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Published: 9/26/2014

Tool Monitoring for Multitasking Machines
Continuously checking the condition of cutting tools and responding appropriately to wear or other changes is especially critical on machines designed to complete parts in a single setup or run several operation simultaneously.

Published: 6/11/2014

A Novel Modular Clamping System
This clamping system minimizes setup times, enable a machine to access five sides of a part and provides highly repeatable positioning for bulky components.

Published: 5/19/2014

QFS Keeps Its Customers Moving With Integrated CAD/CAM
Quickly updating tool paths to remachine die surfaces enables this shop to provide short runs of prototype formed sheet metal parts. This fast response to engineering changes and design adjustments helps its customers adhere to tightly scheduled veh...

Published: 2/20/2014

Setting the Stage for Sizeable Composites Work
By adding a five-axis waterjet/milling machine, its biggest autoclave and a more expansive lay-up room, Royal Engineered Composites is positioning itself to win larger-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.

Published: 1/20/2014

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.

Published: 10/22/2013

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.

Published: 10/8/2013

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

Published: 7/17/2013

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.

Published: 6/27/2013

“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.

Published: 2/25/2013

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.