4 Steps for Documentation Improvement

Whether you use a simple word processing program or a more sophisticated documentation software program, organizing your material and identifying the simplest way to meet your needs is the key to documentation success.

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Using Advanced CNC Technology to Overcome Labor Shortages

Many technology innovations in CNC machine tools can ease the burden of the skills gap, including the CNC lathes and multi-spindle machines from INDEX.

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Setup Options for Swiss Automatic Lathes

A hydraulic chuck and a counter-balanced centering tool, originally developed as in-house solutions, are now available to address the limited working space that is common in Swiss machining.

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October Issue

A Boost From Vertical Turning

Making Stainless More Machinable

This article gives tips on how to further the enhancement of stainless steel machinability. 


PMI Trends Lower on Weak Backlogs, Employment

The August PMI indicates that both foreign and domestic new orders contracted in August, but at a lesser rate than in July. Should these readings continue to close in on the 50 mark in the coming months, it will indicate a stabilization in the demand for production machined goods.

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7 Causes of Quench Cracking in Steel

Failures of steel parts in service or production occur infrequently. However, when steel parts fail, the consequences are dire. Here are seven ways that steel can fail as a result of quench cracking from heat treatment.

Deal Differently with Certainty, Risk and Uncertainty

Let's take a look at the differences between certainty, risk and uncertainty, examples of each, and how we make decisions when faced with these situations. 

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