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Milling and Turning: Blurring the Lines

When a shop has a nice stable of faithful customers, it only makes sense to try and add capabilities that allow you to do more for that stable. Multitasking operations seem to be a successful bridge between shops that primarily mill and those that primarily turn parts for their customers.

This story, “Applying Multitasking’s Versatility,” looks at an example of one such shop that transitioned from machining center-based metalcutting to multitasking on mill-turn machines. Adding multitasking capability enhanced the shops already successful milling operations with the turning capabilities that the new technology brought to the party.

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The Top Shops program at IMTS this year has a “By Top Shops, for Top Shops” theme.

Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops event returns at this year’s IMTS 2018, one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world. This one-day workshop takes place on Thursday, September 13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, and hopes to deliver actionable insights based on input from real machining businesses that can be taken back to a business and applied immediately.

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View PM’s July 2018 Digital Edition


Production Machining’s July Digital Edition is now available. This issue features emphasis topics of Machining Centers and Rotary Transfer with special coverage of Medical Manufacturing. The cover story looks at how one machine tool builder has developed a production concept that blends the advantages of rotary transfer material handling with the flexibility of CNC machining centers. For our other feature, we examine how a bar-fed mill-turn machine has found its niche in the production of medical components such as a femoral head for hip replacement surgeries.

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Emerging Leaders Series: Parrish Castor, Director of Quality and Technology, DaCruz Manufacturing

The July issue of Production Machining features 19 young professionals, under the age of 40, working in the precision machined parts industry who were nominated by their peers as people who are making strides toward becoming part of the next generation of leaders and innovators. Each week, I will highlight on of the Emerging Leaders on our blog.

Although Parrish Castor’s background includes a degree in criminal justice, a brief stint playing minor league baseball and then working as an underwriter, he was destined for a career in manufacturing.

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