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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.
This shop’s attention to process improvement led it to recognize and appreciate the largest source of unrealized potential in the company: the employees. Now, employee improvement is a priority in the plant manager’s role, and training has become a ...
Racing to High Tech Turning
A manufacturer of race car components gets higher RPM, quicker rapids and a sophisticated control with a new lineup of turning machines.
From Aggravation to Lights-Out Production
Automated machining has transformed this South Carolina shop. However, achieving unattended production involved far more than just shutting off the lights.