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Feature Story: High Efficiency Machining

Feature Story: High Efficiency Machining

September 7, 2017 No Comments

The Numbers Tell The Story by Roger Peterson When it comes to High Efficiency Machining (HEM), quantifiable results tell the story. What is HEM? HEM is existing, easily-adapted software that integrates new roughing programs and advanced cutting tools for less tool wear and more material removal. Material scientists long have known that radial chip thinning […]

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Shop Profile: Bell Bank

Shop Profile: Bell Bank

September 7, 2017 No Comments

The Power of Giving Back to the Community Some of us have heard the phrase, “it’s better to give than to receive,” so many times that it’s become cliché. However, many MPMA companies bring it to life for their employees by generously giving back to the community in ways that touch the hearts of everyone […]

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Feature Story: Chlorinated Paraffins

Feature Story: Chlorinated Paraffins

September 7, 2017 No Comments

Ban Suspended, But Work Continues by Michelle Brakke and Jim Urquhart Chlorinated Paraffins (CPs) are chemical compounds found in plastics, rubber, paints, adhesives, and miscellaneous other substances. However, they are perhaps most effectively used as an additive in cutting oils and machining fluids where they function as a superb extreme pressure agent. If the physical […]

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Cover Story: Disruptive Opportunities

Cover Story: Disruptive Opportunities

September 7, 2017 No Comments

Transform to Stay Ahead of the Curve By Nancy Huddleston As technology continues to disrupt our world, how will that create opportunities for growth and expansion for precision manufacturers? Here is a futuristic look at how nanotechnology, battery storage, sensors, robotics, 3-D printing, and supply chain management are driving today’s emergent changes, and transforming tomorrow’s […]

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E-clusive: Enhancing the Image of Manufacturing

By Nancy Huddleston Let’s face it – we’re humans and it’s in our nature to care about our looks...

E-clusive: It’s Time to Evangelize Manufacturing

By Nancy Huddleston It’s not every day that you hear someone say, “we need to evangelize manufacturing as a...