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January 22, 2014 - Volume 08 Issue 02
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  Featured Articles
Image - Mars Exploration Rover Still Rolling 10 Years After Launch Mars Exploration Rover Still Rolling 10 Years After Launch
This month, NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in Washington are sponsoring events to commemorate 10 years of roving across the Red Planet by the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER). Read how you can take part in the anniversary celebration. Also, take a trip down memory lane with Tooling & Production's original article in 2004 that described how CADCAM technology from GibbsCAM played a major role in the project.
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Image - New York Precision Parts Manufacturer Rises From the Ashes New York Precision Parts Manufacturer Rises From the Ashes
Anticipating a change in market demand, T & L Automatics took a big step -- from screw machine work to advanced multi-axis CNC machining. That risky decision, and the entire business, nearly went up in smoke when fire struck a couple years ago. But owner Tom Hassett wasn't thwarted. Thanks in part to his newly purchased Eurotech Elite lathes, his vision for growth was not about to be scorched.
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  Industry News
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  GF AgieCharmilles, Mikron, Step-Tec, and System 3R Now Covered Under GF Machining Solutions' Umbrella
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Image - New-Generation Additive Manufacturing System Produces Larger Parts With Improved Quality and Ease of Use New-Generation Additive Manufacturing System Produces Larger Parts With Improved Quality and Ease of Use
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  New Software Using Google Earth Technology Virtually Navigates Assembly Plants and Improves Global Communication and Efficiency
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  Product Spotlight
Image - New CNC Plasma System Produces an Amazingly Smooth, Clean Cut New CNC Plasma System Produces an Amazingly Smooth, Clean Cut
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  New Gear Inspection System Provides Faster Cycle Times and Ergonomically Mounted Operator Work Station
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  New Automatic Carbide Circular Cold Saw Ideal for Cutting High-Alloyed Heat Resistant Steels
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Image - Tunnel Oven Ideal for Pre-Heating Metal Housings Tunnel Oven Ideal for Pre-Heating Metal Housings
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  Fast and Flexible Robot-Based Solution Loads and Unloads Up to 16 Parts Per Minute on Tandem Press Lines
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  New Blast and Wash System Designed for Hard to Clean Aftermarket Applications
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Image - Portable Air Plasma Cutting and Gouging System Offers 4 to 5 Times Longer Life Portable Air Plasma Cutting and Gouging System Offers 4 to 5 Times Longer Life
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  Laser Machine Reduces Piercing Time in Mild Steel Up to 80%
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