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This white paper from Sandvik Coromant is a succinct, readable overview of the so-called fourth industrial revolution. The big message is: Get ready for it now because it is both a huge challenge and a fantastic opportunity.

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Can You Believe It?


Spending on machine tools is projected to be way up next year. The latest Capital Spending survey indicates an eye-popping 37 percent increase in capital equipment purchases in 2015. What does this mean to you?

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ZONE: Workholding

Shop Finds Fixturing Solution for Flexing Parts


Precision Grinding and Manufacturing uses an atypical means to fixture thin parts that are prone to flexing when conventional workholding clamps are used: adhesive cured by UV light.

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ZONE: Inspection

Video Measuring System Ensures Diamond Quality for Waterjets


A CNC video measuring system from Nikon Metrology helps Diamond Technology Innovations produce a more accurate diamond waterjet orifice.

Finding Their Moment


Ideas in manufacturing that are not new have become newly relevant.

Metalworking Business Index

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November MBI Growth Remains Steady


With a reading of 51.3, Gardner’s Metalworking Business Index showed that the industry grew in November for the 11th consecutive month and the 13th time in 14 months, at a rate slightly faster than October. The month-over-month rate of growth was just 2.0 percent, which was the second slowest rate of growth since August 2013, and the annual rate of growth decelerated for the second month in a row.

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