Business links

Business Links

Regular and CNC Machining Forums
Use these to answer your questions about Mastercam or other software.
These are great when you need a person to ask something and no one in your shop or office knows.

Practical Machinist
http://www.practicalmachinist.com/

Cad and Engineering Forums
Engineering tips at www.eng-tips.com

Business Trend Information
These pages are incredible. They show you how the industrial markets of the last several years or months have done. They are mostly about the Molds and Die industries.

AMBA – American Mold builders Association – Business Forecast Survey Results
http://www.amba.org/Business_Forecast_Survey_Results.php

TMA – Tooling & Manufacturing Association – Business Trend Results
http://www.tmanet.com/industry/business.asp

Currency Exchange Rates
http://icurrency.net/passport/currency/currency.html

Trade Issues with Asia
Note that although this issue remains a tough one. There are two schools of thought through out the industry. One is to Partner with countries overseas and the other is to protect US/Canada interest. We at Axis Design have done work locally and abroad and we remain neutral on the issue.

CME – Canadian Manufacturers and Exporteres Association
If you support lobbying for better Canadian and US business conditions
http://www.cme-mec.ca/

American Foundry Association
Very good information about US Senators that support American Manufacturing.
http://www.afsinc.org/

Product components and Parts for Assembly
Spaenaur Assembly components – http://www.spaenaur.com/
Emhart threaded inserts – http://www.emhart.com/
Mc Master Carr Assembly components – http://www.mcmaster.com/

Mold Components
DME Mold Components – http://www.dmeco.com/
Hasco Mold Components – http://www.hasco.de/
DMS Mold Components UK only – http://www.dms-diemould.co.uk/
Progressive Mold Components http://www.pcs-company.com/
Omnimold Components http://www.omnimold.com/
Master Unit Die Sets- http://www.masterunitdie.com/
Uddeholm Steel Supply – http://www.uddeholm.com/

Automation Components
Parker Hydraulic Components – http://www.parker.com/
Festo Pneumatic and automation Components – http://www.festo.com/

Stamping Components
Danly Diesets – http://danly.com/
Anchor Lamina Diesets – http://www.anchorlamina.com/
Exacta Punches – http://www.exactapunch.com/
Tipco Punches – http://www.rigon.net/

Jig and Fixture Components
Carrlane Components – http://carrlane.com/