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Published: 3/21/2014

Making the Case for B-Axis Machining
As precision part designs become more complex and the economic pressure to complete more operations in a single setup increase, turning center designs are changing.

Published: 2/21/2014

Get Ready for Growth
Making good parts is one thing, but making good parts in a process that is scalable is something different. Here is how one manufacturer rethought its production to prepare for opportunity.

Published: 2/20/2014

The ABCs of a B Axis
The B axis on a machine gives operators the ability to manipulate a tool to any angle in precise increments.

Published: 2/14/2014

Machining Complex Workpieces Complete
Multitasking machines deliver many benefits.

Published: 12/16/2013

Hard Turning’s Strong Finish
With the right methodology in place, this alternative to grinding can often save money while adequately meeting surface finish requirements.

Published: 12/13/2013

Human Capital
This shop’s attention to process improvement led it to recognize and appreciate the largest source of unrealized potential in the company: the employees. Now, employee improvement is a priority in the plant manager’s role, and training h...

Published: 10/17/2013

Racing to High Tech Turning
A manufacturer of race car components gets higher RPM, quicker rapids and a sophisticated control with a new lineup of turning machines.

Published: 8/16/2013

From Aggravation to Lights-Out Production
Automated machining has transformed this South Carolina shop. However, achieving unattended production involved far more than just shutting off the lights.

Published: 8/15/2013

The Unexpected Advantages of Robotic Automation
This shop justified the robot solely through improved use of labor. Other benefits came to light after the automation arrived.

Published: 6/26/2013

Use the Machine Tool to Machine Tools
This shop has developed various time-saving tool components by creating them internally, including one tooling solution now being used by other shops as well.