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In Case You Missed It: Additive Manufacturing's November 2014 Digital Edition

Stories describe Lockheed Martin’s view of additive manufacturing, plus one manufacturer’s perspective on what work makes sense for AM.

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Reducing Setups With Automated Pallet Systems

Wouldn’t it be great to set up a pallet once and then be done with it? Automated pallet systems help companies recover time lost to repeat setups for recurring part orders.


Snapshots from IMTS 2014

Here are sights the editors of Modern Machine Shop encountered during their time at the show.


G-Code Simulation Ensures Precise Machining of Large Parts

Elliott Group implemented Vericut machine simulation software from CGTech and eliminated scrapped parts due to programming errors. It also helped improve employee safety.


IMTS 2014: The Draw Was the Technology

First and foremost, manufacturing professionals attend trade shows to see new technology. New technology is what they got at this year’s IMTS.

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A Banner Month for Machine Tool Sales

According to the USMTO, machine tool sales in September were 3,452 units and $638,010,000 in real dollars. These numbers are absolutely astounding. Unit sales were the highest in the history of the USMTO program, which dates back to 1996. Further, unit sales were the highest since June 1986, which made September the single best month of unit sales in nearly 30 years.

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