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Toolholding: Built for Speed

The evolution to high speed machining (HSM) is continuing and toolholders are playing a crucial role in that process, which includes the interlinking of machining center, programming, high-speed spindles, advanced cutting tools, balancing, and high-performance toolholders in order for shops to take full advantage of HSM.

Auto Recovery From Chip Shortage May Be Long

The auto industry’s recovery from a global semiconductor shortage may be long and require revamping supply chains, according to a report by the Deloitte consulting firm.

Automation Redefines Tool Presetting

Automation, as applied to tool Presetters, references a variety of operational and communications features that can be incorporated in a machine or system customized for the special needs of an individual shop or a major manufacturing facility.

3D Systems Adds Four New Resins

3D Systems announced the addition of four new high-performance, production-capable resins to its Figure 4 portfolio designed specifically for both batch-run, end-use part manufacturing, and prototyping applications.

GE, GMIS to Explore Benefits of Digitization

GE and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) have announced a partnership to explore the role of digitization, lean manufacturing, and workplace safety to support the transformation of manufacturing and economic regeneration.

Livin’ Large with Outsize Parts and Workholding

Workholding needs to be super-sized when machining workpieces like truck transmission housings, wind turbine blades, rocket bodies, and more, for industries like aerospace and defense, agricultural, energy, marine, rail, and on- and off-road transportation.

Sustaining Dixie County’s Economy and Workforce

Dixie County lost one of its largest employers in the 2007-2008 recession, a Georgia Pacific (GP) Lumber facility. For more than 10 years the mill remained closed, but with help from the North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP), a new buyer has reopened the mill, made millions in new investments and has a projected annual payroll of $5.5 million in a very rural county.