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Hyundai WIA Partners with Michael Waltrip Racing

The rules for the 2013 racing season are undergoing significant changes and Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) has partnered with Hyundai WIA to rapidly respond to the NASCAR Sprint Series changes for 2013.


Just a Touch More Capacity

“Automated” does not have to mean utterly unattended. What many shops need is to find just a little more productive capacity with their existing staff and equipment.


90 Cubic Inches Per Minute in Titanium

Mag says its XTi super profiler is designed to remove metal at impressive rates. Its first two machines are are being used for aerospace applications.


Keeping an Eye on Five

Five-axis machining is becoming more popular. Here’s an online source for five-axis machining articles and video.


Setup Time Savings from a Long X Axis

Bertsche Engineering developed the X-Flex Center to replace three standard-size machining centers.


Video: Linear Motor Machines at Die Tech

Machines with linear motors instead of ballscrews have increased productivity for one die maker.


Should Your Next VMC Be an HMC?

You might need a new machining center, but what kind should you buy? Jason Schumacher of machine tool distributor Hartwig argues that it may well be time for a horizontal machining center.


What Your Handbook Isn’t Telling You

Tony Schmitz, professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, gives a presentation on machine tool dynamics. Learn the role that this concept plays in realizing your optimal machining center performance.


Engineering a Production-Oriented VMC

Extended VMC cycle times due to modest spindle performance and slow non-cutting functions can increase costs for high-volume applications. However, new VMC offerings can minimize cycle times while maximizing competitiveness for production work.


Shop Leaders Share Thoughts on Five-Axis Machining

Modern Machine Shop recently started a “Top Shops” discussion group on LinkedIn. The group is for owners, managers, engineers and other senior personnel in CNC machining facilities. A recent discussion thread from that group revealed various shops’ ...


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