Category Archives: Manufacturing

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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Preventative Maintenance Tips for Abrasive Waterjets

Many customers purchase an abrasive waterjet without really considering the maintenance that will be required, and the best ways to reduce downtime.  It’s important to keep in mind that with a waterjet you have a machine that’s combining 60,000psi of … Continue reading

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Sales of Sodick Sinker EDM Support Capability Claims From 2014

Sodick’s AD Series Sinker EDM machines, the AD35L and the AD55L, have been on the market now for several years and the customer feedback firmly places these units in the position of the best sinker EDM machines available. Sales of … 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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Made in America – Statistics for 2017

As we approach the one-year mark since the last presidential election took place, people have been asking whether there have been any changes in manufacturing.  While it’s difficult, if not impossible, to determine whether any of these changes are directly … Continue reading

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