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October 18, 2017 - Volume 11 Issue 20
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Image - Manufacturer Uses 3D Printing to Produce Metal Antenna in One Piece Rather than a Hundred Parts Manufacturer Uses 3D Printing to Produce Metal Antenna in One Piece Rather than a Hundred Parts
Optisys is a provider of sophisticated, metal micro-antenna products for high performance aerospace and defense applications. Recently, they used additive manufacturing to create an antenna that was 95% lighter and 25% cheaper than the antenna manufactured by traditional methods.
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Image - Will Robots Fuel the Next Wave of U.S. Job Growth? Will Robots Fuel the Next Wave of U.S. Job Growth?
The theory is often heard: "We're all going to lose our jobs to robots." However, the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) is pushing back. They say the effects of automation are widely misunderstood, and that the correlation between robotics implementation and employment growth is clear. A3 contends that today's robotics offer U.S. manufacturers improvements in efficiency that are driving up profits and employment.
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  Industry News
Image - Penetrating Oil Creeps into Millionth Inch Spaces to Break Up Rust, Corrosion and Loosen Frozen Metal Parts Penetrating Oil Creeps into Millionth Inch Spaces to Break Up Rust, Corrosion and Loosen Frozen Metal Parts
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  Event Highlights "Intelligent Process Control" -- Using Real-Time Data to Update Offsets Directly on Machine Tool Controls
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Image - VGM Series Metal Machining Center VGM Series Metal Machining Center

The VGM Series of CNC machining centers from Komo Machine, Inc. has been developed specifically for the customer who requires a heavy-duty machine ideal for all metalworking applications. These machines feature a moving gantry and from one to four tool changers for a total capacity of 60 tools.


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  Product Spotlight
Image - New Soft Grip Safety Air Gun Blows Debris from Pipe Diameters and Internal Part Features New Soft Grip Safety Air Gun Blows Debris from Pipe Diameters and Internal Part Features
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  Newly Integrated Sensor System Helps Prevent Machine Failures
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Image - Fine Grinding Machine Features New Twin Loader and Robot Cell Fine Grinding Machine Features New Twin Loader and Robot Cell
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  New Tool Holders Allow Turning in All Directions on Multi-Task Machines and VTL's
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  Honing Tool Offers Soft Cutting Action for Superior Finish on Any Material
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Image - Collaborative Robot Tends Press Brake, Solves Safety Risk Collaborative Robot Tends Press Brake, Solves Safety Risk

Etalex, a Canadian shelving system manufacturer, needed a flexible robotic arm tending a press brake. The solution had to be used for multiple tasks and not take up valuable space on the production floor in a high traffic area.

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Product Focus Award Winner The "Next Big Thing" in CAD Software

Based on reader interest and analysis from our editorial staff, this article won T&P's Product Focus Award for last month's eNewsletter. We would like to congratulate the winning company. In case you missed it, please click on the headline above to view the article.


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