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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...


The In-House Initiative

OEMs experiencing outsourcing issues might consider this manufacturer’s approach to establishing an appropriate level of in-house machining capabilities.


Worth Three Machines

A shop that closely tracks machining performance says its new horizontal machining center delivers productivity comparable to three verticals.


The Big Step Up

A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop’s exp...


When Reshoring Really Happens

Bob’s Design Engineering illustrates how a shop that used to be organized for short-run work transformed its process for ongoing production.


More Demanding Than Production

The challenges of prototyping have dramatically increased. This company reinvented itself to specialize in the tight-leadtime process development that prototyping now entails.


On Display at “Technology Days”

The Nanoslide cylinder bore coating process and the MC20 horizontal machining module received a lot of attention at Heller Machine Tools' "Technology Days" open house event.


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.


Lean from the Beginning

How would you design a new plant if you could begin today? Rolls-Royce Crosspointe is a major manufacturing site that was planned from the outset with the expectation that continuous improvement would always be part of its culture.


Combining Skiving and Burnishing for Cylinder Bores

Machines engineered specifically to perform skiving and roller burnishing operations deliver precise roundness tolerances and quality surface finishes.


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