Category archives for: New Products

Free CAD/CAM software – Fusion 360

Free CAD/CAM software – Fusion 360

We review a lot of great products but this one has us scratching our heads… in a GOOD way.  Fusion 360 is a fresh yet comprehensive approach to product development sure to give all CAD competitors a change of underwear. Users of Autodesk Inventor and HSM Works will find themselves in a familiar environment.  Solidworks [...]

Haas TRT100

Haas TRT100

The new TRT100 dual-axis rotary table from Haas Automation provides high-speed, accurate, 3+2 positioning and full 5-axis machining of small, complex parts. The unit’s compact size and light weight make the TRT100 the perfect dual-axis solution for small machining centers. Fast indexing speeds ensure short cycle times, and powerful brakes on both axes guarantee extreme [...]

Updated – SmartVac 2 Vacuum Pump

Updated – SmartVac 2 Vacuum Pump

Pierson Workholding recently updated SmartVac 2 series of vacuum pumps to a cleaner design. The newly redesigned Vacuum Control Unit (VCU) still boasts performance vacuum power of 28″ Hg with extremely efficient air consumption of only 0.8 SCFM. The unit creates this deep vacuum from compressed air entering at 85psi… yes, magical, we know, but [...]

HSMExpress – The Free CAM Solution

HSMExpress – The Free CAM Solution

HSMExpress is a free CAM software package that fully integrates into Solidworks.

Orange Vises: Strength meets Beauty

Orange Vises: Strength meets Beauty

Needless to say, we love to highlight new and innovative products.  The line of vises from Orange Vise Company fits our definition of a great product.  Let’s face it, vises have been around for a long time and the technology is a bit simplistic, but Orange Vise takes function and design to a new level.  [...]

Handheld Inkjet Printer Marks its Territory with Ease

Handheld Inkjet Printer Marks its Territory with Ease

Ok, now this is a game-changer for industrial labeling. These small but powerful Portable Inkjet Markers gives users a convenient solution to mark almost any material quickly, even on curved surfaces. True Type fonts, as well as logos and symbols are all possible with this wireless handheld printer. The MB-EBS250 below is battery operated and [...]

Modular Vise does Multi-Part Workholding

Modular Vise does Multi-Part Workholding

Lexair’s modular CIVI Rail workholding system boosts the productivity, accuracy and repeatability of horizontal machining centers, providing multi-part clamping in virtually limitless configurations on tombstones and trunnions. A unique V-jaw design pulls parts down against the parallels and a 60-degree angle on serrations provide more clamping surface for a sure hold on high-value parts. CIVI [...]

Top Android Machinist Apps

Top Android Machinist Apps

**UPDATED POST** We’re adding more apps at the bottom! Seems like every pocket these days has a smart phone in it.  Machinists are no exception.  Here’s our short list of recommended Android apps for machinists in no particular order: Hobby Machinist Calculator Developer: My Hobby The strength of this app is it’s simplicity.  It has [...]

Self Centering Vise from another Planet?

Self Centering Vise from another Planet?

Planet Products Corporations announces the ProHold Series 6” hydraulic self-centering vise. This vise is a fully hydraulic double acting type with a total stroke of 4.25” and 11,000 lbs of clamping force at 3800 lbs of hydraulic pressure. The double acting vise permits either OD and ID self centering clamping with no modification, and the [...]

Haas UMC 750

Haas UMC 750

We all know about vertical and horizontal machining centers, but the newest innovation from Haas Automation is their Universal Machining Center know as the UMC-750.  The machine is a 5-axis 40-taper vertical machining center with an integrated dual-axis trunnion table with travels of 30″ x 20″ x 20″. The UMC-750’s dual-axis trunnion table can position [...]


Pierson Workholding is also a leading supplier of Vacuum Chuck Workholding Equipment.
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