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Simplified 5-axis machining

The appeal of multi-axis machine tools is obvious to machine shops of all sizes. These machines typically require only one setup to machine an entire part, saving time and improving accuracy between operations. These advanced machines also have the capability to change the tool axis direction in order to reach machinable areas with shorter, more rigid tools or to reach undercut zones that could not be cut at all with standard methods. These benefits make it easy to justify the cost of upgrading to the latest technology.

Lasertracker measurements for hydro units:
benefits evaluation and sharing of techniques

This paper is a general discussion regarding the use of a laser tracker to build and assemble hydro units on-site. It presents the benefits and sometimes limitations of using a laser tracker. It also provides details about the hydro applications where they can be used.

Innovative use of a laser tracker measurement system in hydro
turbine, and generator refurbishment
An alternative to traditional alignment techniques is being employed during Manitoba Hydro’s refurbishment of its Kelsey Generating Station in order to reduce outage durations and construction effort.

Building a better CMM — real-world performance for real-world solutions
Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) are used in practically every industry that requires precise dimensional inspection of manufactured parts. In today's competitive environment, manufacturers demand CMMs that are accurate, reliable, fast, economical, and provide maximum flexibility with respect to operating environment.

Tap into blue chip metrology expertise
The business of manufacturing is a colossal world of outsourcing: from product design to parts to services. This practice makes it possible to leverage expertise when you need it. In a field such as metrology where the difficulty of finding and training qualified staff remains an industry-wide issue, outsourcing is a growing nationwide trend.

Energy management considerations with today's drive systems
Siemens Industry Inc.
It's a process, not a product; multiple drive factors contribute to system energy efficiency.

A brief discussion of speed increasers
Gearing Solutions Inc.
When a speed reducer may be used as a speed increaser, when it cannot, and why.

Flexibility and functionality in the Alberta oil fields
Mazak machinery's ability to help in oil fields.

The trade balance matters: focusing on trade imbalance to dreate/restore millions of jobs
By: Dick Alexander, Global Shop Solutions
Government dialogue about job creation is typically accompanied by extensive government expenditures or stimulus intervention. That dialogue, while intended to bolster the economy and reduce unemployment (particularly in sectors like manufacturing), excludes a leading cause of the current recession: foreign trade deficit.
Trade Balance Matters ~ Print Media FINAL 3 11 09.pdf

Forging the tools for fusion power
Dassault Systems
Demonstrate the feasibility of nuclear fusion as an energy source.
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