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Published: 8/19/2008

Software And CNC Package Improves Production By 15 Percent
With a unique part program software suite onboard a powerful CNC, one shop has found it’s producing more and better parts much faster on a recently acquired turning center. 

Published: 6/17/2008

Universal Lathe Improves Turning Capability
Peter Brotherhood (Peterborough, United Kingdom), a steam turbine manufacturer, recently discovered a bottleneck when turning a range of power-generation components. When the company implemented a Gildemeister CTX 620 V4 linear universal turn-mill c...

Published: 5/15/2008

Optics Maker Focuses On Flexible Production
Leupold & Stevens has found the key to successful precision machining. It operates more than 30 Index machines, primarily multifunction turning machines used to produce the bodies and tubes for the rifle scopes from aircraft-quality aluminum.

Published: 4/15/2008

A Leaner Shop With CNC
It was a tough decision, but once this company moved forward with the implementation of CNC, it quickly realized the benefits in production times, tolerances and finishes. Most important, though, was the added secondary-op capabilities that brought ...

Published: 1/22/2008

Fabricator Produces Parts Complete With VTC
Meeting customer demand for both quality components and consistent, on-time delivery is essential for any shop’s competitiveness. However, having to subcontract work that can’t be done in-house can add weeks or months to delivery times and compromis...

Published: 12/14/2007

Milling Chuck Pumps Up Productivity
Rigid toolholding offers a platform for productivity on this pump manufacturer's mill-turn center.

Published: 11/15/2007

Versatile CAD/CAM Software Helps Small Shop Excel At Overnight Prototyping
This shop needed a CAD/CAM package with the versatility to take on a wide range of prototyping jobs. MasterCAM X's multitasking capabilities has enabled the shop to turn around a variety of complex parts overnight.

Published: 8/14/2007

Machine Combo Strengthens Company Invention
Brian Purser and his son, David, run a successful development and manufacturing operation, Mobile Frag Sales (Staffordshire, United Kingdom), producing and assembling the company’s cutting and shredding equipment. The two versions of the 562.1-ton a...

Published: 2/19/2007

A Fresh Face In Machining
It's late Friday night. While other 19-year-olds may be enjoying a movie or perhaps just hanging out with friends, Michael Goetz is programming a job on a mill-turn. The owner of Lombard, Illinois-based Goetz Industries is no stranger to hard work. ...

Published: 12/21/2006

Realizing Large-Scale Savings On Large-Scale Parts
Converting big square bars to largely round tie bars used to require 24 hours per piece at Oak Products. The Sturgis, Michigan, company can now complete the same job in 8 hours. How did the company slash its machining times and realize substantial c...