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Is an Automotive Tooling Capacity Gap Looming?

Laurie Harbour, President and CEO, Harbour Results Inc.


Will there be a significant gap in automotive tooling capacity within the next five years? If so, how will this affect reshoring or the demand that other industries, such as appliance, aerospace and consumer products, are placing on the automotive tool supplier base? These are the important issues that Harbour Results Inc. (HRI) investigated in its latest research. With HRI’s years of experience in automotive tooling it seemed obvious when looking at the data that there could be a problem but this needed validation. Full Article

Quick-Change Five-Axis Workholding Systems Keep Spindles Turning

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


With five-axis machines continuing to grow in popularity, given their more accessible prices and programming software, demand has also grown for modular workholding systems specifically built for these machines that can be changed out quickly and deliver reliable, accurate fixturing job after job.Several leading workholding providers have developed all new five-axis workholding systems that deliver just that. Full Article

Using Digital Tools to Optimize Your Cutting Tools

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Significant advances in tooling materials, design and operation, combined with an array of constantly improving computer-driven tools, are helping the manufacturing industry keep pace with demands for improved productivity and efficiency. In addition to cloud-based computer-aided design and manufacturing software (CAD/CAM), new digital tools, and linkages to those tools, are being developed all the time. Full Article

November Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 0.6% From October

AMT--The Assocation for Manufacturing Technology


November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $437.79 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 0.6% from October and up 20.7% when compared with the total of $362.63 million reported for November 2012. Full Article

US Cutting Tool Consumption Down 16.6% in November



November U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $156 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 16.6 percent from October’s total and down 7.0 percent from November 2012. Full Article

Toolholders that Grip, Lock and Raise the Bar

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


The toolholding industry is launching new systems for gripping, clamping and locking, as well as deadening vibrations. It's also expanding its toolholder lineup, going ever bigger for applications in the energy, machinery and heavy-duty transportation markets and ever smaller for medical and aerospace parts.
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