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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]
IMTS’ Goal: A ‘One-Stop’ Showplace for Manufacturing Technology
In an interview, Peter Eelman, vice president of exhibitions, says the International Manufacturing Technology Show will provide a complete picture of the state of manufacturing -- and a chance for all stakeholders to come together. [Continue Reading]
Flow International Reveals Waterjet Cutting Lineup at IMTS
At the International Manufacturing Technology Show, Flow International plans to feature three versions of its Mach Series machines: the Mach 4c, Mach 3b, and Mach 2c. [Continue Reading]

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A machine is a mechanical, electric, or electronic device capable of performing work. Its usefulness derives from the ability to modify the total energy used to achieve a task. A simple machine changes the direction or quantity of applied force through a mechanical advantage, such as leverage, and it usually accomplishes this in a single motion. More complex machinery can have multiple simple machines performing in tandem, along with a wide range of moving parts. These machines can reduce the amount of labor necessary to complete a task by redistributing energy expenditure in a manner more efficient than that of direct manual effort. Whether molding, casting, forming, cutting, assembling, inspecting, or packaging, machines can be found at nearly every level of industrial manufacturing in both automated and operator-controlled form.

Generally, a tool is a piece of equipment that increases the effectiveness of an operation involving two or more objects. The most basic types of tools are simple machines, such as a hammer or a crowbar, that rely on a single motion to perform their work. Complex tools, such as torches, punches, or sanders, usually have multiple moving parts and require several stages of motion to finish their task. Tools are useful accessories at the foundation of many industrial projects, and have a wide array of applications, including cutting, shaping, transporting, fastening, guiding, or shielding, to name just a few.


A Guide to Simple Machines
This is a guide to simple machines.
Using ECM Motors in HVAC Systems
The role of ECM motors in place of PSC motors in HVAC systems can be energy-efficient and cost-beneficial.
Crimpers Buying Guide
Crimping involves the deformation of a substrate material in order to join it to another material, often wire on metal. Because of the wide range of crimping operations there are many differences to consider when purchasing a crimping tool.
How Milling Machines Work
Milling machines are tools that can be hand or power driven to machine a variety of materials, incorporating dynamic movement and orientation to achieve superior tolerances.

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Playing it Safe with a Chip
This paper briefs about the quality management system practiced at one of the largest mustard maker in Dusseldorf, Lowensenf, where a secure access management system is tested and chosen to prevent the improper operation of QM system and the packaging unit. It states that protecting the system parameters such as password functions has become a...
Tailor Your Wire Cloth: Versatile Material Can Handle Myriad Duties but Requires Careful Selection.
Over viewing the importance of wire cloth in fluid handling systems, this paper highlights that a big difference in the cost and efficiency of a system can be made with the proper selection of a wire cloth. It states that several important factors are to be considered while selecting a wire cloth that is to be used in liquid waste system, and...
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...
Bearing Repair Provides Valuable Alternative to Bearing Replacement for Heavy Industries
Over viewing the concept of bearing repair which could effectively extend the life of the bearing, this paper discusses about the challenge of determining if and when a bearing can be repaired, by deciding the best economical option. Paper reviews the potential problems which are recognized in any bearing repair program, along with the...

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