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Why Oilfield Parts Producers Consider Retrofits

There are a number of reasons why shops serving the oilfield industry see value in upgrading existing machine tools with a new control package.


Integrated CNC Technology Solutions

Manufacturing is seeing increased integration of product development and production processes with the benefit of innovative, high-performance software systems. This decisive step is an indication of accelerated growth.


Technology Made Easy at FANUC Open House

New technology from FANUC offers more than just performance enhancements.


Retrofits Done Right

Manufacturers considering anything less than a total motion system upgrade could be selling themselves short.


Taking the Long View on Short Runs

Certain jobs require a processing strategy that strikes a balance between the needs of high-volume production and low-quantity toolroom work. Reorganizing material flows and investing in machining centers designed specifically for small lots helped...


Webinar: Creating a Milling Program Using a Conversational Control

A free webinar from FANUC on Wednesday, March 13 explains how to create a basic milling program using conversational programming.


Managing Machining’s Thermal Effects

Thermal growth is an inherent factor in any machining process. Here's how one company constructs its machines to adapt to changing thermal conditions.


A Sampling of Advanced Technologies at FANUC

Here are some of my impressions about the technologies I saw during a recent trip to FANUC’s headquarters in Japan.


Vector Programming Eases Five-Axis Aerospace Machining

Because the CNCs on this shop’s largest five-axis machining centers accept vector coordinates as program input instead of traditional G codes, critical jobs can be shifted readily from machine to machine.


Making Lean Connections

When Nilpeter embarked on a lean initiative 14 months ago, no one at the printing press manufacturer had any inkling that they had already taken an important first step.


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