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January 6, 2021

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Manufacturing Expansion Speeds Up in December

Manufacturing Expansion Speeds Up in December

Manufacturing growth accelerated in December fueled by new orders for products, the Institute for Supply Management said. The group's manufacturing index, or PMI, reached 60.7 percent, the highest level for 2020. The December PMI reflected how manufacturing recovered from the economic impact of COVID-19.

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Modular Future for Workholding

Modular Future for Workholding


Many shops continue to design and build homemade jigs, fixtures and other workholding. However, modular workholding is faster, easier and more cost-effective. Contributing Editor Kip Hanson explains why.

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PSA, Fiat Chrysler Shareholders Approve Merger

PSA, Fiat Chrysler Shareholders Approve Merger


Shareholders of PSA Group, owner of Peugeot, and Fiat Chrysler agreed to the planned merger of their companies to create Stellantis, the world's fourth...

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Large-Scale Advanced Manufacturing Innovation

Large-Scale Advanced Manufacturing Innovation

Manufacturing USA ensures the U.S. continues to lead in global manufacturing by fostering collaborative development of advanced manufacturing technologies through 16 manufacturing innovation institutes and their sponsoring federal agencies, the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, and Energy. In 2019, the institutes supported over 560 major projects involving more than 1,920 organizations. To learn more about how this large-scale innovation is paving the way for new industries and jobs, visit manufacturingusa.com.

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Durable Goods Orders Rise on Motor Vehicles

Durable Goods Orders Rise on Motor Vehicles


Durable goods orders rose in November, paced by motor vehicles and parts, the U.S. Commerce Department said. Orders increased 0.9 percent for the month. It was the seventh consecutive monthly rise.

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'How to Retain Younger Workers

How to Retain Younger Workers


Younger workers expect manufacturing companies to meet promises for mentoring, according to a panel discussion. When "we don’t follow through on these promises, they are profoundly disappointed," said Kord Kozma, global director of human resources...

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Resources

An Introduction to 5-Axis Machining with Circle Segment End Mills

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An Introduction to 5-Axis Machining with Circle Segment End Mills

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Supply Chain Resiliency: Where Is Your Supply Chain the Most Vulnerable?

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Supply Chain Resiliency: Where Is Your Supply Chain the Most Vulnerable?

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The Complete Guide to Switching from Basic to Advanced Payroll for Manufacturers

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The Complete Guide to Switching from Basic to Advanced Payroll for Manufacturers

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Aviation Reinsurance Rates Soar, Report Says

Aviation Reinsurance Rates Soar, Report Says


Aviation reinsurance rates increased by as much as 250 percent at the Jan. 1 renewal date, Reuters reported, citing a report by broker Willis Re. The market still is being affected by 737 Max crashes, according to the news service.

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Ford, Mahindra End Joint Venture Before It Starts

Ford, Mahindra End Joint Venture Before It Starts


Ford Motor Co. and India's Mahindra said they were not going through with a planned joint venture, Reuters reported. The two companies cited economic challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Ford and Mahindra announced the joint venture...

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LOGIQ 5 GRIP

LOGIQ 5 GRIP

Due to the success Penta products incorporating 5 cutting edges on a single insert, Iscar released a new parting system that has 5 pockets on each adapter, called LOGIQ 5 GRIP. The TangGrip style released in 2018 includes 0.079” & 0.118” widths, but now available in the new SlimGrip with 0.047” & 0.063” widths available. The new system features an economical adapter with 5 pockets, and strong wedge style clamping of the adapter.

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6 Essential Deburring Tools

6 Essential Deburring Tools

Whether your shop is large enough to have a deburring department or you’re getting creative with different makeshift roughing materials, a common rule of any machine shop is: always deburr your parts. Since not all edges are made the same, there are a variety of deburring tools designed for specific applications. Find out which one is most suitable for your needs.

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