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Additive + Subtractive Won’t Need Further CNC Advances

Today’s control technology is ready for these machines, and for more challenging integrations than this.


Improving a Popular Mill-Turn Control

Gear hobbing capabilities, enhanced graphics and the ability to perform interpolation turning have been added to this well-known mill-turn control.


Video: Chatter Control in Turning through Spindle Speed Variation

Instead of running at a consistent speed, a CNC parameter enables the lathe’s spindle speed to automatically cycle up and down through a range. The process, therefore, spends only an instant at any problematic speed.


Know Your Control

A new training center will enable Heidenhain to support its CNC users by ensuring that they are aware of all that the control can do. The value of some control capabilities don’t become apparent until they are seen in use.


Five-Axis Machining for Multi-Part Processing

Several parts at various orientations in one setup create what would seem to be a programming challenge, but control features make this cycle simple to create.


Using an App to Adopt CNC Technology Faster

Learn about a company that made the leap into CNC technology thanks to a custom machine-operating/program-generating app that enabled its inexperienced people to effectively run its new CNC turning center.


What to Know about Torque Motors

Torque motors are commonly used in indexing tables on machine tools. This succinct article helps you evaluate this and other applications in which power transmission for rotation calls for the advantages of a torque motor.


Tool Monitoring for Complex Machining

One of the biggest challenges to tool monitoring on a multitasking machine is coping with simultaneous cutting operations. Caron Engineering (Wells, Maine) designed a system to meet this challenge.


Shops Serving Oilfield Customers Appreciate Retrofits

Buying new is nice, but there are reasons why retrofits make sense for shops serving the oilfield industry.


White Paper Describes Preventing Chatter on CNC Lathes

Okuma's VSST and HSSC allow users to cut threads without chatter.


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