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Optimal Machine Cell Automation

A leading manufacturer of emergency warning lights explores its options in designing an automated machining cell, finding the perfect solution for its application in an enclosed multi-pallet loader newly available on the U.S. market.


Automotive Cylinder Coating for High-Production Applications

Daimler’s Nanoslide cylinder bore coating technology can now be incorporated into an automated process for high-volume production.


Adopting a 24/7 Mindset

This shop considered a number of factors before establishing an effective process to run an HMC cell around the clock for applications in aerospace, oilfield and other industries.


New Okuma Plant Relies on Automation, Production Control

The company says the DS1 facility in Japan is capable of 2 times the production capacity and 1/2 the lead time of the previous site.


Automation at Aztalan Engineering

A contract manufacturer expands its capacity using various approaches to feeding the machines.


Combining Skiving and Burnishing for Cylinder Bores

Machines engineered specifically to perform skiving and roller burnishing operations deliver precise roundness tolerances and quality surface finishes.


Automated Production on HMCs Requires Automated Gaging

An innovative approach to automated gaging helps deal with a fundamental challenge inherent to a flexible, multi-machine environment: Many machines with many operations multiply the chances for error.


Doosan Makes a Power Play

The South Korean builder is directing its focus toward rigid machine platforms capable of heavy cuts in tough materials.


Minimizing Turnaround Times for Big Parts

The key to success (and the primary challenge) for any job shop is minimizing turnaround time for non-repeating work. This Indiana shop shares some of its strategies for reducing lead times for the various large-scale jobs it encounters.


Make Maximum Use of the Magazine

This shop streamlined its selection of cutting tools to machine a number of parts on a pallet system. Cutting down on cutters delivered other benefits as well.


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