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Published: 11/12/2010

Recognizing the Swiss Advantage
A growing number of job shops have realized that multifunction Swiss-type lathes can make them more competitive. This Ohio shop explains how and why it integrated its first Swiss-types and shares some of what it has learned along the way.

Published: 9/27/2010

From Image to Implant
Demo shows custom implant made on commodity-level machine.

Published: 8/24/2010

Single Pass Honing System with Automatic Tool Wear Compensation
Single pass honing, also referred to as diamond bore sizing, is a good way to produce parts economically when the bore is small or has thin-walled members that need to be honed.

Published: 2/26/2010

Passivation of Stainless Steel Parts: The Recipe for Success
Passivation—the process for making stainless steel parts more corrosion-resistant—is affected by how well the part is cleaned. It’s also affected by the choice of acid. Nitric or citric?

Published: 1/18/2010

It Takes Firm Resolution To Master The Micro
This shop’s experience of successfully machining a micro aneurysm clip in silicon nitride ceramic points out the need to have CAD, CAM and CNC capability at high resolution—plus the commitment to pull it all together.

Published: 6/2/2009

See The Tool's Value Instead Of Its Cost
This company is embracing high-performance tooling on its turning centers. The "sticker shock" is no reason not to do this. In one case, though, the shop found a way to limit the cost of the tool and increase productivity at the same time.

Published: 7/27/2008

Bringing Anodizing In-House
What’s it going to cost? How much space do I need? What environmental hassles will I encounter? How steep is the learning curve? Exactly what is anodizing? Here are answers to preliminary questions shops have about bringing anodizing in-house. 

Published: 4/1/2008

A 'HOLE' New Ballgame With Multi-Spindle Honing Systems
Automating the honing process is key to high-volume precision bore production with sub-micron accuracy.

Published: 2/1/2008

Get Better Before You Get Bigger
Rather than making a major new machine tool purchase just yet, this shop is finding additional capacity on the equipment it already has. What once was a vertical machining center will become a flexible automated production center for unattended mach...

Published: 6/1/2007

Successfully Feeding The Medical Market
This medical shop has adopted five-axis, bar-fed machining technology to adapt to compressed delivery schedules and increasingly complex part geometries.