By: Chris Felix
I'm thankful for the opportunity to contribute to articles that are particularly rewarding because of their popularity with readers. "Bar Feeder Basics" from our October issue is a good example.
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This Indiana shop made a leap from manual machining and basic CNC technology to a sophisticated turning cell and has not looked back. It's been a customer driven transition.
Adjustments to feeds and speeds, coolant, tooling and scrap management all play a significant role in allowing a productive switch to unleaded brass.
Some primary factors are often overlooked when considering how to justify the implementation of a bar feeder for turning operations.