Guide to Bar Feeder Selection

This article looks at some of the bar feeder types and where and how they can be best applied in the shop.
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More Productive than CNC Swiss-Type Lathes

More than 40 percent of the parts cut on CNC Swiss-type lathes can be made on CNC multi-spindle lathes at a fraction of the cost. While more expensive, CNC multi-spindle machines can turn and mill parts up to six times faster and from standard barstock.

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Manage the Chips, Control the Process

Having strategies in place for managing chips is an important part of protecting the production process, from tool life to product quality. In a recent presentation by engineers from Horn USA and Somma Tool Co., we got a close look at the fundamentals of chip control.

Production Machining
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Manage the Chips, Control the Process

Magnetic Workholding for Production Parts

The use of magnets for workholding has grown well beyond its traditional role for flat plate materials. Control of magnetic flux is now precise enough to securely hold a much wider array of workpiece configurations.

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Production Machining 2018 Emerging Leaders

Young professionals are a vital asset to the precision machined parts industry, and it is important to acknowledge those who are making strides toward shaping the industry’s future. Production Machining is recognizing our industry’s young talent who were nominated by their peers through our new Emerging Leaders program.


Knowledge Centers

Knowledge Centers are well organized collections of practical information on specific topics. This is the place to go to get grounded on technologies and best practice.

Turret-Adapted Clamping Unit Provides High Clamping Forces

In place of the standard turret tooling available on CNC lathes, the KM product line of turret-adapted clamping units from Kennametal and EWS Tool is designed to improve shopfloor efficiency.

Continuous Production Doubles Shop's Output

GLT was spending $35,000 a year to have bars cut to length by an outside saw operation. The purchase of a Swistek RB20Y CNC lathe that parts the bars (fed by an Edge Technologies Scout 320 bar feeder) has allowed the shop to save that money and more through doubled production.

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