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Published: 11/12/2010

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.

Published: 9/24/2010

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.

Published: 9/24/2010

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.

Published: 9/24/2010

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...

Published: 8/24/2010

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.

Published: 5/19/2010

Has Lean Become Too Extreme?
Surges in demand reveal a weakness of just-in-time supply chains.

Published: 3/31/2010

Another Angle On HSM
The savings in setup time were welcome enough, but this mold maker found that a 3+2 machining center also accelerated its use of high speed machining.

Published: 1/20/2010

Attaining Ten-Millionths Bore Accuracy
Conventional honing has been continuously improved and automated, now allowing boring accuracies to be measured in millionths.

Published: 1/8/2010

The Value Of Indexable-Insert Center Drills
This indexable-insert center drill, said to be an industry first, combines the drilling performance advantages of solid carbide with the positioning repeatability and quick-change benefits common to indexable-insert tooling.

Published: 10/6/2009

What’s Ahead For The North American Auto Industry
Here are highlights from a presentation by an auto-industry observer at Makino’s recent technology expo.

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