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Getting in Touch with Optimal EDM Results

Makino’s Hyper i control for wire EDM uses touchscreen navigation in its user interface, which helps a basic user to match the productivity and capability of an experienced operator.


Smooth Technology Is New Concept for CNC

Smooth Technology is the umbrella term Mazak (Florence, Kentucky) is using to describe its new concept for the programming and control of complex, multi-axis machine tools.


Smooth Evolution of Machine Tool Control

Many traditional turning shops are expanding their capabilities to meet other machining requirements. Multitasking machines have helped these shops to naturally transition into smaller lot sizes and highly complex parts.


Why Oilfield Parts Producers Consider Retrofits

There are a number of reasons why shops serving the oilfield industry see value in upgrading existing machine tools with a new control package.


Integrated CNC Technology Solutions

Manufacturing is seeing increased integration of product development and production processes with the benefit of innovative, high-performance software systems. This decisive step is an indication of accelerated growth.


Technology Made Easy at FANUC Open House

New technology from FANUC offers more than just performance enhancements.


Retrofits Done Right

Manufacturers considering anything less than a total motion system upgrade could be selling themselves short.


Taking the Long View on Short Runs

Certain jobs require a processing strategy that strikes a balance between the needs of high-volume production and low-quantity toolroom work. Reorganizing material flows and investing in machining centers designed specifically for small lots helped...


Webinar: Creating a Milling Program Using a Conversational Control

A free webinar from FANUC on Wednesday, March 13 explains how to create a basic milling program using conversational programming.


Managing Machining’s Thermal Effects

Thermal growth is an inherent factor in any machining process. Here's how one company constructs its machines to adapt to changing thermal conditions.


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Siemens Answers with the Most Innovative CNC Solutions for Machine Tool Technology