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Yasda Releases Vertical Jig Boring-Milling Center

Yasda is introducing a vertical multi-machining center designed with enhanced thermal stability for precision boring and milling in tight tolerance applications. The Yasda YBM 640V3 three-axis CNC vertical jig boring-milling machine is built for high-accuracy mold and die machining with a rigid design and high-speed tooling capabilities. The 640V3 has a vibration damping rib set under a bridge...

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Choices for 3D Print Materials

While many designers and engineers use 3D printing because of its affordability, speed and ease-of-use, there's another important factor that doesn't garner as much attention: the freedom of materials it allows. With 3D printing, you have a much larger palette of materials to work with than traditional manufacturing. You can opt for durable materials like metal or plastic, or more delicate...

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Engineering & Design

Twin-Screw Pumps Focus On the Food Industry

Twin-screw pumps, suited for high-flow-rate, low-pressure, as well as high-viscosity applications, have traditionally been found in oil exploration practice and other heavy-industry applications. But later, after the introduction of hygienic solutions, twin-screw pumps made their way into food applications but their costlier nature has arguably kept them back. That, however, may be changing. In...

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Will MQL Adoption by Ford Help Drive the Process in the U.S.?

As part of a continuing effort to further green its operations, Ford Motor Co. plans to reduce the water used to lubricate machinery at six of its manufacturing plants by implementing minimum quantity lubrication (MQL). "Reducing the environmental footprint of our plants is a critical part of Ford's overall sustainability commitment," said Andrew Hobbs, director of Ford's environmental...

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Cleaning Stainless Steel Welds and Restoring Pre-Weld Properties

Job shops that weld stainless steel as part of their work contend with "heat tints," the scorched lines that discolor welded seams. Removing these is a labor-intensive job that requires a lot of scrubbing and buffing. Ensitech Inc., an Australian company that recently established U.S. operations in Aurora, Ill., figures to solve this challenge with a rapid, labor-saving alternative. It has...

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Engineering & Design

Moyno Introduces Magnetic Drive Seal-free Pump

Moyno Inc. recently announced its Mag Drive 500 Series sealless pumps, said to eliminate one of the most common pump issues: leaking seals. The design is reportedly the first progressing cavity wobble stator pump to offer a magnetic drive. The patented sealless, magnetic drive design is claimed to result in zero leakage in critical applications of handling toxic, aggressive, caustic, or even...

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MTConnect Announces Date and Location of Next Conference

The MTConnect Institute announced that the next [MC]2 MTConnect conference will be held April 8 to 10 in Orlando, Fla. The third annual conference will see industry professionals gather to discuss the state of MTConnect, the open, royalty-free machine connectivity standard that networks machine tools via the Internet. MTConnect is promoted for its compatibility with a wide range of machine tool...

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Colorado College to Lease Facility for Expanded Machining Program

A Colorado community college moved closer to launching a new machining program as state officials approved the institution's plan to sign a five-year lease on a machining facility. The lease will provide Front Range Community College (FRCC) in Boulder County a 11,230-sq-ft facility to house machine tools, two classrooms, shop space, storage space, and college administrative and reception...

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Engineering & Design

Mercury Removal Market Could Surpass $10 Billion

The market for systems and consumables to remove mercury from stack gases could exceed $10 billion by 2020, according to market researcher McIlvaine Co. And the biggest near-term market is in the U.S. Regulatory Status Application Europe Americas Asia Waste-to-Energy yes yes yes Utility Power Air No, but most plants have scrubbers yes China on the path Utility Power Water yes pending pending...

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MakerBot Aims to Put 3D Printers in Every School

MakerBot, the desktop 3D printer manufacturer recently acquired by Stratasys, wants to put a 3D printer in every school in the United States. MakerBot has teamed with Donors Choose to help teachers aquire MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers for their classrooms through crowdfunding. Individuals and corporations can make tax-deductible donations to the MakerBot Academy 3D Printing package on...

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