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Published: 10/8/2019

Shop Turns to Vertical Turning for Small Batch Sizes
Vertical turning lathes are often used for large batch sizes, but a Swiss gear manufacturer is using the machines to produce small batch sizes of precision gears and transmission components.

Published: 9/29/2019

Precision CNC Supercharger Rotor Machining Means More Power
By developing a more accurate machining process for mating helical rotors, this company’s superchargers can more efficiently force air into an engine for higher horsepower gains.

Published: 9/13/2019

Hitting the Zone with Five-Axis Machining
By investing in five-axis machining technology, Advance CNC Machining has done more than just add new capabilities to its roster. It has found a way to achieve something that most of us strive for: a way to work “in the zone.”

Published: 9/1/2019

Is Robotic Automation the Key to Drawing (and Keeping) New Employees?
Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.  

Published: 8/20/2019

A New Approach to Turning
In a world-first live demonstration, Ceratizit showed its High-Dynamic Turning process during the company’s Open Days 2019 in Austria. The technique uses a turn-mill center’s milling spindle to perform the turning process.

Published: 7/30/2019

Modulated CNC Turning: How a Reversal in the Tool Path Can Deliver Greater Cutting Speed
UNCC researchers introduce modulation into the tool path. Chip breaking was the goal, but higher metal removal rate is an intriguing secondary effect.

Published: 7/18/2019

Turning Machines Help Firearms Supplier Achieve Rapid Growth
Working closely with its machine tool supplier, this firearms manufacturer has quickly expanded its lineup of turning machines to deliver quality products and faster delivery.

Published: 7/17/2019

4 Examples of American Machining Evolution
A tour of this 160-year-old machine tool manufacturing plant in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, highlighted the progress of both the company and machining technology in general since the dawn of “Industry 1.0.”

Published: 7/3/2019

Understanding CNC Collet Chucks
Workholding for turning is usually fairly basic: The selection comes down to chucks or collets. This article looks at when to consider the collet chuck and what kind might be best for a given application.

Published: 7/2/2019

Turret Toolblock Adapter Helps Shop Succeed with Quick-Change Toolholder
Finding itself challenged to take full advantage of two new Y-axis lathes, Anthony Machine found a solution in Kennametal’s Turret Adapted Clamping Units which, combined with the KM quick-change toolholder, have reduced cycle times and se...