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PMTS 2019 Recap

By: Julia Hider

The 2019 Precision Machining Technology Show took place April 2-4, 2019 in Cleveland. Here’s a recap of the show.
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Tooling

Discovering the Benefits of Collet Chucks

By: Julia Hider

For shops making all types of parts, collet chucks can provide faster change-over, an increased gripping range, high rigidity and reduced maintenance.

PMTS Has a New Home

By: Julia Hider

PMTS 2019’s new setting in Cleveland provides attendees with a convenient location, a foundation in manufacturing and new dining and entertainment options to explore.  
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Machines

Learn to Improve Production on Swiss-Types, Hybrids at PMTS

By: Julia Hider

The PMTS 2019 schedule includes a Tech Talk about improving businesses by using the right tools on Swiss-type machines and a showfloor demo of a hybrid machine.

Parts Cleaning

Understanding Porosity to Prevent Defective Castings

By: Julia Hider

Porosity can affect the structural integrity and functionality of castings, but performing vacuum impregnation at the right point in the part production process can prevent these issues.

Tool Increases Understanding Between Employers, Employees

By: Julia Hider

By decreasing the traits in their employees’ “blind spots,” employers can decrease unproductive behaviors.
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Cutting Tools

Heule Product Chosen as Finalist for SABC Innovation Award

By: Julia Hider

Heule’s BSF back-spotfacing tool was selected as a finalist for the Swiss-American Business Council Innovation Award for its ability to reduce costs while improving quality.

Machines

See Absolute, Marubeni Citizen’s PMTS 2019 Showfloor Demos

By: Julia Hider

Absolute will showcase B-axis mill-turn centers and multi-slide single-spindle machines, while Marubeni Citizen will demonstrate low-frequency vibration machining.

Shop Management Software

Using ERP as a Foundation for Data-Driven Manufacturing

By: Julia Hider

During a manual screw machine shop’s transition to CNC, it implemented an ERP system that will serve as the base for data-driven manufacturing.

Software

Employee Structure Provides Foundation for Success

By: Julia Hider

By changing from a linear production system to a flexible, cell-based system, a shop is setting itself up to adapt to production changes and incorporate new technology.

Sunnen Breaks Its Fund-Raising Record with Engine Sweepstakes

By: Julia Hider

Sunnen’s annual sweepstakes at the Performance Racing Industry trade show raised more than $100,000 for Victory Junction.

PMTS Tech Talks to Focus on Skiving vs. Shaving, Deburring

By: Julia Hider

The PMTS 2019 Tech Talk schedule includes presentations from Lester Detterbeck Enterprises on the differences between skiving and shaving, and Heule Precision Tools on deburring parts with cross holes.
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