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Video: Additive Manufacturing of Metal Matrix Composites for High-Hardness Parts


Combining a ductile phase with a hard phase in a single build generates hard ferrous parts without cracking. Possibilities now include additive manufacturing of cutting tools, dies, bearings and downhole hardware.

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From Media to Manufacturing


Video producers with no previous knowledge of CNC discover the power and possibilities of modern machine tool technology. Their example says something about where manufacturing talent might come from, and also about the importance of manufacturing as a whole.

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ZONE: EDM

More Accurate Taper Cutting with Wire EDM


Cutting tall, steeply tapered surfaces with wire EDM often creates an overburn situation if the slope of the wire path changes from the top to the bottom of the cut. A feature called Volumetric Taper Compensation with four-axis overburn control compensates for this effect on FANUC wire EDM models from Methods Machine Tools Inc.

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Start with the Specs


Techspex has a new website and new capabilities. In place of a word-based search engine, this free utility aims to be the logical starting point for searches aimed specifically at finding the right machine tool.

ZONE: Robots

The Secret Robot


A manufacturer struggles over its employees’ potential reaction to automation. The struggle itself says something important.

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A Stronger Moldmaking Market


According to the 2014 Metalworking and Plastic Capital Spending Surveys by Gardner Research, facilities that subscribe to MoldMaking Technology will spend $2.5 billion on metalworking equipment, tooling and workholding, primary processing equipment, auxiliary equipment, molds,software and testing equipment.

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