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Articles from Modern Applications News (May 1, 2009)

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'Future shock?' We ain't got no steenking future shock: we've come a long way in almost 40 years. Not only do we expect change, we demand it. Nofel, Pete 691
5-axis enhancement. 149
A good type of boring. 104
A touching moment. 161
Ball Nose End Mills. 133
Big-time accuracy checking. 167
Blowups happen--but not anymore: when a hot problem on a machine resulted in a drill "blow-up," a shop found a cool solution. 938
Chilling out with an EDM. 159
Chuck clamping. 99
Clean faces. 99
Cold saw for cool sawing. 154
Delcam had record year in 2008. 104
Eminently logical. 105
Employment Trend Index drops. 168
Facing the bevel. 131
For everything turn, turn, turn. 206
Formulating success--part III: dealing with offshore competition, and winning, means examining what a company does best and then formulating a strategy to play to that strength. This is the third of a three-part series. Collins, Mike 527
Gaining the Mida touch. 129
Gibbs and Associates celebrates quarter-century mark. 80
Go lean or go gone: Enterprise Resource Planning--ERP--is part of the Lean strategy to boost bottom-line profits. Alexander, Dusty 566
Haas Scholarship fund kicks in $200k for education. 120
Half-off sale: a shop specializing in aviation components reduced production cycle time by up to 50 percent by incorporating the right measurement software. Cover story 776
Hardinge gets 10 megabuck loan. 258
Holding power. 125
In a tight fix: the advantages of modular fixturing for welding offer shops hidden advantages. 1291
Industrial distribution market weak, but may be stabilizing. 239
Inspector gadget. 155
It's not a tangled web: establishing a shop's basic presence on the web is easy and can help grow a unique business identity. Pierson, Jay 641
Jet-age waterjet. 161
Job planning. 111
Laser scanning arm. 109
Manufacturing technology takes big dip in new year. 417
Mirror, mirror. 105
NASA picks "retro" heat shield material. 151
Optical transmission means no cables. 115
Planetary explorer. 117
Probing the unknown: use of a measuring probe and CNC measuring cycles can make life much easier than finding the zero point manually. Pearson, Randy 487
Quick-change artist. 139
Ratcheting-up the capabilities. 153
Reducing hub hubbub: a deburring solution for 80-lb hubs of earth-movers shaved 20 minutes off of each part's production. 625
Rotary encoders. 114
Six members of the press. 120
Six-way cutters. 186
Solder city. 99
Some markets healthy despite recession. 203
Splitting airs: with the addition of a waterjet, a shop expanded its business into NASCAR aerodynamic components, and it ended with a profit race to the bottom line. Company overview 758
Stable, mate. 178
Stamp of approval: the Swiss are known for their precision, so a shop located on Lake Constance in the German, Austrian, and Swiss area had to guarantee the measurements of its stamped productions to maintain the tradition of accuracy. Company overview 966
Table manners. 104
The mark of quality. 133
The need for speed: graphite molds answered the need to get a housing to market quickly and inexpensively. 1295
This insert is a CINCH. 102
Tight collars. 115
Tiny footprint. 169
Waterjet cutting on the fly. 106
Wireless inspection arm. 99

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