Weekly Update 06/26/2008

Weekly Update 06/26/2008

June 26, 2008

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WOW Project #102 Exact JobBOSS Empowers General Metal Works
Issue: Sales are declining and competitors are cutting into our business.
Vision: Implement lean and invest in cuttingedge machines and technology to reposition the company.
Results: Sales volume doubled, finished goods inventory was reduced 800%, lead times and set up times were cut in half, achieved ISO certification.Click Here

Articles

PDFs Become A Powerful Tool For 3D Collaboration
While workflows that incorporate 3D data can offer substantial improvements in productivity across all departments in a manufacturing company, incorporating 3D into workflows has been a matter of finding ways to seamlessly integrate often incompatible file types and proprietary software until now. Read Full Story

Automating Report Writing Saves Time And Money
Iowa Laser Technology presents a multi-disciplinary manufacturing facility that offers automated laser cutting for sheet and plate, laser tube cutting, laser welding and laser heat treating, forming, conventional and robotic welding, CNC machining, and complete manufacturing engineering services. Read Full Story

Internet Connections
Makino has created an on-line library for its series of seminars on parts production, aerospace machining, die and mold machining, micromachining, hardmilling, high speed machining techniques and other technological advances. Read Full Story

Create Product Documentation From 3D Designs
QuadriSpace Corp. (www.quadrispace.com), a provider of product documentation and communication solutions, has developed software that reuses 3D design information for documentation and presentation throughout the business process. Read Full Story

Vision Software For Any Software
Cognex Corp. (www.cognex.com), the designer, developer and manufacturer of machine vision sensors and systems, has now made its machine vision software,VisionPro 5.0, able to be used with any camera or image source. Read Full Story



Hot Products

Max Star
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Durability: One Grinding Wheel good for up to 1600 Drills!
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Earth-Chain-- Lifting Magnets
EZ-LIFT lifting magnets are available from Earth-Chain, Indianapolis, IN. They are rated to lift up to 6,600 lbs. They are made from powerful "rare earth" neodymium iron boron magnets, so they don't need electricity. They have a built in 3.5 X safety factor. Click Here



Techniks-- ER Holders For Tight Clearance
Clearance problems are "no problem" for ER mini-nut holders from Techniks. Nut diameters range from .63" to 1.02" (16mm - 28mm) ER11, ER16, and ER20 sizes are available for CAT40, CAT50, BT30, and BT40 spindles. Techniks is a manufacturer of tool holders and accessories, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Click Here


Earth-Chain-- Magnetic Workholding
EEPM magnetic chucks from Earth-Chain drastically reduce set-up time. They are used for drilling, milling, and boring operations on thin or thick workpieces. Holding power is over 100MT/Sqm. 26 sizes to choose from. Easily integrates with pallet changing and tombstone systems. Call (877)354-3837. Click Here




AM Webcasts

Join Epicor And AM July 30,2008 at 2:00 pm EST For This Free Webinar

5 Key Strategies For Reduced Costs and Profitability

Striving to reduce costs and increase profitability while remaining competitive is no easy task.

Epicor Manufacturing talks about ways to plan, schedule, execute and monitor your manufacturing operations - from raw materials to final product - to develop your highest level of flexibility and agility, and to make your operations more competitive. Click Here To Register



AM Workshop

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

The only event that focuses on the business side of running a machine shop. Join owners and top managers to explore strategies and improve your business. Register now and save at: Click Here



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

Join in! Visit Practical Machinist, the leading online discussion forum for the metalworking community.


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"I have outrageous utility bills." Read Full Story

Luxury Windows Closes China Manufacturing Plant
"I think we are going to see more and more of this as time passes." Read Full Story

Manpower Says Engineers & Machinists Hardest Positions To Fill
"Not a long story but maybe it means some job openings out there for a lot of us." Read Full Story



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