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When One? When Two?
East Branch Engineering often uses live-tool turning centers to complete complex parts in one setup. However, it also leverages a flexible and reconfigurable “mini-cell” strategy to enable a single operator to tend two machines at once, essentially ...
Vertical Turning Big Parts Delivers Big Savings
Finding a niche and investing in efficiency is key to success for this contract shop.
Cutting Gears with Multitasking Machines
Multitasking machines provide an excellent point of entry for machine shops interested in adding gear manufacturing to their list of capabilities, including power skiving.
Hobbing Bevel Gears on a Turn-Mill Center
After deciding to manufacture bevel gears for its own purposes in-house, Index developed a “gear hobbing package” that transforms its R200 and R300 turn-mill centers into gear cutting machines.
A Youthful Approach to Production Machining
Growing up in the industry helped this young shop owner learn key strategies for getting the most from his machines.
The Y of Multitasking
The Y axis has some primary capabilities that make it extremely efficient and cost effective in multitasking operations.
Making it in Medical
Here are the challenges that modern medical machine shops face and how they have helped shape this shop in particular.
2014 JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive
JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive
Large Threading with Single Spindle
Oilfield pipes require large, quality threads. This Texas shop is getting the performance it needs from two recently implemented big bore lathes.
Multitasking Goes Vertical
This article looks at part processing and CNC programming considerations for vertical multitasking applications.