In this Issue...
Sponsored by JobBOSS
- Commentary by Bruce Vernyi:
Good Planning Can Drive Heat Away From the Shop
- Tech Trends
- Product Spotlight
- Hot Products
- Mark Your Calendars
Good Planning Can Drive Heat Away From the Shop
Bruce Vernyi's feature in this month's issue addresses two forms of heat: The internal heat that comes from machines operating at full tilt, and the external heat that comes from pressures applied by regulatory agencies. Click here to read more.
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Manufacturing Growth and Competition Heating Up in 2006
The unmistakable theme that ran through the exhibits and stands at the EMO 2005 trade show was productivity. Whether expressed as work-holding devices and techniques that provided one set-up for multiple machining processes, technologies that put combined operations of two machine tools into one machine, the focus was on increasing yield and keeping a machine tool busy making chips.
Creating a "Culture of Safety"
Even shops that comply with OSHA-mandated regulations can be dangerous places. Most shop managers comply with safety mandates and realize that improved safety equals improved productivity and earnings. However, buying the right protection and implementing specific safety procedures such as Risk Management Plans, Process Hazards Analysis and Emergency Procedures is often not enough.
Many large and medium-sized manufacturing companies in industries such as automotive, extrusion and steel production have professionally conducted infrared (IR) thermographic surveys performed on their electrical and mechanical systems, process applications and incoming energy. These surveys offer a cost-effective, loss-prevention tool for identifying impending failures that could bring production operations to a standstill.
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Hard, Lightweight Metal Composite on the Horizon
Vacuum Heat Treating Eliminates Distortion
Solid August Tool Consumption
Software Accelerates Development
Grinder Tool-measurement System
MTI Systems Inc. West Springfield, Mass., is offering manufacturing organizations one free initial seat of their Costimator OEM or Costimator JS (Job Shop) software through December 1, 2005 with the purchase of training. Costimator OEM enables OEMs to determine what their parts should cost, allowing implementation of a uniform and predictable costing strategy while realizing 25 percent to 50 percent savings. The system also allows design and cost engineers to evaluate functional or design differences in parts to determine which design is most cost effective. Costimator JS helps suppliers to produce timely quotes that are consistent and accurate, within 5 percent of actual costs. Suppliers can bid with confidence while optimizing their chances of winning profitable jobs.
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Banner's revolutionary PICO-GUARD Fiber Optic Safety System achieves highest Category 4 safety rating with a single switch point. Check it out
American Machinist provides powerful metal working calculator's on its website www.americanmachinist.com. 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.
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Mark your calendar
November 15-17, 2005
Precision Grinding & Abrasive Machining Certificate Program. Click here to find out more.
November 17 - 20, 2005
Metalex and HEET Metalex '05 Click here for more info.
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005 10-11:30 a.m. CST
Webcast: China: Threat or Opportunity Click here to register
Coming in December: AMERICAN MACHINIST focuses on Global Trends