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Published: 9/9/2013

Taking Titanium Seriously
Does titanium justify a machine that is engineered for this metal?

Published: 3/8/2013

Workholding That Works for Jesel
The maker of racing engine components produces parts that have many permutations within each product line. Here is how Jesel sets up work for cost-effective, responsive machining.

Published: 6/28/2011

Valve Production Machine with 20-inch Turning Capability
Mazak offers its Orbitec 20 for manufacturers of valves and similar large components.

Published: 3/11/2010

Video: Getting the Most Out of Your Standard Spindle
High spindle speed is not needed for high productivity, particularly with the right choice of cutting tool types. Techniques described in this tutorial video relate to plunge roughing, high feed milling and slotting.

Published: 2/4/2010

Video: Getting the Most Out of Your High Speed Spindle
Here is an introduction to machining center spindles designed for high speeds, with practical tips for using these high speed spindles effectively.

Published: 7/10/2009

Video: Grouping HMCs For Greater Efficiency
VIDEO. In a lean machining facility, grouping horizontal machining centers close together allows a small number of operators to use the machines efficiently.

Published: 1/29/2009

Video: Horizontal Profiler For Aerospace Machining
An alternative to the typical profiler design, this machine saves labor by allowing chips to fall out of the way.

Published: 1/7/2009

Video: 56-Percent Productivity Increase By Reducing Chatter
The video compares a milling pass that chatters to one that is stable. Because the stable speed permits greater depth of cut, productivity increases.

Published: 8/22/2008

Video: Helical Interpolation Vs. Drilling
A machining center able to maintain precise control at high feed rates makes it practical to machine holes through helical milling as an alternative to drilling.

Published: 8/22/2008

Through-Spindle Dust Collection For Composites And Graphite
A vacuum system for the machining center draws particulate through the center of the tool.