Weekly Update 09/27/2007

Sept. 28, 2007
September 20, 2007 NEWSLETTER SPONSORJobBOSS WOW Project #102 - Exact JobBOSS Empowers General Metal Works Issue: Sales are declining and competitors are cutting into our business. Vision: Implement lean and invest in cutting-edge machines and ...
September 20, 2007
WOW Project #102 - Exact JobBOSS Empowers General Metal Works Issue: Sales are declining and competitors are cutting into our business. Vision: Implement lean and invest in cutting-edge machines and technology to reposition the company. Results: Sales volume doubled, finished goods inventory was reduced 800%, lead times and set up times were cut in half, achieved ISO certification.
In The News
Cutting the Coolant Cooling with an air/oil mist - minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) - or machining dry with no lubricant offers impressive economic and ecologic benefits; but, to be successful, the advantages and limitations of these techniques must be matched to the appropriate application and cutting requirements.Rotary Workholding Systems New rotary units deliver high-speed precision positioning. One unit is a gearless high-speed, high-torque model with precision positioning and repeatability. These features make it well suited for parts that require accurate angular positioning, as well as for high-speed, high-accuracy contouring applications. The manufacturer of another unit said its CNC rotary table performs with high accuracy with the fastest rotating and tilting speeds in the industry while providing high brake torque. System wear resistance, rigidity and rapid speeds are the result of its carbide worm system that results in up to an eight-times reduction in friction and wear when compared with a conventional bronze or bronze alloy actuation mechanism.Thread Cutting If you want to speed-up thread cutting on rod stock and bolts, check out this new single-piece high-speed steel die and die handle.Metalworking Fluids New metalworking fluids offer a safe, less-expensive alternative to straight oil machining and grinding systems. The fluids provide high lubricity, cooling and corrosion control capabilities. They are also designed to eliminate rancidity and dermatitis issues while promoting efficient and easy part cleaning.
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.
American Machinist Machine Shop Workshop 2007
Deadline Extension: Register by September 30 and Save $79!

When: November 8-9, 2007, Where: Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center

Learn How To:

  • Craft strategic improvement plans to make your shop more efficient, profitable and competitive.
  • Improve business prospecting techniques.
  • Develop pricing strategies to win profitable new business.
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    AM Webcast Series

    The CNC Best Kept Secrets Series of educational webcasts from GE Fanuc and American Machinist is designed to educate manufacturers on the often overlooked ways to prevent downtime, enhance the speed of machine tools, and improve part quality.

    Best Kept Secrets to Improving Part Quality -- September 26, 2007 2:00 PM ET.Click here for more information.
    Practical Machinist Metalworking Forum
    Greenspan on US Manufacturing Jobs (among other views) Strong reaction both pro and con.National Museum of Industrial History News Took a drive on Sunday."Principles of Machine Work" Get your own free copy!
    Now you can get the latest edition of American Machinist delivered directly to your PC.
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    Welding Webcast Series
    Hot topics you need to hear about.

    Best Practices in Electrode Selection: Maximum Profit Starts With the Process - September 25, 2007 @ 2:00 PM ET.

    Click here to attend these FREE Webcasts.
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