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Getting Acquainted with Scott Fosdick

Scott is the new head of Market Region Americas for GF Machining Solutions, the brand that includes Agie Charmilles (EDM and laser texturing), Mikron (high-performance milling), System 3R (automation and tooling) and Leichti (five-axis milling machi...


Two-Minute Video: Advantage of Twin-Pallets/Dual-Station Vises

This short, simple video demonstrates one way to maximize spindle up-time using a pallet-changing VMC.


Video: Vertical Machining Centers at Taylor Guitars

Equipment most of us associate with metalworking is used in this famous guitar maker’s production woodworking application.


Video: In-House Manufacturing of the Machined Direct Drive Drum Pedal

Music-industry manufacturer DW Drums discusses in-house production, machining of its new pedal design and working with extruded parts.


Secrets to the Art of Hand Scraping

Hand scraping of mating surfaces on a machine tool enables the surfaces to be flatter, more accurately aligned, longer wearing and freer to glide across one another. No automated or mechanical operation can match these benefits. Machine builder Okum...


Bloodhound Fin Support Machined with Vortex

Machining strategy contributes to 40 percent cycle time saving on large five-axis aluminum part.


Video: Robot Changes Vise Jaws for Continuous Machining

If a robot can load and unload parts, why can’t it do the same for workholding? Here is video of a robot changing the vise jaws so the same machining center can run different operations in unattended machining.


Product Slideshow: Machining Centers

The March issue includes a spotlight section on machining centers. Click through the slideshow to learn more about these machines and others.


Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers

Automatic pallet changers and support for automation are some popular features of recently released machining centers. View the December slideshow for more on these machines.


A Case Study in Craftsmanship

With some 300 models of machine tools on offer, and new technologies such as the i5 CNC control now on the market, SMTCL is showing aggressive—and impressive—growth.


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