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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Survey indicates increased optimism and changing perceptions about the industry among those from their late teens to late 30s. The results of a survey from digital manufacturer Proto Labs, Inc., Maple Plain, Minn. are very promising for the future of manufacturing. The key: millennials have both a more optimistic outlook and a changing perception
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Sabic enters continuous carbon-fiber reinforced tape; TxV taps Fiberforge technology; Xenia introduces materials reinforced with hybrid (glass/carbon) fillers; and more. Particularly over the last few years, new developments in thermoplastic composites have continued to impress at the big international JEC composites show in Paris.  A variety
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Film processor adds new Davis-Standard 6-in. extruder and makes a variety of other line upgrades. Jeff Kennedy (left), Mid South's production manager, with Mike Henegan, EVP of operations. The installation of a new 6-in. (150mm) Davis-Standard extruder and strategic line upgrades have enabled Mid South Extrusion of Monroe, La., to improve
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SRG Global, a Guardian company, has completed its Innovation Center located in Taylor, Michigan. News: 3/27/2017 Edited by Hannah Coombs Assistant Editor, Products Finishing SRG Global opens its Innovation Center in Taylor, Michigan. Photo: SRC Global. SRG Global, a Guardian company, has completed its Innovation Center located in Taylor, Michigan.
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Sometimes the search for fresh, new and skilled employees is like a game of dodgeball. A little ingenuity and adaptable technology helped one company bridge a CNC skills gap. Sometimes the search for fresh, new and skilled employees is like a game of dodgeball. You throw the ball (your recruitment efforts) out into the arena (your geographical
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A new productivity-boosting technology, called parallel mode, redefines metal 3D printer process speed. Parallel mode on the Sodick OPM helps target multiple locations simultaneously to grow three separate parts at once using only a single beam. Images courtesy of Sodick. Parallel mode automatically optimizes the laser path, enabling three
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Spring Technologies will showcase the NCSIMUL Machine module, part of its NCSIMUL Solutions 10 all-in-one digital software suite designed to enhance productivity in CNC programming. NCSIMUL Machine is
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Eastec 2017: The UPZ-Li form grinder from Okamoto is designed for high-tolerance grinding of difficult materials in the electronics, form tool, fiber optics and other industries. New Product:
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This week’s Tech Tuesday blog brings readers a review of several products announced during the last few weeks, namely hot runner and mold componentry. This week’s Tech Tuesday blog brings
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CGS will introduce Version 13 of its CAM-Tool software for 3D machining of molds and dies. This version includes upgrades to simultaneous five-axis conversions that change the way a stock model is
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Open Mind will present Maxx Machining, a set of high-performance strategies for roughing, finishing and drilling for the company’s HyperMill CAM software. This software covers 2.5D through
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