This month’s curation of laser machining products showcases flexible and innovative machine designs for laser cutting, welding and marking.
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The reality TV show about a machining job shop is about to start a new season. But in a way, the show itself is part of a new season for its creator, Titan Gilroy, because the show came about only after some failure and success in his life had both come to an end. I see lessons in both the way he produces the show and the journey that preceded TV.
A multitasking machine enabled this small shop to bid competitively against larger operations by eliminating setups and reducing cycle times, but it first had to learn what jobs work best using turn-mill equipment.
A fineblanking press from Feintool Technologies promises to bring the benefits of fineblanking to a wider range of small components.
With a reading of 44.1, Gardner’s Metalworking Business Index showed that the industry contracted in September for the sixth month in a row, although it did improve compared with August.