Weekly Update 08/21/2008

Aug. 22, 2008
August 21, 2008 NEWSLETTER SPONSOR Don't Miss Out!! Attend IMTS 2008, the largest manufacturing trade show in North America, Sept. 8-13, Chicago. See faster, more precise machines; live ...
Don't Miss Out!! Attend IMTS 2008, the largest manufacturing trade show in North America, Sept. 8-13, Chicago. See faster, more precise machines; live demos; cutting tools for virtually any material; finishing technologies; automation systems; quality instruments and manufacturing software. Reduce cycle times and increase productivity. Sign up TODAY!
A semi-synthetic that does it all
Here is a new high-performance, high-lubricity semi-synthetic metalworking fluid that can increase productivity, lower tool costs and improve tool and part finish. And its rinse behavior leaves parts and machines clean and helps to reduce coolant consumption. Read the full story here

Indexable drill simplifies operations
An indexable drill has been introduced with adjustability of 0.200 in. (5.1 mm) on diameter, eliminating the need for specials and/or subsequent boring operations. The indexable drill is available in diameters from 1.75 in. to 4.0 in., with 12 different holders and three lengths to 4.5-times diameter. Read the full story here

New diamond dressing technology improves cutting
A new hybrid bonding technology for rotary diamond products has been developed that combines the toughness of metal bonding with the natural porosity of a vitrified bond structure, comparable to porosity found in vitrified CBN grinding wheels. Read the full story here

High-speed cutter for stainless sheet
A new line of tools have been developed that are capable of running at high spindle speeds while providing good tool life to solve the problem of cutting stainless steel on a high-speed CNC router. The combination of cutting geometry and coating allows stainless steel to be routed for sign, exhibit, and general sheet applications. Read the full story here

Tools with variable pitch reduce chatter
New cutters with a variable pitch flute pattern are designed to eliminate harmonic vibration, the main source of chatter. The manufacturer said the tools enable faster cutting and finer finishes in rough or finish slotting, shoulder milling and cavity milling and result in longer edge life because of reduced chatter. Read the full story here

New grade for turning hard materials
This new insert grade that provides increased speeds, high metal removal rates and process stability in steel turning applications may be just what you’re looking for. The grade offers an extended performance range, from roughing to medium- and semifinishing and is designed for turning hard materials where high cutting temperatures are generated. Read the full story here

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AM Webcasts
Tool Shop Optimization:
Concurrent Engineering for Today's Machine Shop
Live Webinar: August 27, 2008 @ 2:00 pm ET Applying concurrent engineering processes to design and manufacturing can help toolmakers increase productivity and shorten product delivery times—improving responsiveness to customers and your company's bottom-line results.How can you make concurrent engineering a success at your machine shop? Attend this free on-line seminar and learn:
  • What is Concurrent Engineering?
  • What is it NOT?
  • How to make Concurrent Engineering the KEY to improving your delivery times
Register now for this informative live webinarSponsored by: Cimatron Group

Now Available On Demand

5 Key Strategies For Reduced Cost and Increased Profitability Striving to reduce costs and increase profitability while remaining competitive is no easy task. Epicor Manufacturing talks about ways to plan, schedule, execute and monitor your manufacturing operations – from raw materials to final product – to develop your highest level of flexibility and agility, and to make your operations more competitive. Watch Now!Sponsored by: EPICOR
Benchmarking at IMTSAmerican Machinist conducted its third annual Benchmark Survey of American Machine Shops between February and April of this year. American Machinist, reviews the results of this third annual survey, and talks about what the data means and how shops can use the data to make plans for this year's IMTS. Watch Now!
AM Workshop
The only workshop that focuses on the business side of running a machine shop. The 2008 Machine Shop Workshop is an intensive 2-day event featuring peer presentations, best-practices and an emphasis on solving your real-world problems. Your registration includes:
  • Tickets to the "Best Machine Shops" award banquet
  • A free copy of the new "Benchmarks for Machine Shops" handbook
  • Plus breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets.
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American Machinist Launches New Internet Forum The American Machinist Forum is a place to share thoughts, ideas and best practices for machine shops. The focus is on making machine shops competitive, efficient and flexible enough to compete in a global environment. You'll find discussion about manpower, use of automation and technology, creative uses of machine tools and a whole lot more. So sign up now and jump in. Click Here
AM Machine Tool Theater
New Machine Tool TheaterAmerican Machinist announces launch of 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. Watch Videos Now
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