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Workholding That Works for Jesel
The maker of racing engine components produces parts that have many permutations within each product line. Here is how Jesel sets up work for cost-effective, responsive machining.

Video: Milling with Full Flute Length
A shop captured this footage of the way a software feature permits deep cutting in steel.

Video: Remote Spindle Vibration Analysis Explained
A new remote spindle monitoring technology offers a way to predict spindle issues before they become major problems that adversely affect production.

Video: Splitter Waterjet Machining at Michael Waltrip Racing
A waterjet machine cuts multiple polycarbonate “splitters” used on the front facia of a Nascar race car.

Video: Turn-Mill Probes for Accurate Camshaft Machining
Feature-to-feature accuracy for diesel camshaft segments is possible thanks to in-process probing.

Video: Dual-Wheel, Vertical Grinding of a Camshaft
In this video, one of EMAG's VTC machines grinds a camshaft using two opposing grinding wheels. Opposing the wheels in such a way cancels axial forces on the camshaft.

Video: Swiss Machining of Airbag Component
The capability to perform multiple operations, including backworking, makes these machines attractive for complex, short parts like this airbag component.

Video: Two-Spindle Machine Turns and Mills Turbo Housings
This five-axis, two-spindle machining center shows how multitasking machines can be used for production applications.

Video: 3+2 Mold Machining at Eifel
A maker of injection molds for high-appearance-quality parts describes the machine tool, software and strategy this shop uses to apply 3+2 machining.

Hobbing on a Turning Center
This manufacturer’s use of live-tool lathes overcomes labor cost in various ways. One of the latest sources of savings involves bringing another operation—hobbing—into these machines. INCLUDES VIDEO.

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