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Published: 1/18/2010

Machine Line Alleviates Workflow Bottlenecks
Workflow bottlenecks led this oil and gas industry manufacturer to seek a new line of machine tools. Standardizing on mills, lathes and other machines from FEMCO eliminated operator training issues while reducing process time and tooling costs.

Published: 12/22/2009

Gaining Better Sight for Productivity
American Optisurgical Inc. (AOI) products help people have a clearer view of life and their surroundings.

Published: 12/17/2009

CNC Lathes Help Expand Business, Cut Costs
Lathes from Toolmex Machinery have saved this shop time and money by reducing cycle times, achieving tighter tolerances and lessening scrap.

Published: 12/10/2009

Device Rejuvenates Legacy Control System
An old but still very usable vertical turning center became easier to operate, and actually realized more cutting time, thanks to a control retrofit that cost only hundreds of dollars.

Published: 10/19/2009

Turn-Mill Machines Turn a Shop's Situation Around
It often takes seeing a machine in action to conjure up a solution to a shop’s problem. This was the case for Steve Walters, an engineer at TriContinent Scientific Inc.

Published: 7/16/2009

CNC Turning Technology Protects Craftsmanship
The consistency and efficiency provided by SNK's Prodigy GT-27 Gang-Tool Lathe enabled this manufacturer of custom, high-end flutes to concentrate more on craftsmanship and less on trivial tasks.

Published: 7/16/2009

Turn-Mill Turns Flexibility From Vision To Reality
A change in focus to lower-volume jobs led this manufacturer to sell its multi-axis screw machine and seek a new, flexible process to avoid tying up its traditional mills and lathes. DMG’s CTX 310ECO V3 turn-mill has helped the shop improve producti...

Published: 6/18/2009

PM 101: Learn More with Lori--Inverted Vertical Turning
 Vertical turning technology has been around for over a century, but the idea to flip the position of the spindle and the toolholder is still relatively new. What’s great about vertical turning technology is that, by setting up a vertical...

Published: 6/17/2009

Twin-Spindle, Twin-Turret Turning Center Boosts Pump Manufacturer’s Productivity
Precision Downhole Pumps, a division of Cameron International, in Iola, Kansas. is using two twin-spindle, twin-turret turning centers with Y-axis milling capability to finish complex jobs in one setup instead of the six formerly required. The new m...

Published: 4/17/2009

Turning Center Aids Transition To Production Work
To migrate from prototyping and one-off work to higher-volume jobs, Elmira, New York-based IDM needed more capability than its manual machines and older CNCs could provide. With the ability to complete parts in one setup and perform work that previo...