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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.


Use the Machine Tool to Machine Tools

This shop has developed various time-saving tool components by creating them internally, including one tooling solution now being used by other shops as well.


Shop Grows its Multitasking Operations

Here's a look at what this shop's expanded multitasking capabilities have meant to its success and how it plans to continue building momentum.


Multitasking Benefits a Process in Many Ways

Multitask machining is the ability to perform various manufacturing operations unattended, without moving the part to other machines.


The Big Step Up

A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop’s exp...


The Stem Solution

A small shop committed to labor-saving automation added a nine-axis turning center to machine mountain bike stems. The value of this complex machine is that it delivers a simple process. The learning curve was worth it, the owners say.


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