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Published: 8/10/2017

Case Study: Manufacturing the Tools for Tattoos
Dan Kubin’s artistry isn’t just skin deep. He’s found a way to channel his creativity into another part of the tattooing process—designing and developing the machines that apply tattoos.

Published: 6/23/2017

Amerimold: Moldmaking's Biggest Show Captures Current Metalworking Technology
Many of the emerging developments and key trends in metalworking technology were represented at this show, making it a revealing cross-section of current advances.

Published: 6/19/2017

When It Comes to Cybersecurity, Be Scared, but Be Prepared
Warnings about threats to internet-enabled networks in manufacturing plants should be taken seriously without giving in to alarmist overreactions. The risks are real, but manageable, while the benefits are too compelling to forego.

Published: 5/3/2017

Automation Advances at FANUC 2017 Private Show
Updates unveiled at the company’s annual event promote higher-volume production, easier programming and better monitoring capability across product lines.

Published: 2/23/2017

Parts Cleaning Expo Coming to Columbus in April
Join us at PCx for sessions presented by leading parts cleaning experts from around the world on the latest parts cleaning technologies, chemistries, and equipment during PMTS this spring.

Published: 8/29/2016

Additive + Subtractive Won’t Need Further CNC Advances
Today’s control technology is ready for these machines, and for more challenging integrations than this.

Published: 3/29/2016

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.

Published: 2/22/2016

Video: Chatter Control in 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.

Published: 12/1/2015

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.

Published: 11/19/2015

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.

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