May 2012 machine tool sales up 19% over May 2011

The Association for Manufacturing Technology reported that machine tool sales increased by 14.5% in May 2012. This represents a 19% […]

2012 Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) Manufacturing Conference at RPI

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the 2012 Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) Manufacturing Conference, July 16-19 at Hudson Valley Community […]

Swinford Turbine Blades Delivered

A fleet of trucks have started delivering the large turbine blades and other parts for the new wind farm in […]

A Leading Edge, Lower-Cost Alternative to Produce Titanium

Many companies are looking at the leading edge powdered metal techniques as a lower-cost alternative to producing titanium. These pilot […]

CYREX Protect: A New Antimicrobial Alloy Built-In During Manufacturing

Surface coating on medical devises can scratch or wear-off. The new opaque acrylic-polycarbonate alloy, CYREX Protect, announced recently by Evonik […]

Machining Shop Nearly Went Bankrupt from Embezzeler

This story acts as a warning to businesses who don’t take steps to prevent thievery. Applied Plastics Machinery of Portland, […]

Upswing in Big Machines: Confidence Building in the Economy

The market sees an upswing in machine and component manufacturing medical devices for the baby boomers, gas and oil orders […]

Manufacturers Converge on Capitol Hill About Job Creation

In early June 400 members of NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) went to Washington, DC, joining House Majority Whip Kevin […]

Mazak Planning Expansion

Mazak Corporation is planning expansion of both its National Technology Center and Center for Multi-Tasking and Manufacturing Excellence. Already doubled […]

DMI Appoints Remenar

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) appointed Robert J. Remenar as their new CEO. DMI is a Michigan-based supplier of chassis and […]

BobCAD-CAM Releases Latest CNC Software

BobCAD-CAM Inc. has released the 25th version of its namesake CNC machining software. The new version of BobCAD-CAM is multithreaded […]

Northstar Files Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan

North Star Aerospace Inc in the USA has declared bankruptcy. Their Canadian operations have filed an order from the Ontario […]

Thomas Survey Shows Manufacturing Health In U.S.

There’s good news about the health of the American manufacturing industry, according to research recently conducted by According to […]

Ontario Teams With Energate

Ontario is investing in smart energy. Energate, a technology company, will share in the cost. The deal is for a […]

Rise in Laid-off Manufacture Laborers Being Re-Hired in Old Jobs

The manufacturing industry returns with a roar as companies climb out of the latest recession’s financial holes. More companies have […]

Third Wave Systems Joins the National Program for an American Economy Built to Last

Following the Obama Administration’s national program for creating an American economy built to last, the DOE has accepted Third Wave […]

Free Virtual Conference Now Available on Machine Tools & Metal Working

A free virtual conference of the GlobalSpec “Machine Tools and Metal Working” online trade show attended June 6 by decision […] Sees Boom in Revitalizing American Manufacturing

Results of a recent study by shows American manufacturers are feeling positive about revitalizing American manufacturing. They are creating […]

Silicon Valley Has a Synthetic Diamond Manufacturing Facility: Element Six

The growing demand for synthetic diamonds used commercially in advance technology applications has given rise to Element Six announcing its […]

BobCAD-CAM Launches New Support & Service Program

BobCAD-CAM, a CNC Machine Software Provider, launched May 29, its new customer support and service program. This new program, which […]

CNC Machine Makers Approve Alphacam Software

US stone industry CNC machine manufacturers find the machine-specific VBA functionality of Alphacam software quite beneficial. Demonstrations of Alphacam software […] Adds MN Contract Manufacturers to Marketplace announced May 24 the addition of MN-based contract manufacturers to the marketplace, such as Anderson Automatics, Inc, Ursa Major, […]

38 Manufacturers Join

38 manufacturers specializing in labeling equipment, industrial laser systems, and grease and industrial lubricants have joined These companies offer […]

NAM CEO Strongly Urges Obama to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

CEO Jay Timmons of NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) strongly urges President Obama to accept TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline project […]

CCAT Purchases Optomec’s LENS

CCAT (Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology) has purchased Optomec’s LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping system).metal additive manufacturing applications for CCAT’s […]

Several Ontario Manufacturers and Machine Shops Enter Marketplace announced the addition of several Ontario based Manufacturers and Machine Shops to their marketplace. To name a few: ACM […]

Upgrades in Machining Tools on the Horizon for John Deere

John Deere announced on June 4th its plan to invest $47 million to expand manufacturing of their hydraulic cylinders. It […]

Skilled Laborers Disappearing as Baby Boomers Retire

In Waterloo, Iowa manufacturers are losing their labor force as their baby boomer skilled laborers rapidly head into retirement. Industry […]

Twin Cities Tool Company Seeks EDM “Genius”

A tool company in Minnesota is advertising for a “Wire EDM Machining Genius”. The headline is amusing, but it also […]

2013 Delcam PartMaker To Be Demonstrated at IMTS 2012

Delcam’s PartMaker software will be demonstrated at this year’s IMTS show. The software is compatible with virtually every machine model, […]

AccuteX EDM Offers SP-300iA Machine

AccuteX EDM, a unit of Absolute Machine Tools, is marketing a new 5-Axis CNC machine called the SP-300iA. It uses […]

Thesis Calculates Metal Removal Rate During Single Spark Wire EDM

Ashutosh Mishra, a student at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela in India, published his thesis toward his Bachelor of […]

Bicycle Companies, Metal Works and Rombough Electric, Team Up

Bicycle companies Metal Works and Rombough Electric have teamed up to create new bike racks for the upcoming even known […]

Steel Mill To Remain In St. Paul, MN

The Brazilian-owned Gerdau Steel Mill, located on the Mississippi River in St. Paul, MN, has struck a new, two year, […]

Manufacturing Declining in U.S.

According to a report by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), manufacturing in the U.S. grew more slowly in May […]