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RAMTEC Ramps up Academic Outreach


Technology instructors in the RAMTEC Ohio program are expanding credentialing courses available to program enrollees, helping address the state’s “manufacturing gap.”

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ZONE: Training

New to Swiss-Type Turning


What are some nuances to training a person to effectively operate a Swiss-type lathe? This shop offers some suggestions.

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A Modulated Approach to Deep-Hole Drilling


After years spent trying to overcome the challenges it had encountered drilling a deep hole in a tiny workpiece, this shop finally discovered the solution in a technology called Modulation Assisted Machining.

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New Cutters Enable Old Mill to Handle “Crusty” Forgings


Cyber Manufacturing receives forgings with thick and abrasive oxide "crusts" that used to slash cutter insert life on its older machine. With the Ingersoll Hi-QuadXXX indexable insert face mill, the shop gets longer tool life and improved material removal rates.

Metalworking Business Index

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June is Third Month of Contraction


Other than a brief spurt of accelerating growth from January to March earlier this year, the index has trended down fairly consistently since last June.

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