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Factory Fills Market Gap with Steel Rotor Shafts


Many of the existing machines at Siemens Norwood are over three decades old. Consequently, the motor factory decided it was time to purchase a new CNC machine when it faced a market change that requires larger frame sizes, higher speeds and, thus, larger and stiffer rotor shafts. To face this challenge, a WFL MillTurn Technologies M80 mill-turn was acquired. 

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View PM’s May 2018 Digital Edition


Production Machining’s May Digital Edition is now available. This issue features an emphasis topic of Metalworking Fluids with special coverage of Multitasking. Our cover story uses honing oil as an example while taking a close look at how the proper application of metalworking fluids can significantly impact the quality of high precision workpieces. For our other feature, we review some of the latest multitasking technology, considering where the technology is headed.

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Latest Science and Technology in Surface Finishing at Sur/Fin


Leaders in all facets of manufacturing will be on hand at the National Association for Surface Finishing’s Sur/Fin Manufacturing and Technology Trade Show and Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, June 4-6, to hear about the latest technology and science in the world of surface finishing.

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A CAD/CAM System Should Fit the Shop


There are many reasons for a shop to consider upgrading its CAD/CAM system. Most of these reasons are good, such as increased business from new industries, new equipment purchases and adding additional capabilities.

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Being a First Timer at PMPA's Tech Conference


Over the last 10 months working at Production Machining magazine I've experienced a lot of firsts. The newest first is the Precision Machined Products Association’s 2018 National Technical Conference, held Saturday, April 21-Tuesday, April 24 at the Crowne Plaza-Chicago O’Hare. After a five-hour drive, with the scenery filled with a surprising amount of wind turbines, with Editor-in-Chief Chris Koepfer, I arrived at the hotel and we set up our exhibitor table for PM.   

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