Weekly Update 06/06/2008

June 7, 2008
June 6, 2008 NEWSLETTER SPONSOR Keyence 3-Axis Beam Control is a Breakthrough in Laser Marking The new KEYENCE ML-Z9500 CO2 Laser Marker features the world's first ...
3-Axis Beam Control is a Breakthrough in Laser Marking The new KEYENCE ML-Z9500 CO2 Laser Marker features the world's first simultaneous X, Y and Z beam control. A 42mm variable focal length and variable spot size provide distortion-free marking of irregularly shaped, different height and size targets in a 300 x 300mm marking area without moving the marker or targets. For more information: Click Here
IMTS Expanding To New And Old Roles
The 2008 International Machine Tool Show is approaching us with the speed of a summer storm, and the show organizers are hard at work to expand the range of activities to increase its value. Read Full Story
Where Is The Dollar Headed?
The world is awash in dollars. It has been for a long time. We have run more than a $700 billion trade deficit, 5 percent of our GDP, for more than three years. Eventually the laws of economics catch up to you. If you keep printing greenbacks, sooner or later the rest of the world will place a lower value on them. That time is upon us. Read Full Story
New And Retrofitted CMs Combine To Produce Efficiency
Delta Research Corp. was founded by a former automotive transmission engineer, Alex Sakuta, in 1952, and has built a reputation as a precision parts manufacturer with the vision to make the investments in advanced manufacturing technology required to produce powertrain components. Read Full Story
Expanding Vision
The first optical comparators, known as "shadowgraphs," entered the factory when customers’ needs for identical parts became critical. Read Full Story
Tool Position System For Threaded Fastener Assembly
Stanley Assembly Technologies has developed a Tool Position System that uses position monitoring technology to monitor an assembly tool location and set specific control parameters for each fastener. Read Full Story
Hot Products
Gradient Lens Corporation has introduced a complete video system that operates with any Hawkeye Precision Borescope, rigid or flexible. The Luxxor Video System includes a Sony XC-555 Video Camera, a Luxxor 24 Light Source, Luxxor Light Guide, Luxxor Video Coupler Lens, USB Image Capture Interface, and the Hawkeye SuperKit storage case. The complete system sells for under $4000.
AM Webcasts
Webcast Archive: Best Kept Secrets of Successful Retrofits
Missed GE Fanuc and AM on May 21, 2008 for the Webinar? View The Archive

What you need to know when retrofitting, rebuilding or remanufacturing machine tools. In this webcast presentation, GE Fanuc product manager Mark Brownhill and American Machinist editor Bruce Vernyi will discuss many opportunities for retrofitters and end users to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings that are possible with this valuable approach. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn how a retrofit solution might be right for your shop.
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American Machinist Presents: Machine Shop Workshop - November 12-14,2008
The only event that focuses on the business side of running a machine shop. Join owners and top managers to explore strategies and improve your business. Register now and save at: Click Here
American Machinist Announces Launch Of Machine Tool Theater
American Machinist is pleased to announce the beta launch of Machine Tool Theater at Visit 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.Click Here
Practical Machinist Metalworking Forum
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Removing Scratches & Giving A Good Sheen On SS and Steel
"To the best of my knowledge..." Read Full Story
Fuel Flow Measurement
"So the gas gauge on my old car is starting to become un-trust worthy." Read Full Story
Mack Fire Truck Question
"I found this 1940s era Mack fire engine today." Read Full Story
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. Click Here
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