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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. 


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.


Lathe with Multitasking Capability Helps Shop Stay Competitive

Purchasing a multitasking turning center has helped Mercer Machine Tool accept a wider range of jobs to ensure the future of its business.


Vertical Turning Frees Up Brake Production

When it comes to machine tools, Andreas Jung, plant manager at Siegerland Bremsen, Haiger, Germany, is not so easy to fool.


Machining Cell Helps Bolster Local Industry

A two-machine cell consisting of a turn-mill and surface grinder from Chevalier Machinery, both serviced by an industrial robot from ABB Robotics, play a key role in a San Antonio research and education institution’s mission to strengthen the local ...


Inverted VTLs Facilitate Single-Piece Flow

Four inverted vertical turning lathes from EMAG spurred this gear manufacturer’s move from batch-and-queue production to automated, single-piece flow.


Turn-Mill Center Aids Shop through Recession

Bryan Cardon chose multitasking as the solution to improve his shop’s workflow. He reduced cycle times and leadtimes for his customers in his Ogden, Utah, machine shop after implementing the Ganesh 32CS seven-axis, twin spindle, turn-mill center. Th...


Custom Turning with Only Two Operators

With only two people, the shop provides complete CNC mill-turn services plus CNC milling, CNC turning, inspection, prototyping, production and assembly.


Manufacturer Turns Inward for New Machine

The Hardinge Workholding Group needed a heavy-duty machine with a rigid structural design that could perform multiple operations. After scouring the market, the group found the right model closer to home than it expected.


Turn-Mill Keeps Diversified Work In-House

A Samsung SL25ASY turn-mill is the latest investment by a manufacturer that is moving to bring more core work in-house while also diversifying its customer base.


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