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Published: 8/18/2009

Improving Milling Accuracy
VIDEO. How you use the machining center is just as important as the quality of the machine itself. This tutorial covers machining center leveling, alignment and temperature—as well as toolchange and setup procedures.

Published: 8/18/2009

Video: Automatic Part Verification Through Reference Comparison
The machining center in this automated production process inspects its own work and updates its own positioning. Probing a known, traceable reference makes this possible.

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: 6/2/2009

Video: Laser Tool Probing For Productivity And Accuracy
The ability to measure tool offsets while the tool is spinning can improve both the accuracy and performance of the process in various ways.

Published: 3/18/2009

Video: Linear Motor Micromachining Center
Video shows the smooth, quiet, rapid motion characteristic of effective micromilling.

Published: 3/9/2009

Micro-Turned and Micro-Milled Workpiece
Video captured with a microscope shows micromachined part.

Published: 3/9/2009

50-Micron Milled Channels
Video captured with a microscope shows that a full-scale machining center is capable of micro-size milling work.

Published: 2/4/2009

Video: Five-Axis Milling On Linear-Motor Machining Center
Linear motors take the place of ballscrews on this machine performing high speed cutting of aluminum at a job shop near Atlanta.

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.