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Published: 5/24/2017

Making Connections at Innovation Days
Among other highlights, this year’s iteration of DMG MORI’s annual open house event showcased the company’s latest efforts to connect traditionally disparate machining operations, both in the physical sense and the virtual sense.

Published: 5/22/2017

Buying a VMC: The Basics of Spindle Speeds and Tapers
What’s the difference between CAT, BT and HSK tapers? These and other questions are important when considering a new vertical machining center.

Published: 5/18/2017

Turret Added to Five-Axis Bar-Fed Milling Machine
This bar-fed mill features a nine-station turret in addition to a five-axis milling spindle. That way, turning can be performed on the bar while the milling spindle performs backworking on a parted-off workpiece.

Published: 5/11/2017

Entry-Level Option for Machine Automation
This new modular handling system for Hermle machine tools is designed for shops that don’t necessarily need a complex and expensive robotic system, and it converts stand-alone machines into flexible manufacturing cells.

Published: 5/3/2017

Automation Advances at FANUC 2017 Private Show
Updates unveiled at the company’s annual event promote higher-volume production, easier programming and better monitoring capability across product lines.

Published: 4/3/2017

Buying a VMC: Considering Structure and Stability
Design and construction govern a vertical machining center’s ability to machine parts to tight tolerances with accuracy and repeatability.

Published: 3/14/2017

Machining, Manufacturing Technology on Display in Pfronten
Automation, additive manufacturing, five-axis machining and more was on display at DMG MORI’s recent open house at its Pfronten, Germany, campus.

Published: 3/10/2017

Ultrasonic Technology Poised for Advance into General Machining
Formerly applied only to exotic materials such as ceramics and gemstones, ultrasonic machining has been adapted to more general manufacturing. Titanium and CFRP are two workpiece materials in which the counterintuitive technology shows promise.

Published: 2/22/2017

February 2017 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of milling and multitasking machines.

Published: 2/13/2017

In Machine Tool Research, Learn to Compare and Contrast
A frequent Techspex user shares how the database enables him to more easily gather competitive quotes for machine tool acquisitions.