Spirol Corp.'s Ascutney Metal Products (Windsor, VT) has enhanced its ability to turn out small runs of precision inserts, nuts, and threaded products with the addition of new Swiss CNC machines. The new equipment targets precision products needing runs of 5,000 pieces or less. To find out more, visit www.spirol.com.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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