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US Cutting Tool Consumption Up 2.1% in April



April U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $175 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 up 2.1 percent from March’s total and down 3.3 percent from April 2013. Full Article

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

Mats Ceder Named President of DE-STA-CO

Press Release From DE-STA-CO


DE-STA-CO, the world’s leading manufacturer of positioning and holding equipment, welcomes Mats Ceder as president, effective June 10, 2014. Ceder succeeds John Podczerwinski, who announced his retirement after leading DE-STA-CO through three years of record earnings since joining the company in 2011.  Full Article

Vise Accessories from Kurt Manufacturing Company

Kurt Manufacturing Company


Kurt’s broad line of vise accessories, including its 3-in-one jaw plates, vise handle hangers, sine parallels, and groove lock, add versatility to workholding setups and improve productivity. 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

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