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Workholding

Mitee-Bite Fixtures Facilitate Large-Part Vertical Machining

Edited by Evan Doran

Mitee-Bite Products’ fixtures demonstrated their powerful clamping support in a project with Akron Gear & Engineering to vertically hold a 1-ton ring during machining.
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CNC & Machine Controls

Tormach sxTech and PathPilot Hub Enable Remote CNC Learning

Tormach’s xsTech provides a small, fully featured option for CNC machining, and is fully compatible with PathPilot Hub, Tormach’s free digital twin software.

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Increasing Productivity in Drilling Holes in Steel

A new three-fluted drill designed for high production can improve the speed of drilling holes in steel by 50% while improving roundness and accuracy.

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Five Axis Machining

A broad overview of what first time five-axis machine users will need to think about and also what the newest technology offers to existing users.

Top Shops

The Gardner Business Intelligence and Modern Machine Shop Top Shops Program is both an honor for the shops chosen annually, and a benchmarking tool for all who participate. See how your business stacks up.

Additive Manufacturing for Production

3D printing may have started out as a rapid prototyping technique, but the machines and materials have matured to the point that production is not only viable, but desirable. Learn the basics of additive manufacturing for production applications.

Why Multitasking?

Machine tools that can perform turning, milling and other operations on one platform offer process efficiencies that more and more shops are leveraging to their advantage.

NEWS

MC Machinery Opens Southeast Technology Center

MC Machinery has opened a new technology center in Concord, N.C. to act as a showroom and demo station for its range of manufacturing solutions.

Workholding

Midaco Hydraulic Docking System Requires No Hoses

Midaco has updated its automatic pallet changer system with a simple-to-use hydraulic docking system that requires no hose management.

Video: Gardner Business Index 2020 Year In Review

The GBI 2020 Year In Review looks back at business activity data over the last 12-months in order to give manufacturing leaders the insights they will need to maximize their success in 2021.
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NEWS

NCDMM Announces Successful AMNOW Presentation from Tronix3D

Tronix3D and several other AMNOW Program partners recently demonstrated manufacturing data collection and security technology to the CCDC and NCDMM.

Grinding

Saint-Gobain Launches Heavy-Duty Norton Vortex File Belts

Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Non-Woven File Belts have a high-performance ceramic grain that produces smoother finishes, faster.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

"Soft" Automation is Long Overdue

Digitalizing and systemizing the clerical work of quoting and quality control is more achievable and more urgent than ever.   
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Additive Manufacturing

Machining Additively Manufactured Supports: The Tool’s Perspective

Studies show that thin-walled additvely manufactured support structures may not be as good for machine tools as they might seem.
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NEWS

Edgecam Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Tool Production

West Pharmaceutical Services uses Hexagon’s Edgecam to help produce molding for medical tools, including those involved in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Grinding

Rollomatic Unveils Double Rough Pinch Grinding Process

Rollomatic has debuted its double rough pinch grinding process, which it says cuts cycle times and increases performance and thermal stability.

NEWS

Royal Products Releases Free 2021 Product Catalog

Royal Products' free, 168-page 2021 Machine Tool Performance Accessories catalog includes new additions to enhance precision metalworking productivity.

Workholding

Choosing Workholding to Meet Machining Challenges

When it comes to workholding, shops can choose from options that can provide flexibility, help increase throughput and enable five-axis machining.  

NEWS

Royal Products Hires New Regional Business Manager

Royal Products has hired Kendal Glotzbach as its new regional business manager for Indiana and Michigan.

CNC & Machine Controls

SW GmbH Promises Improved User Experience With New CNC HMI

SW GmbH has debuted its CNC HMI, the C|one Control Panel. This multi-touch panel includes troubleshooting and program management enhancements.

11th Annual Top Shops Benchmarking Program Opens with New Features

For 2021, Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops, the annual benchmarking program for CNC machine shops, is open year-round and includes a new sourcing platform.
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NEWS

FANUC America and Plus One Robotics Form Logistics Solution

FANUC America and Plus One Robotics have jointly created a fulfillment solution using FANUC robots and Plus One AI to automate repetitive sorting tasks.

Grinding

Saint-Gobain Norton Winter AEON Wheels Extend Wheel Life

Saint-Gobain Abrasives says its single-layer Norton Winter Aeon Electroplated Grinding Wheel improves wheel life and efficiency by 50-percent compared to standard wheels.

NEWS

GMTA to Represent Stiefelmayer's Lasers in North America

German Machine Tools of America will distribute Stiefelmayer GmbH’s line of laser machines in North America, and plans to target automotive markets.

Measurement

Starrett's Datasure 4.0 Streamlines Data Acquisition

The L.S. Starrett Company has introduced its Datasure 4.0 system, which uses new wireless technology to provide swift, secure transfer of measurement data.