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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.

Published: 2/21/2014

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.

Published: 2/20/2014

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.

Published: 2/14/2014

Machining Complex Workpieces Complete
Multitasking machines deliver many benefits.

Published: 6/26/2013

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.

Published: 5/17/2013

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.

Published: 4/22/2013

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.

Published: 1/17/2013

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...

Published: 1/2/2013

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.

Published: 12/27/2012

Running Remotely
Everybody talks about unattended machining operations and many have implemented it in varying degrees. Since day one, this Dayton, Ohio shop has never operated any other way.

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