Word of the Week: Chip Breaker

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Chip Breaker – which is pronounced chip ′brāk·ər – is an irregularity or channel cut into the face of a lathe tool behind the cutting edge to cause removed stock to break into small chips or curls.  They appear to look like a design in some cases in inserts, see a few different styles in the photo above.    

Word of the Week: Length of Cut

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Length of Cut – which is often abbreviated as LOC – refers to the space between the blue arrows in the illustration. Red is simply called washout and doesn’t cut. Check our website next week to broaden your vocabulary with us.    

Word of the Week: Side Relief Angle

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At PF Markey, we challenge ourselves to learn a new word every week. This week’s word is Side Relief Angle. A Side Relief Angle is an angle between the part of the flanks of a cutting tool below the cutting edge and a plane perpendicular to the base. Check our website next week to broaden your vocabulary with us.

TV Star is Featured Guest at National Manufacturers Day on Oct. 6

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Titan Gilroy – nationally recognized for his popular television series TITANS of CNC – visits the Great Lakes Bay Region on Friday, October 6 as part of National Manufacturers Day. If you work in manufacturing in the Great Lakes Bay Region, don’t miss this exciting opportunity  to promote your business and attract future employees. On Friday, October 6 – as …

Tom Hagarty Appointed as President of PF Markey

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After 17 years as PF Markey President, Jim Terry has decided to move into the role of CEO while appointing Tom Hagarty as President. Tom, who joined PF Markey in 2016, was the Vice President of Sales. Fred Wasco remains Vice President. “Tom is a very talented and experienced individual who has demonstrated his business skills with great reliability,” Jim …

AutoCrib Honors PF Markey for the 9th Year

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PF Markey is proud to have been named a 2017 Premier Distributor for AutoCrib for the 9th consecutive year. AutoCrib Inc. is one of the most recognized names in industrial vending machines and management software for automated inventory control. At PF Markey, AutoCrib is just one of the tools we use to earn signed-off cost savings for businesses just like …

AutoCrib and PF Markey Embracing New Vending Machine Technology

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PF Markey is preparing to deliver groundbreaking technology in inventory vending machines to its customers. AutoCrib recently announced its new Platinum series, which includes a powerful image-based user interface. At 19″, the user-friendly touch screen is the largest in the industry. AutoCrib is comparing the technology in the new machines to what we see in today’s smart phones. What the …

Have Fun While Supporting Local Education

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Play a round of golf with us later this month and you’ll be helping support local education and scholarship programs of the Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association. Registration is open now for the 18th Annual Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers’ Association Golf Outing on Sept. 22 at the Saginaw Valley Public Golf Course, 7255 S. Three Mile Road in Bay City. …