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Published: 11/8/2018

Job Shop Automation: Fast, Simple and Agile
When done right, automation can provide important benefits. Here’s a look at automation options to suit the varying needs of typical job shops.

Published: 11/1/2018

The Unattended Effects of CNC Machine Shop Automation
Automated machining and data collection have helped Custom Tool to not only grow its business through more lights-out production, but also to establish a continuous-improvement mindset that has enabled it to become more efficient in numerous ar...

Published: 9/20/2018

Automation in High-Mix, Low-Volume Turning Applications
Turning shops are familiar with automation for high-volume work, but the shifting landscape to smaller batch sizes has created new challenges.

Published: 9/13/2018

Mitsubishi Electric Presents Integrated Factory Automation
Visitors to Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s booth will see examples of single source manufacturing, including IIoT systems, the M8 CNC series control platform, FR series robots, five-axis machining and a fully automated manufac...

Published: 5/20/2018

Working with In-House Integration Systems
When it comes to envisioning, engineering and integrating automation systems for its shop floor, this Ohio shop chooses to tap its internal resources to get the job done. This article looks at how the shop successfully implemented in-house integrati...

Published: 5/20/2018

The Biggest Bang for Your Automation Buck
Bar feeders are the primary automation option for the precision turned parts shop. Selecting the best bar feeder for the application is important for maximizing the production benefits of this technology.

Published: 3/1/2018

Job Shop Automates Quoting and Programming
From quoting and design analysis to the application of tool paths, software automation facilitates custom-machined parts on demand and without middlemen.

Published: 2/20/2018

A Beginner’s Guide to Automation
While many shops are enjoying the production benefits of robotic part handling, others are struggling to tackle the first steps of implementation. Here’s a basic guide to help provide clarity on where to begin.

Published: 1/1/2018

An Automation System for a Job Shop Environment
A flexible robotic part-loading and unloading system enables a small Indiana shop to boost production without a large investment.

Published: 11/1/2017

One Five-Axis Process, 10 Elements of Automation
The new five-axis machine at Phoenix Proto has a pallet pool with loading system, but there are many other less obvious elements of automation in this precision mold-machining process that are just as essential.