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Grinding

5 Benefits to In-House Grinding

By: Lori Beckman

This machine shop’s in-house grinding capabilities offer many advantages for itself and for its customers, including time and cost savings. 

On Race and Manufacturing

By: Matthew Kirchner

Racial inequality is everyone’s problem and we don’t have to agree on all of the answers in order to get started on some of them.
#opinion

Economic Outlook Positive for Medical, Defense Industries

By: Lori Beckman

This economic outlook from ITR Economics includes predictions of how well certain manufacturing sectors will do in the foreseeable future, as well as advice on making investments and using low interest rates to your advantage.  
#opinion

Create a Virtual Tour of Your Shop

By: Derek Korn

Open houses and tours are techniques leading CNC machine shops use to market their operations to prospective new customers and new hires. It’s also possible to do this digitally like Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions has, which is helpful in these strange days of social distancing.
#opinion

Measurement

Fast Fixturing for Inspection and Laser Marking

By: Lori Beckman

The versatility of the Inspection Arsenal and Laser Arsenal modular fixture plate systems enables fixturing to be built on the individual grid plates. The plates can be easily removed from the magnetic docking rail when not needed.
#techbrief

Chip-Collection Problem Solver Becomes Product Line

By: Derek Korn

A Wisconsin contract manufacturer created a tilting chip hopper that can be used with a forklift for one-person emptying of scrap material. It has since become a product available to other companies.

The “Spark” Starts Now

IMTS Spark, which begins today and runs through March 2021, offers thousands of manufacturer exhibitor showrooms, hundreds of events and a variety of collaboration opportunities.

Spotlight Your Company Digitally on National MFG Day 2020

By: Angela Osborne

NAM explains how companies can participate virtually in the National Manufacturing Day on Thursday Oct. 2 to kick off the month-long celebration.

5 Topics for Machine Shop Training

By: Lori Beckman

These five safety topics should be a focus for your shop’s safety training in 2020, according to Miles Free, director of industry affairs, Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA).

Parts Cleaning

Parts Cleaning Conference Webinar Series Begins Oct. 7

By: Lori Beckman

The 2020 Parts Cleaning Conference educates the industry with a webinar series, offering five presentations from leading manufacturing cleaning companies. Find out how to register.

Automation

Automated Hard Turning, Grinding on One Platform

By: Derek Korn

This inverted vertical turning machine can perform hard turning and grinding of chucked components such as gears while loading and unloading material and completed parts itself.
#techbrief #horizontal-and-vertical-lathes

IMTS Spark and IMTS Network Connect the Manufacturing Community Digitally

By: Jenny Rush

IMTS offers two digital platforms for manufacturers to connect, network and grow: IMTS Spark and IMTS Network.