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Workholding That’s on Point


A pin-based workholding system quickly accommodates workpieces of any shape.

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Making Sure MTConnect Is a Good Fit


An MTConnect-enabled machine monitoring system gives shopfloor managers information that is driving up utilization rates and improving workforce communication for this manufacturer of high-pressure aerospace fittings.

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Desktop 3D Printer as Job Shop Resource


The low-cost 3D printer in this shop supports machining by simplifying prototyping and producing usable hardware—including vise jaws.

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ZONE: Workholding

New Jaws Speed Change-Over for Short-Run Jobs


This shop found that a quick-change jaw system reduced 80-minute change-over times to just 8 minutes.

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Digital Thread Boosts Data-Driven Manufacturing


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is initiating a project to demonstrate how a standardized 3D model of a product can integrate and streamline production from initial design through final inspection in a continuous, coherent data-driven process.

Metalworking Business Index

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March MBI Highest Since June 2014


The Metalworking Business Index (MBI) has been growing for that past 15 consecutive months.

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