Weekly Update 05/22/2008

Weekly Update 05/22/2008

May 22, 2008

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Articles

Making Sure NASCAR Engines Are What They Are Supposed To Be
Renowned engine builder, Carl Wegner, partners with Columbia Marking Tools to provide a system to peen/scribe and laser mark 2D/UID Matrix codes on engine components. When Wisconsin-based Wegner Motorsports introduced the new Grand National "Spec" engine in the NASCAR booth at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Orlando, Florida, in December 2005, Columbia Marking Tools, Inc. (www.columbiaamt.com) said it didn't know that its presence as an exhibitor would land it the opportunity to work with one of racings renowned engine builders. Read Full Story

Olympic Bobsled Gets High Tech Machining
How do Olympic bobsled champions transfer the proven speed of hand-made blades into a new standardized material mandated by the sport’s governing body? Team Kiriasis, Germany's top two-person woman's bobsled team and world champions, developed a partnership proposal that includes from Renishaw, Siemens, Sescoi and Iscar to move blade manufacturing from art to science Read Full Story

5-Axis CAM Software With Optimized Graphics
Numerical Control Computer Sciences (NCCS) NCL Version 9.6 combines 5-axis simultaneous tool path generation, advanced post processing, and realistic machine simulation. Designed for the aerospace, automotive and turbo machinery industries, the company said its software was aimed at the production of complex components made on sophisticated machinery. Read Full Story

Personal 3D Parametric CAD/CAM Available
Alibre, Inc. has introduced the Alibre CAM product family, including a fully integrated 3D parametric personal CAD/CAM package that the company said is the first, free 3D parametric CAD/CAM package offered by anyone. Read Full Story

A Software Preview is Offered
Delcam will allow previews of the next releases of its CAM software, PowerMILL and FeatureCAM at the annual Eastec trade show in West Springfield, Mass., May 20 through May 22. Full releases of the software are planned for later this year. Read Full Story



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Events

American Machinist Presents: Machine Shop Workshop - November 12-14,2008

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Announcements

American Machinist Announces Launch Of Machine Tool Theater


American Machinist is pleased to announce the beta launch of Machine Tool Theater at www.machinetooltheater.com. Visit Machine Tool Theater; watch videos about machining and machining equipment. You'll see faster, more precise machines; cutting tools to process virtually any material; finishing technologies; automation systems; quality instruments and manufacturing software. You'll see how to reduce cycle times and increase productivity.Click Here



Practical Machinist Metalworking Forum

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American Manufacturing Decline-How About An English Perspective
"I guess globalisation doesn't look that pretty really, unless you're the fat man in the leather chair at the top." Read Full Story

Best Driveway Sealer?
"Well call me crazy but." Read Full Story

How To Remove Rust From Cast Iron BBQ Burners
"Are you sure about that? " Read Full Story



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