Online Tool for Finding New Technology

Searching for new shopfloor equipment? Techspex provides a free, easy-to-use website with research and analysis tools that help find the right machine for the job.


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Techspex is a free, easy-to-use website that provides metalworkers with research and analysis tools to help them find the right machine for their job. The database contains detailed specs for more than 600 machine tool brands and 7,500 new models. Those in search of new equipment can use the “model search” form to enter attributes and specs that describe the machine they need. Techspex then serves up a list of matching models along with suppliers’ contact information.

Searches can be performed for a variety of machine types, including turning, milling and grinding machines, EDMs, CMMs, and presses. When the machine type is selected, the user can then define other important machine features to generate a list of machines that will best meet the need. For instance, a search for turning machines can be further refined by machine type (bar, chucker, universal and/or Swiss); specific ranges for chuck diameter, bar diameter, horsepower, rpm and turning length; number of spindles and orientation; as well as preferred manufacturers.

Search results allow side-by-side comparisons with suitable models, including photos, technical notes, editorials and videos for many models. The user can then quickly generate model-specific RFQs that are automatically emailed to the appropriate machine builders and distributors.

Company contact information also can be easily found through searches of machine tool builders (sorted by specific machine types), distributors (narrowed by name, region, machine type and/or professional certification), and suppliers (categorized alphabetically).