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December 18, 2013 - Volume 07 Issue 24
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Emuge Corp. has introduced an extensive, expanded thread milling program for oil and gas manufacturing applications, including a new line of innovative solid carbide thread mills and insert thread milling systems. The recent additions to the Emuge product offering for energy applications significantly broaden the range of high performance solutions for users to meet and exceed growing oil, gas and petrochemical manufacturing challenges.

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The staff at Tooling & Production would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! As we look back on 2013, we are encouraged to report that the metalworking industry remains at the forefront of an improving economy. With the recent report that U.S. manufacturing growth is at its fastest pace in 2 1/2 years, the outlook for 2014 is bright.

The same can be said for us here at Nelson Publishing. Our eNewsletters -- Tooling & Production (T&P), Modern Applications News (MAN), and the Manufacturing Center Product Spotlight have experienced exponential growth over the last few years. Our lists of subscribers and advertising partners have expanded at a rapid rate. We are grateful. We are also excited by the thought of even brighter days ahead. But first, we wanted to take one final look back at some of the more interesting happenings in the past year.

While T&P's proud history dates back to 1934 and MAN's to 1967, we are excited to begin the 8th year of our eNewsletter program in this "Best of 2013" issue. We have compiled two "Top 10" lists -- the Most Interesting Features and Most Interesting New Products, as judged by our readers. We hope you enjoy these stories and catch some helpful information you may have missed the first time around. Again, we want to thank you for your loyalty to our publications and we'd like to wish you a successful and prosperous 2014!


