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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...
CAM Improves Programming of Multitasking Machines
By investing in Esprit CAM software from DP Technology, French manufacturer Lathuille-Hudry was able to take full advantage of programming its multitasking machines to produce complex geometries.
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.
Consolidating CAM Software Cuts Programming Time
At Trillium Machine Inc., there’s no room for thinking within the comfy confines of “the box,” working in the “comfort zone,” or refusing to try the untried.
Taking the Heat Off Live Tooling
As live tooling becomes more popular in many CNC turning centers, the use of tooling with sealed bearing performance is becoming a challenge for shops that produce components in high volumes or with lengthy cycle times.
Multitasking Capabilities Help Shop Stay Ahead of Orders
With the new Okuma CNC lathe multitasking production center, this company is increasing the size of its net, going after new markets, taking a hard look at aerospace engine coolers and a large array of medical applications.