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Published: 6/20/2018

A Different Kind of Machining Center
If one horizontal machining center is good, then three on a single platform should be better, right? That’s the thinking behind the Multicenter concept from Italian builder, Porta Solutions. It blends the volume production capabilities of rota...

Published: 8/23/2017

Captive Shop Must Still Compete
Often, a captive shop seems to have it made by job shop standards. In the case of this division of ITW Welding, “work is not given, it’s earned.”

Published: 7/1/2016

Tool-Changing Electrospindle Makes Every Second Count
In addition to offering all the advantages manufacturers have come to expect from an electrospindle, this design incorporates a multistation carrier to reduce tool-change time on custom machinery and robots.

Published: 6/20/2016

Beyond One and Done
Rotary transfer machining is one proven solution for high volume machining. Today’s CNC rotary transfer machines provide more than “set it and forget it” production; they are flexible enough for high mix and low volume production d...

Published: 2/1/2016

Variations on the Rotary Transfer Theme
A Hydromat open house event demonstrates the degree to which rotary transfer machines can be tailored to specific high-volume applications.

Published: 6/23/2015

An American Success Story
For 155 years, Wilson Bohannan has manufactured padlocks. It survives by innovation and continuous technological investments.

Published: 5/19/2014

Rotary Transfer Versus Swiss for Small Precision Parts
A little creativity goes a long way in meeting the challenges that this high-production application presents.

Published: 9/20/2013

Changing your Comfort Zone
Through the years, leaders of many companies needed the courage to make the technological leap from machining precision parts on single-spindles to investing in their first rotary transfer machine.

Published: 9/18/2012

Rotary Transfer: Turning Up the Volume
This contract manufacturer set its sights on high volume, precision turning and assembly of complex components from Day 1 and continues to succeed in a market many have abandoned using CNC rotary transfer machining.

Published: 9/26/2011

Saving Lives with a Net
Every day, metalworking manufacturers contribute to the general and specific welfare of our nation’s economy by adding value and creating wealth. This New Hampshire shop has the added distinction of helping save the lives of our combat troops.