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Published: 1/18/2010

Automatic Pallet System Helps Pick Up The Pace
Racecar drivers need high-performance components to win races, but manufacturing those components requires speed, too. An automated pallet changer helped this shop boost production not only for its auto customers, but also for customers in aerospace...

Published: 9/14/2009

Getting Concept To Car Faster
Joe Gibbs Racing applies a number of workholding techniques to speed the production of racing components its engineering team creates every day.

Published: 3/21/2008

Coolant Filtering System Delivers A Clutch Performance
Sludge and grit in contaminated coolant can build up in the moving parts of machine tools and increase component wear, adversely impacting productivity. Faced with rising maintenance costs and increased machine downtime, this manufacturer of automot...

Published: 5/4/2007

Machining Center Tool Eliminates Camshaft Burrs
A special tool performs burr removal inside the part where holes intersect.

Published: 3/19/2007

Automotive Supplier Speeds Metal Removal With Boring Mill
In an industry where one in three shops has closed during the past 10 years, Fischer Tool and Die's business is thriving. According to the Temperance, Michigan shop, this is because its growth stems from die cast work for the automotive 'new domesti...

Published: 8/16/2006

Chip Control Solution Provides Increase In Tool Life
Replacing the traditional ISO-style inserts with a reaming system solved a chip buildup problem in bore finishing of injector bodies.

Published: 6/19/2006

Bore Finishing Machine Increases Uptime
Tight tolerances are extremely important in gear manufacturing, and even more so when those gears are used in performance motorcycle transmissions. The ability to manufacture as competitively as possible is also a critical factor to consider.

Published: 10/14/2005

Auto Supplier Uses System To Gage Thread Depth And Reduce Costs
Each of the thousands of output axle shafts machined by American Axle&Manufacturing (AAM) (Detroit, Michigan) has at least six mounting holes, permitting the half shaft to be bolted securely to the flange. The proper location, depth and thread i...

Published: 7/15/2003

Microfinishing Helps Shop Meet Demanding Specs
A high-volume auto part included specifications for something Grand Haven Steel Products (Grand Haven, Michigan) had not encountered before in its bids.

Published: 11/15/2002

Automotive OEM Employs Shopfloor CMMs To Improve Process Control
GM expects first-time quality from transmissions manufactured at this major manufacturer, which are shipped directly to the GM assembly line. There are no incoming quality checks or receiving inspection routines.

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