Tag Archives: Machine tools

Surviving the Tariffs

As talks appear to be coming to an end concerning the trade war between the U.S. and China you may be wondering how quickly you’ll feel the relief should an agreement be reached.  Unfortunately even if everything gets hammered out … Continue reading

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Markforged X5

If you’re in need of a 3D printer with the capability of making strong, load-bearing components, than the X5 from Markforged is for you.  With this tool in your shop you’ll be printing parts faster and cheaper than you could … Continue reading

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Sodick K6HL Small Hole EDM

Looking for something to increase your capabilities in 2019?  Consider the small hole EDM from Sodick.  The K6HL machine was specifically designed for the aerospace industry with the ability to make quick work of jobs requiring shaped diffuser holes.  Because … Continue reading

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Benefits of a Distributor

Brooks Associates has been a proud distributor of machine tools in the New England area for more than 80 years.  We’ve served customers in every area of manufacturing – tool & die shops, aerospace, job shops, mold makers, medical suppliers, … Continue reading

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Building a Machining Brand

Brooks considers ourselves incredibly fortunate to be partnered with the best machine tool builders in the world, many of whom have a long history of leading their industries.  OMAX has been in the abrasive waterjet industry for 25 years, Sodick … Continue reading

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Year End Machine Buying

As the end of 2018 approaches many of our customers are looking to make a decision on whether to move forward on that new equipment purchase or not.  If you’ve gotten to that point you’re likely feeling the pressure of … 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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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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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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