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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: 11/1/2016

Slideshow: Trends and Technology at IMTS 2016
The size and scope of a show like IMTS makes it impossible to cover everything of interest, but here's a taste of the technology and trends we were taking note of this year.

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...

Published: 5/1/2016

Multitasking Offers Medical Benefits
This shop uses a bar-fed turn-mill with a B-axis milling spindle and custom workholding strategies to more competitively machine components complete for low-margin medical devices.