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Contract shop PDQ 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.
The low-cost 3D printer in this shop supports machining by simplifying prototyping and producing usable hardware—including vise jaws.
With a reading of 49.6, the Gardner Business Index showed that the moldmaking industry contracted very slightly in March for the first time in six months.