Furthering educational opportunities for students through technology was the intent when Chemeketa Community College signed an agreement for an educational partnership between itself, the college’s machining technology program and DMG MORI at the Salem campus. DMG MORI is a global manufacturer of machines, tools and software used in the
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On March 16th, two very different mold manufacturing companies opened their doors and hosted comprehensive tours of their facilities to members of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA). On March 16th, two very different mold manufacturing companies opened their doors and hosted comprehensive tours of their facilities to members of the
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Cardinal Manufacturing will host an open house event on May 3, 2017, from 4 until 9 p.m., at the high school in which it is based, Eleva-Strum High School, W23597 U.S. Hwy 10, in Strum, Wisconsin. The event is open to the public and is sponsored by Haas Automation. The open house will feature a raffle and live auction, as well as CNC machining
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Slower Growth Ahead for Medical Production The medical industry is in a sort of holding pattern as it waits to see if the Affordable Care Act will stay on the books as is, be modified, or be scrapped and replaced. At the time of this writing, I’m not sure anyone knows what will happen. After two years of a nearly straight-line increase,
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Expansion continues; moldmaking industry shows its fastest rate of growth in five years. Article: 4/1/2017 Steven Kline, Jr. Director of Market Intelligence, Gardner Business Media With a reading of 56.8, the Gardner Business Index showed that the moldmaking industry grew in February for the sixth time in seven months. It has expanded at an
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Join us at PCx for sessions presented by leading parts cleaning experts from around the world on the latest parts cleaning technologies, chemistries, and equipment during PMTS this spring. Blog: 2/23/2017 Russ Willcutt Associate Editor, Production Machining   The Parts Cleaning Exposition (PCx) will be held jointly with the Precision Machining
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This throwback Thursday article makes the case for why the United States should adopt the metric system as its global standard. One man builds an argument for designing and building in metric, Part 1. The other day I was working on an article about a mold designer who works for a mold components supplier. Her company is well known and global, so
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Metal Processing International (MPI) and Chemeon Surface Technology team up to bring a new thin-film conversion coating to the HVAC market. New Product: 3/29/2017 Edited by Hannah Coombs Assistant Editor, Products Finishing According to MPI, the passive FinKoteCC layer minimizes the development of oxides when water and salt are on the surface.
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ABB recently sold its first U.S.-manufactured robot, a compact IRB 2600 with commemorative red, white and blue paint, to Hitachi Powdered Metals USA. Blog: 3/29/2017 Chris Felix Senior Editor, Production Machining   ABB recently sold its first U.S.-manufactured robot, an IRB 2600 produced at the company’s Auburn Hills, Michigan,
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Adient puts seats in more than 25-million vehicles per year. The vehicles in question, of course, are cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers. But the company may supplement that, as it has announced that it is collaborating with Boeing on looking into the potential of supplying seating and other interior amenities for commercial
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Adient puts seats in more than 25-million vehicles per year. The vehicles in question, of course, are cars and trucks and SUVs and crossovers. But the company may supplement that, as it has announced that it is collaborating with Boeing on looking into the potential of supplying seating and other interior amenities for commercial
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John Hart USA will showcase its CellPro modular machine tool tending system at PMTS 2017. The manufacturing cell brings together a CNC machine tool, a robot and the company’s cell control
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Four videos demonstrate how original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers can repair surface defects on coated parts without re-running. PPG has produced four videos—including an
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SST will showcase Milllutensil spotting presses, designed to enable easier adjusting, checking and repairing of complex molds. With the push of two buttons, the device can place mold halves in a
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SLM Solutions’s SLM 280 2.0, an update to the first generation of the metal 3D printer, features upgrades to increase power, plus advanced gas circulation and filtration. The SLM 280 2.0 offers
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Realtrac ERP’s RightBoard is a digital whiteboard designed for simplicity and ease of use. It automatically shows upcoming workstation operations in small and medium machine shops to avoid
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