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Published: 6/14/2013

Hard Turning with Inverted Vertical Turning Centers
When it comes to the machining of hardened surfaces, hard turning is a particularly efficient solution that, compared with grinding, offers a radical reduction of machining times and investment costs.

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.