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Ingersoll’s CERASFEED indexable ceramic high-feed end mill in action at the company’s Rockford, Illinois, technical center.

Toolmakers Target Tough Alloys

December 2, 2021
Heat-resistant superalloys resist heat—and easy cutting. Industry experts offer solutions.
By Michael C. Anderson Contributing Writer
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
Alan Rooks

Energy Industry Demands New Mix of Parts

November 29, 2021
While fossil fuels dominate the energy market, expect a new mix of parts as renewable energy and EVs grow in market share.
Alan Rooks
By Alan Rooks Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
CESMII CEO John Dyck, Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) and UCLA’s Gene Block and Jim Davis met in Correa’s office in Washington immediately after a February 2020 congressional briefing.

CESMII and SME join forces to accelerate smart manufacturing

November 29, 2021
Meeting the urgent need for a National Smart Manufacturing Executive Council
John Dyck CEO Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute
By John Dyck CEO, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute
Okuma’s Brad Klippstein, right, said his company’s NET BOX suite-C Quick device for legacy machine tools is so easy to install and use that a shop owner can do it himself.

Legacy machinery can be data mined for modern operations

November 22, 2021
Whether transmitted through wires or the air, data collected from older factory devices can help a shop owner make smarter business decisions.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
Eltool

Eltool Expands Portfolio of Hi-Torque and Hi-Speed Live Lathe Tools

November 15, 2021
Eltool Corp. of Mansfield, Ohio, has announced that, in addition to 1:1 ratios, live lathe tools are now available with 5:1 and 1:5 gearboxes for high-torque and high-speed machining applications.
By Eltool Corp.
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Expert Opinions

  • The CoroDrill 860-GM can be reconditioned up to three times.
    Expert Opinion

    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
  • Mark Howard United States Country Manager EU Automation
    Expert Opinion

    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
    Expert Opinion

    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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