Hole cutting tools
RUKO drill/tap combination bits provide uninterrupted hole drilling, thread tapping and deburring in one bit.
RUKO drill/tap combination bits provide uninterrupted hole drilling, thread tapping and deburring in one bit. The high-speed steel bits are relief-ground and designed with ¼-inch hexagonal shanks for use with mild steel up to 12.75 mm thick. Drill/tap combination bits are available in standard sizes ranging from 6-32 to ¼-20 and metric sizes ranging from M3 to M10. Additionally, high-speed steel fractional and metric thread hand taps have been added. Fractional size hand taps are available ranging in sizes ranging from 8-32 UNC to 5/16-24 UNF; metric hand taps are available in sizes ranging from M3 to M30; hand tap kits are available in 15-piece kits.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey