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IMC Group President Says Best Tool Value Comes from Productivity


Only cutting tool productivity can reduce other factors affecting part cost. Jacob Harpaz made this point at a recent Ingersoll Cuttings Tools event in Cleveland.

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“We thought we knew what our utilization was, but now we know for sure.

Leading machine shops share signature traits. This year’s Top Shops benchmarking survey reveals what some of those traits are.

The next frontier for robotic automation is near human workers.

New scheduling and resource allocation gives this gear manufacturer the flexibility to cut down on shop floor backlogs and bottlenecks.

Watch the Video: This recruitment tool highlights careers in moldmaking and is designed to attract the next generation of workers.

 

Featured Articles

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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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Metalworking Industry Growth Ends after 15 Months


The April 2015 Gardner Business Index indicated that the metalworking industry is slowing for the first time since December 2013.

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