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Precision Metalforming Association Elects 2023 Chairman

March 9, 2023
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has elected Jeff Aznavorian, president of Plymouth, Mich.-based Clips & Clamps Industries, as its 2023 chairman of the board.
By Precision Metalforming Association Press Release
Insert drills feature multilayer exchangeable carbide tips that are material specific for carbon and alloy steels and cast iron with holder lengths of 3xD, 5xD, and 8xD.

The Hole Story: A Deep Dive on Drilling

March 3, 2023
It’s important to get to the bottom of the hole to know what you’re dealing with.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
Brian Hilton, senior research engineer at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, N.Y.), reviews plans with a co-worker for a low-cost, sustainable office chair designed by RIT students.

Remanufacturing: Value Redux

March 1, 2023
From furniture to medical-imaging equipment, remanufacturing makes a big impact with a small footprint.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
A Bourn & Koch operator uses dial calipers to measure part size. The company provides automated machine tool systems and is a specialist in gear manufacturing and grinding equipment.

Modular Solutions for Multi-Process Machining

February 28, 2023
Maximizing metal-cutting productivity requires more than simply applying high cutting speeds and feed rates.
By Jorgensen Conveyor & Filtration Solutions Contributed Article
Anca iBalance software shows the operator where to add weight to the wheel set to correct for any imbalance.

It's Time to Get Serious About Tool Balancing

February 27, 2023
Balancing is no act, with tangible benefits for any size shop.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
Process control begins at product simulation and understanding the manufacturability of the part. Measurements along the way ensure near real-time control of both design and quality, reducing the overall costs across the entire development project.

The Soup to Nuts of Dies and Molds

February 24, 2023
Success with precision toolmaking requires the right CNC machinery, cutting tools, and manufacturing software.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
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