eBulletin, October 2006

eBulletin, October 2006


In This Issue

October 19, 2006

• Commentary
• Online Product Demo
• Featured Articles
• Upcoming Free Webcasts
• Free Software Demo
• Practical Machinist
• Events
• Hot Product
• Quick Manufacturing News



Newsletter Sponsor

A new online resource MillerWelds.com/Results offers a unique blend of executive summaries, technical articles and the "Viewpoints" blog (Web log), which offers expert welding advice from industry leaders and encourages readers to share opinions, ask questions or voice concerns. The site is designed to provide the inspiration and information visitors need to reexamine their welding operations and discover new ways to improve welding efficiency and quality while decreasing costs.

Current examples include a company that was able to save up to $2,000 per day, a wheel manufacturer that was able to eliminate spatter and its associated costs, a facility that was able to save $52,000 per year in maintenance costs, a small fabrication shop that increased TIG aluminum productivity by 18% and many others.

Viewpoints blog postings present technical advice from industry experts on a wide range of topics, such as achieving faster TIG speeds, examining the overall manufacturing process, using induction heating, how to spend less on consumables and many others. Read more.


Commentary

Technology advances at IMTS
IMTS and other trade shows are great places to see technology, and to develop ideas about how two technologies could complement each other and be put together to advance manufacturing techniques.
Read more.


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.


Featured Advertiser

Donaldson®Torit® has introduced a new and completely unique mist collector for the metalworking market. The versatile WSO (water, smoke, oil) mist collector filters all three types of mist-simply change the filter to match the application. Engineered with patent-pending Synteq™ XP filter media, WSO provides superior draining, resulting in lower pressure drop and longer filter life. Unlike any other mist collector available, WSO provides metalworkers with a more flexible, cost-effective and simplified solution to address industry challenges such as faster machine tool speeds, higher coolant pressures, lean work cells and rising energy costs. The WSO system improves mist collection efficiency with 3-stage filtration consisting of a pre-filter, primary filter and final filter option. The first-stage prefilter removes large mist particles while the second-stage primary filter is selected to fit the mist application (water, smoke or oil). An optional third-stage HEPA or 95% DOP afterfilter can be added for smoke applications. Click here to learn more about WSO.


Featured Articles

Micromachining pushes the limits of measurement
Sophisticated probing technologies are keeping up with the demands of measuring micromachined parts and, as parts get smaller, the ways that they are measured and checked for tolerances are becoming higher in precision.
Read more.

Machining with finesse for tiny tools
Micromachining puts new demands on machinists and their tools. Cutting tools are subjected to different forces and conditions in micromachining processes, and experienced machinists know they have to take special steps to keep tools in cutting form and productivity high.
Read more.

Effective Education
Shops are requiring more education for their employees, whether they are machinists, machine operators or support personnel. New educational tools centered on the Internet allow shops to customize educational programs to match their specific needs and, more importantly, to let each employee learn at their own pace and at the times that they have available.
Read more.

Grinding as an "Inside Job"
Grinding the inner diameter of a part requires different techniques and tools than grinding an outer diameter, and it takes more than the knowledge of the workpiece material and the grinding wheel. You have to watch the contact area, wheel speed, workpiece speed, rigidity of the wheel and other factors.
Read more.

Marginal Thinking
American Machinist has launched a special feature, and you have to watch the margins of the magazine to see it. Throughout the magazine, we have placed URL to interesting Internet sites to increase the information we are providing to our readers.

Government Matters
Ever wonder why our trade deficit with China is $202 billion? Dr. Paul Freedenberg, vice president-for government relations for the Association for Manufacturing Technology, discusses trade policy between the United States and China, and proposes ideas that could help U.S. manufacturers compete more effectively.
Read more.



Upcoming Free American Machinist Webcasts

CNC Best Kept Secrets That Can Change the Game
Sponsored by GE Fanuc
Wednesday, October 25 at 2pm EST - Click here to register.

Who′s Afraid of Creep Feed Grinding?
Sponsored by United Grinding
Tuesday, October 31 at 2pm EST - Click here to register.




Free Software Demos




Featured Advertiser

Exact JobBOSS ®gives you the speed and agility you need to compete and win! It is the most widely used job shop software designed specifically for job shops, and custom, high-tech manufacturing shops.

JobBOSS is a complete job-based software system with the flexibility you need to respond to the day-in and day-out changes to schedule dates, quantities and part specifications. Visit www.jobboss.com or call 1-800-777-4334. Click here to find out more.




Here is a quick taste of what you will find...
From General -- Digi vs Dial Calipers
"Aside from the quick read-out capability of the digi-calipers are there any other qualities they have that a dial-caliper doesn′t?"
Join the discussion and read the answers... Click here.

From CAD/CAM -- Video Card & CAD/CAM Software
"Here′s something to consider when weighing cad/cam software. Unlike most software a CAD application can slow the video performance of your PC to a crawl."
Join the discussion and read the answers... Click here.

From General -- How much do you guys make?
"I′m actually pretty curious as to how much a machinist makes on an annual basis. Do certain types of machinist′s make more than others?"
Join the discussion and read the answers... Click here.


Events

Tomorrow's Energy... Today!
October 23-25, 2006
Dearborn, MI
Click here for more information.

Vacuum Heat Treating & High Pressure Gas Quenching
November 1-2, 2006
Worcester, MA
Click here for more information.

Robotics Industry Forum
November 8-10, 2006
Orlando, FL
Click here for more information.


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.


Quick Manufacturing News

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