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New YG-1 Fiberglass Routers Designed to Machine Composites Better, Faster

New YG-1 Fiberglass Routers Designed to Machine Composites Better, Faster

March 4, 2020
YG-1 has launched four new solid-carbide fiberglass routers for CNC or hand routers to handle machining processes for fiberglass and other high-performance fibers. The new routers are optimized in composition, cutting angles, flute strength and stability for longer life and lower cost per part, according to the company.
By YG-1 Press Release
Tang F Grip features a high-feed (HF) chip former that is tangentially mounted in the pocket.

Parting & Grooving: Advanced Tech Delivers Quality Parts, Results

February 25, 2020
One thing that’s certain in developing the most cost-effective solutions for part-off and grooving applications is that there is not just one way to approach the problem and meet basic process requirements for chip evacuation, tool life and surface finish.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
2019 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Close at 2.4 Billion

2019 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Close at $2.4 Billion

February 24, 2020
December 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $187.2 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
By AMT/USCTI Cutting Tool Market Report
National Robotics League team at work.

BIG Kaiser Presents Fourth Annual Donation to National Robotics League

February 24, 2020
Customers and partners of BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling teamed up to generate a $7,283 donation to benefit the National Robotics League (NRL). The amount is nearly 10 percent more than last year and the fourth year-over-year increase in NRL funding from BIG Kaiser.
By BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. Press Release
With new cycles for the TNC 640 control, Heidenhain is enabling the easy programming of complex gears, such as for the skiving of internal gears.

Gear Machining Made Easy: TNC Cycles for Skiving

February 24, 2020
Machining gears is still regarded by many machine tool operators as a true challenge and a realm reserved exclusively for specialists.
Barlow Named General Manager for ARCH Cutting Tools Rhode Island

Barlow Named General Manager for ARCH Cutting Tools Rhode Island

February 13, 2020
ARCH Cutting Tools announced that Brian Barlow has been named general manager, ARCH Cutting Tools Rhode Island, based in Smithfield. He is responsible for the overall business and production operations at the ARCH Cutting Tools Smithfield manufacturing facility.
By ARCH Cutting Tools Press Release
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    Putting Machinery on a Strong Fitness Plan Starts with Real-Time Monitoring

    August 16, 2019
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    Change and Continuity in Manufacturing

    June 1, 2018
    On May 9, I took a whirlwind tour of change in manufacturing by visiting several open house events. First up was BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. in Hoffman Estates, IL, where Matt Tegelman, applications manager and product manager Kaiser, talked about the Industrial Internet of Things.
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    How Factory Intelligence is Evolving

    May 11, 2018
    Intelligent factories have existed since manufacturing’s historical inception, but intelligence—defined as the acquisition and application of manufacturing knowledge—resided only with the factory’s staff.
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