Weekly Update 09/11/2008

Weekly Update 09/11/2008

September 11, 2008

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Articles

Stay In The Lead With Short Cycle Times
Most jobshops don’t realize how much they have in common with winning Nascar teams.
Tight production schedules and a drive to constantly improve component quality and reduce part cycle times take top priority in Nascar team machine shops, as they do in other jobshops. Read the full story here


A Profile Of Michael Waltrip Racing
Founded in 1996 by twotime Daytona 500-winner Michael Waltrip, Michael Waltrip Racing started out as a modest Nascar Nationwide Series team. It entered the Nascar Sprint Cup Series in 2004. In 2007, the team made Nascar history when it became one of three full-time operations to debut the Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup Series. Read the full story here


Automation Makes For An Easy Cell
More machine tool builders are forming strategic partnerships with companies that provide complementing manufacturing equipment and systems to offer shops complete application-specific automated machining cells. Such cells are turnkey systems that are ready to run and finding their way into manufacturing sectors ranging from automotive to medical to aerospace and oil and gas production. Read the full story here


IMTS Outlook
The big show is in full swing. Here’s a must-see list of the latest machine tool technology. It’s all in one place and will maximize your time spent at the show. Read the full story here


High-Productivity CNC
Bosch Rexroth will show a broad range of automation products and applications for machine tool and CNC operation. Read the full story here




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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


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