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January 31, 2022


Presetters measure tool offsets after a tool is fitted into its holder. Presetters provide more accuracy. The devices also can be a gateway for shops to adopt Industry 4.0 in their operations. As a result, should shops be looking at whether to bring in presetters or whether to step up their use of the technology?


Hong Kong’s aviation regulator lifted its ban on the Boeing Co. 737 Max, allowing airlines to resume flights almost three years after the jet was grounded, Bloomberg reported. The move represents an advancement for Boeing as it seeks to get the 737 Max back into full service.




The use of electronics, sensors and other advanced technologies in workholding is providing manufacturers with a whole range of options for data transfer via sensor-based clamping and measurement systems, custom software and innovative non-contact technologies, including direct-to-machine controller transmission of data.

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Cologne, Germany-based Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe (TGR-E) is the production “rescue crew” in the motorsport team of the Japanese car manufacturer. The company’s core competencies are developing, testing and manufacturing complex components for engines, chassis and cooling systems through to complete chassis units–including all molds–for racing and rally vehicles. All of this is done with maximum flexibility, precision and quality, and in most cases in extremely small batch sizes.


General Motors Co. said it will invest $154 million in a components plant to produce an important part in future electric vehicles, the Detroit Free Press said. GM said the Lockport Components plant, in western New York, will build the electric motor stator module.


Intel picked Ohio as the site of a new chip manufacturing site, The New York Times said. The move comes as various manufacturing industries, including automotive, grapple with a shortage of semiconductors. Intel said that the new site near Columbus would initially have two chip factories and would directly employ 3,000 people.



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