eBulletin, May 2006

eBulletin, May 2006

May 11, 2006

In This Issue
  • Commentary by Editor Bruce Vernyi
  • Bob Rosenbaum on Taipei Manufacturing
  • Featured Articles
  • Free Webcast
  • Online Product Demonstration
  • American Machinist Online Poll Contest
  • Practical Machinist
  • Events
  • Tech Zone of the Month

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Commentary by Editor Bruce Vernyi

Profiting From Old Technology
Two technologies have popped up as reminders that new ideas don't always provide the lowest cost or most effective tool to do the job. Manufacturers increasingly are seeing that toolholders designed for standard machine tools can be used as effectively in high speed machining operations, and that those toolholders often are more economical than the centrifugal-fit toolholders - the newer technology - that are designed specifically for those machines.
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Bob Rosenbaum on Taipei Manufacturing

American Machinist Publisher Bob Rosenbaum on Taipei Manufacturing.


A report on Taiwan's premier manufacturing event.

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Featured Advertiser


Makino — a leading manufacturer of horizontal and vertical machining centers and EDM machines — has announced a new series of online Webinars. Designed for shops of all types and sizes, the seminars are free to anyone who registers. The planned seminars are intended for shops in the automotive, aerospace, medical product and die and mold industries. In addition to metal cutting and die/mold, the seminars will cover new technologies, such as micromachining. Mark Rentschler, marketing manager, says, "Online seminars allow anyone with an Internet connection to attend without losing a day of work." The seminars concentrate on shop efficiency, lean manufacturing, asset utilization, machine tool integration and automation, machine tool technologies, and metal cutting processes. Makino's application engineers, product managers and guest speakers will give presentations. Click here for more info on upcoming seminars and registration information.


Featured Articles

The Most Important Factors For Future Success In Business
Manufacturers identified the availability of highly skilled workers as the most pressing need to assure continued business success, according to a report from the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute.
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Speed Up, Slow Down For High Productivity
Optimizing feedrates according to the amount of material to be cut minimizes machining time while protecting cutters.
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Manufacturing The Perfect Beast
Performance in production at Edelbrock Corporation.
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AM'S Cutting Tool Information
Detailed cutting tool information, including basic articles on cutting tools, is available on the Internet at www.americanmachinist.com. The information available on the web includes six interactive calculators.
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Automated Deburring With The Finesse Of Hand Finishing
Special tool mimics manual operations and improves part quality.
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China Sets Sights On Machine Tool Development
China currently is the largest machine tool consumer in the world.
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Learning To Help Yourself
What shops can do to grow machinists.
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Free Webcast

Identify and Correct Your Employee Skills Gap

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 2pm EST

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Most everyone you talk to within the manufacturing industry will tell you that it is getting harder and harder to find a good pool of skilled workers. The fact that so many shop owners, plant managers, HR managers & training managers will agree with statement does not even come close to understanding the totality of this problem. During this session, we will compare our industry to other industries and see how we can adjust our approach to this very pressing and concerning issue.

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Online Product Demonstration

If you are considering a shop management and control solution, take a close look at the industry leader: JobBOSS.
Click here to view a FREE 10-minute audio overview or interactive demo.

If you have any questions, you can speak with a JobBOSS representative at 800-777-4334.


American Machinist Online Poll Contest



American Machinist is looking for topics for online polls featured on AmericanMachinist.com. Email Christian Webb ([email protected]) with topics you would like to see covered on American Machinist's monthly online poll. Only the most creative ideas will be featured on AmericanMachinist.com!

Click here to see some of American Machinist's past online polls.




Here is a quick taste of what you will find...

From CNC Machining -- My new Mini Mill is here

"My mini mill arrived yesterday. This is my first mill and I felt like a 6 year old kid on Christmas morning... Thanks to everyone that has answered all of my questions and helped make this a reality! "

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From CAD/CAM -- Autodesk inventor

"I have been teaching myself Inventor for about a year now. I have found it a very nice program for designing individual parts but I am having difficulties when designing assemblies. My question is for those with cad design experience, when building an assembly or complete machine. What is your general approach and how does cad simplify designing a complete assembly?"

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From EDM Machining -- Questions about Agie to all the experts here

"My company is looking into possibly getting a 4th machine with a small footprint to pick up a lot of the work we are farming out now. I have done research and have been really impressed with the functions of the Agie Classic 2... Any comments, positive or negative about this machine would be helpful."

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Archived Webcast

Tool Shop Optimization: Why Technolgy Is Not Enough

Webcast sponsored by:

Click here to take a look at the American Machinist webcast archives.

Events

Advanced Manufacturing Exposition & Conference
May 15-17, 2006
Greenville, SC
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Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show
May 15-17, 2006
Place Bonaventure, Canada
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Industrial Supply Conference & Trade Fair
May 20-22, 2006
San Antonio, TX
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Tech Zone of the Month

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