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Saving Lives with a Net

Every day, metalworking manufacturers contribute to the general and specific welfare of our nation’s economy by adding value and creating wealth. This New Hampshire shop has the added distinction of helping save the lives of our combat troops.


Doosan Makes a Power Play

The South Korean builder is directing its focus toward rigid machine platforms capable of heavy cuts in tough materials.


Making the Most of Rotary Axes

Shops new to advanced rotary machining are sometimes held back by fundamental misunderstandings.


The Evolution of the Y Axis on Turn-Mill Machines

Introduced to the turn-mill machine tool design in about 1996, the Y axis was first used on a single-spindle, mill-turn lathe with a subspindle. The idea of a Y axis on a CNC originated from the quality limitation of polar interpolation and the diff...


Turn-Mill Classics

Here are trailers for some of the classic articles on turn-mill multitasking. This is a broad showing of turn-mill technology in the form of machines, processes, programming and applications.


Multitasking is Multiple Choice

Different levels of multitasking machine tools address different types of parts.


An Innovative Way to Use a Steady Rest

This shop found a way to modify one of its two-turret CNC lathes so that a tricky aerospace component could be properly supported for critical operations.


Why a Y Axis?

As machine tool capabilities have advanced, many builders are offering Y-axis capabilities to turning centers and multitasking machines.


How Center Rock Sees Setups

The company that made the rock drills used to free the Chilean miners last year is exploring the right level of multitask machining.


A Role to Remember

The performance of this company’s machine tools for turning and milling large workpieces is critical to applications such as environmental cleanups. Its part in the recent Gulf oil spill was a dramatic example.


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