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Adding Medical Machining to Your Catalog


The article “Moving into Medical Machining” looks at a machine shop that cut its teeth in aerospace parts manufacturing and is transitioning to medical manufacturing. The transition from aerospace to medical industries is more complementary than one might think.

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Shop Updates Equipment to Meet Certification Standards


Attaining AS 9100C certification was the logical next move for Grind All Inc. when it started moving into the aerospace and defense industries. This global standard for quality assurance in the aircraft, space and defense industries would allow the shop to offer a complete range of services with its 45 machines, including precision hones, centerless grinders, internal grinders, cylindrical external grinders, surface grinders and flat lapping systems. Obtaining the certification, however, is not easy as processes, characteristics, parts and software must be considered.

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Eriez Metalworking Demo Truck Kicks Off 2018 Tour


The Eriez Metalworking Demo Truck, a 32-foot Peterbilt diesel rig with a 24-foot equipment showroom, is once again traveling across North America to deliver hands-on training and education to customers and distributors. The 2018 tour got underway in late January and starts with west coast stops.

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Water-Based Cleaning Solutions Offer Safety and Sustainability

The emergence of aqueous (water-based) technology has brought a cost-effective, environmentally friendly option for cleaning and degreasing metal parts and components. Green products protect the environment, improve workplace safety and reduce industrial waste and operating costs.

The article, “Aqueous Cleaning Solutions Drive Safety and Profitability,” focuses on the definition of aqueous cleaning, its benefits and its commonly used methods. It also examines the problems associated with using chemical solvents, and what steps shops can do now to make a positive impact on the environment and the health and safety within a shop’s walls.

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Portable Shop Management Software


Precious time is lost in the shop every time someone must leave their workcenter to check on work orders, job queue status or log in or out of an operation. This article, “Taking Shop Management Software on the Road,” looks at an advancement from Henning Software called iVET Mobile Application that ties into the company’s ERP system.

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