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IMTS 2014: Spindles Hold Sway, but Multifunction on the Way

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

8/1/2014

Is there really anything conventional about CNC metalcutting machine technology these days? To the lists of high-tech machines that include vertical, horizontal, universal, single-spindle, multiple spindle milling, turning, five-axis and multitasking machines, you can now add multifunction for machines that combine the new wave of additive processes, or 3D printing, to traditional subtractive machining. Full Article

Glued & Screwed



Contributing Editor Ed Sinkora

8/1/2014

In many ways Command Technology (Baltimore, MD) has always been like any other thriving contract manufacturer: Dozens of CNC machining centers, excellent QC, and a good team. But twenty years ago, Command’s founder and owner, George Braswell, challenged himself to create a capability that would set the company apart. Ironically (for a machine shop), the answer relied on glue and a torque screwdriver. Full Article

Searching Toolboxes for the Right Solution



Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

8/1/2014

Suppliers of advanced tooling and workholding solutions are an innovative lot who like doing nothing better than trying to one-up the competition on behalf of their customers. That involves paying careful attention to where the opportunities for advanced technologies lie and how to expand their offerings of products and services. Full Article

Shop Solutions -- Making the Grade: New Solutions Make Precision Products More Competitive



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

7/9/2014

Precision Products Inc. had a reputation to uphold. Known for machining a wide variety of quality components in a very efficient manner, the company is successful because it never rests on its laurels. Management continuously searches for new ways to optimize their processes, fine-tune their operation and stay on top of current trends. But after purchasing a new machine and earning a contract for components machined in stainless steel, owner and engineer Bruce Palmer was no longer in his comfort zone and needed external support. Full Article

A Revolution in Gear Manufacturing



Manufacturing Engineering Media Staff

6/1/2014

With demand for precision gears big and small growing across a wide swath of industries, along with the economy, new innovations in gear production technology are changing the way some manufacturing minds think about making gears in the first place, which hasn’t substantially changed in decades. Full Article

Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. Begins Phase II of Expansion Project



Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.

7/2/2014

Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. will officially break ground Tuesday, July 15, at 10:30 on Phase II of its expansion project. It involves a 30,000 square foot addition to its West Third Street facility which includes research and development space, training areas, offices, and cafeteria space. The addition is expected to cost $15.1 million. Full Article

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