September 2014 ISSUE

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COVER STORY

Craftsman's Cribsheet: Do your parts meet the article exemption test for REACH?

For an object to be considered an article, the following conditions should be fulfilled.

FEATURES

A Guide to Metalworking Fluids

The oils, coolants and lubricants used in metalworking shops are often overlooked as an opportunity to improve process efficiencies.

Craftsman's Cribsheet: Do your parts meet the article exemption test for REACH?

For an object to be considered an article, the following conditions should be fulfilled.
Parts Cleaning

Greener and Cleaner: One Company's Environmental Win

Eliminating chlorinated and other degreasing solvents for metal parts cleaning continues to command attention for environmental and worker safety reasons.
Machines

Hybrid Multi-Spindle: Look Ma, No Cams

As the volume production market migrates from mechanical multi-spindle machines, builders are creating machine tool technology tiers that apply the correct level of cost and capability to the application.

It Takes a Factory to Make a Manufacturer

… unless you work in Washington D.C., where they are trying to create a classification for Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs). PMPA helps our members intelligently manage regulatory risk by paying attention to proposals in Washington D.C. that could have a harmful effect on manufacturing and their businesses.
Parts Cleaning

Just the Ticket for Ultrasonic Cleaning

This shop saw the benefits of its cleaning system and purchased a second one to handle increased workload.

Kenneth Gronback Presents Business Session at PMPA Annual Meeting

Kenneth W. Gronbach, president of KGC Direct, LLC and author of the best-selling book, “The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm,” will present the business session of the 2014 PMPA Annual Meeting.
Tooling

Productive Trade-Offs in Rough Turning

Maximizing productivity in rough turning operations requires a balance of trade-offs between the properties of the cutting tool substrate and the characteristics of its chipbreaker geometry.

Remote Access and Monitoring Reduces Service Calls

By implementing this system on its CNC turning machines, the company, Monogram Aerospace Fasteners (MAF), reduced machine tool service calls by more than 25 percent, saving time and increasing productivity.

Southwest Florida Awaits: Join PMPA at the 2014 Annual Meeting, October 17-21

PMPA heads to the Naples – Fort Myers area for its 2014 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, October 17-21.