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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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Featured Articles

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The Extrusion Option


For the right parts, this choice might be surprisingly cost-effective. A drum pedal maker controlled cost by starting some machined components as extruded blanks instead of solid blocks.

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A Modulated Approach to Deep-Hole Drilling


After years spent trying to overcome the challenges it had encountered drilling a deep hole in a tiny workpiece, this shop finally discovered the solution in a technology called Modulation Assisted Machining.

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ZONE: Robots

Employees and Automation in Harmony


For a well-known guitar maker, automation sets employees free, and product improvement engages those employees’ attention.

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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