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Published: 3/1/2016

Fending Off Spindle Failure
In addition to offering seminars on spindle preventative maintenance, GTI Spindle Technology also has a portable vibration analysis unit that can be operated via a tablet app.

Published: 2/1/2016

Taking It Slow Pays Off for Learning Five-Axis Machining
A deliberately incremental approach helped this shop flatten a significant learning curve for collaborating on the postprocessor, easing setups and using cutting tools effectively.

Published: 2/1/2016

How to Increase Machining Efficiency through Machine Monitoring
A manufacturer that is distinctive for its attention to in-cycle machining productivity describes its efforts to obtain efficiency improvements outside of the machining cycle. The shop’s primary tool is a simple, daily, graphical recap that illustra...

Published: 12/1/2015

Technology for Turning on a Five-Axis Machine
A turning tool adapter that mounts to the MCT five-axis machine isolates the main spindle bearing from the shock of turning operations.

Published: 11/2/2015

Optimal Machine Cell Automation
A leading manufacturer of emergency warning lights explores its options in designing an automated machining cell, finding the perfect solution for its application in an enclosed multi-pallet loader newly available on the U.S. market.

Published: 11/2/2015

What to Consider When Adding Angle Heads
Angle heads can enable a three-axis machine tool to be more versatile. That said, this shop explains that there’s more to getting started using them than simply loading them into a machine’s spindle.

Published: 8/1/2015

Easing the Entry into Additive Manufacturing
With funding from America Makes, Optomec and MachMotion worked together to develop a retrofit additive manufacturing system for machining centers.

Published: 7/1/2015

Systematic Success
A more efficient manufacturing process has enabled this manufacturer to ramp up production of its devices for the oil and gas industry.

Published: 6/1/2015

Protection System Saves Spindles During Collisions
Collisions on a VMC can cause costly damage to the spindle as well as other machine parts, which prompted GF Machining Solutions to develop its Machine and Spindle Protection (MSP) feature.

Published: 5/14/2015

Pallet System Software Boosts Cell Flexibility
The software running this shop’s newest FMS from Fastems adds a layer of automation that enhances the inherent flexibility, productivity and effectiveness of lights-out operation. Dynamic job scheduling is the key.