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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.


Inverted Vertical Turning Evolves

Like most classes of machine tools, inverted vertical turning has evolved since its original design, adding numerous machining capabilities for multitasking.


Advanced Technology Drives 40 Years of Manufacturing

Mazak has been manufacturing machine tools in Florence, Kentucky for 40 years. The growth and development of the production technology deployed in this plant reflect the most important advances in manufacturing during this span—from enhanced flexibl...


Multitasking Helps Detroit Shop

Brothers Arnot and Matt Heller are 30-something, degreed engineers running Central Screw Products and Detroit Gun Works. They are also fourth generation, hands-on machinists and know a thing or two about machine tools, automation and the critical ro...


Making the Case for B-Axis Machining

As precision part designs become more complex and the economic pressure to complete more operations in a single setup increase, turning center designs are changing.


Get Ready for Growth

Making good parts is one thing, but making good parts in a process that is scalable is something different. Here is how one manufacturer rethought its production to prepare for opportunity.


The ABCs of a B Axis

The B axis on a machine gives operators the ability to manipulate a tool to any angle in precise increments.


Machining Complex Workpieces Complete

Multitasking machines deliver many benefits.


Hard Turning’s Strong Finish

With the right methodology in place, this alternative to grinding can often save money while adequately meeting surface finish requirements.


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