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More Effective Camshaft Machining

A leading manufacturer of high-performance valve train components installed a twin spindle/twin-turret lathe to bring camshaft machining work in-house. Here, the company explains how it has become more effective using its multifunction lathe to prod...

Tooling up for Micromachining

Choosing the right tools and matching them to the correct operations and process techniques for micromachining applications is critical to success in this burgeoning market.

The In-House Advantage

A shop that introduced its own product realizes the advantages of designing and machining a part under the same roof.

Machining for Air Quality

Honing experts describe the significance of this machining process for meeting the most recent emissions standards affecting cars, trucks and other vehicles.

Recognizing the Swiss Advantage

A growing number of job shops have realized that multifunction Swiss-type lathes can make them more competitive. This Ohio shop explains how and why it integrated its first Swiss-types and shares some of what it has learned along the way.

The Many Ways Ford Benefits from MQL

Clean machining using minimum quantity lubrication has allowed Ford’s Van Dyke transmission plant to become fundamentally more efficient and effective at manufacturing six-speed automatic transmissions.

Automotive Machining in Motion

A number of videos showing innovative ways to manufacture automotive components has recently been added to MMS Online. Read about the technologies here and then click to see them in action.

Taking Spindle Health Seriously

Minimizing machine downtime became all the more important as this shop began targeting higher-production automotive work. To that end, it is in the early stages of implementing predictive spindle monitoring technology to head off problems that could...

Single Pass Honing System with Automatic Tool Wear Compensation

Single pass honing, also referred to as diamond bore sizing, is a good way to produce parts economically when the bore is small or has thin-walled members that need to be honed.

Has Lean Become Too Extreme?

Surges in demand reveal a weakness of just-in-time supply chains.

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