News of Note: November 2018
Study highlights benefits of machining brass, Hirschmann appoints a new president/CEO, and other industry news.
U.S. machine shops with current or pending investments in machine tool upgrades can ramp up production speeds on brass parts with no loss of workpiece quality or tool life. These findings come from a recent study commissioned by the Copper Development Association Inc., which also found that current handbook values dramatically underestimate brass machining speeds and feeds. The study, “High Speed Machining Advantages of Brass vs. Steel,” was carried out by Techsolve. Read More.
Other news to note:
- Hirschmann Engineering Appoints President and CEO – Max Golter has more than 32 years of relevant experience with other original equipment manufacturers (OEM)s and manufacturing processes.
- Machine Pricing Tool Improves Transparency for Startups and Smaller Shops – The developers of the tool stress that the main goal of the tool is to help U.S. machinists and manufacturers grow through cost transparency.
- NIMS Debuts Three New Initiatives – The first is an all-new online testing center, and the other two are pilot programs for credentials in Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Machine, Maintenance, Service and Repair (MMSR).