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Medical Machining is in the Genes

Sometimes it’s difficult to stay away. This company is an example of a precision machining family that simply can’t stop doing what it does.


A Smooth Transition to Five-Axis Machining

A mold manufacturer that specializes in precision, thin-walled container molds chose an integrated approach to establishing an effective five-axis “3 + 2” machining process.


Harnessing the Holding Force

Inserts engineered to augment the vise’s effectiveness allow work to be held rigidly on a tiny clamping area.


Digital Dental Prosthesis Production

Digital dental technologies are helping to transform every aspect of the dental industry. The days of tedious, manual production of crowns, copings and bridges are fast disappearing.


“Right-Sized” Machine for Structural Aerospace Parts

This five-axis machine offers a compact footprint and atypical automated pallet changing system for small, yet challenging aerospace structural components.


Adapting to Aerospace Change

The changing demands of aerospace companies have prompted machine shops such as this one to evolve their processes and equipment to become more competitive.


The Big Step Up

A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop’s exp...


Consistent Tool Engagement in Five Axes

This tool path applies the consistent-tool-engagement-angle strategy that previously has been only available for two- and three-axis operations to four- and five-axis simultaneous movements.


Lean from the Beginning

How would you design a new plant if you could begin today? Rolls-Royce Crosspointe is a major manufacturing site that was planned from the outset with the expectation that continuous improvement would always be part of its culture.


Targeted Five-Axis Machining

Focusing on a particular part size range allows this shop to use a versatile type of five-axis machine tool. Five-axis machining now makes up 40 percent of the shop’s business.


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