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Punching Above Your Weight
A multitasking machine enabled this small shop to bid competitively against larger operations by eliminating setups and reducing cycle times, but it first had to learn what jobs work best using turn-mill equipment.
When One? When Two?
East Branch Engineering often uses live-tool turning centers to complete complex parts in one setup. However, it also leverages a flexible and reconfigurable “mini-cell” strategy to enable a single operator to tend two machines at once, essentially ...
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.
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.
2014 JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive
JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive
Multitasking Goes Vertical
This article looks at part processing and CNC programming considerations for vertical multitasking applications.
Advanced Technology Drives 40 Years of Manufacturing
Mazak has been manufacturing machine tools in Florence, Kentucky for 40 years. The growth and development of the production technology deployed in this plant reflect the most important advances in manufacturing during this span—from enhanced flexibl...
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...