Vol. 75 Nbr. 5-6, May 2009
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- A 'wind'-fall: economically viable industry holds hope for the future.
- Record aluminum content: use of the lightweight metal in automobiles at all-time high.
- T&P's 75th birthday this summer.
- Saw blades tipped with carbide.
- Managing is managing: be it baseball or the shop floor, operating at low decibels is a plus.
- On target: for a new generation of parts, automated centerless profile grinding fills the bill--with up to 3-fold increase in production.
- The taper test: prototype fixture finds why vexing toolholder wear marks appear.
- The true cost of quality: how to weigh the expense and benefits to determine profit and price.
- Watchful eye keeps tabs on 575 machine tools: aerospace supplier sees new productivity heights, lower costs.
- Virtual gets visceral: metal chips a-poppin' on website as jaws are droppin'.
- A new environment: fiscal stimulus helps recovery, but brings high inflation.
- From 12 hrs to 25 mins: giant steps for faster cavity hogging, square-offs follow re-tooling.
- Machinists: beware dips n learning curve.
- Little CMM that could: small but powerful tool boosts productivity and pinches pennies.
- 6-12mm ball screws.
- Double coating.
- Grooving inserts.
- Hybrid press brake.
- Multispindle center.
- New geometry.
- Automatic tube cutoff lathes and feeders.
- Cool electronic cabinets.
- GibbsCAM 2000, V9.0 enhancements provide powerful capabilities.
- HAAS automation provides worldclass CNC machine tool sales, service and support.
- New brochures feature face mills, turning grades.
- Rubrecht's recipe for success is simple: right people in the right seats on the bus.