Weekly Update 08/28/2008

Weekly Update 08/28/2008

August 28, 2008

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Articles

Learn From The Best
NASCAR machinists are arguably some of the best in the world. They repeatedly meet demanding delivery schedules that most shops would consider impossible. How do they do it? Let's ask them...

Machining for NASCAR
What never is acknowledged by NASCAR commentators and fans is the absolutely critical role that machinists play in making sure every one of those cars is ready to run when it pulls out onto the track. Read the full story here


Machinists of NASCAR
Race teams that compete in the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Cup Series put demands on their machine shops that most machinists would consider impossible or, at least, unreasonable. Read the full story here


Making NASCAR Engines Are What They're Supposed To Be
Carl Wegner, partners with Columbia Marking Tools to provide a system to peen/scribe and laser mark 2D/UID Matrix codes on engine components. Read the full story here


A NASCAR Racing Partnership For Workholding
Schunk Inc.has joined with Joe Gibbs Racing, one of NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Racing teams, as its "official workholding solutions provider." Read the full story here


From Rework To Race Work
Valve guide and seat machining systems once were dominant only in aftermarket stock engine-rebuild shops. However, today’s systems have grown beyond those shops and have found popularity with builders of high-performance engines for automobiles and motorcycles Read the full story here


180 MPH Standing Still
If all goes according to plan at Windshear Inc., North America will gain its first 180-mph rolling-road wind tunnel, which will also be the first commercially available full-scale, rollingroad wind tunnel of its type in the world. Read the full story here




Hot Products

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Events

"Mechanics of CNC 110" Training Quiz
How much do you know about CNC machining? Test your skills with the Tooling U, "Mechanics of CNC 110" Training Quiz!
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AM Webcasts

Now Available On Demand

5 Key Strategies For Reduced Cost and Increased 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.

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Sponsored by: EPICOR


Benchmarking at IMTS
American Machinist conducted its third annual Benchmark Survey of American Machine Shops between February and April of this year.

American Machinist, reviews the results of this third annual survey, and talks about what the data means and how shops can use the data to make plans for this year's IMTS.

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Tool Shop Optimization: Concurrent Engineering for Today's Machine Shop
Applying concurrent engineering processes to design and manufacturing can help toolmakers increase productivity and shorten product delivery times—improving responsiveness to customers and your company's bottom-line results.

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Sponsored by: Cimatron Group



AM Workshop


The only workshop that focuses on the business side of running a machine shop.

The 2008 Machine Shop Workshop is an intensive 2-day event featuring peer presentations, best-practices and an emphasis on solving your real-world problems.

Your registration includes:
  • Tickets to the "Best Machine Shops" award banquet
  • A free copy of the new "Benchmarks for Machine Shops" handbook
  • Plus breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets.
By registering now, you'll also save $100!

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Announcements

American Machinist Launches New Internet Forum
The American Machinist Forum is a place to share thoughts, ideas and best practices for machine shops.

The focus is on making machine shops competitive, efficient and flexible enough to compete in a global environment. You'll find discussion about manpower, use of automation and technology, creative uses of machine tools and a whole lot more. So sign up now and jump in. Click Here



AM Machine Tool Theater


New Machine Tool Theater
American Machinist announces launch of 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. Watch Videos Now



Digital Edition


Now you can get the latest edition of American Machinist delivered directly to your PC. Digital editions allow you to page through articles, click through hotlinks for direct advertiser websites, send emails to authors and other contacts, zoom, print or send to a friend.

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