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Managing Editor, Production Machining
Parts Cleaning

Heat’s Impact on Parts Cleaning

Thermal dynamics is important for assisting in the cleaning of a part. Adding heat or energy influences the cleaning process through its impact on chemistry, the water within the washer and its effect on drying.


IMTS spark Session Explains Search Engine for 3D Models

Register for this January 20 session that details how technology that creates the “physical DNA” of 3D models enables easy model comparison to speed new product design and manufacturing.

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Practical Approaches to Automation

Automation isn't just useful for large volumes of the same part. Today, it is increasingly being used in machine shops for high-mix, low-volume jobs.

Digital Manufacturing

From machine monitoring and machine tool dynamics to out-of-the-box digital tools, discover the digital manufacturing technologies becoming a requirement for competing in the marketplace as well as simplifying and improving businesses.

Trends in Parts Cleaning

The latest cleaning trends point toward environmentally friendly ways to clean effectively, involving the replacement of harmful chemical solvents within a cleaning process or switching to a mostly aqueous method.

The Plating Insight Series

Products Finishing Editor Scott Francis hosts the IMTS Spark Plating Insights Series Wednesdays through Dec. 2.


Norton’s Vortex Rapid Prep File Belts Deliver Faster Cuts on Complex Parts

Rapid prep non-woven file belts are said to offer an easier way to obtain superior finishes when working with tight, intricate and complex parts.

Automation & Robots

Quick-Change Robotic Arm Gripper Offers Part-Holding Flexibility

Kurt Workholding’s RV36 Gripper is a quick-change robotic arm gripper that saves space and improves efficiency with quick-change, customizable jaws and custom accessories.


Up! Network Wins Manufacturing Mobile App Award

The Up! Network wins Best Manufacturing Mobile Application award in the “Best of Industry” category from the Web Marketing Association.

Cutting Tools

Tungaloy HPC SpinJet High-Speed Spindle Driven by Coolant

High-Speed spindle line utilizes a CNC machine’s existing through-spindle coolant supply as a pressurized power source, eliminating the cost and need of external air or electric power supplies


UTSA, DOE Collaborate on Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute

This public-private partnership aims to help American manufacturers and supply chains adopt secure, energy-efficient approaches in order to secure and sustain the nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness.

CNC & Machine Controls

Takumi Adds Renishaw Inspection App for FANUC Control

Using the Renishaw Set and Inspect App, Takumi CNC machine users can create a probing cycle, automatically generate the required machine code for the probing cycle and send it to the control.

Finishing Services that Remove or Reshape the Component Surface

Cribsheet provided by PMPA member Pioneer Service Inc., Addison, Illinois


CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies Partners with Röhm Products of America

CNC Indexing will be Röhm’s manufacturing representative in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York state.


Rollomatic ShapeSmart NP50 Grinding Machine Features Integrated Loader

Machine performs rough and finish grinding in one pass.


Verisurf Partners with OpenX to Create Online Metrology Courses

Current available courses include Reverse Engineering, which includes Fast 3D Scanning to 3D Printing Workflows, and 3D Surface Modeling.

Exair Full-Stream Nozzle Resists Clogging, Corrosion

The 3/8 NPT FullStream Liquid Nozzle provides up to 250 PSIG liquid pressure for cooling, washing and rinsing.

Cutting Tools

Walter CBN Indexable Inserts Designed for ISO K, ISO H Materials

Latest CBN grades are said to provide more productivity and reliability for machining cast iron, sintered metals and hardened steel.

Act Now to Participate in Reshoring Survey

Take this quick online survey to aid AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in the development of resources to help companies make more detailed sourcing assessments and better-informed sourcing decisions.

Shop Management Software

TDM Tool Management Software Offers Configurable Dashboard

Latest software enables users to keep an eye on all tool data, increasing the efficiency and agility of machining.


Ceratizit Wins Award for Additive Manufacturing of Carbide Parts

Company wins FEDIL business federation’s 2020 Innovation Award in the Process category for the development of a new process for the additive manufacturing of tungsten carbide-cobalt.


Hardinge Reshores Manufacturing Capacity

Hardinge Inc. is shifting the manufacturing of its milling and turning machining center solutions from the Hardinge Taiwan plant to its plant in Elmira, New York.


Report Indicates Reshoring Up Despite COVID-19

The Reshoring Initiative’s latest Data Report indicates that job announcements for 2020 were projected to reach 110,000.


Alro Steel Milwaukee Moves to New Location

Alro Steel Milwaukee moves to former Central Steel building.