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Published: 9/17/2015

Vertical Turning Big Parts Delivers Big Savings
Finding a niche and investing in efficiency is key to success for this contract shop.

Published: 9/1/2015

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.

Published: 9/1/2015

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.

Published: 8/14/2015

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.

Published: 7/16/2015

The Y of Multitasking
The Y axis has some primary capabilities that make it extremely efficient and cost effective in multitasking operations.

Published: 1/21/2015

Making it in Medical
Here are the challenges that modern medical machine shops face and how they have helped shape this shop in particular.

Published: 12/30/2014

2014 JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive
JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive

Published: 10/15/2014

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.

Published: 9/18/2014

Multitasking Goes Vertical
This article looks at part processing and CNC programming considerations for vertical multitasking applications.

Published: 7/23/2014

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.