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Shops Continue to Rethink Brass and HSM

The Copper Development Association (CDA) is eager to help shops discover and tap into the high-speed machining advantages of brass. The substantial benefits of doing so have an increasing number

Industry 4.0 is Big and Confusing, So Start Small

Back in the early days of the Internet, when new sites were popping up selling everything from office supplies to dog food, I told a friend that I would never shop on the Internet. Too sketchy

Talent Issues Impede Tech

In a recent study, over 80 percent of survey respondents listed workforce issues as one of their top three challenges to adopting new technology at their plants. New technologies are coming not

PLE: Creating Products in Classified Environments

Aerospace and defense companies are faced with daunting security challenges as products become increasingly sophisticated. As product complexity grows—integrating thousands of software,

To Recruit The Right Talent, Think Like a Scout

This fourth of July, I enjoyed a game at our regional Single-A affiliate stadium, with sun, beer, brats, and great baseball. We also had the pleasure of sitting next to two scouts who were

Superhard Materials Help Futureproof Automotive

With younger generations migrating to cities and embracing digital lives, living habits are changing dramatically and ideas are spreading faster than ever. For the auto industry, these include

Bringing in New Solutions to Honing Users

With the rapid evolution in engine and powertrain technology occurring in the market today, it is imperative for production machine suppliers to respond to the changing needs of their customers

What To Consider When Choosing Grippers

Automated manufacturing operations are finely tuned ecosystems in which all components must function in complete harmony. Grippers used to pick and place, orient and hold components or end