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Published: 4/1/2016

Closed-Loop Gear Production
A familiar concept is now gaining serious traction, enabling manufacturers to develop closed-loop cells that automatically match the finished product to design concept goals.

Published: 3/1/2016

The Benefits of Horizontal Turning on a Mill-Turn Machine
A mill-turn machine that can rotate a large, bell-shaped workpiece in a horizontal orientation enabled this manufacturer to hit tight tolerance and cost targets. Minimizing non-value-added time and running lights out were also essential for success.

Published: 2/12/2016

Stretching the Limits with Swiss
This precision component supplier has high expectations when purchasing equipment. Customer requirements are intensifying, and its new technology must keep pace.

Published: 10/20/2015

Taking a Big Step
This Indiana shop made a leap from manual machining and basic CNC technology to a sophisticated turning cell and has not looked back. It's been a customer driven transition.

Published: 10/1/2015

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.

Published: 10/1/2015

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 ...

Published: 9/1/2015

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.

Published: 9/1/2015

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.

Published: 7/16/2015

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

Published: 1/21/2015

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

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