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Published: 6/15/2017

Applying Multitasking’s Versatility
Already finding success with its milling machines, this shop gained still more productivity when the manufacturer added turning capabilities to the latest models.

Published: 6/1/2017

A New Turning Process Enables Cutting “In Reverse”
A methodology for cutting in both directions on a CNC lathe promises to make turning a much more productive operation in certain applications. New types of inserts driven by new CAM tool paths are key enablers of this development, but implementing t...

Published: 5/1/2017

Understanding the Machine Tool Industry’s Ups and Downs
In recent years, China’s patterns of consumption have had an exaggerated effect on global cycles.

Published: 2/1/2017

Why Machine This Boxy Part on a Lathe?
South Morgan Technologies has long thrived on its ability to mill boxy parts on a turning platform. Today, newer technology and techniques enable saying “yes” to more work than ever before.

Published: 1/18/2017

Y Axis Offers Flexibility for Multitasking Operations
The Y axis has capabilities that make processes efficient and cost effective, and it supports many tools that enable a range of operations.

Published: 1/1/2017

Turn-Mill Machining Tech Improves Industrial Motor Performance
By replacing a welding process to create rotor cooling channels with multitasking machining from a solid forging, Siemens Norwood has realized improved induction motor vibration qualities and much faster overall rotor production times.

Published: 12/1/2016

The 2016 Capital Spending Survey
The machine tool market bottomed in the summer of 2016, but will continue to rebound in 2017 as shops invest in technology for unattended operation.

Published: 11/18/2016

Advances in Swiss-Type Technology
R&D efforts in recent years have led to higher efficiencies, increased agility and expanded capabilities for shops performing Swiss-type turning.

Published: 11/18/2016

Metalcutting Fluids Fight Microbial Contamination
Metalcutting fluids have always been vulnerable to microbial contamination, but new formulations address that problem.

Published: 11/1/2016

Slideshow: Trends and Technology at IMTS 2016
The size and scope of a show like IMTS makes it impossible to cover everything of interest, but here's a taste of the technology and trends we were taking note of this year.