VIP, October 2006


October 12, 2006

In This Issue

• Automating Your Shop
• Online Product Demo
• Practical Machinist
• Free Webcasts
• Free Software Demo
• Hot Product
• Events
• Quick Manufacturing News




Newsletter Sponsor

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JobBOSS is a complete job-based software system with the flexibility you need to respond to the day-in and day-out changes to schedule dates, quantities and part specifications. Visit www.jobboss.com or call 1-800-777-4334. Click here to find out more.


Automating Your Shop

Productivity can be improved with new equipment and retrofits

New machine tools should be ready to accept automation immediately, making automated production available on your shop floor in a matter of days.
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Manually loading machines can cause bottlenecks when workloads unexpectedly increase. Gantry-style loaders could save the day, and they can be retrofitted existing machine tools.
Read more.

What you should know before purchasing a robot.
Read more.

Some robots may fall short when it comes to handling heavy parts. Here are the ones that don′t.
Read more.

A self-loading spindle eliminates the need for automation.
Read more.

Robots that comply with various local and state safety regulations.
Read more.


Online Product Demonstration

If you are considering a shop management and control solution, take a close look at the industry leader: JobBOSS.
Click here
to view a FREE 10-minute audio overview or interactive demo.

If you have any questions, you can speak with a JobBOSS representative at 800-777-4334.







Featured Advertiser

Makino
— a leading manufacturer of horizontal and vertical machining centers and EDM machines — has announced a new series of online Webinars. Designed for shops of all types and sizes, the seminars are free to anyone who registers. The planned seminars are intended for shops in the automotive, aerospace, medical product and die and mold industries. In addition to metal cutting and die/mold, the seminars will cover new technologies, such as micromachining. Mark Rentschler, marketing manager, says, "Online seminars allow anyone with an Internet connection to attend without losing a day of work."The seminars concentrate on shop efficiency, lean manufacturing, asset utilization, machine tool integration and automation, machine tool technologies, and metal cutting processes. Makino′s application engineers, product managers and guest speakers will give presentations. Click here for more info on upcoming seminars and registration information.


Practical Machinist


Here is a quick taste of what you will find...
From General -- Rust prevention for often used tooling
"I′m looking for a rust protector for things like drill chucks, lathe compounds, collets, etc. -- things that get handled a lot, so you want something on them that will stay on them, but not something too thick or greasy."
Read more.

CAD/CAM -- Which CAD/CAM software for the beginner?
"Is there a CAD/CAM software that has a very strong tutorial element or ′ease of learning′?"
Read more.

From General -- Engraving scales
"I need to engrave a degree scale on a jig I am making for my tool grinder. I will use the rotary table on the mill to locate the marks. What do you use to do the engraving, a miniature end mill or just a scribe?"
Read more.



Upcoming Free American Machinist Webcast

CNC Best Kept Secrets That Can Change the Game
Sponsored by GE Fanuc
Wednesday, October 25 at 2pm EST - Click here to register.


Free Software Demos





Featured Advertiser

Optical Gaging Products, Inc. designs and manufactures precision metrology systems that use video, laser, touch probe, and micro-probes to automatically measure critical dimensions of manufactured parts. With its installed base of 10,000+ systems in 63 countries, OGP provides SmartScope® multisensor metrology systems to help customers in a variety of industries to accurately measure parts of any material, texture, color, and opacity. Click here for more information.





Events

Robots & Vision for Automotive Manufacturing
October 17-18, 2006
Novi, MI
Click here for more information.

Strategic Materials and Supply Planning
October 19-20, 2006
Tempe, AZ
Click here for more information.

12th Annual Manufacturing in Mexico Summit
October 19-22, 2006
San Carlos, Mexico
Click here for more information.


Quick Manufacturing News

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