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Mazak Readies New Machines, Automation for IMTS
Mazak plans to exhibit 21 machining systems under power, including a number of new models, at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. One of them, a horizontal machining center for aerospace, will be shown via video, as it is too big for booth display. [Continue Reading]
On the Road: New England CNC Keeps its Eye on the Future
In the 54 years it has been in business, New England CNC has overcome many challenges. Nowadays, despite the rise of reshoring, the movement of manufacturing offshore, along with its effect on business and pricing. is still one of the major issues with which the small machine shop has to contend. [Continue Reading]
On the Road: Small Shop Has Overcome Big Challenges for 50-Plus Years
For the business partners of New England CNC, a small machine shop that has operated in Hamden, Conn., for 54 years, a lot of self-ingenuity has made the business not only a survivor of constant change in the industry, but a successful one at that. [Continue Reading]
IMTS Parts Are as Valuable as the Whole Show
The International Manufacturing Technology Show is a big event made up of many individual parts, which, themselves, are equally worth the cost of admission. This year, they include the Trends in Advanced Machining, Manufacturing and Materials (TRAM) conference, a major social media plan, and an aggressive student outreach program. [Continue Reading]

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Custom Manufacturing & Fabricating info:

Custom manufacturing provides built-to-order parts, custom products, and select services, sometimes using specialized processes or equipment unavailable in standard production techniques. These processes create a significant amount of the components and machinery used in today's industrial marketplace. In principle, custom manufacturing also extends to many of the pre- and post-treatment services used to produce a finished item, such as grinding, which applies abrasives to remove excess material and shape a product to better fit its intended design. It encompasses a broad range of methods, and can involve both manual and automated controls.


Fabrication is another term used to designate a wide array of industrial procedures. Generally speaking, it is the shaping and forming of raw or processed materials to create a component. Fabrication can involve cutting, welding, casting, molding, extruding, as well as many other techniques used alone or in combination with one another. Custom fabricating can be a streamlined or multi-stage process, with computer-controlled or manually operated tools and machinery. Chemicals also play a role in numerous fabrication processes, ranging from material treatment to outright shaping.

Guides

Why Use A Contract Packager?
Contract packaging is an important service for industry sectors such as bulk manufacturing, original equipment manufacturing (OEM), industrial equipment and freight liner cargo.
Alternatives to Casting
Casting is versatile and can create complex geometries.
How Swiss Screw Machines Work
Screw machines are automated lathes which can machine turned parts.
Applications of Electroless Nickel Plating
This article briefly explains the electro nickel plating process and its benefits. Current density levels involved in the process, as well as pre-treatment cleaning are also included.

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White Papers

What is Antimicrobial Materials for Plastic Injection Molding?
Highlighting that usage of antimicrobial materials in plastic injection molding would significantly reduce infection rate, this paper explains the performance of these materials in plastic injection molding processes. It discusses the preventive plans of healthcare acquired infections (HAI), and lists strategies like frontline clinicians,...
Grinding Considerations for Machining Brittle Materials: Specific Grinding Parameters Help Prevent Sub-surface Damage in Brittle Materials.
Over viewing the mechanical characteristics and the material removal mechanism of ductile or brittle materials, this paper highlights that desired removal rates and dimensional accuracy can be achieved with minimized material damage by following certain grinding parameters. It presents wheel bond, shape of the abrasive, grit concentration, depth...
Article on Concentricity in Deep Hole Applications
Highlighting that straightness from drilling and trepanning, roundness and uniform finish from honing, and concentricity from other machining in a lathe as few machine shop operations for generating deep bore straightness, this paper throws light on bore considerations like range of variation and precision available as machined. It points that...
Concentricity in Deep Hole Applications
Stating that boring process should be verified by proper planning in order to produce holes as accurately as the application required, this paper briefs the range of properties of form and their role in manufacturing of machined deep holes. Paper highlights the importance of understanding the general requirements of straightness and concentricity,...

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