools for both form knurling and cut knurling are available for use on a range of workpiece diameters, including small tools and medical, aerospace, and automotive components.


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.


(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.


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