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Published: 10/3/2016

Keeping a Shop Network Safe
Concerns about cyber security should not stop shops from installing machine-monitoring systems.

Published: 4/27/2016

Millennial Multitasking Made Easy
CNC control software is being designed with features to better fit the tendencies of younger operators.

Published: 2/19/2016

How a CAD/CAM Consultant can Help
This article from CNC Software (developer of Mastercam software) gives a good picture of why and when some shops turn to an independent software specialist for CAD/CAM services such as CNC programming of difficult or complex parts.

Published: 2/1/2016

Control Capabilities Often Go Unused
The value of some control capabilities don’t become apparent until they are seen in use. Heidenhain supports its CNC users with a new Chicago-area training facility.

Published: 12/1/2015

Real-Time Tool Monitoring
Machine operators have long dreamt of a process monitoring system that detects tool wear, and potentially catastrophic conditions and automatically compensates for changes in tool geometry after resharpening. Now that dream is a reality.

Published: 11/2/2015

Detecting Chips in a Milling Spindle
Chips in a milling spindle can subtly deform a tool assembly until the cutting tool is out of alignment. Grob's chip-in-spindle detection system detect stresses that may indicate chip interference.

Published: 9/1/2015

Shop Applies App to Adopt CNC Technology Faster
A custom machine-operating and automatic program-generating app has helped racing parts maker Moser Engineering quickly reap the benefits of CNC machining even though nobody there had any prior experience with it.

Published: 1/23/2015

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.

Published: 1/8/2015

The Foundry's Way Forward
An established supplier of short-run castings just opened and staffed a new, fully equipped, in-house CNC machine shop. Taking ownership of machining will improve the company’s range of services to customers as well as its quality control.

Published: 9/26/2014

Tool Monitoring for Multitasking Machines
Continuously checking the condition of cutting tools and responding appropriately to wear or other changes is especially critical on machines designed to complete parts in a single setup or run several operation simultaneously.

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