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Parts Cleaning

Particle Analysis Evolves with Cleanliness Specifications

By: Peter Feamster, product management director, Jomesa North America

Cleanliness analysis equipment has become more advanced as testing and reporting particle contamination levels have become more critical.

Machines

Human-Like Robot Automates Secondary Machining Operations

By: Lori Beckman

Two seven-axis robots enable two second-op mills to run lights out eight hours in the evenings to win 64 hours of unattended machining time per week for this Ventura, California, shop.

Webinar: The Advantages of CNC in a Cleaning/Deburring Process

By: Lori Beckman

This on-demand webinar from Sugino Corp. offers information on CNC waterjet for cleaning and deburring parts, pressure pumps and nozzle options for the system as well as how to add value to the process.

Subscribe to PMPA Podcasts - November 2020

"Speaking of Precision" is a podcast from industry expert Miles Free III in which he talks about precision machining. All episodes can be found on major platforms.
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Ventilator Crisis — Clippard Delivers for Ford

By: Carli Kistler-Miller

Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio, harnessed their talent, experience, capabilities and PMPA network to deliver 50,000 sets of ventilator parts to Ford Motor Company. 
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The Most Common Types of Finishing Services for Precision Machined Components - Part 1 of 2

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

Why a CNC Multi-Spindle Machining Center Makes Sense for MetalQuest

By: Derek Korn

An early adopter of multitasking equipment, this Nebraska contract manufacturer has taken what it feels is the next logical step to diversify by adding a multi-spindle for greatly reduced cycle times on an existing high-volume job.

Automation & Robots

Automation Idea for a Social-Distanced Halloween?

By: Derek Korn

Maybe not. But, the candy-throwing robots at MetalQuest’s Nebraska facility do enable the contract machine shop to stand out at career fairs and similar events.

Webinar: Learn About the Next Level of Ultrasonic Cleaning

By: Lori Beckman

Blackstone-Ney Ultrasonics covers ultrasonic cleaning beyond cavitation and implosion in a recent presentation that can be found on demand at IMTS spark.

Network Quickly Connects Machine Shops with Repair Estimates

By: Lori Beckman

This network connects service requesters to service providers and can be a fast way for a machine shop of any size to quickly compare estimates.
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Leadership Problems in a Digital Age

By: Todd Palmer

Business leaders may need to help employees develop communication skills which may be lacking due to the human disconnect created by the 21st-century digital age.
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Parts Cleaning

Filmic/Chemical Cleanliness Becoming Just as Important as Particulate Cleanliness

By: Doris Schulz

Glued, sealed, welded and coated parts require clean, adherent surfaces in addition to specified particulate cleanliness. This article offers advice on how to clean these parts effectively. 
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