eBulletin, June 2006

June 12, 2006
June 8, 2006 In This Issue •  Commentary •  Webcast •  Featured Articles •  AM for AM •  Online Product Demo •  IMTS 2006 •  Practical Machinist •  Events •  Quick Manufacturing News Newsletter Sponsor JobBOSS ...
June 8, 2006 In This Issue • Commentary
• Webcast
• Featured Articles
• AM for AM
• Online Product Demo
• IMTS 2006
• Practical Machinist
• Events
• Quick Manufacturing News

Newsletter SponsorJobBOSS
JobBOSS is the most widely used shop management software for the metalworking industry with bar-code data collection, performance analysis, and contact management. Nearly 4,000 hi-tech shops and more than 21,000 shop technology system users rely on JobBOSS for quoting, scheduling, costing, purchasing, inventory, shipping, and quality control. Click here to find out more.
Commentary by Editor Bruce Vernyi

A New Tool for Your Shop
American Machinist gives its readers a new tool for them to measure and compare their operations to industry standards, a tool that will help them to improve their operations.
Click here to read more.

WebcastOvercoming the Top Five Challenges in Electro-Mechanical Product DevelopmentWednesday, June 28 at 2pm EST
Click here to register for the FREE webcast. 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. Featured Articles12 Key Performance Factors to a More Competitive Shop American Machinist presents performance factors that set the pace for the most competitive shops. Improving these shop variables can lead to greater profit and more business for your shop. Click here to read more. New Life for Old Molds There is a new laser welding technique that can revive old molds by laying down new metal - that has similar metallurgical qualities to the base metal - on old molds and dies. Click here to read more. A Simple Plan A moldmaker shares his shop's strategies for maintaining competitiveness in a global market. Click here to read more. The Art of Machining Plastics Plastics are softer than steel, but harder to machine. The same tools are used, but different techniques apply. Click here to read more. Dressing for Grinding Success On- or off-line keeping grinding wheels trued is the key to successful grinding. Click here to read more. American Machinist for American ManufacturingHolding on to Tool Life Using high-quality tool holders can extend tool life, and drive costs down. Click here to 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.

IMTS 2006
Explore the largest display of manufacturing equipment in North America. IMTS 2006 - The International Manufacturing Technology Show takes place September 6-13, 2006, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. More than 1,200 exhibitors from 80 countries occupy 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space. Find solutions to all of your productivity and manufacturing challenges. Click here
Here is a quick taste of what you will find... From CNC Machining -- Alternatives for coolant "A friend of mine has become allergic to the bacteria growing in coolants... He said he has tried about 15 different coolants from water soluble oil to full synthetics and he gets the same results with all of them... " Join the discussion and read the answers... Click here. From Manufacturing in America and Europe -- Would tariffs on manufactured goods help the economy? "I would like to raise the question: Would tariffs on manufactured goods help or hurt the economy?" Join the discussion and read the answers... Click here. From CAD/CAM -- Fixturing and dropout for the CNC novice "My question here is about fixturing so you can 'drop' a part out of a plate...or extract your part from the stock... Here is an example of a sample part I made..." Join the discussion and read the answers... Click here.

Mikron High Speed Machining Seminar
June 15, 2006
Federick, MD
Click here for more information.

Productivity & Lean Integration for Plastics Manufacturing
June 20-21, 2006
Chicago, IL
Click here for more information.

Practical Solutions for Stamping Die Problems
June 27-28, 2006
San Antonio, TX
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