e-Bulletin, September 2005

Sept. 14, 2005
September 12 , 2005Your newsletter of manufacturing news and technology. In this Issue... Sponsored by MfgQuote   Commentary by Bruce Vernyi- Winning with hidden ...
September 12 , 2005
Your newsletter of manufacturing news and technology. In this Issue... Sponsored by MfgQuote
  • Commentary by Bruce Vernyi- Winning with hidden assets
  • Feature articles- Dividing to conquer, Machines turbocharge fuel efficiency, Machining a competitive edge, Winning with teamwork
  • Technology trends - ThyssenKrupp sells machine tool unit, CAD/CAM software functions micro level, June machine tool consumption climbs, Material extends wear-part lives, Software quickly opens large CAD files, Timken chairman now U.S. ambassador to Germany
  • Hot products
  • Latebreaking news
  • Mark your calendar
CommentaryWinning with hidden assets Three machine shops and their managers, profiled in this issue, draw upon teamwork, dedication, performance, and a host of resources to keep racing cars running, as do drivers, who are supported by an extensive chain of supplies, suppliers and supporters. Bruce Vernyi, Editor-in-Chief of American Machinist, would like for you to see how success built upon developing a competitive asset is a skill that can be applied to auto racing, a machine shop, or any private-sector business. Click here to read more. Newsletter sponsorMfgQuote

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Feature articles

Dividing to conquer
Greg Cox split his company in two to better serve its customers. One section of the Indianapolis-based Rayco Machine Co. Inc. concentrates on production work, while the other manufactures racing-car-components. With this special strategy, Rayco easily juggles its mix of both large-run production and the small lots involved in making parts for race cars. Read more.

Machines turbocharge fuel efficiency
If it weren't for Turbocam Automated Production Systems (Taps), most new cars and trucks wouldn't pass efficiency and emission standards. That's because the shop, in Barrington, N. H., is one of few that supplies the high-precision turbocharger impellers that automakers say are key to meeting today's stringent national standards. Read more.

Machining a competitive edge
By bringing work in-house, John Force Racing Inc. is no longer busting its hump to beat the competition. Besides keeping spindles busy, machining in-house lets the team build and retain its knowledge base and keep a tight lid on creative ideas. Read more.

Winning with teamwork
Teamwork is the competitive edge at Joe Gibbs Racing. In fact, teamwork dictated its facility's design and continually plays a key role in fan loyalty, corporate sponsor satisfaction, employee motivation, crew-conditioning programs, and the team's shop manufacturing processes. With such a focus, Gibbs Racing says it forgoes looking for one big feat, but rather concentrates on the many little accomplishments that, added together, let it win races. Read more.

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