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Vol. 43 Nbr. 5, May 2009

'Future shock?' We ain't got no steenking future shock: we've come a long way in almost 40 years. Not only do we expect change, we demand it.

EDITOR'S CORNER

It's not a tangled web: establishing a shop's basic presence on the web is easy and can help grow a unique business identity.

BUILDING THE 21ST CENTURY JOB SHOP

Probing the unknown: use of a measuring probe and CNC measuring cycles can make life much easier than finding the zero point manually.

CONTROLLING INTEREST

Formulating success--part III: dealing with offshore competition, and winning, means examining what a company does best and then formulating a strategy to play to that strength. This is the third of a three-part series.

GROWING THE JOB SHOP

Delcam had record year in 2008.

Industry News

Employment Trend Index drops.

Industry News

Gibbs and Associates celebrates quarter-century mark.

Industry News

Industrial distribution market weak, but may be stabilizing.

Industry News

Behringer Saw marks 20th anniversary.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Some markets healthy despite recession.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Manufacturing technology takes big dip in new year.

INDUSTRY NEWS

The old resenter.

The Bull of the Woods - Cartoon

Grinding firm marks half-century mark.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Haas Scholarship fund kicks in $200k for education.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Hardinge gets 10 megabuck loan.

INDUSTRY NEWS

NASA picks "retro" heat shield material.

INDUSTRY NEWS

The need for speed: graphite molds answered the need to get a housing to market quickly and inexpensively.

MATERIALS

In a tight fix: the advantages of modular fixturing for welding offer shops hidden advantages.

WORKHOLDING

Reducing hub hubbub: a deburring solution for 80-lb hubs of earth-movers shaved 20 minutes off of each part's production.

DEBURRING

Splitting airs: with the addition of a waterjet, a shop expanded its business into NASCAR aerodynamic components, and it ended with a profit race to the bottom line.

WATERJET - Company overview

Blowups happen--but not anymore: when a hot problem on a machine resulted in a drill "blow-up," a shop found a cool solution.

DRILLING

Half-off sale: a shop specializing in aviation components reduced production cycle time by up to 50 percent by incorporating the right measurement software.

INSPECTION - Cover story

Quick-change artist.

EASTEC SHOW PREVIEW

Stable, mate.

EASTEC SHOW PREVIEW

Ball Nose End Mills.

EASTEC SHOW PREVIEW

Big bed.

EASTEC SHOW PREVIEW

Eminently logical.

EASTEC SHOW PREVIEW

Holding power.

EASTEC SHOW PREVIEW

Inspector gadget.

EASTEC SHOW PREVIEW

5-axis enhancement.

EASTEC SHOW PREVIEW


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