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Published: 6/10/2014

Reducing Downtime With Tool Presetting
It’s an ongoing challenge. To remain competitive, shops must find new and more efficient ways to increase production. Often they look to new, faster and more precise machine tools as the answer. Sometimes experimentation with a variety of different ...

Published: 6/2/2014

Shop Glasses Offer Video and Data Capabilities
Here are some of the applications a manufacturer sees for real-time video streaming from the machine operator's point of view.

Published: 6/1/2014

Automating Toolpath Optimization
New software features toolpath simulations that run during post processing and automatically updates code, with no editing required by the programmer.

Published: 4/28/2014

Presetting Becomes Prevalent
Next Intent implemented presetting and shrink-fit toolholding when it bought a five-axis machining center, but it has since seen these resources deliver value to machining centers throughout the shop.

Published: 1/27/2014

Medical Shapes a Shop
Medical job and contract shops face challenges—some unique to the market they serve—that push them to become more efficient. Learn about the efforts this shop has made to clear the hurdles it has encountered along the way.

Published: 12/13/2013

Human Capital
This shop’s attention to process improvement led it to recognize and appreciate the largest source of unrealized potential in the company: the employees. Now, employee improvement is a priority in the plant manager’s role, and training has become a ...

Published: 9/1/2013

Education and Training Triumphs
The 2013 Leadtime Leaders detail their apprenticeship training and educational programs—and the rewards they reap.

Published: 7/22/2013

Not Just a CNC Degree
A relationship with a local employer allowed Rock Valley College to create a 21st-century model for manufacturing instruction. That was good, because for this school’s manufacturing program, the 20th century did not end well.

Published: 7/17/2013

Tool Management Drives Process Standardization
From incoming order to final delivery, this aerospace component manufacturer strives to eliminate process variables. Airtight control of cutting tool inventory is critical to that effort.

Published: 6/26/2013

Use the Machine Tool to Machine Tools
This shop has developed various time-saving tool components by creating them internally, including one tooling solution now being used by other shops as well.