New Sunrise Warranty at Trilogy Machinery  

Growing demand for Sunrise brand ironworkers and punching machines is behind a new warranty announcement from Sunrise and its exclusive U.S. distributor, Trilogy Machinery, Inc. (Belcamp, MD). Together the companies have increased the standard warranty on Sunrise ironworkers and punching machines to three years on parts and one year on labor. “Based on our explosive sales growth and history with Trilogy Machinery over the last 11...

Recovery Takes Hold: February U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Increase Almost 18% Over January

U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders totaled $377.6 million in February 2021, a 17.8% increase from January 2021 and a 34.2% increase over February 2020, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. The year-to-date total was $698.2 million, representing a 22.4% increase over the first two months of 2020. “February was the fourth-straight month...

Tooling Manufacturer Adds Third Lucifer Furnace

Southwick & Meister Inc. (Meriden, CT), has added a third Lucifer GT box furnace to its production capabilities. A manufacturer of premium-quality collets, bushings, cutting tools, and more, Southwick & Meister uses Lucifer’s furnaces to heat treat products with a nitrogen atmosphere. The most recently purchased Model 7GT-H18 is fabricated from 10 gauge sheet steel reinforced with structural steel members continuously welded...

Guide Helps Level the Playing Field for U.S. Job Shops

For job shop owners, it may feel as though the impacts of foreign imports are beyond one’s control. Over the past several decades, foreign imports have entered the U.S. market at the expense of many Tier 2 and 3 manufacturers across the country, whose deep regional roots are put at odds with the highly transactional nature of foreign trade. A federal program known as Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) financially supports...

Next-Generation Square Shoulder Cutter

The Turbo 16 square shoulder cutter from Seco Tools (Troy, MI) is suitable for a applications ranging from facing, slotting and shouldering to plunging and ramping across a wide range of workpiece materials. The Turbo’s modified design improves ramping capability, and the insert pocket angles have been optimized to enhance cutting performance and surface finish. High helix angle provides a smoother exit and entry into the...

PCD Round Tools for High-Efficiency Aluminum Machining

Kennametal Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) is leveraging its experience with PCD tooling for the automotive industry to provide a line of round tools for manufacturers seeking a cost-competitive solution for aluminum machining. Drills, reamers and end mills made from PCD grade KD1410, particularly effective with the high-silicon-content aluminum used to make engine blocks and cylinder heads, are up to 10 times more productive than carbide...

Reliably Machine Threads In Stainless and Acid-Resistant Steels

The Hoffmann Group (Knoxville, TN) has systematically updated the Garant Master product line since introducing the cutting tools in 2015. Designed to produce through and blind hole threads in stainless and high-alloy steels with a tolerance of 6GX, the Garant Master Tap INOX tap is available for thread diameters from M1.6 to M24 and with longer lengths for increased reach. It’s also available for UNC and UNF inch diameters from No. 2...