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December 15, 2005Your Newsletter for Manufacturing News and Technology. In this Issue... Sponsored by JobBOSS Commentary by Bruce Vernyi: American Machinist Focuses on American ...
December 15, 2005
Your Newsletter for Manufacturing News and Technology. In this Issue... Sponsored by JobBOSS
  • Commentary by Bruce Vernyi:
    American Machinist Focuses on American Manufacturing for 2006
  • Features
  • Tech Trends
  • Product Spotlight
  • Hot Products
Commentary American Machinist Focuses on American Manufacturing for 2006 In this issue of American Machinist, Group Managing Editor Gina M. Tabasso provides a look at Beretta U.S.A. Corp., a unit of Fabbrica D'Armi Pietro Beretta S.p.A., that produces the Model 92FS (M9) 9 mm pistol- the standard sidearm used by all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Separately in this issue, Senior Editor Charles Bates takes a look at a screw machine shop that turns that notion of standardization on its head.
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Feature articles

Designed in Italy, Deployed in Iraq, Made in America
Driving down an unassuming road in Accokeek, Maryland, leads to an equally unassuming facility. A person would never guess that one of the world's leading defense sidearms is manufactured there.
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Toolmaking That Combines Tradition And Technology
Laroy S. Starrett built his company on the idea of providing "something useful that people would want," and that business plan still drives The L.S. Starrett Co. 125 years later. But it has evolved to meet the manufacturing needs of its customers today because, for Starrett, it is simply not enough to just provide high-precision measuring tools and saw blades.
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Get An Edge On Tool Performance
Applying the "proper" edge preparation for a given application is no easy task. Until recently, creating edge geometries was more of an art than a science because the qualities desired in cutting tools - resistance to wear and hardness - make them difficult to machine.
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Breaking Out Of The Screw-Machine Mindset
Some of Tanya DiSalvo's customers have trouble believing her when she tells them a Swiss-style screw machine cut the parts that her shop makes. DiSalvo is the president of Criterion Tool & Die Inc., Brook Park, Ohio, ( that uses screw machines to make parts most other shops would never consider doing on such equipment.
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Technology trendsThe Changing Direction Of Integrated MachinesMicro Parts Milled In Metrology ResearchTurning Centers Sport Simulation FunctionsShop Floor Control And Analysis Machine Tool Consumption Slowed In September Software Sports Web-Accessible Reporting ToolAmerican Machinist currently hosts an online search engine, the Machining Web, which indexes the pages of externally hosted websites. This search is similar to Google or Yahoo, but with an industry-specific focus, so that results will only be returned for industry-relevant sites – publications, institutions, suppliers, distributors, etc. Click here to try it yourself! Located on the home page, right hand corner. Product Spotlight The latest machine and technology innovations will be showcased at the 24th Spanish Machine Tool Biennial (BIEMH) March 6-11, 2006 at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre. Billed as the third largest event of its kind in Europe, the new center will showcase 30 percent more exhibitors and 42 percent more exhibition space. The machine tool, parts, components, accessories, production systems automation, metrology, quality control, machine and service sectors will be represented.On March 8, 2006 the 8th National Machine Tool Design Award will be presented to a firm that has made design a strong part of its innovation strategy. Learn more. Hot products Advertisements
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