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Print & Assemble—the Future of AM?


While this technology for home 3D printers may be functioning on a small scale, the pick-and-place concept could hold potential for larger industrial applications.

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ZONE: Robots » Workholding

Adaptable Automation


A system for automatically swapping both workpieces and workholding enables a robot-loaded VMC to be quickly reconfigured for a new or modified job. The same system lets the robot change jobs in the midst of an unattended run. Thanks to the extra capacity from unattended production, the motorcycle part maker that developed this system has finally stopped shipping products late during the busiest part of its year.

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Lean Hobbing Gears on a Multi-Axis Machine


Flexible machine tool provides this gear manufacturer with the ability to exceed customer expectations on quality, part accuracy and lead times, all while offering additional design benefits.

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ZONE: Training

What’s a Journeyman’s Card, Anyway?


Instead of a journeyman’s card, the apprenticeship program at Grob Systems offers a free associate degree as well as a paycheck and the possibility to launch a manufacturing career with the company.

Metalworking Business Index

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May Mold Business Index Reports Industry Virtually Unchanged for Three Months


With a reading of 50.0, the Gardner Business Index showed that the moldmaking industry contracted was unchanged in May. The previous two months had very slight contractions. Therefore, the industry has been virtually unchanged for the last three months.

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