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Published: 6/20/2018

Precision Machining for the Medical Industry
Here’s a machine with the flexibility to provide consistent results on complex, high-value medical parts, working from bar to box with minimal human intervention.

Published: 4/20/2018

The Impact of Multitasking in Today’s Shops
As the technology behind multitasking machines continues to advance, shops are reaping the benefits.

Published: 11/27/2017

Moving Vertical Turning Up
There is always room for improvement, and transitioning from vertical turning to inverted vertical turning can be one way to improve your shop’s efficiency. The benefits of inverted vertical turning include a smaller machine footprint relative...

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: 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: 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: 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.

Published: 1/1/2017

Turn-Mill Machining Tech Improves Industrial Motor Performance
By replacing a welding process to create rotor cooling channels with multitasking machining from a solid forging, Siemens Norwood has realized improved induction motor vibration qualities and much faster overall rotor production times.

Published: 10/3/2016

When a Turn-Mill Doesn’t Turn
LeanWerks uses innovative probing, tooling and workholding strategies to enable its turn-mill to machine castings complete, in effect turning it into a five-axis machining center.

Published: 7/20/2016

Multitasking Encourages Successful Manufacturing
While multitasking allows a shop to perform various manufacturing operations unattended, without moving the part to other machines and refixturing, it also helps shops explore better ways to manufacture. The advantages of multitasking make manufactu...