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May 27, 2020

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Wohlers Associates: Additive Manufacturing Grows in Medical But Barriers Remain

Wohlers Associates: Additive Manufacturing Grows in Medical But Barriers Remain

Additive manufacturing continues to expand in the medical field "but the industry is fraught with barriers to adoption, slow for the sake of patient safety," write Ray Huff and Terry Wohlers of Wohlers Associates. "Even so, AM has seen significant acceptance, with tremendous growth on the horizon." 3D printing "shines for making one-of-a-kind parts and products with complex, organic shapes."

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Bellows for Scissors/Lift Tables

Bellows for Scissors/Lift Tables

Lift tables and scissors lifts pose safety and maintenance concerns. These hazards are reduced by enclosing the entire base with protective bellows skirting. Dynatect’s Liftgard® covers improve safety for operators and help to keep debris from under the lift. Lift covers are used in large welding lift platforms, automotive skillet lifts, medical lift tables, and scissors lift tables.

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Grinding Precision and Productivity Reach New Heights

Grinding Precision and Productivity Reach New Heights


Maximizing productivity and high precision at the same time requires a delicate balance between material removal, heat removal and wheel wear. Grinding, like all machining processes, is generally thought of as a process of tradeoffs. To gain one attribute, you have to sacrifice another. However, that is not always true.

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Cutting Tool Orders in March Rise on Monthly Basis, Fall Year-Over-Year

Cutting Tool Orders in March Rise on Monthly Basis, Fall Year-Over-Year


March U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $189.8 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. That was up slightly from February but down almost 10 percent from March 2019. Orders for the first quarter were down compared...

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Indigo Family – The Sixth Sense You Can Rely On

Indigo Family – The Sixth Sense You Can Rely On

Streamline your industrial processes with Vaisala Indigo family, the modular system that makes sense. Interchangeable probes, smart transmitters and Insight PC software help you make more informed and timely decisions. Connect two probes to one transmitter and measure two different parameters simultaneously. Get exceptional accuracy, long-term stability, and outstanding performance even in the harshest and most extreme conditions. Learn more.

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Manufacturers Unveil Industry COVID-19 Shared Practices

Manufacturers Unveil Industry COVID-19 Shared Practices


The Manufacturing Leadership Council, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, released a new collection of emerging strategies and operational practices that leading manufacturers of all sizes are implementing to keep their employees safe and facilities operating amid COVID-19.

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Promess Produces PPE for COVID-19 Fight

Promess Produces PPE for COVID-19 Fight


Promess Inc., Brighton, Mich., a manufacturer of high-tech industrial equipment, has turned its manufacturing expertise to the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A team of management, final assembly and mechanical engineering personnel have produced more than 3,000...

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Magnetic Retrieving Batons Simplify Clean-Up

Magnetic Retrieving Batons Simplify Clean-Up

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – Seeking an easy way to clean up swarf created by cutting tools and machinery? Magnetic Retrieving Batons from Master Magnetics, Inc. provide an innovative, simple solution. The powerful neodymium magnets in a stainless steel casing easily retrieve the metal shavings; a pull of the release handle drops the swarf in the desired location. The retrieving batons’ unique shape makes it easy to cleanup hard-to-reach places like behind work tables or machines.

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Automakers Run Into COVID-19 Problems as Industry Reopens Plants

Automakers Run Into COVID-19 Problems as Industry Reopens Plants


Ford Motor Co. reopened plants last week but the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) didn't make things easy. At least three Ford employees at plants in Michigan and Illinois tested positive for COVID-19, CNBC said. That resulted in temporary shutdowns while deep cleanng took place. Such interruptions are likely as the industry moves to ramp up production.

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Small Michigan Manufacturer Is a Case Study of Staying Open During COVID-19 Outbreak

Small Michigan Manufacturer Is a Case Study of Staying Open During COVID-19 Outbreak


United Precision Products, a maker of aircraft engine parts, "is a case study in the difficulties, and possibilities, of reopening the American economy" amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to The Washington Post. The Dearborn Heights, Mich., company closed once because...

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Greenleaf Corporation Is Hiring Now!

Greenleaf Corporation Is Hiring Now!

Greenleaf is providing employment opportunities as we work through these challenging times together. We are a proud provider of high-performance carbide and ceramic cutting tools and technical ceramics for critical life-sustaining businesses in the medical, defense, and aerospace industries. Greenleaf is looking for industry professionals to immediately fill the following positions: 5-Axis CNC Programmers, Manufacturing Engineers, Production Managers, Skilled Machinists, Technical Ceramic Sales Engineers, Technical Sales Engineers, and Tooling Design Engineers. Apply now!

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