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July 05, 2012 - Volume 06 Issue 13
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A Georgia Tech research team has developed a novel technology that could change how industry designs and casts complex, costly metal parts. This new casting method makes possible faster prototype development times, as well as more efficient and cost-effective manufacturing procedures after a part moves to mass production.
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Motoman finds that producing its own fixtures with a modular approach has greatly improved efficiency.
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  Industry News
Image - How to Create Laser-Based Systems to Increase Profitability in Aerospace, Automotive, and Medical Applications How to Create Laser-Based Systems to Increase Profitability in Aerospace, Automotive, and Medical Applications
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  New 3D Optical Measurement Solution Transforms Robots Into a High Accuracy Metrology Devices
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Image - Breakthrough Technology: Minimum Quantity Cryogenics Machining Dramatically Increases Removal Rates and Tool Life on Difficult-to-Machine Materials Breakthrough Technology: Minimum Quantity Cryogenics Machining Dramatically Increases Removal Rates and Tool Life on Difficult-to-Machine Materials
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  Mazak Announces Major Expansion of Kentucky Plant; Increased Storage Allows for Same-Say Delivery on 97% of All Orders
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  Product Spotlight
Image - CE Compliant Air Nozzles Increase Efficiency And Decrease Overhead CE Compliant Air Nozzles Increase Efficiency And Decrease Overhead
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  Newly Designed Live Centers Can Increase Operating Life Up to 300%
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  New Turning Center Combines Speed, Power, and Convenience While Machining Complex Parts Up to 20" Long
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Image - Newly Developed Flute Form Taps Optimize Chip Back Flow, Enlarge Chip Space and Lower Tapping Torque Newly Developed Flute Form Taps Optimize Chip Back Flow, Enlarge Chip Space and Lower Tapping Torque
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  Modular Tool System Allows Star CNC Swiss-Type Machines to Run Multiple Toolholders in a Single Position
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  New 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center Designed for Small, Complex, 3D Contouring; Ideal for Aerospace Machining
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Image - New 6-Axis Swiss-Type Lathe Slashes Cycle Time with True Simultaneous Main and Sub-Spindle Operation New 6-Axis Swiss-Type Lathe Slashes Cycle Time with True Simultaneous Main and Sub-Spindle Operation
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  3D Laser Inspection Technology Can Reduce High-Precision Blade Inspection from 8 Hours to 55 Minutes
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