Useful links

http://www.fiveaxismachining.comDedicated to 5-axis education
A new website dedicated to 5-axis education,, is now available. The site covers machining, programming and workholding, and explains how 5-axis technology can make job shops more profitable. The site was developed to educate businesses about the benefits of 5-sided machining on a 5-axis machining center. Converting from a 3-axis machining center to a 5-axis machining for 5-sided machining reduces setup time, provides cost savings, and increases accuracy. The website contains information originally developed by applications engineers with links to relevant articles from multiple sources. In addition to 5-axis content, has a dedicated email and telephone line to directly access applications engineers. The website is powered by Hurco, but focuses on the overall advantages and challenges of 5-axis machining instead of limiting content to specific Hurco products..

 Tooling and Manufacturing Association - TMA represents 1,300 Chicago area companies that provide manufacturers worldwide with tools & dies, molds, jigs & fixtures, special machinery, automation equipment, precision machining, turned parts, metal stampings and fabricated metal parts, plastic molded parts, die cast parts, subassemblies, plating, engraving and heat treating services. The TMA membership also features suppliers of industrial machinery & equipment, software, systems, materials and services.

USCTI - The United States Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) was formed in 1988 when two of the largest associations of cutting tool manufacturers joined forces. The Metal Cutting Tool Institute and the Cutting Tool Manufacturers Association combined their efforts, resulting in a single, stronger organization representing more than two-thirds of the domestic cutting tool market.

ATANA - Automation & Tooling Alliance of North America (ATANA) - 12 companies and over 250 employees - working together to help you win! For more information on our services please visit

European Tool & Mould Making - Tool & mould making is one of the world's critical industries today, essential to manufacturing in growth sectors from aerospace and medical to automotive and consumer products. Europe is the world's leader in tool & mould making design and production, and European Tool & Mould Making (ETMM) magazine is the premier publication covering this market. is a global Internet portal for tool & mould makers. It offers a searchable Suppliers Database of nearly 1,400 companies, industry news articles, listings of upcoming events, a free weekly e-mail newsletter, and many useful links.

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is held every even-numbered year in Chicago. IMTS 2006, to be held at McCormick Place, September 6-13, 2006, will be among the largest industrial expositions in the world and the largest of its type in the Americas. This giant trade show attracts nearly 100,000 buyers and sellers from over 40 countries. More than 1,200 exhibiting companies participate in this extravaganza of the finest manufacturing equipment and related technology in the world.

Founded in 1902, AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes the interests of American providers of manufacturing machinery and equipment. Its goal is to promote technological advancements and improvements in the design, manufacture and sale of members' products in those markets and act as an industry advocate on trade matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world.