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Video: Machining API Groove with “Spirograph” Tool Path


A system for turning oil-industry face grooves on a machining center uses an adjustable toolholder along with an NC code generator for creating the unusual path.

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ZONE: Top Shops

Best Practices of Top U.S. Shops


Results from our fifth annual Top Shops benchmarking survey reveal operational metrics, strategies and tools common to leading machine shops here in the States.

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ZONE: CAD/CAM » Robots

Adaptive Machining Makes a Robot More Productive


This system for machining and polishing turbine blades shows the value of software for inspection, toolpath calculations and adaptive machining working together.

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VMC Makes Big R&D Strides on Micro Applications


Waters Corp. needed to develop extremely tight-tolerance prototypes quickly, so the company upgraded to a Makino iQ300 VMC to produce complex, low-volume part concepts for R&D.

Metalworking Business Index

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June is Third Month of Contraction


Other than a brief spurt of accelerating growth from January to March earlier this year, the index has trended down fairly consistently since last June.

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