By: Lori Beckman
According to Gardner's precision machining index from November 2013, production grew for the second month in a row.
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Adding accessories to the already capable Swiss-type turning center is a cost effective method of increasing production efficiency.
Workholding for milling operations commonly involves vises that clamp with movable jaws. This technology has continued to progress to match the requirements of five-axis workholding.
Modern tooling is reducing tool change time, taking tooling changes from minutes down to seconds.
A manufacturer of race car components gets higher RPM, quicker rapids and a sophisticated control with a new lineup of turning machines.