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May 21, 2014 - Volume 08 Issue 10
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Image - Multitasking Machines -- Smarter Than You Think Multitasking Machines -- Smarter Than You Think
Most of us can't imagine a day without our smart phones. By combining the capabilities of a phone, pager, camera, voice recorder, and even a GPS, we have a more compact, more efficient, more capable device. But what about smart machines?

The "smart" convergence has also happened with machine tools. By combining 2 lathes, a machining center or two, and some automation, you have a multitasking machine tool. This simplifies and improves the machining process, as well as adding smarter capabilities.

Take a look at multitasking and keep an open mind.


  Featured Articles
Image - Advantages of Honing Gears On One Machine, In One Setup Advantages of Honing Gears On One Machine, In One Setup
The possibility of position correction with high precision and material removal of up to 0.350 mm in 18 s puts the single-machine honing of transmission gears and other components firmly in the forefront of current automotive manufacturing technology. However, an additional innovative manufacturing strategy is the use of machines for combination machining. This fact is especially advantageous in the machining of planetary gears. Here, the process of flat finishing, ID grinding, and honing are systematically combined in a single machine.
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Image - Expanding Into Aerospace Machining? Here Are Some Critical Things You Need to Know Expanding Into Aerospace Machining? Here Are Some Critical Things You Need to Know
If you're like most CNC machine shops, you're always looking for new sources of income. Quite often this means seeking customers in industries that are new to you, which usually requires a bit of research before you can successfully compete. It also means taking a hard look at your capabilities and deciding if your current equipment is up to the task. If your list of target industries includes aerospace, here is some critical information to help get you started.
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Image - Renishaw's Additive Manufacturing Technology Lets You Design Today and Build Tomorrow Renishaw's Additive Manufacturing Technology Lets You Design Today and Build Tomorrow
The AM250 is Renishaw's new laser melting additive manufacturing technology that lets you build easily from 3D CAD files to real 3D metal parts; using a high powered laser to fuse fine metallic powders.


Visit us at the Rapid Show in Detroit and see the new AM250 at Renishaw's booth #1404.


  Industry News
Image - Sneak Peek at Next Generation CNC Programming Sneak Peek at Next Generation CNC Programming
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  Webinar to Show How to Prep and Repair STL Files
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Image - Humorous New Video Shows How to Be Efficient With Your Tool Data Management Humorous New Video Shows How to Be Efficient With Your Tool Data Management
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  No Need to Go Nuts! New Bulletin Provides Easy Reference ''Locking Nut Selector Guide''
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  Product Spotlight
Image - New Modular Machines Offer Wide Range of Turning and Milling Operations in a Single Production Process New Modular Machines Offer Wide Range of Turning and Milling Operations in a Single Production Process
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  Downhole Casing and Pipe Cutting System Fits Inside 2 Inch Diameter Pipe, Cuts Multiple Layers of Grouted Casing in Single Pass
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  2+2+2 = Power Chuck Ideal For Clamping Deformed Components
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Image - New Digital Microscope Eliminates Need for Focus Adjustment New Digital Microscope Eliminates Need for Focus Adjustment
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  Industry's First Digital Optical Comparator Now Provides 5-Axis Inspection & Measurement
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  New Version of Spindle Pull-in Force Measuring Device Ideal For Smaller Shank Sizes
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Image - Hydraulic Couplings Designed For Rugged, High Pressure Applications Hydraulic Couplings Designed For Rugged, High Pressure Applications
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  New Measurement System Designed For Tube, Pipe, and Centerless Grinding Industries
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