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Published: 4/15/2015

Using Wet Blasting to Boost Tool Performance
It is well known that the geometry of a tool’s cutting edge is a key factor in its efficiency. Increasing edge radius generally extends tool life by helping it to remove metal more efficiently.

Published: 3/31/2015

Going Live on a Vertical Lathe
For this company, investing in live tooling and a high-pressure coolant system on a pair of new CNC vertical lathes eliminated setups, increased throughput and led to safer material handling on the shop floor.

Published: 1/14/2015

Fast and Precise Tool Identification
The use of industrial identification in tool handling not only saves time and costs during recording, transmission and management of the tool data, but also increases manufacturing quality and machine tool productivity.

Published: 11/18/2014

Family Business Finds ERP Software Tailored to its Needs
When Jim Roberts and the rest of the management team at Roberts Automatic Products decided that they had to purchase an ERP software system for their growing company, it was anything but an easy decision.

Published: 10/21/2014

Strengths First, Skills Later
The best indicators of a manufacturing employee’s success might be attributes that don’t appear on a résumé.

Published: 9/1/2014

Improvement Is Not Optional
No matter how busy this shop gets, it continues to pull teams of employees out of production so they can focus on solving problems to make incremental process changes. The advances add up. Today, this is a very different shop than it once was.

Published: 9/1/2014

From Media to Manufacturing
Video producers with no previous knowledge of CNC discover the power and possibilities of modern machine tool technology. Their example says something about where manufacturing talent might come from, and also about the importance of manufacturing a...

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.