With a lot of U.S. shops losing work to foreign competition, F&G Tool Die
Co. in Dayton, Ohio, was pleasantly surprised when a customer wanted to bring
a production job that was being done offshore back to the United States.
A mid-year release of KeyCreator software from Kubotek USA Inc. includes a
verification function that tests for interference conditions between selected
Quantum Engenharia e Montagens Industriais, a tire-mold manufacturer in southern
Brazil, cuts its 3D-modelling time from three weeks to one and slashes machining
times by almost half.
Machinery USA Inc.'s BX-26S gang tool lathe includes two spindles for machining
up to 1-inch-diameter bars in one setup.
Cerbide Inc., Orchard Park, N.Y., reports that the combination of ceramics ...