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Published: 5/1/2017

Understanding the Machine Tool Industry’s Ups and Downs
In recent years, China’s patterns of consumption have had an exaggerated effect on global cycles.

Published: 2/1/2017

Why Machine This Boxy Part on a Lathe?
South Morgan Technologies has long thrived on its ability to mill boxy parts on a turning platform. Today, newer technology and techniques enable saying “yes” to more work than ever before.

Published: 1/18/2017

Y Axis Offers Flexibility for Multitasking Operations
The Y axis has capabilities that make processes efficient and cost effective, and it supports many tools that enable a range of operations.

Published: 1/1/2017

Turn-Mill Machining Technology Improves Industrial Motor Performance
By replacing a welding process to create rotor cooling channels with multitasking machining from a solid forging, Siemens Norwood has realized improved induction motor vibration qualities and much faster overall rotor production times.

Published: 12/1/2016

The 2016 Capital Spending Survey
The machine tool market bottomed in the summer of 2016, but will continue to rebound in 2017 as shops invest in technology for unattended operation.

Published: 11/18/2016

Advances in Swiss-Type Technology
R&D efforts in recent years have led to higher efficiencies, increased agility and expanded capabilities for shops performing Swiss-type turning.

Published: 11/18/2016

Metalcutting Fluids Fight Microbial Contamination
Metalcutting fluids have always been vulnerable to microbial contamination, but new formulations address that problem.

Published: 11/1/2016

Slideshow: Trends and Technology at IMTS 2016
The size and scope of a show like IMTS makes it impossible to cover everything of interest, but here's a taste of the technology and trends we were taking note of this year.

Published: 11/1/2016

The Role of Employee Incentives in Successful Automation
This shop doesn’t emphasize lights-out production so much as leveraging automation while the lights are still on. One key to this is a wage and compensation plan that rewards employees for maximizing automation’s impact.

Published: 10/14/2016

Filling Bins While the Building is Empty
Over the past decade, technology has advanced to the point that lights-out machining is more seamless than ever before, with built-in safety systems and even the ability to switch from one part to another in the middle of the night.