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Basic VMC Platform is a Proven Workhorse

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


The iconic three-axis vertical machining center ranks right up there with the two-axis CNC lathe as one of the two fundamental building blocks of any machine shop. Or quite possibly every start up in a garage where the fledgling shop owner is machining parts by night while holding down a day job. In their most basic configuration, these single-table machines with automatic tool changers (ATC) typically hold a minimum number of tools, enough to machine large, flat workpieces that require basic milling and drilling operations. Full Article

AMT Says Manufacturing Tech Orders Slid in April

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


US manufacturing technology orders plunged in April, the Association for Manufacturing Technology said today. Full Article

EMAG's Laser Lab Support for Gear Welding Operations

Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


EMAG LLC (Farmington Hills, MI) is working to position itself so that no matter who—or what—drives a vehicle in the future or how vehicles are powered, the company will have a hand in the production of the gears and shafts that make cars and trucks move. To that end the company has opened a Laser Welding Laboratory to support the laser welding technology it is using as a quality and productivity enabler in some of its machines. Full Article

US Manufacturing Loses 10,000 Jobs in May on Durable Goods

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


US manufacturing lost 10,000 jobs in May amid sharp cuts in employment in durable goods employment. The losses were paced by machinery,transportation equipment and fabricated metal products. Full Article

Manufacturing Tech Orders Surge on Monthly Basis, Fall From a Year Earlier

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


US manufacturing technology orders surged on a monthly basis in March but were still down compared to the same month last year, the Association for Manufacturing Technology said today. Full Article

DMG MORI Expands Technology Workforce, Product Lineup

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


Executives from DMG MORI showed off new technologies, along with 33 running machine tools, to nearly 2,000 visitors at its annual Innovation Days event outside Chicago, where Dr. Masahiko Mori, President of DMG MORI Co., Ltd. outlined his view of the global machine tool market. Full Article

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