Category Archives: Machine Tools

Benefits to Trading In Old Equipment

It may seem as though once you’ve purchased a piece of equipment you’ll never have to think about buying that again, but there are some significant advantages to upgrading old machinery.  Many OEM’s offer trade-in programs to allow customers to … Continue reading

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Waterjet Cutting Compared to Other Industries

One of the most common questions we get at tradeshows or during waterjet demonstrations is, “Where does the waterjet fit with the other machine tools in my shop? How does it compare?” This is a great question to consider when … Continue reading

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Benefits of Preventative Maintenance for CNC Machinery

It’s commonly understood that preventative maintenance is important for industrial machinery, but it’s more than just “important” it’s critical.  When you see it in terms of money saved and customers retained it might just change how you prioritize getting it … Continue reading

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Hurco Modernizes Old Press Brakes

When you think of Hurco you likely think of machining and turning centers, but did you know they offer a top-of-the-line series of press brake backgauges and controls as well?  The Autobend series has something for everyone with the capability … Continue reading

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The Power of Yama Seiki’s GA2800

Like all of the GA series horizontal turning centers, the GA2800 is designed to handle heavy-duty turning applications, such as the one pictured here, while maintaining the highest accuracy.  This part is 10” in diameter and made of 4150 steel … Continue reading

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How Will the New Tax Cuts Affect Manufacturing?

At the end of 2017 Congress pushed through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect at the beginning of 2018.  While these changes won’t alter the tax filings done in April 2018 they will affect 2018 filings.  … Continue reading

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Markforged Printers Revolutionize Operations at Humanetics

Humanetics, a crash test dummy manufacturer, is currently using Markforged machines to print their molds for thermoset plastics.  These molds need to withstand clamping forces and temperatures of up to 220° F for extended periods of time. Previously these molds … Continue reading

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