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Volumetric Compensation for Aerospace Applications
Präwest needed to improve machine tool accuracy. Etalon's LaseTracer-NC and KinematicsComp from Heidenhain enabled the shop to make dimensionally accurate workpieces without readjustments.
Controlled Welding Process Joins Metal in a Flash
Manual methods were not accurate enough for joining advanced high-strength steel (AHSS), so Taylor-Winfield Technologies worked with a Rexroth distributor to devise a technique using a motion controller and hydraulic drives for better precision.
Machine Monitoring Helps Job Shop Become Lean
A Kaizan event led to GEM Manufacturing’s investment in an eNetDNC system for its shop to address inefficiencies with CNC program transfers and file revision control.
Standardized CNC Improves Production of Power-Generation Equipment
Voith Hydro standardized the majority of its machines with a CNC platform from Siemens Industry Inc. to help machine a variety of large, complex parts.
Control Package Helps Speed Production
After cutting precision parts in one third of the original time, Task Force Tips was able to justify its initial investment in an Index automatic production lathe fitted with a Siemens control package.
Machine-Control Combo Ensures Speed, Precision
Five-axis HMCs from Grob with Sinumerik 840D sl CNCs from Siemens facilitate cost-effective production of cylinder heads at BMW’s motorcycle manufacturing plant in Berlin.
Uniformity Paves the Way for Flexibility
Standardizing on one brand of machines provides the flexibility this firearm component manufacturer needs to accommodate a variety of custom component designs.
Retrofits Lift Venerable Machines to New Heights
Retrofitting nine 20-year-old skin mills at Boeing’s plant in Auburn, Washington reduced machine downtime and improved both safety and productivity.
Milling, Turning Machine Line Supports Versatility
This shop relies almost exclusively on Milltronics machines for its milling and turning operations. The machines’ easy-to-use, conversational control, reliability and capacity for tight tolerances help support the versatility the shop needs to stay ...
Device Rejuvenates Legacy Control System
An old but still very usable vertical turning center became easier to operate, and actually realized more cutting time, thanks to a control retrofit that cost only hundreds of dollars.