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Published: 10/20/2009

Add 5-Axis Capability to a 3-Axis CNC Mill(2)
 This attachment provides shops usning 3-axis machining centers the option of on-demand 4 and 5-aixs machining.

Published: 10/13/2009

Automating Machine Monitoring And Data Collection
This automated machine data collection software automatically collects a wealth of information specific to machining processes and presents it in an intuitive format so users can quickly analyze the data and implement changes.

Published: 10/1/2009

Probing for Part Inspection and Crash Avoidance
A reader uses “Ask an Expert” to explore various potential uses of the machining center’s probe.

Published: 9/23/2009

Machine Control Aimed At Job Shops And Beyond
The Sinumerik 828D control is said to bring to the "job shop machine tool" a range of features and functionality typically reserved for high-end machine tools.

Published: 9/18/2009

Upgrading Rotary Transfer Machines on the Shop Floor
Smart manufacturers are using slower production demand to upgrade efficiency of their rotary transfer machines. This story looks at a Cleveland area integrator that can do the job in weeks and without removing machines from the shop.  

Published: 8/26/2009

How to Improve Machining Center Accuracy
Accuracy is not just inherent to the machine—it also depends on how the machine is used. Try these techniques to let a new or existing CNC machining center achieve its potential precision.

Published: 6/19/2009

Bar Feeders Provide New Paths to Productivity
 The lastest advances in bar feeding can help you prepare for the coming manufacturing resurgence.  

Published: 5/22/2009

Impact Markers Support Green Manufacturing
Impact marking provides an environmentally friendly, cost-effective solution to the issues of traceability and tracking of parts and production processes.

Published: 4/6/2009

Too Small To Touch
Hummingbird takes on machining work that is too small for most shops to handle. In fact, Hummingbird tries not to handle it either. To accurately machine the tiniest parts, this shop relies on processes that are as hands-off as possible.

Published: 4/6/2009

Little Things Mean A Lot
The design of a machining center with the precision to mill tiny features illustrates what is (and is not) required for micromachining.

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