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Published: 5/6/2014

What Is Arbitrary Speed Threading?
This CNC function enables an operator to control chatter when repairing threads on components such as oilfield pipes.

Published: 4/1/2014

An Eye on the Inside
There are myriad applications for RFID technology. This article shows an atypical one—how it’s used to monitor the degree of contamination on a laser cutter lens so an operator doesn’t have to.

Published: 3/4/2014

The Value of a Short Stop
C&C Manufacturing came up with a simple and affordable way to ensure machines don’t sit idle for long periods of time. The Short Stop wireless device alerts machine operators when a cycle is complete.

Published: 12/4/2013

Preventive Maintenance Via iPad
GTI Spindle Technology’s VibePro system enables users to monitor vibrations, temperature, velocity and other critical machine information.

Published: 11/22/2013

Okuma’s OSP Control is 50 Years Old
In 1963, Okuma introduced its first CNC the OSP. OSP stands for Okuma sampling path, which emphasized the innovation of creating a digital representation of a machine tool’s cutting path.

Published: 10/10/2013

Radar-Based Collision Protection
Researchers are working toward radar-based collision protection for machine tools. Here are some thoughts about what a development such as that might mean.

Published: 9/24/2013

Video: Machine Shop of the Future
Siemens produced this attractive video to illustrate what it sees as a likely representation of the machining facility of the future.

Published: 7/2/2013

MTConnect Aids Robotic Automation
MTConnect will make robots more flexible. That’s the implication of recent work by a team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Published: 4/25/2013

“CNC Retrofit” Often Means More
This video testimonial provides an inside look at the myriad benefits Major Tool & Machine has realized from a new CNC platform—but like other, similar projects, implementing that platform required a complete motion system overhaul.

Published: 2/11/2013

Webinar Makes a Compelling Case for MTConnect
MTConnect is an industry standard that specifies a protocol for data communication between machine tools and other manufacturing equipment or systems. Mazak is an early adopter of MTConnect and a strong proponent of its benefits to improve overall e...

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