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December 05, 2012 - Volume 06 Issue 23
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Custom component manufacturer finds a smaller, easy-to-operate VMC enables them to keep up with customer demand and reach their goal of "never handling a part more than twice".
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  Industry News
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  Aerospace Excellence Center Adopts Ultra High-Performance Toolpath Technology
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  Attention Future Engineers and Machinists! GibbsCAM Introduces Personal Student Edition to Support Classrooms Worldwide
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  Website Now Offers Visitors Millions of Free 2D/3D CAD Models from PARTsolutions
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  Product Spotlight
Image - New Portable & Compact Oil Mist Solution Reduces Costs of Heating, Cooling, and Cleaning New Portable & Compact Oil Mist Solution Reduces Costs of Heating, Cooling, and Cleaning
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  New “Quick Change” Polygon Threading Toolholders Offer Improved Gripping and Greater Versatility
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  Unique Bore Gage Provides Fast Hole Measurement with 0.0006mm Accuracy
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  Laser-Sintering Additive Manufacturing System Produces Affordable 18k Gold Jewelry and Watches
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  High Temperature Walk-In Oven Offers Rollout Shelves for Easy Heat Treating
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Image - New Insert Geometries and Customized Tool Holders Optimize the Use of Coolant New Insert Geometries and Customized Tool Holders Optimize the Use of Coolant
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  Hook Clamps Provide High Clamping Force in Tight Spaces
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