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Additive Manufacturing

The Cool Parts Showcase Seeks Innovative 3D Printed Parts

Do you solve problems with 3D printing? Enter your 3D printed parts in this first-ever contest from The Cool Parts Show. 

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Practical Approaches to Automating Five-Axis Machines

There are many approaches to automation in five-axis machining, and whether a shop uses robots or pallet changers, the benefits are often easier to realize than many believe.

Additive Manufacturing

For AM and Machining to Work Together, Let Them Compete

A medical device maker establishes a center of excellence for product and process development in which additive manufacturing and CNC machining both challenge and complement one another.

Grinding

Keeping Blanchard Grinding Current

What do you do when a large portion of your business depends on machine tools that are more than 30 years old? You roll up your sleeves and perform some of the maintenance of your machines yourself, even if you are the company’s VP, because that maintenance is crucial to the shop’s success. 

Grinding

New Grinding Machine Utilizes Unique Kinematics

A novel grinding machine uses three rotary tables stacked off-center to provide full control over the grinding wheel’s X and Z axis, as well as its angular position, creating an unusual solution to grinding.

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ERP Makes Social Distancing Possible at Make-to-Order Shops

As we all learn to cope with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the case for cloud-based ERP has never been clearer.

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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Additive Manufacturing

Considering 3D Printing for Production? Start Here (Video)

3D printing is ready for production, but it isn't plug-and-play. Editors break down the issues to consider in this high-level conversation.

Automation

Job Shop Automates Using Cobot Arm

Loading and unloading a repetitive job was straining employees at B.I.C. Precision Machine, so the shop integrated a cobot arm from Absolute Machine Tools into its production process.
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Support Manufacturing with Your End-of-the-Year Contributions

The American Precision Museum is designing new, engaging exhibits available to all ages and accessible in person and on digital platforms. Be part of preserving industrial history.
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