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Big Multifunction Machines for Big Castings

Turn-mill technology enables this company to minimize lead times and handling for its large machined castings.


In-House CNCs Help Automotive Shop Gain Manufacturing Control

By investing in two advanced CNC machine tools from Haas Automation Inc. and bringing chip-making in house, Neal Technologies was able to grow its business.


CAM System Aids with Productivity and Simplifies Complex Parts

In the case of Webber Metal Products, upgrading the CAM system was all it needed in order to increase productivity and simplify complex part production.


Turning Art into High Precision Parts

Since collaborating with Methods Machine Tools Inc. and implementing its Nakamura-Tome multitasking turning centers, Honor Med Maskiner Corp. (Elgin, IL) has run more efficient processes.


Robot Eliminates WIP, Improves Efficiency

Automating loading/unloading of two new Mori Seiki lathes and a part wash/dry system with a FANUC robot from Automated Cells and Equipment enabled the company to eliminate an initial testing process as well as reduce labor and WIP.


Custom Hobbing Tool Enables 45-Degree Angles

To machine helical gears at 45-degree angles, Gurecky installed a customized multifunctional machine from DMG Mori Ellison Technologies with a hobbing tool from Heimatec.


CAM Software Enables Machining Complex Parts Faster, in More Ways

When Advance Manufacturing Technology (Salt Lake City, Utah) acquired a multitasking machine in 2012, it licensed GibbsCAM MTM (multitask machining) software from Gibbs and Associates Inc. to enable programming the new machine.


High Mix, Low Volume Shop Redefines Throughput for Aerospace Parts

Many shops struggle with trial and error, but some companies are lucky enough to discover what works best for their application the first time around.


Single-Cell Automation Simplifies Shop's Growing Production

Ask Michael Olano, president of Dynomach Inc., how to be a profitable high-volume production shop. His answer: self-contained, single-cell automation, or more specifically, twin-spindle machines outfitted with bar feeders and automatic parts catcher...


Taking on Bigger, More Complex Work with Multitasking Machines

Using multitasking machines, Hartman Enterprises was able to increase its part-processing capabilities by taking on more jobs involving larger sized multitasking work.


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