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FPD installed advanced forging equipment to complement its existing CNC capabilities to create near-net-shaped parts that require minimal or no additional machining.

Forging Ahead to Trim Titanium Costs

August 10, 2022
To produce complex titanium parts more cost-effectively, machine shops are increasingly incorporating advanced forging equipment to complement their existing CNC capabilities.
By FPD Co.
Craig Guth in front of an ACU-RITE MILLPWRG2-controlled milling machine at Toro’s Product Development Lab.

Making Parts at Home Leads to Company Job

July 29, 2022
Craig Guth has been using an ACU-RITE MILLPWR control in his home shop to make custom motorcycle parts, and he is still using that same unit today. Not only that, but his love of machining secured him a full-time job in 2003 at The Toro Company headquarters in Bloomington, Minn.
By Toro Company
Hiroyuki Kawakami

Mitsui Seiki Kogyo Names President

June 29, 2022
Hiroyuki “Roy” Kawakami has been promoted to president of Mitsui Seiki Kogyo Ltd., the parent company of Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.
By Mitsui Seiki Press Release
Walter Tools’ new W1011-P copy turning system uses proprietary triangular inserts with a unique, male-female seating surface, forcing the insert to sit very rigidly and accurately within the tool pocket. Also, a precision through-coolant feature cools the insert’s rake face for increased insert life.

Feeling Groovy

June 29, 2022
Parting and grooving operations are everyday occurrences in a typical turning department. Is your shop performing them most effectively?
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
FANUC America’s new ROBODRILL Visual Twin will be introduced at IMTS, Sept. 12–17 in Chicago.

Digital Twins for the Machining Process

June 28, 2022
Digital twins are breathing life and innovation into increasingly more areas of manufacturing as well as solving challenges for machine shops of all sizes. With the skilled labor shortage and an ongoing effort to reshore high-tech manufacturing to the U.S., digital twins have a lot to offer.
Paul Webster
By Paul Webster Director of Factory Automation, FANUC America, SME Member Since 2022
Formula Electric

Fictiv Donates $10,000 in Parts for Electric Race Vehicle

June 27, 2022
Fictiv contributed $10,000 in essential machined parts so a student-designed electric race vehicle could be completed.
By Fictiv Press Release
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