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The Truth about Balance: It’s the Assembly that Matters
There is a cloud of misinformation surrounding the topic of balance in the metalworking industry. More...
1/14/2017

Researchers develop the world’s largest solid 3D printed tool for aircraft manufacturing
The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a 3D printed trim-and-drill tool that has received the title of largest solid 3D printed item by Guinness World Records in just 30 hours More...

6 Measurable Ways Equipment Maintenance Training Benefits Your Factory
A study of nearly 1,200 maintenance technicians in 67 US manufacturing sites showed that technical maintenance training is playing a critical role in closing the skills gap impacting American manufacturing. More...

Machine “Power Users” Push Limits of Precision
This shop had to learn new strategies in order push it's 5-Axis CNC beyond its advertised precision of ±2 µm on the part. More...

The What, Why and How of 5-Axis CNC Machining
In the simplest terms, 5-axis machining involves using a CNC to move a part or cutting tool along five different axes simultaneously. More...

Toolholding 101: Top Tips for High Productivity Machining
It’s not enough to just tighten a collet’s drawbar with a box wrench anymore. Turning cutting tools faster has productivity benefits but also introduces new problems in toolholding as the physics of rotating masses become dominant. More...

FANUC America Announces New CNC Simulator for Education
FANUC America Corporation has released the new FANUC CNC Simulator, bringing the world’s most popular CNC control to the classroom and provides students with exposure to FANUC CNC controls without the need for a full mill or lathe. More...

Move over, Robot. The Co-Bot is here!
Robotics strangely conjures up apocalyptic images of bots going berserk, offing humans, or simply putting us out of jobs. The key lies not in ceding controls to robots, but collaborating with them. Enter the Co-Bot. More...