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Getting into Gearing?


Gear designers and machine programmers/operators alike will benefit by attending this training course, where they will gain an understanding of gear noise dynamics.

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ZONE: Robots » Workholding

Adaptable Automation


A system for automatically swapping both workpieces and workholding enables a robot-loaded VMC to be quickly reconfigured for a new or modified job. The same system lets the robot change jobs in the midst of an unattended run. Thanks to the extra capacity from unattended production, the motorcycle part maker that developed this system has finally stopped shipping products late during the busiest part of its year.

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ZONE: Fluids

Automated Coolant Concentration Management for Multiple Sumps


This system is capable of automatically managing as many as 10 machine sumps from one drum of chemical concentrate.

Memories of Old Iron


Remember your first car? What about the first knee mill you operated? Draw upon your early machining memories as you help new shopfloor employees form theirs.

Metalworking Business Index

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February MBI Shows 14th Month of Industry Growth


With a reading of 50.8, the Gardner Business Index showed that the metalworking industry grew for the 14th consecutive month and the 16th time in 17 months.

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