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Cover Story: State of the Industry 2017-2018

Cover Story: State of the Industry 2017-2018

November 9, 2017 No Comments

Changing Channels: Tomorrow’s Opportunities by B Kyle As the pace of transformation within the manufacturing industry accelerates – the digital and physical worlds converging and much of the skilled workforce retiring – manufacturers face a set of new and evolving challenges. Primary among these challenges is the issue of talent – ranked by global manufacturing […]

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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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Neel Kashkari’s Take on Economy is Worth a Listen

By B Kyle Earlier this week, I was listening to Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve, 9th District,...

E-clusives: Disrupting the 3D Printing World

Stratasys Unveils Two New Machines By Nancy Huddleston Stratasys Ltd. of Eden Prairie is planning to turn the 3D...