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Easy Setups with Automated On-Machine Probing

December 7, 2021
Machine operators can replace time-consuming manual setups and gauging with the precision of digital metrology through a conversational CNC interface.
By Mazak, Addy Machine
Preben Eckart Hansen and his son Luke James Hansen

Platinum Tooling President Celebrates Four Generations and 100 Years in Metal Cutting

December 6, 2021
In a world where machine shops are struggling to stay open and maintain their business and in a day when “going into dad’s business” is not what it once was, Platinum Tooling is an exception to the rule.
By Platinum Tooling Press Release
A 0.015" (0.381 mm) three-flute end mill with variable helix and variable index.

The Challenge and Promise of Micro Tools

December 6, 2021
Cutting small holes or features sometimes only visible through a microscope requires special expertise from those supplying the cutting tools.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
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Canada’s ICAM to be acquired by Sandvik Coromant

December 2, 2021
Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire Canada-based ICAM Technologies Corporation, a provider of innovative solutions that translate CAM data into optimized coding for guiding CNC machining operations.
By Sandvik Coromant
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July 2021 US Cutting Tool Orders Up 25.5% from July 2020

December 1, 2021
July 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $162.3 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
By AMT/USCTI Cutting Tool Market Report
Due to their ability to turn extremely large and heavy workpieces, vertical turret lathes like this one from Absolute Machine Tools are highly capable of machining supersized parts.

A New World for Energy Parts Manufacturing

November 30, 2021
Solar, wind and hydro are striving for dominance in the energy sector while oil and gas continues to hang on tight. What does it mean for suppliers?
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
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