Weekly Update 11/13/2008

Weekly Update 11/13/2008

November 13, 2008

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Energy sector generates work
Power generation is currently a hot market, and many shops are taking advantage of the work surge and winning precision machining jobs in that sector. There are a few hoops to jump through, but the rewards can be profitable. Read the full story here


There's no such thing as being too efficient
Shops that believe their manufacturing processes are efficient enough need to step back and think again. Advancements in technology that can make shops even more efficient happen every day. And while it is often difficult to implement these advancements, programs for helping shops implement and benefit from such advancements are out there. Read the full story here


A spindle for all jobs
Multitasking machines sometimes fall short in one way or another when it comes to spindle speed and torque requirements for different operations. Some machines pack the spindle speed, but not the torque, while others have the power but not the speed. Read the full story here


Robots meet specific manufacturing needs
Shops want robots big and powerful enough to handle larger workpieces, simple robot integration and automated cells for complete part processing. Robot OEMs have listened and responded to these requests. Read the full story here




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