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Amazon is Right for Business

Amazon is Right for Business

We first highlighted Amazon as a viable option for purchasing tooling and supplies your shop uses everyday. At that time, most major brands had products listed, but the traditional Amazon checkout process lacked when it came to business buying. That changes with the introduction of Amazon Business. Now purchasing through the largest online reseller just [...]

New Haas DM-1 Priced for a Fast ROI

New Haas DM-1 Priced for a Fast ROI

Haas DM-1 Price is built for a quick ROI. Read on for more details.

California Manufacturers: 3.3125% Sales Tax with this program

California Manufacturers: 3.3125% Sales Tax with this program

A new law beginning on July 1, 2014 allows California based manufacturers to obtain a “partial exemption of sales and use tax” certificate for certain manufacturing equipment purchases.  The certificate is much like the current resale certificates that most manufacturers have. To be eligible under this law, you must meet all three of these conditions: [...]

CAM Software for Students

CAM Software for Students

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software, introduces the GibbsCAM Student Edition as well as a new on-line Student Store to provide student resource materials. The Student Edition, which complements the GibbsCAM Classroom Edition, is available immediately to NC programming or machining students of high schools, technical schools, colleges and universities already using GibbsCAM in [...]

Major Change at Haas

Major Change at Haas

A 7500 RPM and  20 hp spindle has been synonymous Haas Automation’s VF series of Vertical Machining Centers for decades.  For 2012, Haas increased the speed and performance of the standard spindle on its wide line of 40-taper VMCs, and introduced several new optional spindles. All Haas VF-1 through VF-12 40-taper VMCs are now equipped [...]

Your New Tool Distributor: Amazon Industrial

Your New Tool Distributor: Amazon Industrial

Amazon.com boasts annual sales of $15 billion primarily through books and consumer items. So, why not open an industrial supply division for the rest of us? Well, they have. Amazon.com’s Industrial & Scientific site sells everything from abrasives and endmills to fasteners and raw materials. Amazon’s Free Super Saver Shipping also applies to orders over [...]

Corkscrew Milling

Corkscrew Milling

Corkscrew milling literally takes a new approach to cutting pockets?  So much so that Baldor Electric of Gainesville, GA  changed up their strategy of using large diameter twist drills in favor of ramping an endmill down in a corkscrew pattern.  A one part experiment turned into a new production method now used on multiple parts [...]

Declines for August but MFG Still OK

Declines for August but MFG Still OK

According to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®, August showed contractions over previous months in two of the most important metrics in manufacturing – new orders and production. August PMI remained relatively flat at 50.3 and was the lowest of any of the previous 12 months. According to the Institute for Supply Management, a [...]

Torchmate finds Success South of the Border

Torchmate finds Success South of the Border

A strong industrial market, an emerging South American middle class and a large and skilled Latin American sales force has catapulted Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems to the top of the CNC cutting machine market across Latin America. Torchmate’s Colombia-based South American office is growing rapidly to accommodate the increasing demand for CNC machinery across Latin [...]

Manufacturing Trends Up in March and April 2011

Manufacturing Trends Up in March and April 2011

Manufacturing employment appears to have developed significant momentum, as the Employment Index readings for the first four months of 2011 are the highest readings in the last 38 years.


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