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Microscopes offer the magnification necessary to inspect small parts, but the in-focus viewing field can be limited. A digital microscope with autofocusing capabilities can simplify inspection by creating composite images that show the entire selected field in focus at once.

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Armed for Accuracy


Portable metrology arms provide many benefits, as do standard CMMs, but how do these devices differ from each other? This company relies on both and describes the applications for which these technologies are particularly well-suited.

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Video Highlights Extreme Part-Off Demos


The strength of a tough part-off tool is shown in video showing it parting off a railroad rail and sledgehammer head. Talk about significant interrupted cuts…

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Through-Coolant Capability Reduces Cycle Time


Aided by Walter Titex tooling and a new higher-rpm machine tool from Fryer, Toolmasters Inc. was able to cut cycle time on a complex die set.

The Hands, the Hands


The skills we need to keep our industry young start with the most basic, most personal tools of all, yet a grasp of this fact is elusive.

Metalworking Business Index

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September 2014 MBI Shows Slowed Expansion


With a reading of 50.9, Gardner’s Metalworking Business Index showed that the industry grew in September for the ninth consecutive month and the 11th time in 12 months, although the rate of expansion was the slowest of 2014.

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