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Published: 6/12/2013

Repeatability with Heavy-Duty Vertical Turning
Developments in vertical turning technology, such as multitasking functionality, have further increased these machines' relevance.

Published: 5/17/2013

Shop Grows its Multitasking Operations
Here's a look at what this shop's expanded multitasking capabilities have meant to its success and how it plans to continue building momentum.

Published: 5/6/2013

Space-Efficient Automation for CNC Lathes
Loader moves entirely within the footprint of the machine.

Published: 4/23/2013

Automation at Aztalan Engineering
A contract manufacturer expands its capacity using various approaches to feeding the machines.

Published: 4/22/2013

Multitasking Benefits a Process in Many Ways
Multitask machining is the ability to perform various manufacturing operations unattended, without moving the part to other machines.

Published: 1/17/2013

The Big Step Up
A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop&rsquo...

Published: 1/4/2013

Vertical Turning Adds a Horizontal Ram
For American Vulkan, having both a vertical and a horizontal ram on a large VTL is a critical advantage. The added flexibility enables the company to finish some of its biggest coupling components in one setup to a level of precision and surface qua...

Published: 1/2/2013

The Stem Solution
A small shop committed to labor-saving automation added a nine-axis turning center to machine mountain bike stems. The value of this complex machine is that it delivers a simple process. The learning curve was worth it, the owners say.

Published: 12/27/2012

Running Remotely
Everybody talks about unattended machining operations and many have implemented it in varying degrees. Since day one, this Dayton, Ohio shop has never operated any other way.

Published: 10/18/2012

Probing for Quality
Committed employee owners are the foundation of this company’s achievements in high precision manufacturing.