The Costs and Benefits of Horizontal Machining
The shift from vertical to horizontal machining was even more expensive than this shop anticipated. It was also more valuable. Most of the shop’s machining centers are HMCs now—here’s why.
CNC Software Measures Tools Automatically
Parlec will showcase the new SpeedScan feature for its ParleVision CNC software which enables the automatic measurement of standard tools without any data input and is said to increase efficiency by reducing the risk of operator error.
TE-CO Acquires Parlec Workholding Line
Workholding supplier TE-CO (Union, Ohio) has announced that it has concluded its purchase of the workholding line of Parlec (Fairport, New York). The company says the acquisition will complement and strengthen its current offering of jig and fixture components; spring and ball plungers; CMM fixturing; the Toolex Vise workholding system; and other products.