Today, manufacturers are practical, creative, open to opportunities, and ready to work with the technologies available now. This special report looks at advanced manufacturing technology as it is now, and where it is leading today's manufacturers.
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A new series of standards will measure energy supplied to CNC machine tools, and to define future machine design and performance. It may mean greener machine tools, as well as a new way to determine the value of performance in manufacturing.
The primary differences are the amounts of carbon combined with iron during the refining process. After that, other mineral elements may be added to achieve tensile strength, temperature resistance, and ductility, or other qualities.