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Why Not Lights-Out Inspection?


A contract shop in Connecticut is developing a process to enable its new CMM to inspect multiple parts unattended, thereby minimizing the impact that part measurement has on the company’s bottom line.

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People are Part of the Process


A Tacoma shop describes its winning strategy for efficient machining of Inconel. That strategy includes careful choices of cutting tools and cutting parameters. It also includes a healthy breakfast.

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ZONE: CAD/CAM

To See Machining Reality on a Tablet


Viewing the simulation of a live machining process in real time gives clear picture of what is happening at the moment inside the machine tool as it runs an NC program. SPRING Technologies’ NCSIMUL Player Synchro makes this happen on a wireless mobile tablet with an app called WYSIWYC

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ZONE: Robots

Collaborative Robots Cut Crown Production Time


This manufacturer of dental implants is realizing faster turnaround time for crowns by using collaborative robots to tend its machine tools.

ZONE: Training

After the Cell Phone Ban


How will you deal with the problem of employees being distracted by devices? This shop implemented a cellphone ban last year. The shop owner says the pain passes, but the benefits last.

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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