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Published: 4/19/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: April 2018
Absolute Machine Tools turns 30, a new manufacturing cybersecurity hub in the works and other industry news.

Published: 4/2/2018

Five-Axis Front and Center at Hurco's 50th-Anniversary Event
Machine tool builder Hurco had its five-axis technology on display, and provided attendees with a sneak peek at two other machining center models that will be introduced at this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show.

Published: 3/28/2018

Machining Centers Help Shops Increase Output, Reduce Inspection Times
Mazak machining centers reduced an Iowa shop’s setup and inspection times, enabling it to win an aerospace contract.

Published: 3/16/2018

Eastern Kentucky Opens CNC Educational Center
The East Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with Haas Automation and Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, hopes to provide advanced job training to Eastern Kentucky residents.

Published: 2/24/2018

Why a Two-Spindle VMC? Double the Machining Without Double the Footprint
The two-spindle VMC increases output where space and other factors are constrained. With W-axis compensation for Z-height differences, setups don’t have to be perfect to use two spindles in tandem.

Published: 1/24/2018

Video: Between Casting and Machining from Solid Is Extrusion
The Machined Direct Drive Pedal from DW Drums realized design improvements thanks to machining, then cost improvement as result of moving one step further.

Published: 1/16/2018

Hardware for High Metal Removal Rates
Spindle power and shrink-fit toolholding are two assets this shop seeks to use to the extremes of their capabilities.

Published: 12/29/2017

VMC Helps Manufacturer Bring Product to Market Three Years Ahead of Schedule
Outsourcing molds to make a new boat would’ve been expensive and slow, so Hudson Boat Works acquired a Datron MLCube VMC capable of machining large molds in house to slash time from its projected product launch.

Published: 11/29/2017

DMG MORI Presents Davis Technology Days
Attendees saw the U.S. premier of two five-axis machining centers. They also saw vertical machining centers and the company’s advanced machine tool factory. 

Published: 11/27/2017

A Vertical Bridge Mill Provides Big Opportunities
Seeing your company as a boring-mill shop is a problem when only 20 percent of your jobs are actually boring-mill related. It’s also a problem to have the space and potential to produce large parts when you only win 6 to 14 percent of the larg...