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Published: 8/4/2019

Meet Colossus: An Inside Look at One of the Largest Five-Axis Machining Centers in the U.S.
My behind-the-scenes tour on the shop floor of Baker Industries began and ended with its Emco Mecof PowerMill, one of the biggest five-axis machining centers in the United States. The tour also shed light on the company’s highly aggressiv...

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...

Published: 7/1/2019

Multitasking Helps Pressure the Competition
To produce a completely U.S.-made product and keep the pressure on its off-shore competition, an industrial pump manufacturer leveraged its multitasking capabilities with other resources for internal efficiency.

Published: 6/11/2019

Methods Seeks the Perfect Machining Environment
With its new Precision Center, Methods Machine Tools is locking down environmental variables that could impact machining processes. Why? So North American manufacturers will no longer need to send parts, tooling and material to Japan or somewhe...

Published: 6/6/2019

Artificial Femur Demonstrates Multitasking Machining
A part showcased at a recent industry event is based on a 3D scan of a real bone.

Published: 5/17/2019

Precision Turning, Industry 4.0 Dominate German Open House
The Index Group recently showed off its newest turning, mill-turn and multi-spindle machines in Germany, showcasing the company's hands-on manufacturing process.