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Published: 12/1/2018

Maximizing Machines, Empowering the Machinist: The Art of Shop Floor Efficiency
When the Great Recession hit Linda Tool, leadership for the 66-year-old machine shop decided against cutting staff. Instead, they made a series of strategic investments and decisions around five-axis machining that has allowed them to scale up the b...

Published: 11/20/2018

An App to Simplify Setups
This shop, specializing in high precision parts for the semiconductor industry, worked closely with its machine tool supplier to develop an app that drastically reduces setup times.

Published: 9/10/2018

Hardinge Wants You to Rethink Normal
New ownership has shops rethinking normal for a new approach to getting the job done. Two booths are showcasing metalcutting and workholding products.

Published: 6/20/2018

Precision Machining for the Medical Industry
Here’s a machine with the flexibility to provide consistent results on complex, high-value medical parts, working from bar to box with minimal human intervention.

Published: 5/20/2018

Rotational Turning Bypasses Grinding
In order to meet close tolerance specifications, most hardened parts are transferred from lathes to grinding machines for final machining. Rotational turning technology, however, eliminates grinding because of special kinematics between the rot...

Published: 4/20/2018

The Impact of Multitasking in Today’s Shops
As the technology behind multitasking machines continues to advance, shops are reaping the benefits.

Published: 2/1/2018

Why Tie Payroll Hours to Machine Tool Hours?
J&R Machine uses machine-monitoring data not just to track machine uptime, but also to create a financial index that helps it shape decisions related to equipment, processes, staffing, sales and business in general.

Published: 1/18/2018

Keeping Current with the Medical Machining Market
The medical machining industry being supplied by the precision machined parts industry is changing. This Northeast Ohio shop is working to keep up with the need to serve changing requirements of its medical customers by increasing the shop’s o...

Published: 11/27/2017

Moving Vertical Turning Up
There is always room for improvement, and transitioning from vertical turning to inverted vertical turning can be one way to improve your shop’s efficiency. The benefits of inverted vertical turning include a smaller machine footprint relative...

Published: 10/2/2017

Taking the Drag out of Automotive Machining Setups
Paired with the right cutting tools, workholding and software, multi-tasking and multi-axis equipment enables this race team to also bill itself  as a full-fledged parts supplier.