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Today’s Solid-Carbide Tools Are Top Producers

September 25, 2020
Solid-carbide round tools have seemingly been around forever; before them, high-speed steel (HSS) tools ruled the roost, and after them a growing selection of alternative processes like indexables, EDM, waterjet and now additive manufacturing emerged as competition.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
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Today’s Solid-Carbide Tools Are Top Producers

September 25, 2020
Solid-carbide round tools have seemingly been around forever; before them, high-speed steel (HSS) tools ruled the roost, and after them a growing selection of alternative processes like indexables, EDM, waterjet and now additive manufacturing emerged as competition.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
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Durable Goods Orders Rise on Machinery

September 25, 2020
Durable goods orders rose slightly in August, led by machinery, the U.S. Commerce Department said today in a monthly report.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Jon Wayne Head of global commercial business,  HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing

HP exec traces AM progress, with likes of BASF, Oechsler

September 25, 2020
In an announcement orchestrated from Barcelona, California-based HP in June announced an expansion of its 3D printing business.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Jeff Price Vice President of Sales and Marketing UNISIG

Gundrilling for Job Shops

September 25, 2020
Today’s job shops can distinguish themselves from competitors by adding deep hole drilling/gundrilling to their offerings. But complex, custom-built machines require more floor space and a bigger investment.
Jeff Price Vice President of Sales and Marketing UNISIG
By Jeff Price Vice President of Sales and Marketing, UNISIG
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