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Published: 6/11/2012

Machine-Control Combo Ensures Speed, Precision
Five-axis HMCs from Grob with Sinumerik 840D sl CNCs from Siemens facilitate cost-effective production of cylinder heads at BMW’s motorcycle manufacturing plant in Berlin.

Published: 5/14/2012

Fixtures Dovetail with Five-Axis Automation
Along with an in-house-designed line of custom dovetail fixtures, machines with the right features for automation provide benefits for both this five-axis specialist and its customers.

Published: 5/14/2012

Postprocessing System Eases Technology Adoption
At this aerospace manufacturer, software from ICAM minimizes time spent reworking out-of-the-box postprocessors for new machines and improves confidence in part programs.

Published: 4/11/2012

Larger Equipment Helps Expand Vision
The largest vertical-capacity Carl Zeiss CMM in the Western hemisphere and four large boring mills from MAG Giddings & Lewis prove critical to machining massive wind turbine components at Three-M Tool and Machine.

Published: 3/13/2012

Cell’s Benefits Derive From Sum of Its Parts
This shop’s experience with implementing a cell consisting of four robot-fed HMCS demonstrates that success depends on more than automation alone.

Published: 2/10/2012

Automated VMC Fills Capacity Gap
A new Feeler VMC from Methods Machine Tools has not only met this manufacturer’s need for additional capacity, but also taken on more work than initially expected.

Published: 2/10/2012

Uniformity Paves the Way for Flexibility
Standardizing on one brand of machines provides the flexibility this firearm component manufacturer needs to accommodate a variety of custom component designs.

Published: 12/16/2011

Pallet Changer Keeps Machine and Operator Busy
A new VMC with an automated pallet changer helped this shop meet customer requirements for lower prices and faster deliveries.

Published: 10/17/2011

Shop Finds Perfect Fit in New VMC
A Feeler VMC from Methods Machine Tools helped this shop produce larger parts more efficiently and accurately.

Published: 9/14/2011

Cell Controller Boosts Production Flexibility
By serving as the “brains” of a cell consisting of two machining centers and a work delivery system, cell control software from Erowa helps this manufacturer run lights-out 24/7 and achieve 90-percent spindle utilization.