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January 15, 2014 - Volume 08 Issue 01
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  Featured Articles
Image - New Smart Honing Technology Makes a 60 Millionths Tolerance Look Generous New Smart Honing Technology Makes a 60 Millionths Tolerance Look Generous
"We don't believe it!" -- that's how experienced machinists reacted to their first encounter with a machine tool that had produced nine bores per part with only 0.000020" (0.5 Ám) variation, all day long, with essentially no operator attention. That's 2.21 Cpk process capability. It's game changing technology in a shop like Waltz Brothers Inc., a precision grinding and machining operation where these parts -- flight-critical hydraulic pumps -- are produced by the hundreds every year.
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Image - Contract Manufacturer Switches Cost Management Software and Improves Quote Times By 300% Contract Manufacturer Switches Cost Management Software and Improves Quote Times By 300%
In the past, Sunset Metal Works relied heavily on "tribal knowledge" and experience in its cost estimating efforts. But the process was slow and the results were not great as the company only won 30% of the quotes it put together. Now, after switching to aPriori's Product Cost Management software platform, Sunset can provide users a precise, real-time cost assessment at any time during the development process, with the click of a button.
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The lightweight, flexible UR robots have reinvented industrial robotics, automating production in all industries -- even in SMBs regarding automation as costly and complex. The robot arms can operate without safety guards and are easily moved around to complete detailed tasks. Programming is done through intuitive touch screen, eliminating the need for skilled programmers.

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  Industry News
Image - Custom Jet-Blast Ports Can Be Fitted to a Machine's Coolant System to Achieve Ideal Flow and Pressure Custom Jet-Blast Ports Can Be Fitted to a Machine's Coolant System to Achieve Ideal Flow and Pressure
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  New Gun Barrel Cell Capable of Manufacturing Up to 2500 Barrels a Month
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Image - 5-Axis VMC Provides Cost-Effective, Lights-Out Production With Automated Processing of Up to 72 Individual Workpieces 5-Axis VMC Provides Cost-Effective, Lights-Out Production With Automated Processing of Up to 72 Individual Workpieces
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  Webinar to Show How Software's Reverse Engineering Tools Can Reduce Your Modeling Time By 50%
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  Product Spotlight
Image - Ultra High-Pressure Waterjet Cutting System Designed for the Farm Machine Shop at the Price of a New Pickup Truck Ultra High-Pressure Waterjet Cutting System Designed for the Farm Machine Shop at the Price of a New Pickup Truck
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  New High-Performance Cutting Fluid Doubled Tool Life and Saved $39,060 Annually on a Single Machine
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  Compact, Heavy-Duty Workhorse HMC Ideal for Job Shops and OEM's
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Image - New End Mill for High Temp Alloys Offers Removal Rates Up to 12 in³/min at Only 45 ft lb of Torque New End Mill for High Temp Alloys Offers Removal Rates Up to 12 in³/min at Only 45 ft lb of Torque
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  Chucking System Delivers Quick-Change Capability -- Easy to Switch from Mandrels to Collet Chucks to Face Drivers
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  New, Compact Turning Center Offers High Rigidity and Excellent Value -- Ideal for Entry Level Multitasking
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Image - New 5-Axis Horizontal Machining Center Designed to Machine Soft and Hard Metals; Ideal for Aerospace Job Shops New 5-Axis Horizontal Machining Center Designed to Machine Soft and Hard Metals; Ideal for Aerospace Job Shops
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  Innovative System Dramatically Reduces Time Required for Tool Changeover on Tube Bending Machines
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