By: Chris Koepfer
My take away from this shop visit, besides a good story, was a lesson in turkey preparation I have successfully used for many years now.
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Oilfield pipes require large, quality threads. This Texas shop is getting the performance it needs from two recently implemented big bore lathes.
Quick-change workholding systems can provide a great opportunity to increase production while allowing relatively quick recovery of the cost.
Heat-resistant superalloys and titanium alloys are difficult to machine. This overview looks at machining demands and some recent developments that have elevated performance and process security in turning these materials.
New capability for Swiss machines uses a laser.