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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.

Published: 10/1/2017

Establishing an Effective Hard-Turning Process
In devising its hard-turning strategy, this die/mold shop has been able to speed the production of its new deep-draw round tooling offerings by turning them instead of grinding them after heat treating.

Published: 9/15/2017

Programming Considerations for Inverted Vertical Turning
Since its inception, the self-loading/unloading design of inverted vertical turning machines has evolved to include multitasking operations that augment its original task of turning. This article looks at ways to optimize the programming of these ma...

Published: 9/14/2017

Preparing for Lights-Out Production
As manufacturers face the challenges of reducing cost-per-part while meeting quality and delivery demands, adding a workerless third shift is a tantalizing possibility. It’s also a bit scary.