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Saturday, April 19, 2014

EASTEC 2013 Video: Bruce Hamilton of Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership

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Over 14,000 visitors, 550 exhibitors, and IMT Machining Journal have gathered in West Springfield, Mass., for one of the largest metal fabricating and machining trade shows on the East Coast: EASTEC 2013, running May 14-16. With a focus on education … [Read more...]

Morris Group Acquires Hegman Machine Tool in Midwest Expansion

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Machine tool supplier Morris Group has acquired distributor Hegman Machine Tool as part of a broad Midwest expansion. Hegman Machine Tool, an exclusive distributor of Okuma, Hardinge, Chiron and Hydromat brand machine tools, will become Hegman … [Read more...]

Can the Industrial Internet Pave the Way for a New Industrial Revolution?

This infographic shows GE predictions for the impact on GDP a fully integrated Industrial Internet could have. Source: GE

As manufacturing equipment and tools become increasingly more sophisticated and “smart,” the margin for increasing efficiency becomes ever narrower. The law of diminishing returns has caused innovators to search for different areas within … [Read more...]

Siemens System Improves Machine Tool Accuracy by 80 Percent

A screenshot of Siemens VCS technology at work. Credit: AfM Technology

Siemens has released a new compensation method to improve machine tool accuracy by 75 to 80 percent, Design News reports. The Volumetric Compensation System (VCS) considers both linear and rotational errors in a cutting path geometry and properly … [Read more...]

USMTO: October Equipment Orders Down, but 2012 Numbers Still Strong

Although October manufacturing technology orders were down, 2012 is seeing an increase in orders over the previous year. Credit: AMT

October manufacturing technology orders revealed a steep decline of 31.3 percent from September orders, according to the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report from the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) released … [Read more...]

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