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Know Your Control

A new training center will enable Heidenhain to support its CNC users by ensuring that they are aware of all that the control can do. The value of some control capabilities don’t become apparent until they are seen in use.

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Featured Articles

ZONE: Die/Mold

The Acquisition Next Door

A Chicago-area maker of mechanical seals purchased the die maker adjacent to it in the same building. The seal maker’s CEO says the way to expand is by capitalizing on the opportunities that come.


Optimal Machine Cell Automation

A leading manufacturer of emergency warning lights explores its options in designing an automated machining cell, finding the perfect solution for its application in an enclosed multi-pallet loader newly available on the U.S. market.


The CNC as Nerve Center

In the move to data-driven manufacturing, communication and data transfer have to be possible in all directions. The machine control is a sort of "hub" in the manufacturing environment.

Metalworking Business Index

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MoldMaking Business Index for October 2015: 44.8

With a reading of 44.8, the MoldMaking Business Index showed that the industry contracted in October for the fifth month in a row, with the contraction rate having consistently accelerated in each of those months. The index generally has trended lower since February 2015, and in October, the industry contracted at its fastest rate since December 2012.

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