Weekly Update 11/08/2007

Weekly Update 11/08/2007

November 8, 2007

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Controls and Software

True PC-Based Control
A true PC-based control lets shops add software applications on their own, while offering the ability to modify the control to the shop's specific needs. This capability also makes it easier to add peripherals such as factory management systems, feeders, robots, probes and tool setters.

Software Pushes Fast Part Programming
After installing special CAM software, a shop was able to automate its machine motion simulation and data management and minimize part-programming times, so it can bring products to market faster

GE Fanuc Offering CNC Parts Online
Shops now can find CNC parts, or check the availability of products, or find pricing information, and place orders on a web-based tool that has 24-hour availability.

Machine Tool Accuracy In 3D
You can find how accurate your machine tools are - beyond positioning - and repeatability - with a new tool.

Company Partners For Profit
The right financial partner can help small to medium shops by providing services such as receivables funding and purchase order financing, by arranging these and other lines of credit. In many instances, banks won't extend these services if they consider your shop volatile.

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Where America is Beating China
China's reputation is less than spotless.

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