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What Is Arbitrary Speed Threading?

This CNC function enables an operator to control chatter when repairing threads on components such as oilfield pipes.


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.


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.


Preventive Maintenance Via iPad

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


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.


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.


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.


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).


“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.


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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