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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.

Published: 6/15/2017

Applying Multitasking’s Versatility
Already finding success with its milling machines, this shop gained still more productivity when the manufacturer added turning capabilities to the latest models.

Published: 6/1/2017

A New Turning Process Enables Cutting “In Reverse”
A methodology for cutting in both directions on a CNC lathe promises to make turning a much more productive operation in certain applications. New types of inserts driven by new CAM tool paths are key enablers of this development, but implementing t...

Published: 5/1/2017

Understanding the Machine Tool Industry’s Ups and Downs
In recent years, China’s patterns of consumption have had an exaggerated effect on global cycles.

Published: 2/7/2017

Adding Tilt to Trunnion-Table Turning
A modified gantry structure and other design attributes help consolidate setups even further on these five-axis machining centers. Includes video.

Published: 2/1/2017

Why Machine This Boxy Part on a Lathe?
South Morgan Technologies has long thrived on its ability to mill boxy parts on a turning platform. Today, newer technology and techniques enable saying “yes” to more work than ever before.

Published: 1/18/2017

Y Axis Offers Flexibility for Multitasking Operations
The Y axis has capabilities that make processes efficient and cost effective, and it supports many tools that enable a range of operations.