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March 13, 2013 - Volume 07 Issue 03
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Image - Ohio Shop Retools Roughing Operation and Ripple Effect Reduces Finishing Time More Than 5 to 1 Ohio Shop Retools Roughing Operation and Ripple Effect Reduces Finishing Time More Than 5 to 1
When retooling a hogging-type rough-milling job on stainless steel, sometimes the biggest benefit is the ripple effect. Even though you gain nothing at the roughing stage, bringing the part closer to net shape at that point can save a lot in finishing. And if the roughing runs cooler, you won’t have to risk more scrap, allow for thermal shrinkage or delay subsequent precision operations until the piece cools down.
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Concerns about dermatology in a machine shop? This sounds more like discussing ballet on the baseball field. Dermatitis is not a general complaint among grinder operators, but finding a solution to the problem was almost as tricky as finding a prima ballerina who can pitch for the majors.
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  Industry News
Image - 100% Cloud-Based Manufacturing Software the "Key" to Boosting Efficiency from the Shop Floor to Senior Management 100% Cloud-Based Manufacturing Software the "Key" to Boosting Efficiency from the Shop Floor to Senior Management
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  French Company Fives Becomes Major Player in Machine Tool Industry with Acquisition of MAG Americas
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  Is Sequestration Affecting U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders?
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  Weldable Shaft Collars with Couplings Ideal for Creating Custom Gears, Pinions, Kingpins, Lever Arms, and Brackets
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  New CNC Horizontal Machining Centers Offer a Big Solution in a Small Package; Ideal for Medical Manufacturing
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  5th Generation Waterjet Offers New Taper Control System to Produce Straighter Parts in Thicker Material
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  Technology Twins: High-Speed Cutting Meets High Speed Bending
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  Next Generation 12VS Wire Feeder Features Improved Accuracy and Consistency that Rivals Bench-Top-Style Feeders
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