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Video: Tailstock Fundamentals

This video on tailstocks for lathes is equally valuable as an introduction for trainees or a refresher for existing operators.

Two Heads Better Than One in New Hybrid Additive/Subtractive Machine

New Mazak Integrex capable of additive manufacturing includes heads for both high speed and high precision metal deposition. “Natural extension of multitasking,” the company says.

Tool Monitoring for Complex Machining

One of the biggest challenges to tool monitoring on a multitasking machine is coping with simultaneous cutting operations. Caron Engineering (Wells, Maine) designed a system to meet this challenge.

Advanced Technology Drives 40 Years of Manufacturing

Mazak has been manufacturing machine tools in Florence, Kentucky, for 40 years. The growth and development of the production technology deployed in this plant reflect the most important advances in manufacturing during this span—from enhanced flexib...

Emag Emphasizes Modular Gear Making

A recent open house event showcased an approach to tailoring a gear production system not through custom engineering, but by assembling the line from complementary standard machines.

Job Shop in Sweden Installs Haas’s 150,000th Machine

The milestone machine—a dual-spindle turning center with a Y axis—was installed in a job shop halfway between Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Product Spotlight Slideshow: Turning

Integrated conveyor. Removable guide bushing. Simple cellular configuration. These are just a few of the turning center design elements highlighted in our April Modern Equipment Review Spotlight.

The Case for VTLs

The vertical lathe configuration offers advantages that go beyond large-part machining.

Methods Tech Center Open House

Methods Machine Tools Inc. will be holding an open house at its Tempe, Ariz., Technology Center on November 13 and 14, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Video: Company Evolves from a Manual Shop to a High Precision Success Story

Ian and Jack Wagter, owners of Lumar Machining & Manufacturing Ltd. of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, purchased the company with a customer base of two automotive plants. Today, Lumar Machining has a thriving business with plans to expand, adding even...


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