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SST Cutting Tools employs four ANCA machines—including the fully automatic FX5 linear unit—at its facility in Bengaluru, India.

Cutting-Edge Precision

January 31, 2024
From a conventional machine operator to the founder of a company that manufactures high-precision cutting tools, Kumar Arumugam Naidu took his company to the next level through education and key partnerships.
By ANCA Ltd.
Hydraulic Vibration Dampeners with automatic actuation

Precise, Deep Hole Drilling Requires Vibration Dampening

January 30, 2024
High depth-to-diameter ratios and difficult workpiece characteristics assure vibration in deep hole drilling, but adverse effects can be avoided with dampening systems that support the drill tube.
Anthony Fettig
By Anthony Fettig CEO, UNISIG
Sharon-Cutwell engineers check a Wave-Point drill point during production. The tool can run at 70 IPM in CFRP and also tackles stacked materials.

Cutting Through Material Challenges

January 25, 2024
New geometries, coatings and other advances help manufacturers tackle tough applications.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
Kosmo Machine Inc. provides precision machining, certified welding processes, painting and assembly operations at its facility in Richmond, Va., in support of the defense, aerospace, power generation and shipbuilding industries.

Achieving Full-Service Manufacturing

January 25, 2024
Kosmo Machine Inc. provides precision machining, certified welding processes, painting and assembly operations at its facility in Richmond. To help meet its goals, CEO Mike Redden points to the company’s longstanding relationship with Mazak Corp.
By Kosmo Machine Inc. Contributed Article
The Sinumerik One control includes functions developed to simplify five-axis milling and drilling operations.

A Perfectly Composed Movement—and Smooth Operation

January 22, 2024
Five-axis machining has never been more capable, flexible and affordable.
By SME Staff Report
Laser cutter

When Should Small Businesses See an ROI on Laser Cutters?

January 19, 2024
Tight budgets are the norm for small companies in the laser-cutting industry, so finding ways to save money and accelerate ROI is critical.
By Jack Shaw Contributing Editor, SME Media
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