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Published: 2/12/2016

Moving Automation In
This traditional Ohio-based screw machine shop worked with a system integrator and used its in-house expertise to create a sophisticated production cell to go along with its other automation forays.

Published: 12/10/2015

Robotic Polishing of Turbine Engine Blades
Testing explores an airfoil finishing alternative to loose-abrasive polishing.

Published: 11/2/2015

Optimal Machine Cell Automation
A leading manufacturer of emergency warning lights explores its options in designing an automated machining cell, finding the perfect solution for its application in an enclosed multi-pallet loader newly available on the U.S. market.

Published: 10/20/2015

Taking a Big Step
This Indiana shop made a leap from manual machining and basic CNC technology to a sophisticated turning cell and has not looked back. It's been a customer driven transition.

Published: 9/1/2015

Burning Away the Burrs
Searching for an efficient means of deburring internal passages led this company to develop a specialized machining cell that incorporates thermal energy to smooth away rough edges.

Published: 8/17/2015

Automation for Turning Applications
Automation systems can be configured to support many different requirements, including applications.

Published: 8/1/2015

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.

Published: 7/16/2015

Shop Combines Automated Grinding and Swiss Turning
Many shops are increasing the scope of their machining capabilities. This Ohio shop has added cylindrical grinding to its 24-hour Swiss-type operations.

Published: 7/1/2015

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

Published: 6/8/2015

Automated Laser Scanning Using a Collaborative Robot
This device is said to be the first programmable laser scanning system to enable automated 3D scanning, dimensional measurement and dimensional gaging leveraging a collaborative robot platform.

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