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Report: U.S. Cutting Tool Market Rebounds in July

The U.S. cutting tool industry showed a slight rebound in July after a poor performance earlier in the summer, according to the second Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR). The CTMR, a joint production from the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, showed that cutting tool orders totaled $159.5 million in July, edging up 3.2 percent from June but...

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Lincoln and Hurco Partner to Provide Machining Training

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation and Hurco have teamed up to provide advanced CNC machining training. Lincoln's new CNC Machining and Manufacturing Technology program will enable students to learn about milling, turning, lathing, and other machining technologies in a hands-on laboratory setting. Hurco will supply a variety of machine tools for the training lab in an agreement that lasts...

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Engineering & Design

Growing Population, Tougher Pollution Laws Bolster Global Ion Exchange Market

The global market for ion exchange resins (IERs) is projected to reach $1.7 billion by 2018, according to a report by Global Industry Analysts (GIA) Inc. Growth will be driven by a rising world population, expanding application areas, and stricter mandates for industrial wastewater discharge. IER is a well-established technology primarily used in water separation, decontamination, water...

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IntelLiDrives Releases Increased-Speed Rotary Tables

IntelLiDrives has updated its line of direct-drive rotary tables to improve speed and positioning. The AccuRing Series of rotary tables feature large aperture rotary stages  while operating at 200 rpm, much faster than rotary tables of comparable aperture and payload capacity. IntelLiDrives also designed the tables to maximize performance while minimizing wobbly motion, vibration wear, and...

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USMTO: Manufacturing TechnologyOrders Continue to Sink

U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) continued to spiral downward for the year with July orders dropping significantly from June figures, according to an industry report released this week. July orders totaled $351.21 million, a 23.6-percent drop from June and 23.6-percent decline compared to the same period last year, according to the report, which is sponsored by AMT - The Association...

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Engineering & Design

Indian Vendor Makes a Play on the Global Pump Stage

Submersible impeller pumps sourced from India are reportedly making their mark on the world stage through a combination of "close-to-German quality and favorable pricing." This is according to Stephen Etheridge, CEO of Bangkok-based Biotrix Asia, which represents Indian supplier Sharp Pumps in Thailand. Etheridge was speaking to Fluid & Gas Flow Journal at the recent Pumps & Valves exhibition in...

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Engineering & Design

Combustible Gas Detectors Can Smell an Expanding Market

We've come a long way since the days of canaries in the coal mine, but toxic and combustible gases still pose a grave threat to workers, not only in coal mines, but also in refineries, petro-chemical plants, distribution facilities, and anywhere combustible gases might be present. Recent tragedies, like the 2010 Pike River Mine explosion in New Zealand, where 29 people were killed, or more...

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Precitech Premieres Nanomachining Solution for Optical Industry

Precitech premiered a new nanomachining  solution at the China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) in Shenzhen last week. The Nanoform L 1000 is designed for ultra-precision machining production items for the optical market. The center can perform microgrinding operations on optical lenses, mold inserts, mirrors, and precision mechanical components. The Nanoform can operate on...

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New Edition of GibbsCAM to Debut at Hannover

GibbsCAM will be presenting its latest CAD/CAM solutions at EMO Hannover next week. The new version of GibbsCAM 2013 will be on display on the EMO trade floor, where attendees can see how the software operates on Willemin-Macodel Inc. machine tools. The Swiss-type machining demonstrations at the Willemin-Macodel booth will display precision machining techniques inherent to the GibbsCAM...

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Renishaw Gaging System Improves Work Cell Productivity

Most companies would be pleased with a return on investment (ROI) of six months for capital machinery. One machining shop in Conroe, Texas, claims an ROI of only 18 days for an automated cell it developed with a twin-spindle lathe, robot, programmable gaging system, and boxing and palletizing equipment. The company, Conroe Machine, is a general-purpose shop that focuses on high-technology...

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