Exploring the: Turning Machines Zone
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Multitasking Encourages Successful Manufacturing
While multitasking allows a shop to perform various manufacturing operations unattended, without moving the part to other machines and refixturing, it also helps shops explore better ways to manufacture. The advantages of multitasking make manufactu...
Machine Monitoring in a CNC Swiss Shop
Bold moves put this company well on the road to data-driven manufacturing.
Multitasking Offers Medical Benefits
This shop uses a bar-fed turn-mill with a B-axis milling spindle and custom workholding strategies to more competitively machine components complete for low-margin medical devices.
Millennial Multitasking Made Easy
CNC control software is being designed with features to better fit the tendencies of younger operators.
Multitasking is More Than Doing Two Things at Once
Combining different metalcutting operations on a single machine platform is helping shops explore better ways to manufacture.
Closed-Loop Gear Production
A familiar concept is now gaining serious traction, enabling manufacturers to develop closed-loop cells that automatically match the finished product to design concept goals.
The Benefits of Horizontal Turning on a Mill-Turn Machine
A mill-turn machine that can rotate a large, bell-shaped workpiece in a horizontal orientation enabled this manufacturer to hit tight tolerance and cost targets. Minimizing non-value-added time and running lights out were also essential for success.
Stretching the Limits with Swiss
This precision component supplier has high expectations when purchasing equipment. Customer requirements are intensifying, and its new technology must keep pace.
What to Consider When Adding Angle Heads
Angle heads can enable a three-axis machine tool to be more versatile. That said, this shop explains that there’s more to getting started using them than simply loading them into a machine’s spindle.
Punching Above Your Weight
A multitasking machine enabled this small shop to bid competitively against larger operations by eliminating setups and reducing cycle times, but it first had to learn what jobs work best using turn-mill equipment.