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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.
A Sampling of Advanced Technologies at FANUC
Here are some of my impressions about the technologies I saw during a recent trip to FANUC’s headquarters in Japan.