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Marposs’ AxiCheck software analyzes data to indicate parallelism errors of the rotary axes that can effect machine performance and workpiece quality.

Marposs Announces Axicheck Software

March 31, 2020
A package for control and optimization of rotary axes performance.
By Marposs Press Release
Greg Camron (left), shop manager at Alicat Scientific, and Bernie Otto, Kiwa product manager for Methods Machine Tools, going over the Kiwa KHM-300A PC6.

Machine Footprint, Cutting Power Surpasses Arizona Shop’s Expectations

March 31, 2020
Alicat Scientific is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of mass flow meters, mass flow controllers and pressure controllers for gases and liquids. Based in Tucson, Ariz., Alicat has been designing and manufacturing precision instruments since its inception in 1991.
By Alicat Scientific
Twin-spindle, four- or five-axis TS900V Meteor HMCs can machine a variety of large aluminum and cast iron automotive components for both internal combustion and electrified vehicles.

HMCs Offer Perfect Platform for Flexibility, Performance

March 27, 2020
Horizontal machining center technology—a long-time mainstay of OEMs and Tier One contract manufacturers—has morphed into space efficient, versatile machining platforms that any high-mix job shop can benefit from.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
Large touch screens are the CNC interface of choice for new-generation machinists, like this example from Heidenhain.

Tips for Choosing a CNC

March 26, 2020
Like most of the digital architecture of manufacturing, computer numerical controllers (CNCs) have advanced rapidly in recent years, producing far more processing speed and implementing advanced algorithms, while at the same time offering simpler, more intuitive user interfaces.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media

Cutting Tool Orders Rise in January

March 12, 2020
Cutting tool consumption in January 2020 rose 5 percent compared with December 2019, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology.
By AMT/USCTI Cutting Tool Market Report
MC Machinery Announces New Regional Sales Representative

MC Machinery Announces New Regional Sales Representative

March 4, 2020
MC Machinery Systems has named Craig Barbeck to the MC Machinery team as a Regional Sales Representative for the Northern Ohio Territory. Barbeck will support the sales team with a focus on laser and press brake products.
By MC Machinery Systems Inc. Press Release
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