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Multitasking Helps Detroit Shop

Brothers Arnot and Matt Heller are 30-something, degreed engineers running Central Screw Products and Detroit Gun Works. They are also fourth generation, hands-on machinists and know a thing or two about machine tools, automation and the critical ro...


Making the Case for B-Axis Machining

As precision part designs become more complex and the economic pressure to complete more operations in a single setup increase, turning center designs are changing.


Get Ready for Growth

Making good parts is one thing, but making good parts in a process that is scalable is something different. Here is how one manufacturer rethought its production to prepare for opportunity.


The ABCs of a B Axis

The B axis on a machine gives operators the ability to manipulate a tool to any angle in precise increments.


Machining Complex Workpieces Complete

Multi-tasking machines deliver many benefits.


Hard Turning’s Strong Finish

With the right methodology in place, this alternative to grinding can often save money while adequately meeting surface finish requirements.


Human Capital

This shop’s attention to process improvement led it to recognize and appreciate the largest source of unrealized potential in the company: the employees. Now, employee improvement is a priority in the plant manager’s role, and training has become a ...


Racing to High Tech Turning

A manufacturer of race car components gets higher RPM, quicker rapids and a sophisticated control with a new lineup of turning machines.


From Aggravation to Lights-Out Production

Automated machining has transformed this South Carolina shop. However, achieving unattended production involved far more than just shutting off the lights.


The Unexpected Advantages of Robotic Automation

This shop justified the robot solely through improved use of labor. Other benefits came to light after the automation arrived.


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