e-Bulletin, August 2005

e-Bulletin, August 2005

August 8 , 2005

In this Issue...
Sponsored by United Grinding


  • Commentary by Bob Rosenbaum- You're in the supply chain now
  • Feature Articles- U.S. shops discover oil, Manufacturing pays the bills, but shipping keeps the customers, Do you know where your axis slide is?
  • Technology trends-Plasma heat-treat process in further development, Handheld insulation testing, CAD/CAM gets Ukraine plant ready for vehicle production, Caution to rule future machine tool purchases, Excess burden of "overhead costs" on U.S. manufacturers
  • Hot Products
  • American Machinist Poll
  • Latebreaking News
  • Mark your calendar

    Commentary- You're in the supply chain now
    Manufacturers are spending more time on work they don't get paid to do - like meeting stringent packaging requirements for large customers. That, according to Bob Rosenbaum, American Machinist publisher, is because sophisticated supply chains are getting so strong that no supplier, regardless of size, can hope to escape their reach. The irony is that supply chain management organizes a vendor network the way Manufacturing Resource Planning software has - for the last 20 years - organized the plant floor. So now you have to integrate; are you ready for that? Read more.



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    American Machinist feature articles
    U.S. shops discover oil
    It has been only a few years since many U.S. cutting-tool shops converted from grinding with water-based emulsion fluids to straight refined oils. However, switching from these refined-mineral-based oil products to 100% pure synthetics is happening much faster. The reason? Synthetics offer benefits above and beyond those of standard mineral-based oil products. Read more


    Manufacturing pays the bills, but shipping keeps the customers
    Vanamatic Co., a screw-machine shop in Delphos, Ohio, had an ERP system to help run operations more efficiently and profitably. As is true for many shops, they found this system lacking, particularly for satisfying customer specs and error detection for shipping and packaging. So they purchased a smaller, less expensive ERP system from Henning Software Inc., Hudson, Ohio, that meets all customer requirements and prevents shipping the wrong parts or quantities.Read more

    Do you know where your axis slide is?
    Shops looking for machine tools capable of producing high accuracies must understand how precision-robbing axis errors occur and be able to evaluate their effects. To do this, they must understand the capabilities and limitations of the techniques used to measure axis position errors. Read more







    American Machinist's
    Archived Webcast: Best Practices: Improving customer satisfaction and decreasing costs through graphical scheduling
    "Best Practices: Improving customer satisfaction and decreasing costs through This webcast, sponsored by JobPack, shows how one manufacturer uses the company's graphical production-scheduling technology to improve profitability and satisfaction among its clients. To view the event, Click Here

    American Machinist Product on Demand

    Seco-Carboloy is committed to continuously improving the productivity of its customers' metal removal operations through knowledgeable application of superior carbide cutting tools and related products, systems, and services. View demonstrations of the most advanced cutting tools in Seco-Carboloy's family of drilling, milling, turning and PCBN products by clicking now on Product on Demand.



    Technology trends
    Plasma heat-treat process in further development
    Handheld insulation testing
    CAD/CAM gets Ukraine plant ready for vehicle production
    Caution to rule future machine tool purchases
    Excess burden of "overhead costs" on U.S. manufacturers



    Hot products
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    American Machinist provides powerful metal working calculator's on its website . These calculators are used to solve machining calculations for metalworking obstcales. The calculators are also available to sponsor, which in turn will associate your brand with these useful tools for metalworking professionals. For more information contact Christian Webb. To view the calculators, click here.


    American Machinist Poll
    Each month American Machinist will be posting a poll on the home page of its website, please take a moment to provide us with your feedback.

    Which is your biggest consideration when selecting cutting tools?
    1. Tool life
    2. Cost per insert
    3. Cutting speed
    4. Brand
    Click here to record your anwers.



    Latebreaking news
    AM's Archived Webcast: Best Practices: Improving customer satisfaction and decreasing costs through graphical scheduling
    "Best Practices: Improving customer satisfaction and decreasing costs through This webcast, sponsored by JobPack, shows how one manufacturer uses the company's graphical production-scheduling technology to improve profitability and satisfaction among its clients. To view the event, Click Here

    New AWS president
    Damian Kotecki, a technical director for The Lincoln Electric Co., has been elected president of the American Welding Society. Kotecki plans to focus on international-standards development, education programs, and certification of welding personnel as he expands AWS's global presence. For more information, please visit: http://www.aws.org or lincolnelectric.com


    3M chief takes over at Boeing
    W. James McNerney Jr. has been hired by The Boeing Co. as its president, CEO, and chairman of the board. He was formerly chairman and CEO of 3M and has been on Boeing's board of directions for about 3 1/2 yr. For more information, click here.



    Mark your calendar

    September 20, 2005
    Wichita, Kansas
    *Free "Increase Productivity Through Automation" seminars
    GE Fanuc, Charlottesville, Va., has assembled a team of industry experts to help you optimize your factory and become more globally competitive through automation. Attend this or one of the company's other free half-day seminars and you are eligible to win a trip to the 2006 Olympic games in Italy. Seminar topics include: Advanced Manufacturing, Solutions in Action, Renishaw Inc.; How Robotic Automation Can Save Your Factory, Fanuc Robotics; Real-Time Data From The Plant Floor, GE Fanuc; and more. Register on-line for the events
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    Sept. 7-9
    Spray Finishing Technology Workshop, Toledo, Ohio, Owens Community College and DeVilbiss and Binks, (800) 466-9367, ext. 7357, or visit: http://www.owens.edu

    Sept. 13-15
    Midwest APEX, Novi, Mich., Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Association for Manufacturing Technology, and American Machine Tool Distributors Assoc., (800) 733-4763, or visit: http://www.sme.org

    Sept. 14-21
    EMO 2005, Hanover, Germany, VDW, German Machine Tool Builders' Assoc., 49-69/75 60 81-0, or visit: http://www.emo-hannover.de and vdw.de

    Coming in September:
    AMERICAN MACHINIST will focus on automotive racing.

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