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Harris Equipment’s recycling products such as this cardboard baler require tapping extremely durable wear plate liners made from Hardox 450 steel (45 HRC).

Long-Lasting Taps Deliver 400 Hard Holes, 50 Percent Savings for Equipment Manufacturer

March 30, 2021
Recycling equipment manufacturer Harris Equipment Co., Cordele, Ga., saved 50 percent per job tapping Hardox 450 steel wear plates by switching to taps from Emuge Corp., West Boylston, Mass.
By Harris Equipment
The USS Enterprise. Fairbanks Morse built and delivered emergency diesel generators for two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, including the USS Enterprise.

Modular Fixturing Helps Marine Propulsion Manufacturer Go Full Speed Ahead

March 29, 2021
On paper, it should have been smooth sailing. When Fairbanks Morse installed a robotic welding cell at its Beloit, Wis. headquarters, the goal was to increase output of the massive marine propulsion systems they manufacture.
By Fairbanks Morse
January 2021 US Cutting Tool Orders Down 3.2% from December 2020

January 2021 US Cutting Tool Orders Down 3.2% from December 2020

March 23, 2021
January 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $152.2 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology.
By AMT/USCTI Cutting Tool Market Report
Enterprise Florida Announces Rural Expansion Toolkit

Enterprise Florida Announces Rural Expansion Toolkit

March 19, 2021
Enterprise Florida, Inc. announced the launch of its Rural Expansion Toolkit offering grant opportunities directed to eligible rural communities across Florida to assist their economic engagement and capacity building efforts.
By Enterprise Florida Sponsored Content
Okuma Welcomes BIG Kaiser to Partners in THINC Network

Okuma Welcomes BIG Kaiser to Partners in THINC Network

March 11, 2021
The management team of Okuma America Corp. has announced that BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc., Hoffman Estates, Illinois, recently joined the Partners in THINC network. 
By Okuma Press Release
Horn’s DDHM system is aimed primarily at customers in the tool and die-making industries.

Paul Horn GmbH Launches New Drilling and Countersinking System for Solid Carbide and Sintered Carbide

March 8, 2021
Paul Horn GmbH, Tübingen, Germany, has developed DDHM, its CVD diamond-tipped tool system for cost-effective drilling and countersinking operations in solid carbides and sintered ceramics with a hardness of up to 3,000 HV.
By Horn USA Press Release
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  • The CoroDrill 860-GM can be reconditioned up to three times.
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    The Sharpest Tool in the Box

    January 21, 2021
    The word “reconditioned” can ignite visions of worn, overworked products inferior to new ones. The reality is as long as you purchase from a reputable supplier, reconditioned cutting tools will deliver the same consistent results as they did upon initial purchase.
    By Jill Glynn - Commercial Services Manager, Sandvik Coromant
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    How Bright is the Future of Automation?

    April 17, 2020
    In the 1955 short story “Autofac,” Philip K. Dick envisioned a world dominated by self-replicating robots that work incessantly, eventually depleting the planet’s resources.
    By Mark Howard - United States Country Manager, EU Automation
  • Jack Kerlin Applications Engineer BIG Kaiser—Americas
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    Rough Boring vs. Finish Boring

    April 16, 2020
    There’s more than one way to finish a hole. The most effective option will depend on the number of parts, cycle time and tolerances. One of the most effective options is boring.
    By Jack Kerlin - Applications Engineer, BIG Kaiser—Americas

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