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Multitasking's "Big" Advantage

As demonstrated at this Cincinnati-area shop, machines that both mill and turn shine brightest when workpieces are massive.


Taking Titanium Seriously

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


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.


Milling with Air

... not to mention grinding with air. Thanks to high speed spindles powered by shop air, this job shop expands the work its VMCs can do.


Hard Milling Isn’t Just High Speed Machining

Milling complex forms in hardened tool steel involves more than just fast, light cuts, says this maker of medical-related injection molds. Here are some of the ingredients of an effective hard milling process.


Aluminum Molds In Three Weeks Or Less

While aluminum molds are commonly used to create prototypes or to serve as stopgap bridge tooling, they are starting to receive greater attention for production work. This shop’s approach to creating aluminum molds in one day to three weeks is the s...


Straight to Sand

Through direct CNC machining of molds and cores, this supplier of cast and machined parts skips the pattern-making step that would otherwise be fundamental to casting. The result is weeks of lead-time savings for complex parts that are needed in a h...


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