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December 19, 2016 - Volume 10 Issue 24
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Image - New Static Dial Gauge for Easy Centering New Static Dial Gauge for Easy Centering

The new Centering Tool for lathes simplifies positioning by using a magnetic base and counter-weight to keep the dial gauge static while facing the operator during the spindle rotation up to 100 RPM. Zeroing-in tool holders with centerline is now simple and faster than traditional methods where the dial would rotate with the spindle.


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Image - So What Does the Election Mean for Manufacturing? So What Does the Election Mean for Manufacturing?
AMT -- The Association for Manufacturing Technology, the Metals Service Center Institute, and the Reshoring Initiative each offer their perspective on last week's presidential election and what it may mean for the manufacturing industry.
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Image - New Method Used to 3D Print Metals Proves to be Cheaper, Faster, and More Uniform New Method Used to 3D Print Metals Proves to be Cheaper, Faster, and More Uniform
A team of Northwestern Engineers has created a new way to print 3D metallic objects using rust and metal powders. The new method could one day be used for printing mechanical parts for larger structures, such as rockets and airplanes.
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Image - 3D Printing's 3D Printing's "On Demand" Manufacturing Capability Will Fundamentally Change the U.S. Navy
John Joyce, from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications, learned at a recent showcase that a paradigm shift has already begun and could soon "explode off the map."
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Image - How Toolpath Technology is Reducing Production Time and Increasing Profit Margins How Toolpath Technology is Reducing Production Time and Increasing Profit Margins
Manufacturers worldwide have transformed into highly cost-efficient operations by improving machining performance 50 to 300 percent without the need to make changes to existing equipment and infrastructure.
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Image - 3D Printer Reduces Production of Titanium Spacecraft Valve Body from 6 Months to 6 Days 3D Printer Reduces Production of Titanium Spacecraft Valve Body from 6 Months to 6 Days
SLM Solutions recently completed a 3D printed titanium aircraft component that measures 12.21" x 8.74" x 8.66" diameter -- the largest part to date built in an SLM280HL. This machine, with dual 400W lasers, made it possible to build a part of this size in a relatively short time frame compared to conventional manufacturing.
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Image - Volvo Plans Groundbreaking Move -- Launch a Car Without a Key Volvo Plans Groundbreaking Move -- Launch a Car Without a Key
For decades, drivers have been accustomed to accessing and driving cars with physical keys. But no longer. Volvo Cars plans to become the world's first car manufacturer to offer cars without keys.
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Image - Is a Crackdown on Chinese Imports Looming Ahead? Is a Crackdown on Chinese Imports Looming Ahead?
U.S. concerns regarding unfair trade practices from China are on the rise. Protectionist sentiment and a change in U.S. customs laws could significantly impact Chinese imports, including China's recent dumping of its excess steel inventory into U.S. markets at below-market prices.
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Image - Probing Wheel and Chassis Manufacturer Finds Answer to Increased Efficiency and Precision Probing Wheel and Chassis Manufacturer Finds Answer to Increased Efficiency and Precision
The automotive industry is fiercely competitive. Tier-one car manufacturers are constantly looking for breakthroughs in areas such as performance, safety and innovative design. Assisted by Renishaw's machine tool probe systems, SuperAlloy Industrial Company Ltd. (SAI) meets that demand by producing forged wheel and car chassis components used by the world's top car manufacturers.
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Image - Design Software Leads to Early Delivery of Bell Helicopter's V-280 Valor Tiltrotor Fuselage Design Software Leads to Early Delivery of Bell Helicopter's V-280 Valor Tiltrotor Fuselage
Aerospace manufacturers are increasingly turning to sophisticated software tools to help them more quickly develop lighter aircraft structures with certified strength and durability. The Department of Defense's current helicopter competition provided Spirit AeroSystems with an opportunity to prove out such tools for the design of the fuselage of the Bell Helicopter entry.
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Image - 3D Printing Could Dramatically Reduce the Military's Need for Defense Contractors 3D Printing Could Dramatically Reduce the Military's Need for Defense Contractors
Aerospace, automotive, and healthcare manufacturers are perched on the leading edge of 3D printer adoption. But John Hornick, author of the new book, 3D Printing Will Rock the World, writes that the U.S. military is actually leading the way in layered manufacturing.
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  "Top 10" Most Read Product Spotlights
Image - Air-Glide Fixture Plates Make It Easy to Move and Inspect Heavy Parts Air-Glide Fixture Plates Make It Easy to Move and Inspect Heavy Parts
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Image - New Cutting Data App Provides Real-Time Information on Your Smart Phone and Tablet New Cutting Data App Provides Real-Time Information on Your Smart Phone and Tablet
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Image - New 3D Printer Offers Selective Laser Melting for Small Metal Parts New 3D Printer Offers Selective Laser Melting for Small Metal Parts
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Image - New Robot Ideal for Foundry Material Handling and Machine Tending New Robot Ideal for Foundry Material Handling and Machine Tending
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Image - New 3D Scanning Technology Taken with a Grain of Salt New 3D Scanning Technology Taken with a Grain of Salt
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Image - Industrial Vacuum Separates Coolant from Metal Chips & Shavings in One Step -- Reduces Downtime and Costs Industrial Vacuum Separates Coolant from Metal Chips & Shavings in One Step -- Reduces Downtime and Costs
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Image - Brand New Laser Welding System Highlights Open House Brand New Laser Welding System Highlights Open House
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Image - Custom-Made Deep Hole Drilling Machines Capable of Drilling 100x Diameter Custom-Made Deep Hole Drilling Machines Capable of Drilling 100x Diameter
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Image - New Grasshopper Clamp -- Safe, Efficient Way to Position Small Parts for Tack Welding New Grasshopper Clamp -- Safe, Efficient Way to Position Small Parts for Tack Welding
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Image - New Hybrid Machine Combines 5-Axis and Additive Technology with 10x the Speed New Hybrid Machine Combines 5-Axis and Additive Technology with 10x the Speed
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