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What to Consider When Adding Angle Heads

Angle heads can enable a three-axis machine tool to be more versatile. That said, this shop explains that there’s more to getting started using them than simply loading them into a machine’s spindle.

Vertical Turning Big Parts Delivers Big Savings

Finding a niche and investing in efficiency is key to success for this contract shop.

Cutting Gears with Multitasking Machines

Multitasking machines provide an excellent point of entry for machine shops interested in adding gear manufacturing to their list of capabilities, including power skiving.

Hobbing Bevel Gears on a Turn-Mill Center

After deciding to manufacture bevel gears for its own purposes in-house, Index developed a “gear hobbing package” that transforms its R200 and R300 turn-mill centers into gear cutting machines.

A Youthful Approach to Production Machining

Growing up in the industry helped this young shop owner learn key strategies for getting the most from his machines.

The Y of Multitasking

The Y axis has some primary capabilities that make it extremely efficient and cost effective in multitasking operations.

Making it in Medical

Here are the challenges that modern medical machine shops face and how they have helped shape this shop in particular.

Large Threading with Single Spindle

Oilfield pipes require large, quality threads. This Texas shop is getting the performance it needs from two recently implemented big bore lathes.

Multitasking Goes Vertical

This article looks at part processing and CNC programming considerations for vertical multitasking applications.

Inverted Vertical Turning Evolves

Like most classes of machine tools, inverted vertical turning has evolved since its original design, adding numerous machining capabilities for multitasking.

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