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Exploring the: Automotive Machining Zone
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Tooling Helps Race Shop Take the Fast Lane

Cutting tools and expertise from Sandvik Coromant help this drag racing organization stay ahead.


Machine-Control Combo Ensures Speed, Precision

Five-axis HMCs from Grob with Sinumerik 840D sl CNCs from Siemens facilitate cost-effective production of cylinder heads at BMW’s motorcycle manufacturing plant in Berlin.


Cell’s Benefits Derive From Sum of Its Parts

This shop’s experience with implementing a cell consisting of four robot-fed HMCS demonstrates that success depends on more than automation alone.


Move to Single-Pass Honing Cuts Stator Scrap

This automotive Tier 1 supplier reduced scrap on its variable valve timing (VVT) stator bores by replacing roller burnishing operations with a Sunnen VSS-2 single-stroke honing machine.


CAD/CAM Systems Drive Efficient Porting Routines

Delcam’s PowerShape design software and PowerMill machining software help this performance racing component manufacturer meet targets for accuracy and efficiency during engine porting operations.


New CAM Feature Halves Roughing Time

New plunge roughing routines in GibbsCAM software have dramatically increased productivity at these Midwestern discrete parts manufacturers.


Fixtures Facilitate Transfer Line Automation

Replacing fixtures in an automated transfer line with robot-integrated models from Kurt Manufacturing helped this tier one automotive manufacturer eliminate issues with part distortion and expand production.


Automatic Pallet System Helps Pick Up The Pace

Racecar drivers need high-performance components to win races, but manufacturing those components requires speed, too. An automated pallet changer helped this shop boost production not only for its auto customers, but also for customers in aerospace...


Getting Concept To Car Faster

Joe Gibbs Racing applies a number of workholding techniques to speed the production of racing components its engineering team creates every day.


Bore Finishing Machine Increases Uptime

Tight tolerances are extremely important in gear manufacturing, and even more so when those gears are used in performance motorcycle transmissions. The ability to manufacture as competitively as possible is also a critical factor to consider.


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