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Industry update

  • TRUMPF to build Industry 4.0-enabled facility

    TRUMPF, which announced plans to open a new Chicago facility in November 2015, has announced the new facility will be a demo factory for Industry 4.0. The facility is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.
  • Learning at breakfast

    BIG Kaiser's most recent Breakfast and Learn sessions attracted more than 250 manufacturers. Held at the company's Chicago area facility in Hoffman Estates, IL, the sessions, which ran May 17, 18 and 19, were an opportunity to learn and network.
  • $49 M for Quebec car parts maker

    Raufoss Canada, a subsidisary of Norwegian manufacturer Neuman Aluminum, is investing $49 million to retrofit and expand production at its Broisbriand, QC, plant.

Shop Tools

  • Micro engraving cutters

    BIG Kaiser has introduced a series of micro engraving cutters developed and built by its partner Sphinx. The solid carbide engraving cutters’ sharp, positive cutting geometry promotes burr-free surface finishes and smooth transitions.
  • Next generation digital encoder

    Renishaw is adding to its extensive optical encoder range with the launch of the Vionic series, a new family of ultra high accuracy, super compact all-in-one digital incremental encoders.
  • Through-coolant system for Swiss style machines

    Rego-Fix has introduced a new addition to its line of reCool retrofittable coolant-through ssytems, the reCool RCR/ERM which allows for the use of emulsion or pure oil coolants.

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