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September 19, 2012 - Volume 06 Issue 18
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An advanced NUM CNC retrofit of a spin forming lathe is providing a platform for substantial gains in manufacturing efficiency for the NASCAR wheel supplier, Aero Race Wheels, Inc. Productivity improvements include faster batch changeovers, tighter process control and automated program generation for new parts.
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Switching tools enables Micron to double part production by milling orthopedic implants lights out.
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Image - IMTS Attendance Soars Past 100,000 Mark; Largest Show to Show Increase Ever IMTS Attendance Soars Past 100,000 Mark; Largest Show to Show Increase Ever
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  New Technology to Allow DMG/Mori Seiki Users to Start Cutting Parts Immediately
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  Aerospace Dynamics International Increases Titanium Machining Capacity 40% as Part of $90 Million Expansion
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Image - Multi-Task Machine Produces Intricate Parts While Completing All Operations in a Single Set-Up -- Turning, Milling, Boring, Drilling, and Tapping Multi-Task Machine Produces Intricate Parts While Completing All Operations in a Single Set-Up -- Turning, Milling, Boring, Drilling, and Tapping
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  Measurement Arm Now Offers Up to 66% Faster Scanning and Wireless Option
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  Power Chucks Improve Concentricity and Minimize Deformation of Thin-Walled Parts
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  New HMCs Offer Industry-Leading Total Axis Volume of 8.1 Cubic Feet
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  New Servo Motor Driven, Continuous Scribe Marking System Provides High Speed and Low Noise
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  New 5-Axis Laser Cutting System Can Cut Up to 98 Feet a Minute
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