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Felsomat USA to Host Innovation Day on June 10

June 7, 2021
Felsomat USA will host Innovation Day on June 10 at its U.S. headquarters in Schaumburg.
By Felsomat USA Press Release
Adaptive control allows TMAC (Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control) users to set a constant horsepower value for a cutting tool.

Checking Up on Tool Monitoring

May 28, 2021
Machine shops use a variety of techniques to track the condition of their cutting tools, ranging from simple to sophisticated. No matter what monitoring method is used, it can be crucial in preventing catastrophic tool failure. At its best, monitoring also significantly boosts tool life and slashes tooling costs.
By ME Staff Report
The machine can be equipped with automation – shown here are changeover slides on both sides.

Zimmermann Milling Machines FZP with Thermosymmetrical Structure

May 27, 2021
The newly developed 5-axis portal milling machines of the FZP Series from Zimmermann are compact, flexible and highly accurate. This is ensured by the thermosymmetrical design with center-guided Z-slide.
By F. Zimmermann GmbH
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U.S.: The Once and Future Manufacturing Leader

May 21, 2021
The U.S. has not been competitive, so companies sourced offshore to meet consumer and industrial demand for low-priced goods. Fortunately, however, a positive localization trend since 2010 indicates an increasing rate of reshoring by U.S. companies and foreign direct investment by foreign companies.
Harry Moser
By Harry Moser Founder/President, Reshoring Initiative
BLM GROUP has added 10kW fiber laser power to its sheet laser cutting machines, such as the LS5 shown here.

BLM GROUP Adds 10kW Capability to Sheet Lasers

May 19, 2021
BLM GROUP USA has added more processing power to its LS5 and LC5 flat sheet laser cutters with the new option of a 10kW fiber laser source.
By BLM Group Press Release
Mikron offers the MultiX platform for dedicated but easy-to-reconfigure machining solutions for producing from 50 up to 5 million parts.

Cutting Cost Per Part with Rotary Transfer Machines

May 19, 2021
Rotary machines can help shops reduce their cost per part.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
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