Weekly Update 06/14/2007

Weekly Update 06/14/2007

June 14, 2007


High-Output, Air-Cooled YAG Laser Marker is Maintenance-Free
The Keyence MD-H9800 YAG Laser Marker has 5x the output power of conventional air-cooled laser markers. Industry's deepest focal depth of ±7mm provides accurate printing on irregular or curved surfaces. The MD-H9800 slashes operating costs by eliminating water cooling facilities and reducing installation space. Dedicated software simplifies setup. For details, click here.


Non-Round Part Grinding
When it comes to non-round parts, cylindrical grinders let shops do more part operations with fewer machine setups. However, the process isn't the same as simple I.D. or O.D. grinding. There is a lot more going on that you should be aware of.

Grinding Hardened Parts

Before deciding whether or not to hard turn or grind workpieces over 45 Rc, shops should ensure they're comparing "apples to apples" - current technology to current technology. Instead, many mistakenly evaluate the latest turning centers versus outdated grinding systems.

Emitters Send Rust Packing

Keep rust and corrosion from ruining your finished workpieces. And no, we are not talking about just tossing a couple of moisture-absorbing desiccant packets into your part bins. .

Shop Heads Off Business Downturn

Has your business taken a downturn? Is the competition squeezing you out of your market? If so, it may be time to seek the help of an integrated financial services firm for help.

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American Machinist Sponsors Machine Shop Workshop 2007

Participants at this in-depth workshop will learn a systematic approach to identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement in the machine shop, with a goal of efficient operations, increased customer satisfaction and earnings growth. Attendees will learn how to use benchmark measurements to achieve continuous improvement, and to link any improvements to a differentiating business strategy.

When: November 7 - 9, 2007

Where: Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Click here for more information.

Upcoming 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. Click here for more information.

Practical Machinist Metalworking Forum

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Welding Webcast Series

Four hot topics you need to hear about.
  • ERP for Gases: On the Edge of Enough - July 18, 2007 @ 2:00 PM ET
  • Best Practices in Electrode Selection: Maximum Profit Starts With the Process - September 25, 2007 @ 2:00 PM ET
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