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Turning to an Alternative for Small, Complex Work

The QuickTech TT-42 from Absolute Machine Tools provides many of the same advantages as a Swiss-type lathe for small, complex parts that don’t justify the use of a guide bushing.


Building on the Right Foundations

One of the largest vertical turning and milling centers in the country will be installed in this Cincinnati-area job shop. Although installing the foundation for this huge machine was a massive undertaking, the company is building on other “foundati...


Shop Gains Process Control with Automation

Eliminating variability from the manufacturing flow is a goal for most shops. Automation can allow reallocation of resources to accomplish this.


Keeping Watch on Small Parts

From watch parts to exotic medical applications, this shop takes on the world of micromachining.


Increasing Business with Hard Turning

By gaining experience in hard turning, a shop adds to its arsenal a cost-effective alternative to grinding, opening doors to new opportunities.


A Look at High Precision

Here's an overview of the new features available on a series of multi-process machining centers designed for both bar-fed work and blanks.


Inverted Vertical Turning

The traditional vertical turning lathe design remained unchanged for a century, with the main spindle base and the tool carrier mounted in a two-axis slide unit above the spindle.


More Effective Camshaft Machining

A leading manufacturer of high-performance valve train components installed a twin spindle/twin-turret lathe to bring camshaft machining work in-house. Here, the company explains how it has become more effective using its multifunction lathe to prod...


Moving Up to CNC for Smaller Lot Sizes

This small shop has a large presence. CNC is playing a significant role in the company’s ability to deliver parts for the big stage.


Making Lean Connections

When Nilpeter embarked on a lean initiative 14 months ago, no one at the printing press manufacturer had any inkling that they had already taken an important first step.


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