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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.

Published: 12/30/2014

2014 JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive
JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive

Published: 9/18/2014

Multitasking Goes Vertical
This article looks at part processing and CNC programming considerations for vertical multitasking applications.

Published: 7/10/2014

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...

Published: 4/17/2014

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...

Published: 3/21/2014

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.

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