Machine tool

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US machine tool slide ‘coming to an end’


“Manufacturing output is improving and the impact on machine tool orders is positive…the signs are there that the five-year slide is coming to an end,” John B Byrd III, president of the Association for Manufacturing ...

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The tortoise and the hare


Miles Arnone,who started his career in 1988 as a machinist with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,is the author of High Performance Machining, published 1998. High performance machining is a combination of high ...

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Indian machine tool national programme boost


A national programme to upgrade India’s machine tool technology to international standards is underway. The $2 million National Programme for Development of the Indian Machine Tool Industry is an initiative launched ...

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In search of one


With 1600-plus exhibitors spread across over 20 individual halls,there was plenty to see at last month’s EMO held in Milan from 21 to 18 October

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Advantage, Citizen R04


Following trials in Switzerland, Citizen’s new R04 sliding-head lathe, confirms its advantage over cam-driven machines. For a watch pinion, the 3/16 in (4 mm) capacity R04 delivered a cycle time of 19 secs versus a ...