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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.


Taking a Turn Toward Production Flexibility

Swiss-type screw machines provide unparalleled machining capabilities when it comes to processing small, detailed parts.


Doosan Makes a Power Play

The South Korean builder is directing its focus toward rigid machine platforms capable of heavy cuts in tough materials.


Minimizing Turnaround Times for Big Parts

The key to success (and the primary challenge) for any job shop is minimizing turnaround time for non-repeating work. This Indiana shop shares some of its strategies for reducing lead times for the various large-scale jobs it encounters.


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