Julia Hider

Julia Hider Associate Editor

Cutting Tools

Tooling System Reduces Setup Time So Shop Stays Competitive

By: Julia Hider

Turret adapted clamping units and quick-change tooling systems have helped a company use its new turning centers more effectively, so it can win new business in a competitive environment.

CNC & Machine Controls

Standardized Controls Aid Shop's Apprenticeship Program

By: Julia Hider

Cox Manufacturing’s commitment to standardization, from the parts it makes to its machine controls and apprenticeship program, is an important factor in its growth.
#workforcedevelopment

Cutting Tools

Tool Improves Efficiency for Cutting 4140 Steel

By: Julia Hider

Switching from a cutting tool insert that produced 24 parts per cutting edge to one that produces 40 parts per cutting edge saved a shop time and money. 

Shop’s Growth Takes Off by Supplying Aircraft Parts Directly

By: Julia Hider

The process of gaining approval to supply aircraft parts to Boeing directly was long and difficult for Automatic Products, but the potential growth and stability have made the journey worthwhile.
#aerospace

Automation & Robots

Improper Cobot Integration Can Cost $86,000 per Shift Operation

By: Julia Hider

Cobots can improve efficiency, innovation and growth, but companies that buy them without well-defined objectives could be wasting a lot of money.
#techbrief

Grinding

Using Grinding Instead of Turning in Series Production

By: Julia Hider

By grinding the entire workpiece contour in a single operation, the Grindstar can produce large batch sizes economically, making it an alternative to turning for the automotive industry.
#automotive

Software

CAM System Helps Company Improve Programs for New Machine

By: Julia Hider

A machine shop’s old CAM system held it back from efficiently using its new three-turret turning center, but upgrading its software has helped it save time and money.

Emerging Leaders

Advertising an Apprenticeship Program

By: Julia Hider

Cox Manufacturing takes unusual steps to recruit new employees into its apprenticeship program.
#workforcedevelopment

Slideshow: Discover More with Mazak Northeast 2019

By: Julia Hider

The event held May 14-16 at Mazak’s technology center in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, included technology, education and networking elements.

Slideshow: Eastec 2019 Recap

By: Julia Hider

Eastec 2019 featured manufacturing technologies including software, inspection, cutting tools, automation systems and machine tools for industries ranging from aerospace and medical to automotive and more.

Coolant Supplier Optimizes Customer’s Machining Process

By: Julia Hider

When a precision manufacturer wanted to rebuild the production process for a medical part made on a rotary transfer machine, its metalworking fluids supplier provided more than a new cutting oil.
#metalworkingfluids

VIDEO: Creating an Unsmashable Guitar

By: Julia Hider

Several of Sandvik’s divisions teamed up with a guitar designer to produce an unsmashable metal guitar for renowned musician Yngwie Malmsteen.
#additive