Weekly Update 06/12/2008

Weekly Update 06/12/2008

June 12, 2008



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 cuttingedge 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.Click Here


Job shops dive into the pallet pool
You don’t have to do high-volume production to reap the benefits of a multiple-pallet system. They now provide the flexibility for shops manufacturing high mixes of low-volume parts to invest on demand as production calls for. Read Full Story

Machining Tips For Cutting Plastics
A machine tool builder offers some advice on cutting plastics for the medical industry using ultra-high spindle speeds and micro tooling. Read Full Story

Medical Designs Tactics For Plastics
As plastics and polymers replace aluminum and stainless steel for medical components, today's shops in that market must be ready to handle the change. Read how one shop developed its own machining tactics for plastics. Read Full Story

Reducing Multi-Stage Processing Cuts Production Time
A medical shop reduced the amount of production time lost to multi-stage part processing. Frequent re-clamping parts is no longer a factor. Read Full Story

Make Your Waterjet Cutting More Profitable
An expert in the waterjet industry offers some suggestions on reducing costs associated with the process. Read Full Story

Hot Products

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AM Webcasts

Webcast Archive: Best Kept Secrets of Successful Retrofits
Missed GE Fanuc and AM on May 21, 2008 for the Webinar? View The Archive

What you need to know when retrofitting, rebuilding or remanufacturing machine tools. In this webcast presentation, GE Fanuc product manager Mark Brownhill and American Machinist editor Bruce Vernyi will discuss many opportunities for retrofitters and end users to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings that are possible with this valuable approach. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn how a retrofit solution might be right for your shop.
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American Machinist Presents: Machine Shop Workshop - November 12-14,2008

The only event that focuses on the business side of running a machine shop. Join owners and top managers to explore strategies and improve your business. Register now and save at: Click Here Read Full Story


American Machinist Announces Launch Of Machine Tool Theater

American Machinist is pleased to announce the beta launch of Machine Tool Theater at www.machinetooltheater.com. Visit 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.Click Here Read Full Story

Digital Edition

Now you can get the latest edition of American Machinist delivered directly to your PC. Digital editions allow you to page through articles, click through hotlinks for direct advertiser websites, send emails to authors and other contacts, zoom, print or send to a friend. www.americanmachinist.com Read Full Story

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