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  "Top 10" Most Read Features
Image - Aerospace Manufacturer Figures Out How to Fly Through Superalloys Aerospace Manufacturer Figures Out How to Fly Through Superalloys
Spartan Aerospace, Manchester, Conn., cut cycle times in half simply by adding toolpath software. "Some of the guys in the shop were actually getting a little nervous at how fast we were cutting.”
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Image - World's Smallest Production V-8 Engine is Smokin’ Hot -- Not Smoking -- After Honing Optimizes Oil-Control World's Smallest Production V-8 Engine is Smokin’ Hot -- Not Smoking -- After Honing Optimizes Oil-Control
Builder of the miniature V-8 engine finds plateau honing solves the problem of too much oil being pushed into cylinder heads that were too smooth.
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Image - New Sheet Metal 3D Forming Process Can Reduce Prototype Delivery Time from 6 Months to 3 Days New Sheet Metal 3D Forming Process Can Reduce Prototype Delivery Time from 6 Months to 3 Days
How do you stamp out prototype sheet metal parts without "stamping" them in a single blow -- and without a die to boot? No, it's not a Zen riddle. It's a question that Ford engineers have been working on for a while, and now they think they have the answer.
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Image - Aerospace Version of CNC Controller Helping Pilot a Massive Joint Effort to Manufacture the U.S. Military's F-35 Fighter Aerospace Version of CNC Controller Helping Pilot a Massive Joint Effort to Manufacture the U.S. Military's F-35 Fighter
When you decide to build an aircraft piece by piece, in different places, on different machine tools and assembly systems, then ship all those pieces to another location for final production, challenges abound. In the case of the F-35, the Joint Strike Fighter designed to replace the F-16, A-10, and Harrier jets, among others, these production challenges have been shot down by a machine tool control that "pushes the envelope" for CNC design, engineering, and application technology.
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Image - Tests Show How Tests Show How "Ultimate Tuned System" Can Double Metal Removal Rate and Allow Machine to Reach Highest RPM and Torque Levels
Machine-tool builder Mitsui Seiki and tooling system provider Kennametal conducted recent tests with the goal of achieving the ultimate system for machining titanium.
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Image - Metalworking Vacuum Cleaners -- One Type Does Not Fit All Metalworking Vacuum Cleaners -- One Type Does Not Fit All
As the metalworking industry becomes more specialized so does the equipment that cleans it.
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Image - Carolina Shop's Direct Machining of Solid Models Provides Fast Turnaround for Parts and Profits Carolina Shop's Direct Machining of Solid Models Provides Fast Turnaround for Parts and Profits
CNC Performance Engineering has found a secret to profitability -- using GibbsCAM to minimize programming time for performance racing parts. "The best way is to take the customer's solid model, bring it right into CAM without having to change a thing, and start machining right on it," says owner Chris Nachtmann.
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Image - Manufacturers Injecting New Technologies to Help Meet the Increased Demand in the Firearms Industry Manufacturers Injecting New Technologies to Help Meet the Increased Demand in the Firearms Industry
As manufacturers seek to meet the high demand for firearms, while decreasing costs, reducing weight, and increasing durability, the spotlight is turning to engineering and design capabilities in the industry. Engineered metal solutions, including expertise in such technologies as precision CNC machining, metal injection molding (MIM), laser welding, and stamping, are key to meeting the challenges of this booming industry.
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Image - Oilfield Technology: The Perfect Machining of Threads on Delivery Pipes and Casings Oilfield Technology: The Perfect Machining of Threads on Delivery Pipes and Casings
Two innovative oil reserve technologies are delivery pipes and casings. To create the connection safely and in perfect alignment depends on the threads on the pipe ends. With its USC turning machines, the specialists from EMAG Leipzig have not only created a tool that specializes in this application but also developed complete solutions that guarantee component quality and process integrity.
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Image - Gun Manufacturer's Switch of End Mills Leads to 570% Improvement in Tool Life, 83% Decrease in Cost Per Part Gun Manufacturer's Switch of End Mills Leads to 570% Improvement in Tool Life, 83% Decrease in Cost Per Part
Evolution Gun Works gained speed and efficiency by switching to Z-Carb AP end mills from SGS Tool Company. The change allowed EGW to produce 875 more parts per tool.
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  "Top 10" Most Read Product Spotlights
Image - New 3-D Printing Tool Enables Fast, Flexible and Cost-Effective Manufacturing of High-Quality Metal Products New 3-D Printing Tool Enables Fast, Flexible and Cost-Effective Manufacturing of High-Quality Metal Products
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Image - New End Mill for High Temp Alloys Offers Removal Rates Up to 12 in3/min at Only 45 ft lb of Torque New End Mill for High Temp Alloys Offers Removal Rates Up to 12 in3/min at Only 45 ft lb of Torque
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Image - New Angle Heads Designed for Heavy Milling, Deep Drilling, and Tapping Operations New Angle Heads Designed for Heavy Milling, Deep Drilling, and Tapping Operations
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Image - New End Mills Perform 60% Faster in Roughing and Finishing Applications New End Mills Perform 60% Faster in Roughing and Finishing Applications
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Image - New Probe Allows Surface Finish Measurement for CMMs; Eliminates Need for Hand-Held Devices New Probe Allows Surface Finish Measurement for CMMs; Eliminates Need for Hand-Held Devices
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Image - New One-Shot Macroscope Provides 3D Measurement of Large Areas in Seconds, Including Curvature and Changes in Texture New One-Shot Macroscope Provides 3D Measurement of Large Areas in Seconds, Including Curvature and Changes in Texture
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Image - New Three Turret Machine -- The Ultimate High Performer in Bar Machining with the Highest ROI New Three Turret Machine -- The Ultimate High Performer in Bar Machining with the Highest ROI
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Image - New 5-Axis Auto Tuning System Reduces Tuning Time From 5 Hours to 10 Minutes New 5-Axis Auto Tuning System Reduces Tuning Time From 5 Hours to 10 Minutes
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Image - Newly Coated Ceramic Insert Ideal for Milling, Removal of Scale, and Interrupted Cuts Newly Coated Ceramic Insert Ideal for Milling, Removal of Scale, and Interrupted Cuts
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Image - New Powermill Provides Complete Machining of Complex Workpieces in One Setup New Powermill Provides Complete Machining of Complex Workpieces in One Setup
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