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HELLER Announces Technology Days Open House, October 8 & 9

Press Release - Heller Machine Tools


Heller Machine Tools, Troy, MI, will open its doors October 8 and 9 2014, 2-7 pm each day, to showcase its new machining centers and flexible systems for heavy-duty flexible production, and next generation crank milling and turning machines. Full Article

IMTS 2014: Preparing Your Visit

Manufacturing Engineering Media Staff


Don’t forget to pack your comfy show shoes. IMTS 2014—which is produced every two years by the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT; McLean, VA)—plans to fill 1.2 million square feet of Chicago’s McCormick Place with 1900 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors from over 112 countries. Full Article

IMTS 2014: EDM--Burning with Innovation

Senior Editor Michael C. Anderson


Glynn Fletcher, President—Americas, GF Machining Solutions (Lincolnshire, IL) sees two trends among his EDM customers: “The first is an increased requirement for automation, and we’re very committed to finding automated solutions,” he said. Full Article

IMTS 2014: Solutions for Machining Clean, Green and Fast

Contributing Editor Ed Sinkora


Whether you’re milling, grinding, eroding, lasing, or using any of the other manufacturing disciplines represented at IMTS, it’s a safe bet you rely on the technology displayed in the Machine Components/Cleaning/Environmental pavilion. Not just “use,” but RELY on. As in, if you screw up on these, your shop shuts down. Full Article

IMTS 2014: Precision Tooling has Never Been Valued More

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


“Demand for precision tooling has never been higher and valued more, especially since the last recession when manufacturers made significant investments in improving their productivity with advanced technology,” said Tim Fara, president, Bilz Co. Inc. (Lombard, IL). Full Article

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

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


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

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