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The automated SW BA 321 dual-spindle machining center produces two machined forceps halves in 3 min.

Innovations in Medical Manufacturing

October 28, 2020
Medical manufacturing, like other industries, faces intensive demands for improved productivity. As a result, many manufacturers are focused on achieving greater efficiencies and precision in making small parts.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
Jack Burley

BIG Kaiser Promotes Jack Burley to President/COO

October 27, 2020
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling has promoted Jack Burley to President/Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2021. Chris Kaiser, BIG Kaiser President and CEO for 30 years, will take on the role of Executive Advisor.
By BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. Press Release
PCD monoblock tools from STF. (Provided by GWS Tool Group)

GWS Tool Group Acquires STF Precision

October 26, 2020
GWS Tool Group acquiring STF Precision marks GWS’ third add-on acquisition in 2020.
By GWS Tool Group Press Release
The ZGF-S-Cut by Emuge is tailored for hard metals and exotic materials common in aerospace and medical applications and is designed to resist cuts or fractures. The single plane cutting tool features three rows of cutting teeth.

Thread Mills Take on Tough Materials

October 23, 2020
When it’s time to put threads in parts, particularly those made of difficult-to-machine materials, thread mills are often the right choice. Thread mills cut threads with a cutting head typically smaller than the hole, unlike taps that are sized to match the hole diameter.
Geoff Giordano
By Geoff Giordano Contributing Editor, SME Media
The Ultra Precision Type hydraulic chuck features runout accuracy of 1 µm at 4xD.

Rising to Toolholding Challenges

October 21, 2020
Difficult materials and high-speed machining don’t just present problems for cutting tools. They can also push toolholders to their limits—and beyond. So manufacturers offer a variety of products designed to get the toolholding job done under extreme machining conditions.
By SME Media Staff
August 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Down 0.2% from July 2020

August 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Down 0.2% from July 2020

October 21, 2020
August 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $136.1 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
By AMT/USCTI Cutting Tool Market Report
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